protect our houses from bushfire - implement Keelty recommendations
  • Petitioned Premier Colin Barnett

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Premier Colin Barnett

protect our houses from bushfire - implement Keelty recommendations

    1. Petition by

      Leslie Heussenstamm

      Prevelly, Australia

Last week a prescribed burn spiralled out of control and devastated the Margaret River community, completely destroying 41 homes. Bushfires are always a danger -- but this one could have been avoided if it was managed better. 

Experts have been warning for months that this summer is set to be one of the worst bushfire seasons in recent memory. Meteorologists are predicting record temperatures -- and the last week only highlights the dangers of poor management and unpreparedness.

The state government has been aware of glaring problems with fire management since the Keelty review into the Perth Hills bushfires in Feburary. The report made 55 urgent recommendations to fix problems with practices, equipment and cooperation between various agencies -- but months later, only one third have been implemented. This leaves communities at huge risk this summer from the kind of incompetence that led to the Margaret River fires.

Please sign the petition to Colin Barnett calling on him to urgently implement the remaining recommendations from the Keelty review. Last week we lost our house, our businesses and a lifetime of memories -- let’s make sure no one else has to go through that.

To:
Premier Colin Barnett
The Keelty report made after the Perth Hills bushfires made 55 recommendations to get WA's fire management up to scratch - just 9 have been implemented. Last week the Margaret River fires devastated a whole community, implementing these recommendations can help save other communities this bushfire season.

Sincerely,

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Kim Morrow DUNSBOROUGH, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      Such a waste for nothing...such incompetence has gone on for long enough and at the top of the blame list is Colin Barnett....stop prescribed burning, have some regard for country people and stop the arrogant disregard for community wishes!

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    • Irene de Haan CROWEA, AUSTRALIA
      • almost 3 years ago

      If recommendations are given, they are supposed to be IMPOSED, not IGNORED!!

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    • christine parry BEACONSFIELD, WA, AUSTRALIA
      • almost 3 years ago

      I was lucky and my house was saved

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    • Lisa Clark DENMARK, AUSTRALIA
      • almost 3 years ago

      I live in Denmark and I am aware of the dangers of fire. Let's not have people loose their home and lifelong possessions and memories due to incompetency. ACT NOW!

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    • colene hutchinson PERTH, AUSTRALIA
      • almost 3 years ago

      im 70 y o and have seen many prescribed burns turn to bushfires because they are carried out too late in the season please implement all the recommended actions now.

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