Cancel NYE2020 fireworks and give the money to firefighters

Cancel NYE2020 fireworks and give the money to firefighters

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Skye Dobson started this petition to All Australian State Governments

Australia is burning with widespread devastating bushfires and smoke hangs heavy in the air.

Thousands of volunteer firefighters are selflessly giving countless hours to the community battling the blazes. They have set aside their time usually spent with family and friends during the festive season, to go out and do this work and help to prevent loss of lives, property, animals, and the environment. Many aren't getting paid, or are only receiving token recompense. Sadly, a few have paid the ultimate sacrifice for their cause.

Meanwhile, our country spends millions on public firework displays for New Years Eve, so that we can usher in the new year with a ten minute visual extravaganza.

Enough is enough. While it was too late to cancel the displays for 2019, as they are planned and paid for well in advance, it's not too late to make a difference for NYE2020.

So let's make a difference in advance before the money is spent. Let's forgo the public fireworks displays throughout Australia for next New Year, and instead donate all the money that would have otherwise been spent on them to our brave volunteer firefighters. Its a small sacrifice to make compared to their own courageous contribution to the public good.

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