Sign to bring Fire Fighting Aircraft from the Northern Hemisphere

Sign to bring Fire Fighting Aircraft from the Northern Hemisphere

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Ann Hefferan started this petition to The Prime Minister and

Dear Mr Morrison

The undersigned people of Australia are alarmed and deeply concerned at the slow and inadequate response of your Government to the predicted, disastrous fire season across Australia, which is all the more catastrophic as a result of Government inaction, reticence to act and inadequate response. The response is still falling short. Therefore, we ask you to immediately, please,

recognise the three imperatives below and act on them:

  1. Australia needs Air Tankers and Water Bombers which Northern Hemisphere countries such as Canada and France would loan Australia, along with the trained pilots to operate them. Given that it is winter in the Northern Hemisphere, this equipment is not needed there - these aircraft would provide significant assistance as part of a wholistic approach to fighting bushfires. The Australian Government could get many of these aircraft here in days. 
  2. Please do not fob off the current and past fire chiefs and their advice. Instead, genuinely use their experience, knowledge and expertise. Ensure they are not hobbled in any way so that they may speak freely, then specifically ask them what resources are needed to fight the current fires. Please listen respectfully and enact their advice. Australia needs their experience, expertise and commitment to our well being and to saving our bush, lives, property, livelihoods and more.
  3. Ensure that the various Rural and Country Fire Services are properly funded - it is a shocking travesty that our fire fighters have had to use their own money and to rely on donations to fight fires, that they are beyond exhausted from fulfilling the roles they are tasked to perform and that some have lost their lives. Many of those who haven't, will carry trauma for a long time. 

For Readers - In order to let the Prime Minister and his Government know what you and others think, please sign and Share on Facebook and, a further important step you can take is to contact your local Federal Member of Parliament.

ll you need to do is to go to this link, scroll a little way and enter your postcode. Your Member of Parliament will come up, along with links to their email, facebook and twitter so that you can let them know what you think about the above.

Members of Parliament want, and need, to know what their electorate think and care about.

Former NSW Fire and Rescue Commissioner, Greg Mullins, has long been campaigning to get more resources for firefighters and has strong views on what governmental responses to the current bushfire crisis should be.

If you want to hear Greg Mullins, former NSW Fire Commissioner, click here

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