Federal Labor expresses its deep concern for residents affected by serious bushfires across much of Queensland and Northern New South Wales.
We have been in touch with Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and State and Federal Emergency Services Ministers to offer our support in this time of need.
We commend the efforts of fire and emergency service personnel and the many volunteers who have assisted to fight fires in these dangerous conditions.
We also commend the residents of bushfire affected regions for their cooperation with bushfire authorities
We join with our state counterparts in encouraging all residents to follow the directions of authorities.
We express our sincere sympathies to those who have lost their properties and will do what we can to support recovery efforts.