STATEMENT ON QUEENSLAND AND NEW SOUTH WALES BUSHFIRES
Labor extends our sincere sympathies to those who have lost loved ones and property, in the latest bushfires in Queensland and New South Wales.
The ferocity of these bushfires is unimaginable.
This morning’s news of lives lost is heartbreaking for the families and communities affected. Our thoughts are with the affected communities, and all those still in harm’s way.
We pay tribute to our incredible emergency personnel and volunteers for their brave efforts to protect their fellow Australians. You have the nation’s gratitude. We cannot thank you enough.
Clearly, the situation remains dangerous. To all who are in affected areas – please, listen to warnings. Stay safe.
Labor stands ready to work with the Government and affected communities in any way we can assist.