Senate debates

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Petitions

Climate Change

6:47 pm

Photo of Mehreen FaruqiMehreen Faruqi (NSW, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

Australians are extremely concerned about the droughts, the floods, the extinctions and the water shortages caused by climate change. Fires are raging in New South Wales and Queensland, our rainforests are burning, one million of the world's species are at risk of extinction and our Murray-Darling Basin is on the brink of collapse. Emergency crews across the country are crying out for help, calling these severe events an omen of things to come. Communities are pleading for action. By not acting, this coal-loving, climate-change-denying government is putting us all at risk. Declare a climate emergency now. Act like our country is on fire, because it literally is.

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