Tuesday, 10 September 2019
That the Senate—
(a) notes that:
(i) the Bureau of Meteorology has stated that the current drought in the Murray-Darling Basin is the most severe on record and that the climate crisis is a contributing factor,
(ii) drier and warmer conditions are likely for most of mainland Australia during spring,
(iii) the fire season started two months earlier than usual in New South Wales and Queensland with increased fire risk in south-east Australia in the coming months, and
(iv) water storages in the northern Murray-Darling Basin are at 7%; and
(b) calls on the Federal Government to protect Australian farmers by taking urgent action to address the climate emergency.
Question agreed to.