Greens’ fire promise
Greens Murray-Wellington candidate Callum Burwood has called for a reduction in the State’s fuel burden by injecting more cash into prescribed burning operations.
Mr Burwood said the Greens would commit an additional $20 million over four years to bolster bushfire mitigation as part of its bushfire policy.
The money would be used to support Department of Parks and Wildlife and local government prescribed burns.
Mr Burwood, a volunteer firefighter, and Greens South West Upper House candidate Diane Evers unveiled the bushfire plan in Harvey last month. It includes implementing Euan Ferguson’s WaroonaYarloop inquiry recommendations, improving emergency early-warning communication and providing volunteer brigades with off-road vehicles.