No change to laws regarding fire breaks
FEW HAVE done more to put the lives of Queenslanders at risk than the LNP with blatant lies and misinformation about back burning.
Senator Matt Canavan, Queensland Opposition leader (Deb Frecklington) and MPs Stephen Bennett and Lachlan Millar are among the worst offenders, just to score a cheap headline.
The LNP has deliberately tried to create confusion about the ability of landholders to build fire breaks.
As the Inspector-General Emergency Management review of the 2018 Central Queensland bushfires found, there have been absolutely no changes to Queensland vegetation management laws to prevent the construction of fire breaks.
In fact, exemptions for fire breaks have been in place since the Newman-era in
2014 and haven’t changed in years.
Then we have the Opposition Leader’s silly claim that 1000 fewer hazardreduction burns were carried out last year compared with 2015.
This is nothing more than a cynical cherry-picking of statistics.
It demonstrates her deep misunderstanding of fire management and the impact of weather conditions.
The LNP should hang its head in shame and stop the lies.
— Craig Crawford, Qld Minister for Fire and
LNP has deliberately tried to create confusion