We are a politically unaffiliated group of ordinary citizens taking action to force our government to respond urgently to the climate crisis. We have been researching successful techniques which have been used in the past by common people to bring about political change. We refuse to stand by whilst our nation is destroyed and our people abandoned.
WHAT DO WE WANT
Our demands are simple:
1. Secure a Large Air Tanker fleet
The Australian Federal government must secure a self-sufficient, Australian-based and owned aerial firefighting fleet to defend us against longer fire seasons and the threat of mega-fires.
2. Smoke-proof our schools, aged care and disability centres
The Government must act on its duty of care to protect us from toxic bushfire smoke. Starting with the young and vulnerable by ensuring that all schools, aged care and disability services have effective air conditioning and air filtration.
3. Immediately re-home flood and fire survivors – no one left behind.
The Government must act directly to rehouse those who remain homeless or in temporary accommodation after 12 months due to extreme weather events. Housing must be to the standard of existing social housing plus any local overlays and be delivered within 18 months of the original weather event.
HOW DO WE INTEND TO GET THAT?
Fireproof Australia is a campaign of civil resistance proportional to the existential threat we face.
***Fireproof Australia ‘Blue Lights’ policy: our policy is, and has always been to move out of the way for ambulances and fire trucks with ‘blue lights’ on.***