Bushfire risk is part of the Australian landscape
However, the natural cycle of fire has changed as a result of human activity.
Climate change science tells us that we are likely to experience more extreme fire seasons in the future.
The Greens (WA) see reducing our greenhouse gas emissions and properly managing fuel loads as responsibilities that cannot be ignored. Whether or not fires are deliberately lit, the impacts on lives, emergency services, property and the environment are enormous.
The Greens (WA) aim to create an independent rural / bushfire service, increase awareness of the risks of fire, increase the funding allocated to bushfire mitigation, help people to fireproof their homes and put the onus of bushfire requirements back on property developers.
Research shows that seven out of ten bushfires start through human activity1 . Whether or not fires are deliberately lit, the impacts on lives, emergency services, property and the environment are enormous.
The Greens (WA) aim to increase awareness of the risks of living in bushfire prone areas. We have far too many people living in danger.
The Greens (WA) believe that hazard reduction by properly managing fuel loads is no longer optional, it is necessary; the damage to the environment and the impact on our communities has been too devastating to ignore. Hazard reduction needs to balance competing social, economic and environmental factors, and be based on best available science