We’ve seen in northern New South Wales, the place Janelle Saffin, an excellent pal of mine, the member for Lismore, needed to swim to security, it highlights precisely how robust they’re doing it within the northern rivers. We all know that Ballina is being evacuated.
We all know that locations like Logan, Ipswich, and Maryborough in Queensland are actually doing it robust. I’ve spoken to the Queensland state authorities in the present day, I’ve spoken to federal members, together with Justine Elliott, this morning as effectively. They’re taking care of their communities. I wish to say to folks, keep protected. Observe the recommendation which is on the market.
I’ll be visiting Queensland this afternoon, going to the emergency response centre tomorrow morning in Queensland. And I simply additionally wish to say that for these people who find themselves persevering with to place their very own lives on the road and take dangers themselves for his or her fellow Australians, we’re seeing the most effective of Australia on the worst of occasions. As we all the time do.
When occasions are actually robust, Australians present their compassion and their look after one another and we’re seeing that in South East Queensland, we’re seeing that on the northern rivers as effectively. So, an enormous thanks and shout-out to these folks in emergency providers, the SES, to volunteers, who’re serving to at the moment.
The federal government must do extra. We expect that Providers Australia must be on the bottom in these communities.