Opposition Moves Motion For Bushfire Load Maps Release

Opposition Moves Motion For Bushfire Load Maps Release

Victoria Shadow Minister for Emergency Services Brad Battin

Daniel Andrews Hiding Fuel Load Maps From The Public

Victor P Taffa

For many years the Victorian Government publicly released bushfire fuel load maps; but the Andrews Government has failed in recent years to publicly release these important maps.

Liberal Nationals today successfully moved a motion in the Legislative Council compelling Premier Daniel Andrews to publicly release bushfire fuel load maps that he has been hiding for the last 3 financial years, Shadow Minister for Emergency Services Brad Battin said.

“Premier Andrews is refusing to release the data because it would show how little his Labor government has done to prepare public land.”

“Daniel Andrews is keeping Victorian families in fire prone areas in the dark while simultaneously telling them to prepare.” Shadow Minister Battin said.

“An arrogant Premier has chosen to ignore the clear recommendations from the Bushfire Royal Commission about the importance of fuel reduction burns.”

“This fire season is predicted to be long and dangerous and because Daniel Andrews has cut planned burns across the state, communities will be placed at an increased risk.” Shadow Minister Battin said.