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Bushfires Royal Commission: Parents share emotional bushfire experiences and call for climate action

* Trigger warning: powerful bushfire images and stories * 

 

Take action:  Ask your politicians for climate-positive COVID-19 recovery projects to avoid these bushfires becoming the new normal

 

Many of our members were affected directly or indirectly by Australia's terrible climate change-fuelled "Black Summer" bushfires of 2019-20. They are still processing the physical and mental impacts, and want Australian Federal and State governments to take the climate action needed to protect their children from further disasters. 

Australian Parents for Climate Action collated dozens of members' stories to include in our submissions to the Bushfires Royal Commission, the NSW Bushfire Inquiry and the Victorian Bushfire Inquiry. This page tells some of their stories; the submissions include many more. Please support their calls for climate action.

 

Norah, 6yo, sheltering at Rosedale on 31 Dec 2019

 

Young bushfire evacuees - some of Australia's newest victims of climate change

 

Otto, 3yo, exhausted after evacuating bushfires at Mallacoota.

 

We must have a climate-positive COVID-19 recovery, not gas, coal & oil

 

Take action: Ask your politicians for climate-positive COVID-19 recovery projects to avoid these bushfires becoming the new normal

 

Read powerful stories from dozens of our members in our formal submissions to the Bushfires Royal Commission, the Victorian Bushfire Inquiry and the NSW Bushfire Inquiry 

Media and inquiries: Kathryn McCarthy Ph. 0431 417 724 or Marie Carvolth Ph. 0420 974 353.

Email ap4ca@outlook.com

 

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