The current Queensland and NSW fire season has been devastating, taking lives and destroying homes. Our fire services are under resourced and overworked, and we know global warming is only making things worse.
We want to impose a ‘Protecting Queenslanders Levy’ on all coal and gas corporations to fund our plan to:
- Hire 1,400 new full time paid firefighters
- Invest an extra $75 million over three years in the Rural Fire Service
- Create a permanent aerial firefighting wing with $200 million for firefighting aircraft
- Create 200 new Indigenous Ranger positions to work with the QFES and RFSQ to better support and inform hazard reduction burns and landscape management by investing $24 million over three years.
Sign our petition to call for an immediate increase in funding for the Queensland Fire and Emergency Service.
See more information, including full costings here.
Global warming is making our fire seasons longer and more dangerous. The QFES has already said they are under-resourced with concerns about overwork and burnout.
Your petitioners request that the Queensland Government: levy coal and gas corporations to fund an immediate increase in funding for the Queensland Fire and Emergency Service and the Rural Fire Service.