Greens MLC demands greater support for flood ravaged communities in Northern NSW
Sue Higginson is out the front of Lismore Council Chambers this afternoon waiting for Prime Minister Scott Morrison to address angry residents and media about the lack of support given to people that have lost everything in the record breaking 2022 floods.
Sue Higginson said “The Prime Minister is set to finally declare a National Emergency in our region 9 days after our community was wrecked by these climate change floods,”
“Why has it taken so long for the Government to recognise the scale of this disaster that has devastated our home? We are exhausted, many people are unwell and are working to clean up friends and neighbours properties despite having lost their own house and possessions,”
“Lismore and surrounding towns needed immediate action and yet we have been forced to wait 9 days before Scott Morrison decided to turn up and claim credit for help that is coming too late for many people,”
“This recovery will be a marathon effort, it will take weeks and months to get our community back on its feet. More importantly, our community need a government that is prepared to take action on climate change and support adaptation measures so we are all prepared for these extreme weather events that will become more frequent in the future,”