Firestick Estate is a volunteer group, set up to promote the protection of the Australian Estate’s ecology, people, stock and infrastructure from Extreme Bushfire. Our proposed solution is heavy on Government leadership and light on taxpayer funds, using locally modified versions of the 12 Recommendations from www.elthamsdeathtrap.com
Our letters, starting in 2012, focus on the Federal Government, who appear to have ignored Australia’s Constitution, which allows the Federal Government to override State Laws in order to implement the international Convention on Biological Diversity (See 2020 Royal Commission). Firestick Estate have provided leadership on the mitigation of Extreme Bushfire deaths, by correcting erroneously based warnings in 2015. Further, on 15 December 2019 (see Letters No. 589), Firestick Estate called for a Federal Royal Commission into Extreme Bushfires. This follows at least 60 years of systemic Government failure to prevent catastrophic damage to the Australian Estate.
On 5 January 2020, Prime Minister Scott Morison announced a Federal Royal Commission. Australia’s most respected living bushfire expert, Phil Cheney, stated about the reason for the Federal Royal Commission, “It’s the inevitable result of the governments abrogating their responsibilities to managing public lands” Video Clip Here
Full Video (Sky News, 10 January 2020).
To support your bush and suburbs being made healthier and safer from extreme bushfires, please donate to Firestick Estate, BSB 633-000 Acc 154153456, Bendigo Community Bank, Diamond Creek. A small donation repeated by many becomes a big donation.