The Hon. Shaoquett Moselmane introduced into the House on Lebanese Bush fires

Mr Moselmane to move—

1. That this House notes that:

(a) in the past week Lebanon has witnessed one of its most aggressive bushfire seasons with more than 100 fires erupting right across Lebanon, described by the Director General of Lebanon’s Civil Defence as the worst fires to have hit the country in decades,

(b) aided by strong winds and unseasonably high temperatures, the fires swept through dense forests and into residential areas destroying homes and property and causing injuries and loss of life as well as destroying hundreds of hectares of lush green forests, and

(c) the latest rain has brought a little respite, however, the forecast of worsening weather conditions with strong winds of up to 45km an hour and temperatures of up to 35 degrees Celsius is of great concern.

2. That the President, on behalf of the House, write to the Lebanese Consul General, Sydney, expressing the House’s sympathies with the people of Lebanon on their terrible loss of life and damage to property and the pristine bushlands of Lebanon.

(Notice given 17 October 2019—expires Notice Paper No. 45)



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