Amid warnings local weather change will lead to extra frequent and extreme pure disasters, the federal authorities on Wednesday launched a invoice for the $200 million Catastrophe Prepared Fund, which is able to spend money on catastrophe prevention and resilience.
Dwelling Affairs Minister Clare O’Neil stated Australia wanted to handle the “brutal actuality” that it could face extra pure disasters.
“We can not wind again the clock, and we’re coping with a local weather that’s hotter than it must be, that may proceed to get hotter, it doesn’t matter what we do about it immediately. We now have set ourselves on a course the place the longer term can have extra floods, extra fires, extra pure disasters, and we will’t put our head within the sand on that drawback,” O’Neil stated.
ICA chief Andrew Corridor welcomed the invoice and referred to as on state governments to extend funding for mitigation. He stated mitigating towards floods – the nation’s costliest kind of pure catastrophe – must be the highest precedence on this space.
“We all know the place floods occur – we’ve loads of information round floods, despite the fact that that information is being rewritten by among the newer occasions,” he stated.