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National Disaster Response Unit

The Australian Greens have today announced a plan to invest half a billion dollars to create a National Disaster Response Unit with the capacity to respond to emergencies like the Tasmanian bushfires or floods in Queensland.

“Climate change is hurting our communities and environment now,” said Senator Richard Di Natale, Australian Greens Leader.

“2018 has just been named the 4th hottest year on record, making the last five years the hottest period since modern measurement began.” 

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Bramble Cay Melomys extinction the tip of the iceberg: Greens

The first mammal to go extinct in the world from climate change, the Bramble Cay Melomys, is just the tip of the iceberg, say the Australian Greens.

“This is a national tragedy, but the extinction of the Bramble Cay Melomys is just the tip of the iceberg,” said Australian Greens Senator Janet Rice, Chair of the Senate Inquiry into Australia’s animal extinction crisis.

“Climate change is pushing other threatened animals to the brink of extinction, yet the Morrison government’s lack of action means nothing is being done to protect them.”

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