Senate supports Bushfire CRC
The Senate today passed a motion from Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown backing the internationally recognised work of the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre in Victoria.
The motion read:
That the Senate-
(a) notes the extensive and internationally-recognised work of the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre in Melbourne, Victoria; and
(b) recommends the Government assess the value of upgrading the centre to be a global wildfire research facility.
"The Bushfire CRC provides critical research. Upgrading the Bushfire CRC to a global research centre could lead to assistance in coordinating global aid to bushfire stricken regions not just in Australia, in other bushfire-prone areas such as Greece, Portugal and California," Senator Brown said.
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