2020 January Summer Roadtrip

Speeches

Every season, I enjoy going on a road trip around my electorate of Fairfax. Only a few weeks ago my summer road trip was all about the bushfires, for obvious reasons. I met with the people who were directly impacted, the residents of Peregian Beach and I met with technology businesses. One in particular was Fireball International, a company that’s here in Canberra this week. They have has real-time, automated, intelligent systems that can detect and, within minutes, report on fires.  This is the sort of technologies we need to be looking at here in Australia but there is no silver bullet, there is no one idea. But we as a country need to work collectively to make sure that we mitigate this type of catastrophe so that it doesn’t happen again.

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