LNP Shadow Fire Minister Dale Last has again paid tribute to the exhausted fire crews and volunteers working on Fraser Island.
“Conditions deteriorated substantially on Sunday which pushed fire crews to the brink,” Mr Last said.
“The community of Happy Valley was forced to leave as the fire crept closer, causing immense distress for locals.
“These fires have caused shocking damage, but what’s more shocking is the silence from Fire Minister Mark Ryan.
“This Labor Minister has gone into hiding while Fraser Island is burning.
“He needs to front up.
“He needs to explain what the government knew about fire warnings and why they were ignored.
“He needs to explain why a multimillion dollar water bomber was parked in a hangar gathering dust in Bundaberg for a month.
“Queenslanders deserve to what the government could have done to prevent the spread of this this fire.
“This is a world heritage listed site that has been treated appallingly from a weak Minister who is failing to take any responsibility for this unfolding disaster.”