According to a new Greens Party proposal, flood victims would be entitled to sue coal and gas giants for the catastrophic flooding disaster.
Today, Greens Leader Adam Bandt paid a visit to the Northern Rivers, revealing plans to draught legislation that would empower victims, towns, and governments to sue coal and gas firms for any natural disaster considered “climate-fueled” from mid-2019 onwards.
Mandy Nolan, the Greens’ candidate for Richmond, was also present, aiming to sway voters in her favour in the upcoming federal election.
“Coal and gas are the leading causes of climate change, which is ravaging the Northern Rivers,” Mr Bandt said.
“Coal and gas corporations fuelled the floods and they should pay for the damage they have caused to the Northern Rivers.
“The Greens want to stop new coal and gas mines and give the community, the council and governments the right to sue the coal and gas corporations that have knowingly made the climate crisis worse.
“If Richmond elects Mandy Nolan to join the Greens in the House of Representatives, we’ll kick the Liberals out and push the next government to urgently invest to keep us safe from climate induced disasters.”