Why rely on unproven technologies when we can store carbon and cut emissions through Country-based and nature-based solutions?
Large and out-of-control wildfires can seriously damage ecosystems, but Indigenous fire practices can keep ecosystems healthy and resilient, and even increase biodiversity.
As the bushfire royal commission examines whether to expand the use of indigenous fire techniques, overseas countries are already on board.
In past bushfire inquires, Aboriginal people have been mentioned only sparingly. When referenced now, it’s only in relation to cultural burning. This must change.