Issue #1485 19 January 2011
Statement on the Queensland floods
National President CPA
On behalf of the Communist Party of Australia I wish to express our deepest sympathy for those who have lost family members and friends in the flood crisis in Queensland. We also feel for those made homeless and all those who must live with uncertainty about the future. Our own Party members have not been spared this hardship.
We have been inspired by the solidarity and collective spirit shown by the people of Queensland and the generosity of the rest of the country during this emergency.
Our Party believes that the severity of the weather events in Australia and around the world at present, which have left loss and destruction in Australia, Brazil, Colombia, and elsewhere are related to the neglect of the environment by the social and economic system that dominates the globe.
The floods in Queensland strengthen the need for a strong public sector, a health system capable of providing mental and health care to the people of Australia.
We must strengthen our efforts to bring about a society based on social justice and respect for the natural environment.
Yours in solidarity,
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