Bushfire Victim Tips Remains Of Family Home Outside Parliament
Days after losing everything when a bushfire destroyed his home, Aaron Crowe travelled to Sydney with the remains of it in a small tin.
Moments after tipping the burnt remains of his family home onto the footpath outside NSW Parliament, Crowe declared now was precisely the right time to talk about climate change.
The 38-year-old lost his two-bedroom home -- which he shares with his wife and three-year-old daughter -- on Friday after a fire tore through the tiny community of Warrawillah on the state's mid-north coast.
Crowe, wife Fiona Lee and daughter Peppa travelled to Sydney on Tuesday for a rally outside state parliament demanding more resources for the NSW Rural Fire Service and to protest a bill relating to mining approvals and greenhouse gas emissions.
Critics say the bill, likely to be debated this week, curtails the power of planning authorities to consider climate pollution regarding new coal and gas projects.