Decsribed by some as a ‘one in 1000 year event’, large-scale flooding in northern New South Wales and southern Queensland has caused extensive devastation to property and loss of life.
Citizens are questioning the lack of response and assistance from Scott Morrison’s federal government, and absurd regulations which prohibited unvaccinated people from ‘pitching in’ to fill sand bags and join rescue teams.
At least 10 people are reported to have died.
Video in the town of Lismore near the State border filmed after the waters had subsided showed the widespread damage caused by the flood, but no government presence on the ground to assist the victims, many of whom had lost everything.
“I’ve never seen it like this. Ever.”
Residents of Lismore, New South Wales, are in shock after severe rainfall led to record-breaking floods in eastern Australia, per Reuters. Prime Minister Scott Morrison is calling it a “crisis situation.” pic.twitter.com/RoiR50SiUm
— CNN (@CNN) February 28, 2022
Superman morriscum offers humanitarian aid to Ukraine. What about the flood and bushfire victims in Australia????
He is gaslighting Zelensky. He is all words and NO ACTIONS. LIAR, LIAR AND FXCKING LIAR
— JustSaying! VOTE 1 ALP 😷💉💉💉🐀🕯🌊 (@JustSaying8888) March 5, 2022
The Morrison Government is committed to giving generous Tax cuts to high income earners whilst leaving those devastated by fires and floods to fend for themselves.
Australia needs a government that looks after its people in their greatest hour of need, not the LNP.
— Leo from Proxima Centauri 2 (@Leomollasi) March 5, 2022
There has been the greatest flood disaster in Australia's history with huge loss of life. A humanitarian crisis, property damage that will be in the billions, not to mention public infrastructure. Yet @ScottMorrisonMP LNP greedily sit on $16b of our money to buy their re-election
— Charles Harvey (@CJHarvey56) March 4, 2022
— Nonna Lyn 🖤💛❤️✳️✳️✳️ (@LynFletcher1) March 4, 2022
What in blazes is going on in Australia? We are not at war. We have a defence force. They should be and should have been deployed for the duration of this flood crisis. People are just being left to fend for themselves. Governed by morons.
— Mark Dickenson: No fame or fortune egalitarianism! (@bugwannostra) March 3, 2022
Australia needed action on the #ClimateCrisis 10 years ago.
This video was taken by my Mum at 10am. This is her balcony. She is likely going to lose everything she owns. The SES can't rescue her because there's people stranded on roofs.
Two once in 100 yrs floods in 5 YEARS. pic.twitter.com/trL7ZHSLve
— Isobel Montgomery (@isobelmonty) February 28, 2022
24 hours ago the IPCC warned that Australia faces catastrophic & irreversible ecological collapse, floods, fires & heatwaves.
And not a single word in reply from our PM. Literally, nothing.
If there's ever been a criminal abdication of leadership – it's this.#KooyongVotes
— Piers Mitchem (@piersmitchem) March 1, 2022
Millions of dollars of bush fund relief money still not released by the federal government and the defence minister of Australia starts a fucking go fund me to help flood victims pic.twitter.com/8ZgDKC4gDR
— It's Time (@melaniedoak) February 27, 2022
once again australia is flooding. majority of the east coast is almost completely underwater, thousands have had to evacuate bc their towns and homes have been destroyed. my town is starting to flood. we need help. i’ll link some stuff below where you can support us.
— kyris/venus/fox || rt 📌 /srs (@yaetsumu) March 2, 2022
At least 10 people in Australia died after "one-in-a-one thousand-year" floods, with hundreds trapped on roofs and 300,000 under evacuation orders.
Brisbane got 80% of its annual rain in 3 days. Experts say Australia is "struggling already" to cope with extreme climate events. pic.twitter.com/KWopKDecMe
— AJ+ (@ajplus) March 1, 2022
Australia… the covid insanity continues.. NSW RFS says only vaccinated volunteers can help flood victims.! pic.twitter.com/tpTLToBXEg
— Pelham (@Resist_05) March 4, 2022
Australia this week
-10,000’s homes/biz lost & 100,000’s displaced
-269,000 new cases
Morrison from ‘sick’ bed at midday, called 3AW, condolences for Warne & offered State Funeral.
Not the priorities of any PM I want.
— Emergency&BushfireKits (@EmergencyBK) March 5, 2022
Just how are those unfortunate enough to have been forced onto the cashless welfare card, expected to survive in the flood zones? All business have lost access to EFT and are reverting to cash only. With 80% of their income limited they have no cash.
This is plain cruelty.
— National Older Women's Network Australia (@OlderWomenNetAu) March 4, 2022