At a time when we would normally be celebrating the start of a new year, we are instead devastated to see the bushfire emergency unfolding across Australia.
This crisis has impacted all Australians. The fires have taken the lives of people and millions of animals, destroyed homes and communities and ravaged our land.
Our heartfelt thoughts are with members, their families, peers, colleagues and communities who have been directly affected by the fires.
We wish to extend our sincerest thanks to all those working tirelessly across our nation to save lives and properties, and providing assistance to people, livestock and wildlife.
Please take care and stay safe.
Janine Herzig FAusIMM(CP)
Stephen Durkin FAusIMM