SUNNY CLEAN WATER activists are calling on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to declare a clean water emergency in Australia.
The groups Clean Water Action and Clean Water Campaigns Australia are calling for a $2bn emergency relief package to be delivered by the end of March.
It comes after an outbreak of coronavirus in Queensland in the lead-up to Christmas caused more than 80 deaths.
Mr Turnbull said he would review the state’s water supply plans following the coronaviruses scare.
The group’s co-founder, Lisa Lechmere, said the emergency measures could be put to a vote of confidence in parliament next week.
“We have a clear and present danger to our health and wellbeing that is causing a lot of unnecessary and unnecessary harm to our communities,” she said.
“That includes a coronaviral pandemic that is threatening the health of Australians.”
“We must act to protect the most vulnerable Australians who are living in crisis.”
Ms Lechmeire said the groups were urging Mr Turnbull to announce a national emergency and a declaration of a clean, safe water emergency to be declared in March.
“Australia needs to get serious about its water supply,” she added.
“The government needs to take urgent steps to address this emergency.
It must take the lead and declare a national clean water crisis.”
The group also wants the Australian Securities and Investments Commission to conduct a full investigation into the Australian Clean Water Association and its relationship with the ACCC, and its lobbying activities.