The loss of lives and livelihoods from bushfires across Australia is tragic. Fires have burnt through 5.8 million hectares, destroyed more than 1,700 homes, regional communities have evacuated and some people are missing. The continuing impact on people, communities and their land and livelihood is devastating and widespread across Australia.
A number of MCA member companies have generously donated time, money and services to support regional communities affected by the bushfires.
20 days paid leave for bushfire volunteers, $200,000 donation and pro bono secondment of staff to bolter charity organisations staff
$2 million to the Australian Red Corss
20 days paid leave for bushfire volunteers, $100,000 donation and suspended accounts for affected businesses and families
Uncapped leave for bushfire volunteers and ADF reservists, $100,000 donation and will match employee donations to a range of bushfire charities
Extended paid leave fore bushfire volunteers and ADF reservists, financial dnation to the Australian Red Cross
Minerals Council of Australia
$20,000 to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund
20 days paid leave for bushfire volunteers and ADF reservists, will match donations made by employees, providing pro bono legal services to those impaced
$400,000 between the NSW Rural Fire Service and the Victorian CFA and will match up to $200,000 of employee’s donations
$1 million between the Victorian Bushfire Appeal and the NSW Rural Fire Service and will mathc employees donations to a range of bushfire charities
$1 million to the Australian Red Cross