Labor seeks belated recognition for all Australian Black Summer bushfire volunteers

Karen Barlow
By Karen Barlow
Updated October 26 2021 - 7:10am, first published October 24 2021 - 10:19pm
Damaged caused by the Orroral fire at Namadgi National Park. Picture: Dion Georgopoulos

Federal Labor says the legacy of the devastating 2019-20 Black Summer bushfires is failing to be marked with just 1.28 per cent of eligible Australians who fought during the fires receiving the National Emergency Medal nearly two years later.

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Karen Barlow

Karen Barlow

Chief Political Correspondent

Karen Barlow is ACM's Chief Political Correspondent. Working in the federal press gallery, she investigates and writes about federal politics and government. She has an interest in integrity, leadership and social equity. She has covered two Olympics and been to Antarctica twice. Contact her on karen.barlow@canberratimes.com.au