Liberal MP says Fijians facing rising sea levels should 'move to higher ground'

Liberal MP John Alexander says Fijians facing flooding because of climate change should just 'move to higher ground Liberal MP John Alexander attended a forum at Epping Uniting Church Monday  He said Australia should help Fijians move to higher ground as they face flooding He was responding to the Fijian PM's plea for Australia to stop burning coal

By Karen Ruiz For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 06:18 BST, 3 May 2019 | Updated: 06:18 BST, 3 May 2019

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Liberal MP John Alexander has urged Fijians facing rising sea levels brought on by climate change to 'move to higher ground'.

The Bennelong MP appeared at a forum at Epping Uniting Church on Monday where he responded to Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama's plea asking Australia to stop contributing to flooding with coal burning. 

Alexander, instead, suggested the Australian government should help islanders move their settlements to higher land, The Sydney Morning Herald reported.  

'It's very much like your house is on fire, your children are in the house - should you call the fire brigade and get the children out of the house?' he said at the event. 

Liberal MP John Alexander appeared at a forum at Epping Uniting Church on Monday where he said Fijians facing rising sea levels brought on by climate change to 'move to higher ground'

His comments were in response to Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama's plea asking Australia to stop contributing to flooding with coal burning

Liberal MP John Alexander appeared at a forum at Epping Uniting Church on Monday where he said Fijians facing

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