By Alison Bevege For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 05:05 GMT, 2 December 2019 | Updated: 05:08 GMT, 2 December 2019
A couple whose home burnt down in recent bushfires have taken the remains to Parliament House for a protest calling on the federal Government to do more for climate change.
Greenpeace assembled a group of survivors to travel to Canberra for the protest on Monday as it blames climate change for devastating bushfires that have destroyed more than 600 houses since fire season began on October 1.
The claim is contested by others who say bushfires are a regular part of the Australian landscape and the intensity of recent fires was due to a lack of hazard-reduction burning.
Melinda Plesman and Dean Kennedy took the incinerated remains of their home from Nymboida, near Grafton in northern NSW, to Parliament House in Canberra where they directed their protest to Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Monday.
The couple stood in front of a piece of smoke-blackened corrugated iron from their home of 35 years on which were painted the words: 'Morrison your climate crisis destroyed my home'.
'This was our family home. We've had many wonderful Christmases here, and this is the first year we won't have that,' Ms Plesman said in a Greenpeace media release.
'It was really important for me to come here because I wanted to show the parliament and the PM my house and what's happened and I wanted to say that this was climate change and I wanted to say that it's real