Our region is a high-risk bushfire zone and when the power goes out, mobile phone towers only have four hours of standby power.
With NBN replacing the old copper wire, we don't even have landlines as a back up. In an extended power outage, we'd be left with no way to communicate with the authorities or with each other.
This is a catastrophe waiting to happen. Sign up to support Rebekha Sharkie's legislation to guarentee at least 24 hours of back-up power at all mobile phone towers in bushfire zones.