Australia needs to invest in 'future preparedness' to protect against flooding

Nationals Senate leader Bridget McKenzie says, “politicians can’t control the weather” but what they can do is “investing into the future preparedness”.

A series of weather systems have begun to impact the country with heavy rain and a risk of major flooding expected.

“We set up an emergency response fund which was to partner with state governments to build those mitigation projects,” Ms McKenzie told Sky News Australia.