We start the new year by thanking our community. Across Australia, amidst the challenges we are facing with fires and drought, our communities are drawing together to bring hope in a time where the impacts of natural disaster are felt deeply. We especially acknowledge our incredible fire fighters who are working tirelessly to save homes and lives. We think of all those lost and injured, as well as their families and loved ones. To the thousands of volunteers providing support to people and animals impacted by fires across Australia, we thank you for your efforts.