Australia bushfires: Woman places remains of home outside parliament

Remnants of Ms Plesman's home in front of parliamentImage copyrightDean Sewell / Greenpeace
Image caption Ms Plesman placed the charred remains of her home outside parliament in Canberra on Monday

A woman in Australia has placed the remains of her home outside the country’s parliament building, calling for action on climate change.

Melinda Plesman and her partner Dean Kennedy lost their house after a bushfire ravaged the town of Grafton in New South Wales last month.

She is currently staying in a hotel.

Last month New South Wales and Queensland both declared a state of emergency with thousands evacuated from their homes.

On Monday Ms Plesman took part in a protest in Canberra.