FEDERAL Member for Mallee Anne Webster has dismissed criticism she has abandoned her electorate by labelling the link between climate change and the NSW and Queensland fires as "inappropriate".

Member for Mildura Ali Cupper and Cr Helen Healy accused Dr Webster of toeing The Nationals' party line rather than considering the needs of the electorate when she told Sunraysia Daily last Friday that debating climate change as the cause of the fires was unhelpful political point-scoring.

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