This was not the way to welcome the new year…
The bushfire crisis has put a spotlight on how the Coalition Government has tried to portray their diversionary heel-dragging as strategic action. It has exposed their hypocrisies in foreign and domestic policy, and shown how barren and self-serving their whole approach to governance has been and continues to be.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison previously waved around a lump of coal in Parliament, and former Coalition Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull lost the leadership when an anti-climate-change faction within the Liberal Party flexed its muscles.
Longstanding advice from the CSIRO has been ignored.  Ross Garnaut’s report has been ignored.  Recent attempts at communication by retired fire chiefs warning of the danger were also ignored.  Yet Prime Minister Morrison did find the time to talk to about 20 people in order to develop his religious freedom bill.
It all speaks to a Federal Government which has no credibility in engaging with the very real threats to Australia.