Mark Geary writes:
Australia’s version of BoJo, ScoMo [Prime Minister Scott Morrison, top right], gets the reception he deserves in a town hit by the bush fires: ScoMo has been more interested in the cricket and his holiday in Hawaii than in supporting the people affected by the fires…
Angry Cobargo residents explode at Scott Morrison as PM tours fire-ravaged towns (9News)
In diplomatic circles it is known as a frank exchange of views.
And unfortunately this is the outcome of electing incapable political filth to office. We see similar inaction and ineptitude in Ireland every day.
Hopefully it’s the wake up call these people needed.
sociopaths are incapable of change
For the last few days I have not been able to get the Midnight Oil song Beds Are Burning out of my head. Mainly for the chorus, which is sadly appropriate right now:
How can we dance when our earth is turning?
How do we sleep while our beds are burning?
Although the main message was not about this, but about indigenous rights. Still, a great song,
This one grooves along too.
The Trammps – Disco Inferno
True, but it was more the Australian connection that put Beds Are Burning in my head.The lead singer, who has always spoken out on environmental issues, is from New South Wales where the beach evacuations are now happening, and was for a period the Australian Minister for Environmental Protection. Had his policies been followed through, they may (just may) have reduced what is occurring now.
Indeed. Patti Smith did a decent version too of said song in Dublin.
I had not heard her version before. Thanks for that :)
In fairness, Morrison didn’t get into power without Australian numpties voting for him.
Unfortunately, Murdoch controls a lot of the media in Australia. The Aussie Labor Party made similar mistakes to the British Labour Party – too many compicated policies (which should be a good thing), an unpopular leader, and a small target Liberal (Tory) Party.
Australia has been committed to unfettered burning of dirty brown coal for years and aping the US dismissal of climate change. The chickens coming home to roost are now on fire.
Is that woman walking a goat?
She has either lost her home or can’t stay there due to the fires. She has probably brought her goat with her.