Morrison Announces Inquiry Into States’ Fire Policies, But It’s Business As Usual On Federal Climate Plans

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Now is NOT the time to discuss politics (or climate change), at least not while the nation burns. So says our Prime Minister, Scott Morrison. But now IS the time to play politics, with the Morrison government announcing today that it will launch a federal bushfire inquiry which will specifically look into state policy.

This will be the second Coalition inquiry into bushfire management in two years.

This from the man who disappeared for a Hawaiian holiday in the midst of a national fire emergency; whose office lied about where he was; who stayed silent until outrage was palpable; who returned and used a press conference to blame his kids for dragging him overseas; and who has repeatedly, constantly claimed now is not the time to talk politics.

That’s right folks… we’re being governed by a psychopath.

According to the Herald: “Natural Disaster and Emergency Management Minister David Littleproud has instructed the House of Representatives Standing Committee on the Environment and Energy to investigate the effect of past and current vegetation and land management practices on bushfires.”

As for a federal government revision of its own policies, Morrison has told media this morning that federal government policy will not be made by social media outrage.

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Chris Graham

Chris Graham is the publisher and editor of New Matilda. He is the former founding managing editor of the National Indigenous Times and Tracker magazine. Chris has won a Walkley Award, a Walkley High Commendation and two Human Rights Awards for his reporting. He lives in Brisbane and splits his time between Stradbroke Island, where New Matilda is based, and the mainland.

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