A week after he was shouted out of town, locals of bushfire-ravaged Cobargo share their thoughts on the Australian prime minister.
After a weekend of hell and a short reprieve, the bushfire crisis is forecast to worsen this week.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Scott Morrison's handling of the crisis has come under fierce criticism.
People were stranded on highways for hours after evacuation orders prompted a mass relocation of people from Australia's south coast.
The fires are creating their own weather, forming giant clouds that cause lightning and "ember attacks" that spread even more fire.
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Scott Morrison apologised for his absence, but said that he's not the one holding a hose.
One co-author believes Australia’s poor performance can be attributed to poor leadership, and the unwillingness of politicians to acknowledge the urgency or even existence of the escalating climate crisis.
"Scott Morrison did the whole 'oh shit I forgot my card' bit. His colleague had to pick up the bill."
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As the country attempts to get its head around what happened last night, we are offering up a few bite-sized takeaways to get you through a day of political small talk.
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The move comes in response to the contentious refugee medical transfer bill that passed the Senate this morning.