Over the weekend, we saw the bushfire emergency gripping Australia worsen under crippling conditions.
Seven people have now been killed since the start of the bushfires, with more than 900 homes lost and 200 fires still burning across the country.
We will get no Christmas miracle. These fires are relentless and despite some slightly eased conditions today – they’re not going anywhere fast.
Andrew was one of the two firefighters killed last week in NSW. Post continues after video.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison arrived back in Sydney on Saturday night after calling his family holiday short by one day in response to anger and mounting criticism from his constituents. Hundreds camped outside his Kirribilli home on Thursday holding signs reading “Where the bloody hell are ya?”
Morrison admits to “deeply regretting” any offence caused, and this morning on Today called the decision “complex” but one that “fair-minded” Australians would understand.
I also visited the @NSWRFS HQ this morning to get another briefing on the bushfires & paid tribute to our amazing emergency services & volunteers who are on the frontline battling these bushfires all across the country. We can never thank you enough for everything you’re doing. pic.twitter.com/z7veCXoNn4
— Scott Morrison (@ScottMorrisonMP) December 22, 2019