— With AAP.
On Sunday, Morrison sat down with the journalist to address the criticism he faced over his holiday to Hawaii during the bushfire crisis.
During the 30-minute interview, the Prime Minister also acknowledged the role of climate change in the harsh conditions, signalling that the Coalition’s climate change policy could “evolve” as a result.
— ABC Politics (@politicsabc) January 11, 2020
Here are some of the key things we learnt from Scott Morrison’s ABC interview.
He wouldn’t have travelled to Hawaii.
In late December, Prime Minister faced considerable criticism after holidaying in Hawaii while much of Australia burned.
The criticism, which was echoed by international publications and even celebrities, eventually led the Liberal leader to cut his family holiday short.
Speaking to Speers, Morrison addressed the criticism he faced over the Hawaii trip.
“In hindsight, I would not have taken that trip knowing what I know now,” he said.
“One of the great difficulties in any job, as you know, David, is balancing your work and family responsibilities. It had been a very busy year,” he continued.
“I’d made a promise to my kids and we’d taken forward that break, as I explained when I came back and I thought I was very up-front about my contrition on that.”