'I think the problem with a royal commission is that it tends to be a fairly combative lawyer-expensive exercise, they make a lot of sense when what you're trying to do is reveal stuff people have been hiding,' she told ABC radio. … [Read more...] about Firefighters DON’T want Scott Morrison to call a royal commission into the bushfires – and call for real action to help tackle the blazes
Morrison says Australia is leading the world on renewable energy, and emissions from the electricity sector have fallen while those from other sectors increase. But spending on clean power fell 56% last year, and the government has rejected calls for an overarching policy to drive private investment. … [Read more...] about Scott Morrison says the government is acting on emissions. Is it true?
FILE - Supplied footage obtained on December 16, 2019 of NSW Environment Minister Matt Kean speaking at the Smart Energy Summit in Sydney on December 10, 2019 about the government's renewable energy plan. Kean says there is no doubt climate change is contributing to the bushfires and calls it time to win the climate wars. "These bushfires have been caused by extreme weather events, high temperatures … the exact types of event that scientists have been warning us about for decades," he says. (AAP Video/Supplied/Smart Energy Council) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY … [Read more...] about Prime Minister Scott Morrison rejects rumours his own frontbench is turning on him
“It’s not just moderates that have been breathing in the smoke. It’s not just moderates that have seen the ash falling out of the sky. It’s not just moderates that have seen the devastating impacts these bushfires have had on people, property and our beautiful, natural environment,” he said. … [Read more...] about Scott Morrison rejects ‘Scotty from marketing’ nickname
“That has been dismissed this morning by Scott Morrison. But the fact is Scott Morrison clearly would have known the way in which grants were dealt with because he was the campaigner-in-chief for the Liberal party at the last election.” … [Read more...] about Questions raised over funding for soccer club in Scott Morrison’s electorate