Australian Prime Minister says he should not have vacationed in Hawaii during extreme bushfire activity in his country

In an interview he talks about areas for improvement in the future and proposes a royal commission to evaluate how the fire crisis was handled

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison shake hands
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison attempts to shake someone’s hand. Screenshot from Australian Broadcasting Corp. video.

In an interview with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison was asked questions about the bushfire crisis in his country.

The topics discussed included:

  1. Things he “could have handled much better.”
  2. A royal commission to evaluate how the fire crisis was managed.
  3. A possible modification of Australia’s policy on climate change.
  4. His December vacation in Hawaii.
  5. The role of the military next time.

Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire. Google+

3 thoughts on “Australian Prime Minister says he should not have vacationed in Hawaii during extreme bushfire activity in his country”

  1. Another example of an elected official failing to heed the advance warnings provided by professionals with extensive experience. Too bad it is always hindsight, not foresight, that is 20/20. Best wishes for safety to all those involved in their endeavors to get the fires in Australia subdued.

  2. I won’t pile on. I am just proud and thankful for the professional fire fighters and what they are doing. They are the best!

  3. It seems no common sense as a Prime Minister. I felt for the wild animals the most who are the most vulnerable during fires.

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