'They're not honouring the people that gave their lives': Canberra's leadership tussles distract from bushfire tributes

  • 📰 SBSNews
  • ⏱ Reading Time:
  • 44 sec. here
  • 2 min. at publisher
  • 📊 Quality Score:
  • News: 21%
  • Publisher: 89%

Australia Headlines News

Australia Latest News,Australia Headlines

Australians affected by this summer's bushfires say Canberra's leadership tussles have overshadowed a day meant for those devastated by the unprecedented disaster.

"Start acting on climate change and making sure the fires don't get any worse and start impacting more people."

NSW Rural Fire Service crews appear barely distinguishable amid haze after extinguishing a fire that crossed the Monaro Highway, four km north of Bredbo.Residents who lost their homes in the devastating conditions have also been left feeling dejected, with some accusing Canberra of forgetting the true purpose of Parliament's first day back.

Melinda Plesman delivered her climate message to Canberra by scrawling it across the remains of her fire-ravaged home.Ms Plesman concedes little has changed since her protest, maintaining there is plenty left to discuss at the highest levels. "The first morning back in Wagga I woke up in tears...I sat down and penned a letter to McCormack. I found whilst I was sitting in that bunker my thoughts went to Michael McCormack and his lack of action and the federal government's inaction."


Thank you for your comment. Your comment will be published after being reviewed.
Please try again later.

Canberra the city isn't the guilty party here. Lazy media reporting again.

So why don't you apologise for your part in manifesting their angst? Why are you presenting this article as though it is parliaments fault? It's YOU! The media 🙄 'However, many of the headlines and talking points have been reserved for internal party divisions' SBSNazis

Oh my.... The hurt feelings Gestapo are at it again 🤦‍♂️ They're having an attention deficit fuelled by the media. Don't bring politics into it 🙄 it's all your doing! 👇 'However, many of the headlines and talking points have been reserved for internal party divisions'

DonRWNJslayer B Joyce obviously doesn’t give a stuff about anyone but himself, but, further to that the leadership challenge has deflected from Morrison and his involvement with the sportsrort scandal. The old “look over there” tactic to the rescue yet again!

AmyRemeikis You have to understand what is important to the politicians.

I don’t know why that surprises anyone. This lot have no real compassion or thought for anyone but themselves

We have summarized this news so that you can read it quickly. If you are interested in the news, you can read the full text here. Read more:

 /  🏆 3. in AU

Australia Latest News, Australia Headlines

Similar News:You can also read news stories similar to this one that we have collected from other news sources.

Live: NSW Now: Red Cross doubles bushfire grants for people with destroyed homesMORNING BRIEFING: The Red Cross announces a doubling of bushfire relief grants to $20,000 for residents whose homes were destroyed, while a memorial grows for the four children killed in a horror crash in Oatland. ABCRural And so they should. It was donated for victims not to bolster charity bank accounts Should we be impressed? What has happened with all the money, estates etc. That was donatedpriorto the fires? We did just start giving donations where is all that money? It is meant for victims.
Source: abcnews - 🏆 5. / 83 Read more »

The Red Cross has doubled its bushfire cash reliefThe Australian Red Cross is doubling its funds to help people affected by bushfires with the charity saying more than $61 million will now be available as immediate relief. Not very immediate is it. And how much again was donated? I will never donate again to the red cross Allocating $2000-$10,000 is not enough when you have made entire families homeless! Where is the money actually going? Every person who had their home destroyed by the government, should receive a house fully paid for! S
Source: SBSNews - 🏆 3. / 89 Read more »

BREAKING: Barnaby Joyce to challenge McCormack for Nationals leader | Sky News AustraliaNationals MP Barnaby Joyce will stand for the Nationals leadership when the party meets tomorrow in Canberra.\n\nThe meeting was originally scheduled to fill the role of deputy leader, which is vacant due to Senator Bridget McKenzie’s resignation after she was found to have breached ministerial standards.\n\nMr Joyce told Sky News it’s important the Nationals are not in the “shadow” of the Liberal party.\n\nHe refused to say if he had the numbers to win, but vowed if he were leader he would stand up for the 'invisible' Australians in rural and regional areas.\n\n'You can't just sit back and say you wish things were better,' he said.\n\n wendy_harmer Barnaby_Joyce aclennell Too late Barnaby_Joyce you've got form Barnaby_Joyce aclennell Barnaby_Joyce aclennell To think Vikki taps that 🤮🤮🤮🤮
Source: SkyNewsAust - 🏆 7. / 78 Read more »

Live: Nationals MP says McCormack has the numbers to defeat Joyce in leadership voteThe return of Parliament for 2020 is dedicated to tributes and recognition of those who have been affected by bushfires. But there are also leadership contests in both the Nationals and Greens parties. Follow live. Walking with dinosaurs ... And a sane one at that! It's about time we instilled traditional family values back into politics. Oh dear. Buckley's choice
Source: abcnews - 🏆 5. / 83 Read more »

Leading the Greens was the 'greatest honour of my life': Di Natale | Sky News AustraliaRichard Di Natale has resigned as Greens leader and will depart the Senate to spend time with his family knowing his is the only party “acknowledging the climate crisis we’re in”. \n\nMr Di Natale said “it’s the greatest honour of my life to be able to lead a movement that is committed to all of the things I believe so deeply in”.\n\nDi Natale said his decision was made in order to spend more time with his young children, who are nine and 11 years old and who, in a few years’ time, are “probably not going to want to know their old man”. \n\n“I’m going to resign as a senator once my replacement has been chosen; I expect that’ll happen at some point towards the middle of the year,” he said. \n\n“I just want to be more present in their lives, that’s the bottom line.”\n\nImage: News Corp Australia Which fruit cake will be the next leader I wonder. I hope it's SHY. Richard retires as an inconsequential failure, the same way he conducted the rest of his career. Off you go, Richard. You won't be missed. What a spectacularly nasty swipe this tweet is. China’s state media has a better sense of decorum and is less blatantly ideological than this trash.
Source: SkyNewsAust - 🏆 7. / 78 Read more »

NSW Parliament to devote week to bushfire condolencesPremier Gladys Berejiklian will give NSW MPs the chance to offer condolences to fire-ravaged communities when parliament returns for the year. AlexSmithSMH Um...can they just please NOT and do some actual work, instead? How much money will all them condolences cost the state?! Work to protect our beleagured natural resources instead!😾 nswpol AlexSmithSMH Meanwhile VictorianLabor just massacred another few koalas. Why is koala habitat being logged? JodiMcKayMP can thank DanielAndrewsMP for losing my vote. AlexSmithSMH “NSW Parliament to devote week to bushfire condolences” before returning to ... Coal is good Gas is good ‘Donations’ we receive are better ...
Source: smh - 🏆 6. / 80 Read more »