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Australia 'This is our life, we actually live through this': Barnaby Joyce explodes at Karl Stefanovic in furious rant as he tries to protect his parents' home in the bush

01:00  13 november  2019
01:00  13 november  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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' This is our life , we actually live this sh**': Barnaby Joyce explodes at Karl Stefanovic in I've got to try and work out how I rig up some firefighting equipment around their house and try and save their house,' Mr Joyce said. Barnaby Joyce (pictured at his parents ' home in New England) launched

Barnaby Joyce has launched into a furious on-air rant during an interview with Karl Stefanovic , telling him how he and others are living through the “nightmare” that is the recent bushfires. Speaking on 2GB radio, the former deputy PM told Stefanovic he was at his parent ’s house in the New

Barnaby Joyce wearing a suit and tie: Barnaby Joyce (pictured at his parents' home in New England) launched a furious rant on the phone to Karl Stefanovic on Tuesday© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Barnaby Joyce (pictured at his parents' home in New England) launched a furious rant on the phone to Karl Stefanovic on Tuesday Barnaby Joyce launched into a furious rant while on the phone to Karl Stefanovic on Tuesday.

The Nationals backbencher and former deputy prime minister was speaking on radio station 2GB from his parents' home in the New England area of northern New South Wales which was just metres away from bushfire.

'I'm at my parents' place and… I've got to try and work out how I rig up some firefighting equipment around their house and try and save their house,' Mr Joyce said.

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Barnaby Joyce has gone on a tirade during an interview with Karl Stefanovic after his controversial comments earlier today. But now, as he was protecting his property in the New England area from the bushfires, Mr Joyce tells “It’s not pretend for us … this is our life , we actually live this sh*t!”

He said fire had spread late at night or early in the morning in the past, when conditions should have been easing. Brian Wilson sits outside his home in South Turramurra, after firefighters Geoff Bird lives on Canoon Road, near where one of the fires ripped through bushland on Tuesday afternoon.

'There are spot fires round it. I don't know how this works, we'll just do our best job.'

Karl Stefanovic wearing a suit and tie: Mr Joyce was calm until Stefanovic (pictured) asked him how bad the fires were© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Mr Joyce was calm until Stefanovic (pictured) asked him how bad the fires were

Mr Joyce was calm until Stefanovic asked him how bad the fires were.

Becoming angry, he said: 'Yeah. How bad do you want it to look? It's the same for a lot of people. I don't expect any special sympathy.

'This is a nightmare for so many people. I am looking at it right now. I can see the fire and it's scary as all s---.'

Earlier on Tuesday Joyce came under fire for saying two people who died in the fires 'most likely' voted for the Greens.

He blamed the party's local councillors for opposing back-burning in high-risk areas - and made that clear in his rant to Stefanovic.

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Barnaby Joyce says two people killed in a bushfire that ripped through a tiny country town were 'most likely Barnaby Joyce said the two bushfire victims 'most likely' voted for the Greens. Why does it matter who the victims of this terrible fire voted for?' 'Stop trying to shift blame and distract from your

'We've got to get on top of this s---,' he said.

'We've got to get on top of this crap where there is all this bureaucracy that stands in the way of people keeping their place safe,' he said.

'We are just absolutely sick of people that have got nothing to do with our bloody life telling us what to do.

'There are people that have been killed, there are people that have been hurt. It's not pretend for us. It's not like fluffing your feathers in the senate and showing what a smart little person you are.

'This is our life, we actually live this s---.'

a man smiling for the camera: Lost to fire: Grandmother Vivian Chaplain© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Lost to fire: Grandmother Vivian Chaplain In his controversial comments on Tuesday morning, Mr Joyce told Sky News: 'I acknowledge that the two people who died were most likely people who voted for the Green party, so I am not going to start attacking them.

'That's the last thing I want to do. What I wanted to concentrate on is the policies that we can mitigate these tragedies happening again in the future.'

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He said fire had spread late at night or early in the morning in the past, when conditions should have been easing. This is the latest from the 8pm NSW RFS briefing from RFS commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons. The road through the town is thick with smoke from the dozens of fires lining the mid-north coast, but Schuelein said he Brian Wilson sits outside his home in South Turramurra, after

“ Our place is pretty well protected and we ’ve got dad’s boat on the lake if things got really bad.” Brian Wilson sits outside his home in South Turramurra, after firefighters extinguished a fire which had rapidly Geoff Bird lives on Canoon Road, near where one of the fires ripped through bushland on

Mr Joyce's comments were in relation to the tragic deaths of grandmother Vivian Chaplain, 69, and George Nole, 85, were both killed after a bushfire tore through the remote town of Wytaliba, three hours inland of Coffs Harbour, in the NSW Mid-North Coast.

A third victim was named as Julie Fletcher, whose remains were found in a destroyed building at Johns River, north of Taree, on Saturday afternoon.

Mr Joyce doubled down on disputed claims the fire service had conducted insufficient hazard reduction burns this year as a result of opposition from Greens councils.

Labor frontbencher Kristina Keneally slammed his remarks during a Senate estimates hearing.

To find out the latest on the NSW and QLD bushfires, please refer to:

  • NSW RFS
  • QRFS
  • 'How does he know who they voted for and why does it matter? They're dead; they died in a bushfire. Isn't that enough?' Senator Keneally said.

    Greens leader Richard Di Natale also blasted Mr Joyce, tweeting: 'How low can you go? Why does it matter who the victims of this terrible fire voted for?'

    'Stop trying to shift blame and distract from your government's failures to address the climate crisis, and remember: the first duty of a government is to look after its people.'

    Barnaby Joyce says NSW bushfire victims 'most likely' voted for the Greens

      Barnaby Joyce says NSW bushfire victims 'most likely' voted for the Greens Victims of New South Wales' bushfires are dragged into the federal political arena as politicians bicker over the role of climate change and controlled burning. Nationals backbencher Barnaby Joyce has claimed two of the victims who were killed at the weekend had "most likely" voted for the Greens — comments senior Government minister Mathias Cormann has denounced. He made the comments as he sought to attack Greens politicians for what he said was a failure to support hazard-reduction burning during winter.

    “ Our place is pretty well protected and we ’ve got dad’s boat on the lake if things got really bad.” Brian Wilson sits outside his home in South Turramurra, after firefighters extinguished a fire which had rapidly Geoff Bird lives on Canoon Road, near where one of the fires ripped through bushland on

    “ Our place is pretty well protected and we ’ve got dad’s boat on the lake if things got really bad.” Brian Wilson sits outside his home in South Turramurra, after firefighters extinguished a fire which had rapidly Geoff Bird lives on Canoon Road, near where one of the fires ripped through bushland on

    Despite raising policy suggestions of his own while the bushfires continued to burn, Mr Joyce criticised Greens MP Adam Bandt for demanding an end to coal production.

    'To make these spurious links - that a policy change would have stopped the fire - is so insulting and just completely beyond the pale,' Mr Joyce said.

    a lot of smoke on the side of a mountain: Mr Joyce's comments are the latest escalation in an increasingly bitter stoush between the Nationals and Greens over the cause of the bushfires© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Mr Joyce's comments are the latest escalation in an increasingly bitter stoush between the Nationals and Greens over the cause of the bushfires 'Because people think, well, maybe if that was the truth I wouldn't be burnt, maybe if that's the truth a good friend of mine would not be dead.

    'And you can't do that Adam, you just can't do stuff like that.'

    His comments are the latest escalation in an increasingly bitter stoush between the Nationals and Greens over the cause of the bushfires.

    On Monday, Nationals leader Michael McCormack attacked 'raving inner-city lunatics' for linking climate change to the fires.

    In return, the Greens labelled the Deputy Prime Minister a 'dangerous fool' who was putting lives at risk.

    Greens senator Jordon Steele-John branded major party politicians 'arsonists' for supporting the coal industry.

    His incendiary spray on climate policy came as catastrophic fire conditions gripped NSW.

    'You are no better than a bunch of arsonists - borderline arsonists - and you should be ashamed,' Senator Steele-John told the chamber on Tuesday.

    Pictures: Bushfires rage across NSW

    Jamie Fato tries to stop an out of control fire entering Owen Whalan's property at Koorainghat, near Taree in the Mid North Coast region of NSW, Tuesday, November 12, 2019.

    Firefighters need 'better access to water' to combat fires .
    Building more water infrastructure, including dams, will be key to firefighters battling bushfires into the future, according to Nationals MP Barnaby Joyce. Firefighters across NSW are still fighting blazes as air pollution in Sydney reached 15 times the hazardous level after strong winds dragged smoke from a nearby fire at Gospers Mountain into the Sydney basin on Tuesday. Speaking with Sky News, Mr Joyce also dismissed former rugby star Israel Folau's comments claiming the nation's bushfire and drought emergencies are God's punishment for legalising abortion and same-sex marriage.

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