Farmers are 'disillusioned' with the government
One Nation Leader Pauline Hanson says Australian farmers are “disillusioned” with the government and don’t believe those in power “are really listening or understand what is happening”. Pauline Hanson and Member for Kennedy Bob Katter have teamed up to tour across drought-stricken regional Queensland and call on state and federal governments to do more to help struggling farmers. Senator Hanson and Mr Katter said the federal and state governments were not doing enough to ease the crisis.
Australian politicians bicker while the nation burns as they desperately search for someone to blame Greens wasted no time blaming bushfire crisis on lack of climate change action Nationals quickly fired back saying it was actually Greens policy's fault The political firestorm erupted as bushfires ravaged the nation, burning across a million
With fires out of control and more dangerous conditions due, most residents are fleeing their homes.
One Nation Leader Pauline Hanson says "if anything, I blame the Greens and the Labor Party" for contributing to the severity of the bushfire crisis gripping the nation.
Ms Hanson said left-leaning political parties contributed to the severity of the bushfires by opposing fire reduction practices such as burn-offs that would clear fire 'fuel'.
Fuel is live and dead vegetation, including twigs, leaves and bark, that accumulates over time.
'Suspend parliament' as bushfires rage
NSW Labor has called for parliament to be suspended next week as the state battles unprecedented bushfires.Manager of opposition business Ryan Park on Sunday wrote to Speaker Jonathan O'Dea to ask that the reserve week instead be used to finalise any legislation.
The Greens are being blamed for the increased bushfire risk as two states face catastrophic fire danger today. Nationals MP Barnaby Joyce has slammed The Greens saying it had increased the bushfire threat due to its opposition to backburning.
An Australian MP has been widely condemned for saying two people who died in bushfires in New South Wales were “I acknowledge the two people who died were most likely people who voted for the Green party. He said the criticism was aimed at people who were trying to blame Greens voters.
Pictures: Bushfires rage across NSW
"They are the ones to blame for all this," Ms Hanson told Sky News host Andrew Bolt.
"As long as people keep voting for them we're going to have these horrific bushfires because the fuel is there to make it worse," Ms Hanson said.
"They won't allow the farmers to actually clean up their own properties".
Ms Hanson continued to say global warming "has nothing to do" with the widespread bushfires raging across the country.
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Greens MP backs senator's 'arsonist' spray .
Greens MP Adam Bandt has supported partyroom colleague Jordon Steele-John's incendiary spray over climate change policy.Greens MP Adam Bandt has backed a colleague labelling major party politicians "arsonists" over climate change policy.