Christina Henry, Bangalow
In response to T Petroff’s letter, ScoMo is a PM who has failed the Australian people in multiple ways. From corruption, including deals for water as a commodity, to the delusion of a surplus – our economy is rapidly going down hill according to his own department.
Coal subsidies, the lowest mining taxes in the western world, and lack of vision and policies contribute to this. His attitude towards climate change is a crime against humanity whitewashed with so many lies. He says we can’t risk jobs by taking climate action. Yet jobs in their thousands are being decimated in the tourism industry because few people want to travel in or come to a country on fire and burned out.
I blame him for refusing to listen to or take advice about the predicted catastrophic fire season. No, it is not normal that a fire season lasts half the year and burns right around Australia.
No PM has ever responded to a devastating national emergency by denying it, and saying it’s a state responsibility. Or by absconding to Hawaii in the middle of a disaster, or by waiting months before taking action after vast areas of forest and bush, people, homes, animals and eco-systems are destroyed.
No, it is not normal that we have record-breaking temperatures around the country and an unprecedented drought, however much he would like us to accept that. ScoMo is definitely not my PM – he is an aberration!