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Australia fires live: NSW and SA count cost of bushfires after Balmoral and Cudlee Creek devastation – latest

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Cudlee Creek fire revealed to have destroyed 86 homes in South Australia while 100 more estimated lost in New South Wales as residents wait to discover extent of devastation from weekend’s fires. Follow the latest news and updates 2.33am GMT Morrison has been asked whether communities can wait until the Coag meeting in March for decisions on policies around the fire.Morrison says he doesn’t accept the premise of the question, and argues decisions are being made now, for financial support, and for help from defence. He said decisions around coordination will be made at Coag. 2.24am GMT Morrison is claiming he and his deputy Michael McCormack are on the same page when it comes to climate change policy. McCormack said the other day that more needed to be done, but Morrison has ruled out changes to climate change policy.

Morrison is arguing more is being done as part of the government’s policy position. I guess it just depends on how you decide what the starting point for ‘more’ is? Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/live/2019/dec/23/nsw-fires-live-news-near-sydney-new-south-wales-south-australia-bushfires-victoria-latest-updates

Author : Amy Corderoy (now) and Calla Wahlquist (earlier)

Publish date : 2019-12-23 02:33:26

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