Scott's got feelings too
Bullying is not tolerated in schools or work places and is discouraged by most people.
We learn from a young age to treat others how we would like to be treated, yet we live in a society that thrives on ridiculing others.
Yes, our prime minister shouldn't have been out of the country during a crisis like this, but what good is there in crucifying the man?
IN OTHER NEWS:
Call him out and move on.
If Scott Morrison never went on vacation Australia would have still buried him about his views on climate change.
He's a father, a son, a husband and I'm guessing has feelings too.
Matt Ladgrove, Albury
PM deserves praise
I really get annoyed at the media and people attacking Scott Morrison over the bushfires.
First of all, fuel reduction and fire prevention are the responsibility of the state government who, under the influence of the Greens, not only curbed controlled burn-offs during the winter months but also stopped cattle grazing in the high country.
Thanks to them, we've experienced the worst bushfires in Australia's history with loss of life, land and countless wildlife and they should be held accountable for their negligence.
If anything, Scott Morrison should be praised for not waiting any longer for the state government to ask for help and calling in the ADF.
If he hadn't acted off his own bat, the residents of Mallacoota would still be sitting on the beach amid complete devastation.
The ADF has provided much-needed support, supplies, medical help and transportation. What does the media centre on?
The fact that a fire chief was not notified. Really?
The state government and the Greens created this disaster and the federal government is copping the flack. Scott Morrison should be applauded for having the guts to do what was necessary.
Steven Taylor, North Albury
Get back to burn-offs
We need to be focusing on the probable cause of the spread of the current bushfires.
Australia gets bushfires most years.
However, after the Greens banned controlled burning and clearing we have now seen a major spread of fires during this bushfire season.
This is more of an concern for investigation than our prime minister posing for photos with the cricket team during the bushfire season.
The Greens in response to these fires are blaming climate change.
Change polices involve higher taxes on business and those costs are passed on to the consumer.
I fail to see how more taxes will prevent bushfires.
Farmers need to be given more powers back to them to protect their lands.
This involves controlled clearing and burning.
This is a proven method that prevents the spread of bushfires.
The farmers know what's best for their land, not some politicians in suits to claim to care for the environment but are more interested in pushing for climate change policies that just involve more taxes.
It seems that the Greens believe they are above criticism these days.
If you criticise them they brand you as an "evil climate change denier".
At the end of the day, controlled burning works. In banning controlled burning to save a few insects, millions of native animals have now died.
Common sense shall prevail.
Shane Currie, Albury
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