Australian PM compared to the last Roman emperor Nero after he said there’s “no better place to raise kids” – Idaho Reporter

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Australian PM compared to the last Roman emperor Nero after he said there’s “no better place to raise kids”

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New Year’s Eve fireworks displays went ahead around Australia despite calls to cancel festivities during the bushfire crisis. And Australian PM, Scott Morrison said there’s “no better place to raise kids” than Australia in his New Year message, but it’s been contrasted with images from the fires.

His celebratory address came as photos and videos of fires gripping the nation depicted children forced to flee their homes and stand in the sea to keep safe. Others were seen playing while wearing gas masks.

On the other side Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews summed it up as “a tough start to 2020“.

 

According to BBC bushfires have killed at least eight people in south-eastern Australia since Monday.The latest fires, which raced towards the coast this week, have also destroyed more than 200 homes.

School Strike for Climate – environmental group inspired by Greta Thunberg – wrote in a Tweet: “Scott Morrison says there is ‘No better place to raise kids’ than Australia. Has he stepped outside recently?”

Aaron Hawkins, the mayor of Dunedin, New Zealand which has seen skies turn yellow from the smoke pouring across the ocean some 2,000km away, compared the Australian PM to Nero – who was notoriously said to have “fiddled while Rome burned”.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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1 Comment

  1. Jack

    Nero was the last Roman emperor of the Julio-Claudian dynasty

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