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Scott Morrison's Tasmania visit

Prime Minister Scott Morrison should have apologised to Huon Valley residents for making Tasmania’s fires more dangerous with his love affair with coal when he visited today, Greens Senator for Tasmania Nick McKim says.

“I can’t believe he had to gall to show his face in Tasmania after waving around a lump of coal in parliament and telling us it’s good for us,” Senator McKim said.

“Climate science is clear that Tasmania will face more bushfires and they will be more dangerous as a result of burning fossil fuels.”

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Time to invest in remote area firefighting

With climate change driving increased fire risk in Australia, the Commonwealth should investigate a national remote area firefighting capacity, Greens Senator for Tasmania Nick McKim says.

"It's negligent of the Government not to even investigate a national remote area firefighting capacity despite a Senate Committee recommending it," Senator McKim said.

“This failure to respond to fire threats to Tasmania’s Wilderness World Heritage Area mirrors the Liberals’ apathy towards the risks facing the Great Barrier reef.”

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