Greens Senator Mahreen Faruqui has reacted angrily to an online article which claims Prime Minister Scott Morrison rejected more assistance to firefighters.

According to SBS, the Prime Minister had addressed a media conference in Sydney on Tuesday, 10 December 2019, discussing the Religious Discrimination Act, the White Island tragedy in New Zealand, volunteer firefighters, and comments from the Miserable Ghost about climate change.

One journalist had asked whether volunteer firefighters should be paid, especially as some are said to be crowd-sourcing funds for water, food and resources on the ground.

Her tweet reads, ‘Just f*** off.’

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Links

SBS, Prime Minister Rejects Calls for More Assistance to firefightershttps://www.sbs.com.au/news/the-feed/prime-minister-scott-morrison-rejects-calls-for-more-assistance-to-firefighters

Prime Minister Press Conference, Sydney, Transcript, 10 December 2019https://www.pm.gov.au/media/press-conference-sydney-nsw-1

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