This continent burns, Kipioneer, as it always has throughout recorded history and even before the arrival of Europeans. The very largest recorded bushfire in Aussie history was in the 1850's and burnt much of the eastern seaboard but back then they didn't have the capacity to even try fighting those fires so it just did what its always done.
When you are in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, and the whole island not already under an emergency warning is under a "watch and act" as I was, you might disagree with your assertion about the fires. That emergency warning was over a third of the island.The island has never in European history seen fires this severe.
The Lib government's both State ad Fed are on borrowed time and they know it. Marshall might have been a good leader during the pandemic same with Morrison but people are sick of them, Morrison caused the worst bushfires in our nations history with cutting budgets and Marshall government has done that many backflips the Olympics is where they are headed.Not the worst bushfires in history - not by a long shot. And how exactly did Morrison 'cause' them?
It was very scary being there, and very eerie in town in the days following with outside fire fighting units, including the MFS, and the Defence Force very much in evidence.
I would also suggest that the Commonwealth's reducing fire fighting funds, and not responding to calls for better resourcing, was a contributing factor in the severity of the fires.
One of my best mates lives on K.I. and he says that most of the island that burnt was the national park and it simply wasn't set up to be defended from the fire - so it burnt. My mate's house is cleared to a distance of around 100m all around his house so it was perfectly safe from the fires but all the same he went to Kingscote to wait it out. The settled areas of K.I. were largely safe from the fires because they were able to be defended from it. The people who got burnt out were largely just unlucky. As for the national park, there was nothing anyone could do about it, it just burnt as it would have before European settlement.
You'll need some specific evidence of how Morrison contributed to the fires, a general statement like "I would also suggest..." doesn't do it for me.
Of course there have always been fires, and some quite catastrophic fires including in 2007 when Flinders Chase burnt.
The only bit that didn't was an area south of Rocky River that had been burnt out by a "controlled" burn in September that year that got away. Those that call for more controlled burns should consider that.
The January 2020 fires ripped along the south coast through public and private land to just before the Seal Bay turnoff, destroying a couple of tourist lodges and destroyed a lot of property along the north coast not in reserves.
It burnt so hot that any seeds in the ground were destroyed leaving just sand.
For some days all roads west and south of the Playford Highway as far as Kingscote Airport were closed to all but emergency service vehicles.
The flare-ups in the second week were largely on private land and largely stubble fires with the more heavily vegetated roadsides helping the fire along.
That fire conditions were changing was evident when the 2005 Wanilla fire on Eyre Peninsula destroyed much of southern Eyre Peninsula; it was largely a stubble fire but it burnt very hot and several people were killed by it.
Of course the Prime Minister did not start the fires, nor inflame them, but his government had not listened to fire experts warning of worsening conditions and failed to provide funding for badly needed resources. This is recognised by the NSW Royal Commission.
The government tried to sheet blame for the fires on "arsonists" even in the face of the NSW fire authorities stating that this was not so and it certainly wasn't so on KI where the fires were started by lightning.
As a result the government's popularity fell considerably and was not restored until the COVID-19 emergency when the Prime Minister did the right thing and listened to expert advice not opinion.