Residents Unleash Fury At PM During Visit To Bushfire-Ravaged Town
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Residents of a NSW town have expressed their anger to Scott Morrison, as he visited the area on Thursday.
The prime minister was at Cobargo to meet with locals when things went sour and he was quickly ushered away.
"Go home to Kirribilli. Why won't that burn down?" one person was filmed saying during the PM’s visit.
"I don't see Kirribilli burning after the fireworks?"
Another resident said they felt that people on the state’s south coast had been "forgotten".
"Every single time this area gets a flood or a fire we get nothing," she said.
"If we lived in Sydney or on the North Coast we would be flooded with donations and emergency relief,” the residents claimed.
The yelling continued as the prime minister was driven away.
Morrison later responded to the incident, telling ABC News that he had felt welcome at other locations in the area.
"I'm not surprised people are feeling very raw and that's why I come today to be here and see it for myself and offer comfort where I could," he said.
"But you can't always in every circumstance, I think everyone understands that.
"I appreciate the welcome we've received, Jenny and I, but at the same time I understand the very strong feelings people have."
Morrison said he understood the "emotion" surrounding the fires and the issues that had been brought up in relation to them.
"But what my job is to do, is to ensure that we steady things through these very difficult days and we support the states and the response that they are providing."
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