People have been wondering where Aussie PM Scott Morrison has gone for a while now – I mean generally, since he’s never really done anything useful for Aussie citizens, but also specifically after the NSW air quality reached 12x the level that is considered “hazardous.”
Calls for action echoed uselessly as he insisted nothing was wrong and that we should really be focusing on his new Religious Discrimination Bill that basically makes it easier for religious people to discriminate against us. Great. After that failed press meeting in Sydney, it seems the PM just… disappeared?
David Shoebridge, MP for the Greens, raised the alarm on Twitter.
Where’s the Prime Minister? We just confirmed with the Deputy PM’s office that he’s acting PM until at least Thursday. Have they noticed the country is on fire? We have heard rumours @ScottMorrisonMP is in Hawaii #ClimateEmergency
— David Shoebridge (@ShoebridgeMLC) 16 December 2019
Twitter has blown up with outrage at the thought of Scott Morrison on vacation while Australians are either being slowly poisoned by smoke, or having their homes burnt down by fire.
while exhausted, unpaid fireys battle a country ablaze…
• a week ago morrison spent the afternoon watching polo
• apart from a religious freedom presser, he was MIA during the week
• now he’s on holiday in hawaii?
really?@ScottMorrisonMP, where the bloody hell are you? https://t.co/rCXx3ECTjm pic.twitter.com/iPdhPNUGyr
— 💧simon holmes à court (@simonahac) December 16, 2019
Which one would you choose? The clean air of Hawaii or the toxic air of Sydney? Spotted today, Australia’s Prime Minister @ScottMorrisonMP, departing Sydney for a holiday to Hawaii. True leadership right there. #NSWfires #auspol pic.twitter.com/XHkKny8KN5
— Mark A. Thomson (@MarkAlanThomson) December 15, 2019
Kevin Rudd breaking down at the Black Saturday bushfires will forever be etched in my mind.
Scott Morrison escaping a country on fire to go on holiday in Hawaii will forever be etched in my mind too. For all the wrong reasons. #auspol #morrisonfires #howgoodishawaii pic.twitter.com/DoT4vQ5rDF
— Stephen (@TheAviator1992) December 16, 2019
Is it true that Scott Morrison has evacuated his family to Hawaii – calling it a holiday but in effect to get his family away from the toxic effects of the smoke? @GuardianAus #toostrongforyouscott
— 💧Teresa Randal (@RandaltsRandal) December 15, 2019
BREAKING: In order to show support and solidarity with firefighters on the front-line in NSW, PM Scott Morrison has ordered the pilot of Shark 1, his personal jet, to waggle the wings of the plane to those below when it does a fly-by on his way to Hawaii on holiday. #auspol
— 💧Aaron Dodd (@AaronDodd) December 16, 2019
Scott Morrison’s Location Isn’t Known By His Office
Scott Morrison’s office are claiming that they either do not know where he is, or that he is not in Hawaii but cannot disclose where he actually is. They have reportedly also said that his location is “not a story.” Hmm.
I just rang the Office of Prime Minister & Cabinet, got transferred to the PM’s office, asked if they could confirm that the PM has gone to Hawaii for a holiday:
“Sorry, I don’t have access to the PM’s diary”
His office doesn’t know where he is?
— 💧🌏🌳NeilJB (@NeilJB1) December 16, 2019
It has been confirmed that the deputy Prime Minister is acting PM, which means Scott Morrison is indeed out of town. Wherever he is, I hope he’s ready for the backlash awaiting him when he returns to Sydney. Oh wait, no I don’t. Because he’s fucked off to god knows where, and we’re expecting to burn waiting for him.
This is the man who denied aid to firefighters, so what did we expect?