Morrison’s stop in Lismore turned out to be yet another very, very controlled photoshoot. Promises along with his “it’s not my fault and stop blaming the ADF” didn’t fool anyone. Lismore and other flooded areas were told by Peter Dutton to “go fund yourselves” and they did. Helicopters flew in where Dutton said it was too difficult for the ADF. Supplies were trucked in when the mud army knew government aid wasn’t coming. Charity, was forthcoming where emergency government funding wasn’t to be seen and as usual, the Morrison government was MIA. All they were doing was damage control in front of cameras.
All this was a result of the L-NP’s years of stripping the Public Service of any ability of coordinated action and handing it over to private contractors for their generous support of the government’s L-NP fighting fund.
The prime minister was met with anger and protest on his visit to the flood-ravaged NSW town, and didn’t stop to shake hands