“There’s also been the drought that continues and of course, the floods earlier last year,” he said, in a video message also featuring Jenny Morrison.
“But one thing we can always celebrate in Australia is that we live in the most amazing country on earth and the wonderful Aussie spirit that means that we will always overcome whatever challenges we face. That we will always look optimistically into our future.
“There’s no better place to raise kids anywhere on the planet, and we’re all so grateful that we can live in this amazing country, and that’s something we can always give thanks for as we enter into their new year.”(source)
She reflects upon the his belief that we have faced such disasters before, except we haven’t. Taylor argues that to suggest otherwise would put pressure on Morrison’s lack of policy.
If he acknowledges the fact that it is abnormal he would need to concede that global heating is part of the cause of this unprecedented situation, and that would increase pressure for Australia to do something about it, by developing a credible climate policy, instead of just pretending that we have one.
Taylor discusses this further on the Today in Focus podcast: