19 Dec 2019

Australia heatwave: Seven day emergency called as soaring temperatures fan wildfires

Chief Correspondent

A seven day emergency has been declared across Australia’s most populous state, New South Wales – as the record hot temperatures continue to fan around a hundred wildfires.

Thousands of firefighters are trying to battle the blazes – while the country has just recorded its hottest day in history.

Yet Australia’s prime minister Scott Morrison has reportedly been sunning himself on a beach in Hawaii –  his Conservative government accused of failing to take proper action to tackle climate change.