Tennis star slams Australian Prime Minister

Tennis star Nick Kyrgios has said Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison was “far too slow” reacting to the wildfires devastating large parts of the country and has described addressing the climate crisis as an “urgent” matter.

A leading voice in his sport’s drive to help raise money for relief efforts, Kyrgios last week pledged to donate $140 ($200 AUSD) for every ace he hits at upcoming tournaments — a deed which has sparked similar gestures from fellow players and tournament organizers in the country.
Writing in AthletesVoice, the world No. 29 said: “As the leader of our country, I don’t think Scott Morrison has done enough to be honest.
“At the very least, he was far too slow to act, while people were losing their lives and families were losing their homes. There is nothing worse than that.
“Right now, nothing is more important than helping these people and putting the fires out. So, if I could say anything to our politicians it’s imagine you’re in the same position as these people who have been impacted.”
At least 27 people have died nationwide during this fire season. Nearly 18 million acres of land has been burned — most of it bushland, forests and national parks, which are home to the country’s native wildlife.
Kyrgios, 24, hails from the nation’s capital Canberra, a city where the air quality was among the worst in the world earlier this week. While the fires have touched every state in Australia, New South Wales has been the hardest hit.
– CNN

About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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