Scott Morrison should stay out of Tasmania until he ends his love affair with coal, Greens Senator for Tasmania Nick McKim says.

“Tasmania is burning. These are catastrophic fires which may yet threaten lives as well as the wilderness and property they have already destroyed,” Senator McKim said.

“Scott Morrison should cancel his upcoming trip to Tassie.”

“Burning fossil fuels means that we will see more of these catastrophic fires and they will be more dangerous, so supporters of coal like Mr Morrison have effectively struck the match that started these fires.”

“He is not welcome here while he continues to support policies that have caused the climate breakdown and fires like these.”

“And for that matter, Bill Shorten should stay away while he supports the Adani coal mine.”