Scott Morrison wants national emergency powers

Kirsten Lawson
By Kirsten Lawson
Updated February 2 2020 - 10:40am, first published January 28 2020 - 1:30pm

Prime Minister Scott Morrison wants the power to declare a national state of emergency, giving the Commonwealth and the country's Defence forces a much greater role in bush fires and other disasters.


Kirsten Lawson

Kirsten Lawson

Political reporter

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