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Title: How should leaders respond to disasters? Be visible, offer real comfort - and don't force handshakes
Contributor(s): Williamson, Rosemary  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2020-01-09
Open Access: Yes
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Abstract: Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been harshly criticised for being on holiday in Hawaii as the catastrophic bushfires were burning Australia. Since his return, he has visited stricken communities – most recently, on Kangaroo Island yesterday. He has acknowledged the emotional toll on victims and promised practical support. But the criticism continues. Every detail of the prime minister’s performance is being scrutinised via the 24/7 news cycle and social media. There is plenty of scope for perceived missteps, and little tolerance of them.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: The Conversation, v.Politics + Society, p. 1-6
Publisher: The Conversation Media Group
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 2201-5639
Field of Research (FOR): 200101 Communication Studies
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 950204 The Media
HERDC Category Description: C3 Non-Refereed Article in a Professional Journal
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