Q. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements about the current bushfire season in Australia?
|NET: Agree||NET: Disagree||Strongly agree||Somewhat agree||Somewhat disagree||Strongly disagree||Unsure|
|The Prime Minister should have met with experts before the fire season to plan a coordinated response to the risk||79%||13%||57%||22%||9%||4%||8%|
|The Federal Government was underprepared for the risk of bushfires this season||78%||14%||54%||24%||9%||5%||8%|
|When there are emergencies, politicians should get out of the way and let the experts do their job||77%||7%||44%||34%||12%||4%||7%|
|The Prime Minister is right to say Australia has always had bushfires like these||42%||52%||16%||25%||25%||27%||7%|
- 78% of people agree that the Federal Government was underprepared for the risk of bushfires this season.
- Around half (52%) disagree with the Prime Minister that Australia has always had bushfires like these.
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