He said his government accepted that climate change was leading to longer, hotter and drier summers, despite junior government lawmaker George Christensen posting on social media over the weekend that the cause of the latest fires was arson rather than man-made climate change.
He was deeply critical of Morrison's response to the bushfires, calling it mere "lip service" and slamming the leader's response to public criticism.
Three large fires merged at the borders of the neighbouring states of New South Wales and Victoria to form a "mega fire" that has already reached more than 600,000 hectares.
Authorities in Australia on Friday urged a quarter of a million people in Victoria to leave their homes amid erratic winds and soaring temperatures, even as there was welcome rain in some parts affected by the fires.
In the community of Cobargo in New South Wales, one lady required a lot more sources for the fire solution, while others called Mr Morrison an "idiot" and also stated "you won't be getting any votes down here".
The protesters held placards saying "We deserve more than your negligence", "This is ecosystem collapse" and "We can not breathe", referring to the wild fire smoke that has engulfed both cities.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday conceded that his handling of the country's bushfire crisis could have been better, adding that he will propose a review of the government's response to the crisis.
Acknowledging the pressure fire services were facing, Mr Morrison said there was a "new appetite" for the government to take a more direct role in responding to the disaster.
Measures include on-the-ground counselling and support in affected areas, more Medicare and tele-health consultations, expansion of local headspace services for young people, trauma care for first responders and their families, and grants for grassroots community events.
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McConnell, indeed, had told Republicans during a private lunch Thursday to expect the impeachment trial to begin next week. The Senate has been in waiting mode as it can't formally begin its trial until the impeachment articles are transmitted.
"We want to reduce emissions and do the best job we possibly can and get better and better at it", he said.
But in the interview, the PM defended his government's approach, which he said took into account the effect of climate change on the bushfires.
While battling the blazes, volunteer firefighting veteran Mick Stain found some moth larvae, or "witchetty grubs", and turned them into what's known in Australia as bush tucker by roasting them directly on the fire's burning coals.
Australia experienced its driest and hottest year on record in 2019, with its highest average maximum temperature of 41.9 C recorded in mid-December.
A wallaby eats a carrot after NSW's National Parks and Wildlife Service staff air-dropped them in wildfire-stricken areas around Wollemi and Yengo National Parks, New South Wales, Australia, on January 11, 2020. It forecast a hit of 0.2 per cent to 0.5 per cent on gross domestic product.
The milder conditions are expected to last around a week, giving firefighters time to try to get the fires under control.
Fires have devastated Australia since September.
The fires have emitted 400 megatons of carbon dioxide and produced harmful pollutants, the European Union's Copernicus monitoring program said.