5 Feb 2020

Coronavirus quarantine, climate risks, Canberra fire, Barnaby's not back

From Nine To Noon, 9:45 am on 5 February 2020

Australia correspondent Karen Middleton joins Kathryn to talk about Australia's response to coronavirus and concerns about the impact on the tertiary sector.

There's a rift within the government over climate change, as Canberra faced its first emergency declaration in 17 years over two fires burning in the southern suburbs.

Former deputy PM Barnaby Joyce failed in a snap bid to unseat his successor Michael McCormack as leader of the Nationals, and the Greens leader Richard Di Natale is quitting to spend time with his family.

Bushfires burn near the town of Bumbalong south of Canberra on February 1, 2020.

Photo: AFP