‘Shame on you’: Bushfire victim heckles politicians in act of desperation

A bushfire victim yelled "shame" at federal Labor leader Anthony Albanese as he left a press conference in northern NSW on Tuesday.

People standing behind Mr Albanese were holding climate protest signs as the Opposition Leader said the unfolding bushfire emergency wasn't the time for party politics.

“I believe climate change is real, we know that bushfires are coming earlier, we know they’re more intense. That is what was predicted, and we see that happening,” he said.

Ginger O'Brien told Lismore MP Janell Saffin her whole life was at the centre of the bushfires. Source: AAP

“But I don’t think it’s a time to be engaged in party politics.”

Following the press conference in Nimbin, a woman screamed at the Opposition Leader as he walked away.

"Shame on you. Your house is not burning. My house is burning down. What are you doing? Nothing. You're laughing. You're playing with fire," Ginger O'Brien yelled at Mr Albanese on Tuesday. 

Lismore MP Janelle Saffin tried to reason with the local but a distressed Ms O’Brien said there needed to be more money to support the firefighters.

“My friends are out there,” she said.

“My whole life is out there.”

Ginger O'Brien accuses Member for Lismore Janell Saffin of doing nothing. Source: AAP

Prime Minister heckled over climate change

On Sunday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison was also heckled by a climate change protester during a bushfire briefing.

“Climate change is real, can’t you see,” the man yelled before being escorted from the building.

Mr Morrison wouldn't be drawn on climate change when quizzed about it during the media conference.

"I'm focused on the needs of the people in this room today, as is the premier, the needs of resourcing firefighters and to ensure they have everything they need to keep those firefighters safe and to protect as many properties as we can," he replied.

A fire rages in Bobin, 350km north of Sydney. Source: Getty

However, Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack attacked Greens MP Adam Bandt for comments he had made on Saturday when he said the prime minister bore some responsibility for the bushfires because of what he perceived as a lack of climate change policy.

"Comments coming from a little Melbourne apartment from a little individual with a little mind should not be accepted or tolerated at this time," Mr McCormack told reporters.

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