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RIOT ACT!: More than 400 deaths, 4,400 hospitalisations linked to bushfire smoke effects

A summer marked by hazardous air quality and bushfire smoke may have cost 31 Canberrans their lives, according to a new study published in the Medical Journal of Australia. The study did not analyse pre-existing conditions [...]

Statement by Member for Roe, Mr Peter Rundle MLA: Stirling Range National Park Bushfires

The Statement below was read into Parliament today by the Member for Roe, Mr Peter Rundle MLA. BUSHFIRES — STIRLING RANGE NATIONAL PARK On Boxing Day last year, a fire was sparked by lightening in [...]

Mirage News: Emergency chiefs take national bushfire and climate change summit online due to COVID-19

Emergency chiefs take national bushfire and climate change summit online due to COVID-19 AS THE COVID-19 pandemic worsens, Emergency Leaders for Climate Action (ELCA) has decided to postpone its planned National Bushfire Emergency Summit event [...]

The Strategist: What has Australia learned from the coronavirus and bushfire crises?

Australian governments at all levels have learned a lot between the onset of the bushfire season and the first stages of the novel coronavirus pandemic. There’s a clear understanding that national crises require coherent national [...]

The Australian: Daniel Andrews throws spanner into bushfire royal commission

‘Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews’s spokesman said: “We continue to consider Victoria’s involvement in the federal bushfire royal commission’. The Victorian government is withholding support for Scott Morrison’s black summer bushfire royal commission, threatening [...]

Glen Innes Examiner: Premature promises left bushfire victims distressed, charity leader tells inquiry

Premature government announcements of financial support drove "anxiety" and even mental illness, a charity leader told a bushfire inquiry this week. St Vincent de Paul's regional president Kerry Muir said some non-government "agencies" even refused [...]

QoN: Peter Rundle to the Emergency Services Minister Hon Fran Logan MLA re 4.4 Broadacre Appliance tender

The following Question On Notice was asked by the Member for Roe, Mr Peter Rundle MLA and answered in Parliament today by the Emergency Services Minister Hon Fran Logan MLA. 4.4 BROADACRE FIRE TRUCK — [...]

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