The Bushfire Mitigation Measures Bill 2020 – What does it mean for you?

The Bushfire Mitigation Measures Bill 2020 – What does it mean for you? The State Government has released the Bushfire Mitigation Measures Bill 2020 for public consultation. The Bill has potentially wide-ranging implications on the use and management of both public and private land. The School of Law and the Fire Centre at the University […]

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Bushfire Catastrophe: What Now?

This seminar was filmed in Sydney Opera House on Sunday 16th February 2020. Session 1 Relief & Response. Session 2 Future Thinking. Watch the broadcast of the seminar here (link to YouTube). From relief and recovery to long-term solutions It’s been a devastating summer, and none of us have been left unaffected. Homes, lives, livelihoods, wildlife […]

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Citizen Science Bushfire Response Project Audit

Citizen Science Bushfire Response Project Audit The unprecedented continental scale of the current Australian bushfires is devastating. They have led to the loss of lives, homes, habitats and biodiversity on a huge scale. In this time of extreme loss, we are buoyed by the amazing response of individuals and communities in this time of crisis.  […]

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AirRater is now available to users in all states across Australia

In the current bushfire and air quality crisis, AirRater has been made available to users in all states across Australia. This has increased our user base to over 50,000. From the feedback we have received, AirRater has been able to assist many people with planning their activities and managing their health. Please find our just […]

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A crisis of underinsurance threatens to scar rural Australia permanently

Written by Chloe Lucas, Christine Eriksen and David Bowman. Australia is in the midst of a bushfire crisis that will affect local communities for years, if not permanently, due to a national crisis of underinsurance. Already more than 1,500 homes have been destroyed – with months still to go in the bushfire season. Compare this to […]

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How should we manage bushfires into the future?

Two radio interviews from Dec 2019 are posted here. How should we manage bushfires into the future? Listen here. With bushfires burning across Australia since early spring, the current fire season is re-defining the way Australians think about wildfire. As forests and landscapes burn where they’ve never burnt in European memory, the role of climate […]

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