Storms wreak damage but bushfires ‘far from over’

Storms have brought heavy rain to fire-hit regions of eastern Australia – but authorities warn the nation’s bushfire crisis is still “far from over”. More than 80 blazes were still burning across New South Wales (NSW) and Victoria on Monday, despite downpours. Melbourne and Canberra have been hit by heavy[Read More…]

A timeline of the ring of fire around NSW, Victoria and the ACT

The fire area across southern NSW, northern and eastern Victoria and the ACT is now approaching a combined 4 million hectares, with widespread damage forming a ring of fire around Mount Kosciuszko and its national parkland.   Protesters accused the government of ignoring the science of climate change.CREDIT:WOLTER PEETERS It’s[Read More…]

Karl Stefanovic praises Tony Abbott’s bushfire efforts

Today host Karl Stefanovic is the latest person to praise former prime minister Tony Abbott on his firefighting effortsFormer prime minister Tony Abbott has once again been praised for lending a hand during Australia’s bushfire crisis, this time by Today show host Karl Stefanovic. Stefanovic, who made his long-awaited return[Read More…]

Australia fires: Emergency workers say worst yet to come

Australians are bracing for a dangerous and unpredictable night as bushfires are expected to worsen.New South Wales (NSW) fire commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons has warned of “volatile” conditions that could intensify the fires. Hundreds of fires burned on Saturday, damaging power lines and cutting out electricity in thousands of homes. Since[Read More…]