An Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report has shown a short-term increase in respiratory issues from the 2019/2020 bushfires.
A Senate Estimates Committee has heard the National Bushfire Recovery Agency was not consulted on eligibility requirements for a recent bushfire recovery package that excluded Queanbeyan, Braidwood and several other affected communities.
The ACT Government will invest an initial $1.37 million as part of a long-term bushfire recovery plan for Namadgi National Park and Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve.
Future commitment to volunteer firefighters, protection of whole farmland, and bans on residential development in high risk bushfire zones were some suggestions put forward yesterday at the review of the 2019-20 ACT bushfire season.
Home insurance affordability is a key concern ahead of the next bushfire season, a Senate Finance Committee has heard.
Three leading animal welfare organisations have called on Australian governments to increase legal protections for koalas Australia-wide, following horrific bushfires that wiped out a quarter of their habitat in NSW alone. WWF...