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ACT adopts national warning system for fire, natural disasters

Emergency warnings for natural disasters in the ACT have become clearer as the Territory yesterday adopted the new, nationally-consistent Australian Warning System. The new system has changed the way incidents are displayed on...

Volunteers honoured as National Museum takes in NSW SES uniform

The National Museum of Australia today took an SES uniform into its collection for the first time, while also launching a new website.

‘I feel my stomach turning’: Mental health challenges remain for bushfire-affected communities

For Long Beach resident Grace Hornby, last summer’s bushfires are never far from her mind. Evacuating over the New Year period from her NSW South Coast home with her partner and two young...

Volunteers weed for bushfire recovery

A group of local volunteers joined forces with ACT Parks in Namadgi National Park over the weekend, working to help restore the land following the Orroral Valley bushfires last summer.

ACTRFS welcomes new recruits ahead of summer

The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) has welcomed 48 new recruits ahead of summer and in preparation for the current 2020-21 bushfire season. The newest recruits have joined the ACTRFS after there was...

New laser tractor beam technology has potential to tame lightning

New tractor beam technology may allow us to control where lightning hits the ground, thereby reducing the risk of catastrophic bushfires.

Canberra urged to be flood-ready for summer

As we head into the official bushfire season, residents are also urged to prepare for the risk of floods in Canberra. The Territory has experienced higher than average rainfall, which means there...

ACT bushfire season start delayed due to rains

The ACT bushfire season will officially launch 1 November this year, a month later than the traditional start date due to recent rains.

Brumbies meet the Bemboka and Broulee locals

Tumut, Bemboka and Broulee were visited by the 2020 Australian Super Rugby champions, the Brumbies, and national online charity GIVIT last week, as they provided financial support and a morale boost for...

ANU, Optus join forces for bushfire detection

The Australian National University (ANU) has joined forces with telecommunications giant Optus to develop a bushfire detection system that could detect bushfires early and put them out “within minutes”, with a pilot...

Promises to protect students from heat, bushfire smoke

The ACT Greens have promised to protect school students from heat and smoke in the classroom during bushfire season, announcing an election commitment to make all ACT schools smoke-free, temperature controlled and...

Survey looks at health impacts of 2020 on pregnant women

The impact of the summer bushfires and COVID-19 on pregnant women and their babies will be determined by a four-part survey being conducted by The Australian National University (ANU).