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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...

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...

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...

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).

Satellite images reveal Black Summer bushfire damage

Satellite imagery released following the 2019-20 Black Summer bushfire season shows the full extent of devastating damage through NSW and could be the key to mitigating future fire risk.

Floods, drought, bushfires and pandemics – who helps the helpers?

Regional manager of the national charity GIVIT, Caroline Odgers, is on her way to the NSW village of Braidwood, fresh from a week off work, her first since she became...

Research to assist koala recovery after fire

Koalas have been thrust into the spotlight recently following the devastation of the Black Summer bushfires and reports they may become extinct in NSW by 2050.

ANU seeks authors for kids’ bushfire health resource

The Australian National University (ANU) is calling for parents, carers and teachers to share their experiences of the ‘black summer’ bushfires to help produce a children’s book about bushfire smoke...

How fashion stitched together a community

Saloon Design House, on Braidwood’s main street, has become a part of the fabric of the country town’s community. Owned by Jane Magnus and Dena Pharaoh, Saloon...

More of Namadgi National Park reopened to public

Parts of Namadgi National Park are now welcoming visitors once again, following the devastating Orroral Valley bushfires which burnt more than 80% of the area.

ABC cuts could be a key issue in Eden-Monaro by-election

A snapshot of the Eden-Monaro electorate by independent activist group GetUp has found many voters in the upcoming by-election believe the ABC is critical to the community.

New deal to make ACT firefighters the best trained in Australia

Canberra will receive an additional 99 firefighters over the next four years to meet the needs of the growing city.