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Justin Leonard

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20 Dec 2016

On Christmas Day 2015, the weather conditions around southern coastal Victoria weren’t particularly notable. There had been a long dry spell, and a total fire ban had been forecast, but otherwise there was little to forewarn of what was to come.

That day, a bushfire swept through the...

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19 Oct 2016

The Christmas Day 2015 bushfire in Wye River and Separation Creek reminds us that the Australian landscape while breathtakingly beautiful, is also prone to bush fires that can have devastating consequences for the environment, communities and individuals.

The landscape scale bushfire risk...