Bushfires

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Wildfires
NARROWER TERMS

Indigenous expertise is reducing bushfires in northern Australia. It’s time to consider similar approaches for other disasters

This article explores how blending modern scientific knowledge with traditional Indigenous land management practices can reduce bushfire risk.
Article

Unwelcoming and reluctant to help: bushfire recovery hasn’t considered Aboriginal culture — but things are finally starting to change

This article explores how First Nations methodologies can be applied in disaster affected Indigenous communities.
Report

Smokescreen: the rhetoric and reality of federal bushfire recovery funding

This report examines the allocation and distribution of federal funds from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020, following the bushfire crisis of 2019-2020. While large pledges were made by the Morisson Government to support families and businesses, much of the funding appears to be...
Report

Safeguarding Australia's wildlife

This report presents the results of a qualitative study undertaken by BG Economics into the rescue and care of wildlife by organisations and individuals in the Black Summer bushfires.
Report

Australian bushfires 2019–20: exploring the short-term health impacts

The 2019–20 bushfire season saw unprecedented fires sweep across Australia with a massive impact on many communities, devastating the natural environment and compromising air quality. This report examines a range of health data sources to assess the short-term health impacts of the bushfires, including emergency...
Position paper

A national approach to national disasters

The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements concluded that the Commonwealth Government has the power to, and should, play a greater role in relation to natural disasters on a national scale. This document outlines how the government intends to respond.
Report

Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements: report

This report focuses on broader questions of national arrangements and responsibilities, in relation to all phases of natural disasters – before, during and after. This inquiry required the Commission to consider whether these existing arrangements are as effective as they can be in a future...
Report

The 2019-2020 Australian bushfires: from temporary evacuation to longer-term displacement

This report presents the first comprehensive figures and analysis of the patterns of displacement associated with the 2019-2020 bushfire season.
Report

Reducing bushfire risks

As the devastating 2019–20 bushfire season showed, all Victorians are at risk from bushfires. This audit was conducted to examine if the responsible state agencies are effectively working together to reduce Victoria’s bushfire risk.
Report

Measuring the economic impact of early bushfire detection

The fires that occurred over the 2019/20 Australian summer were unprecedented in scale and had a devastating impact on large parts of the country. This paper estimates the economic costs of bushfires between 2020 and 2049, and the potential reduction in these costs from investments...