Bushfires

Alternate Term Label:
Wildfires
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Report

Australian bushfire and climate plan

This strategy document provides a broad plan and practical ideas for governments, fire and land management agencies and communities to help us mitigate and adapt to worsening fire conditions. The plan’s 165 recommendations include many measures that can be implemented right now, to ensure communities...
Conference paper

New bushfire threats to peri-urban areas from climate change: challenges for land use planning

Illustrating the trend to increasing vulnerability, this paper examines two case studies, South Eastern Australia and California USA, examines the potential effectiveness of land use planning as a means of reducing bushfire risk and argues the need for anticipatory planning to prevent an expansion of...
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Have more than a billion animals perished nationwide this bushfire season? Here are the facts

An ecology expert from the University of Sydney says the fires burning across Australia have killed more than 800 million mammals, birds and reptiles, and claims that the total is probably "over a billion".
Fact sheet

Fact Check Fact File: Some Coalition MPs say that arson is mostly to blame for the bushfire crisis. Here are the facts

Social media is rife with claims that unprecedented levels of arson, not climate change, is the main cause of this season's bushfires. But what does the data show?
Report

Everyday humanitarianism during the 2019/2020 Australian bushfire crisis

The specific purpose of this rapid scoping project is to identify, describe and, where possible, map the location of the humanitarian behaviours enacted by individuals and community groups in response to the bushfire crisis. This focus of this study is on the activities and initiatives...
Working paper

Aboriginal peoples and the response to the 2019-2020 bushfires

This paper presents some initial information about the Aboriginal population that has been affected by the 2019–2020 bushfires.
Report

Summer of crisis

This report outlines the first comprehensive overview of the devastating climate impacts Australians experienced this summer. It focuses on New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, because the effects of the bushfires were most severe in these areas. It is acknowledged that the bushfires...
Guide

2019–20 bushfires: quick guide

This guide provides a short overview of the 2019-20 fire season in Victoria, as well as the government response to date.
Commentary

Bushfires won’t change climate policy overnight. But Morrison can shift the Coalition without losing face

There is an obvious point upon which the LNP, Labor and Greens might agree to move policy forward: the national 'cap and trade' emissions trading system proposed by John Howard in 2007.
Report

Beyond bushfires: community resilience and recovery - final report

This study was conducted to examine the impacts of the Black Saturday and related bushfires of February 2009 on community members’ physical and mental health and wellbeing. The research also aimed to build understanding of the interplay between individual, social and community-level recovery. The six...