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Latest news: Black Summer

Coroner heeds lessons from deadly Black Summer infernos

An inquest into the Black Summer bushfires will not 'lay blame' over the deaths of 25 people when it delivers it's findings this week.

Biodiversity can rebound after bushfires, but recovery lags in the most severely burnt areas

Extreme fires drove biodiversity declines despite overall resilience after the 2019-2020 Black Summer bushfire season in NSW, a new study suggests.

Link between Black Summer bushfires and years of floods

Heavy rainfall and widespread flooding across Australia's east coast from 2020 to 2022 was exacerbated by the Black Summer bushfires, a new study has found.

Inquiry into Orroral Valley bushfire delayed again

A coronial inquiry into one of the devastating Black Summer bushfires has been postponed again to accommodate some participants' changed availability.

Tears flow as US crew killed in NSW Black Summer fires remembered

The families of the US firefighters killed during the Black Summer fires have remembered them as dedicated servicemen and loving dads, uncles and husbands.

Fire pilot went to ‘go take a look’ on fatal last shift near Cooma

Two long-time US military aviators had just started aerial firefighting while their experienced pilot was flying his final shift when their plane crashed fighting the Black Summer bushfires.

Take 5 with Nick Schuller, coming to Canberra Comedy Festival

Now Melbourne-based comedian Nick Schuller returns to Canberra, his old stomping ground with debut stand-up show Fire Brand at the Canberra Comedy Festival 17 March.

John Barilaro’s office denied bushfire funds in Labor seats

The NSW Auditor‑General's report on bushfire recovery grants has found John Barilaro's office excluded Labor electorates from urgent funding.

Black Summer bushfires in 2019 warmed sky like volcano

The Black Summer bushfires caused the largest stratospheric warming since the 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines, new research suggests.

Indigenous Australians more impacted by Black Summer fires: ANU

Indigenous Australians suffered worse impacts from the Black Summer bushfires due to inappropriate planning and unsuitable interventions by authorities during the crisis, researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) argue. 

Agriculture billions lost in Black Summer bushfires

A new report has laid bare the billions of dollars worth of damage to Australian agriculture during the Black Summer bushfires.