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Latest news: Bushfires

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.

Widespread heightened summer bushfire risk: report

Large areas of every state have been placed on notice of heightened risk over summer, with the release of the Seasonal Bushfire Outlook for 2023.

ACT Government: Canberra is prepared for summer bushfires

The EPSDD 2023-24 Bushfire Operations Plan describes preparedness and prevention activities across ACT parks and reserves for the next year.

Canberra Liberals: Is the ACT prepared for bushfires?

James Milligan MLA is concerned the ACT is not prepared for the 2023-24 bushfire season, and wants the Namadgi fire trail network restored.

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.

NSW firefighters on high alert as hot weather raises threat

A bushfire that broke containment lines in northern NSW has been controlled as firefighters tackle dozens of blazes ahead of predicted hot weather.

Fears hot, windy conditions will worsen NSW bushfires

People on the NSW mid-north coast are being urged to remain vigilant as strong winds and high temperatures threaten to intensify major fires burning in the region.

Is your home safe? Insurance loopholes and challenges to avoid this bushfire season

As Australians prepare for the upcoming bushfire season, what do policyholders need to know? 

Man dead as bushfire scorches NSW mid-north coast

The body of a man has been found at a property near Kempsey on the NSW mid-north coast, after a bushfire swept through the area.

Houses lost due to bushfire on NSW south coast

Fire assessment crews are preparing to confirm how many homes have been lost after a dangerous blaze faced towns on the NSW South Coast.

Nervous night for NSW coastal towns amid looming fire

A forecast cool change should weaken a dangerous fire front looming over NSW coastal towns but could turn towards tourists in Bermagui, authorities warn.

Cooler weather brings relief as fire crews battle blazes

Fire crews hope better conditions will allow them to get on top of dozens of uncontrolled blazes after days of sweltering weather across NSW.

Crews battle 68 spring bushfires as NSW swelters

More than 600 firefighters are battling 68 fires across NSW as the state seeks cool relief from a spring heatwave.

ANU researchers reveal mental health impacts of bushfires

ANU experts say we must rethink how we measure the impact that bushfires have on our mental health and wellbeing.

ANU: Australian police must prepare for bushfires

As Australia enters another El Nino cycle, police must prepare for more frequent and severe bushfires, ANU researchers argue. 

New law makes ACT clubs refuges during bushfires

ClubsACT welcomes transparency but fears overregulation may discourage participation in providing community support in emergencies.