Fires and Burning

Union alert: disastrous blazes almost every year

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

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A FIREFIGHTERS' union has called on the Federal Government to take urgent action against climate change, saying that current policy on greenhouse gas emissions would lead to disasters on the scale of the Victorian fires almost every year.

Bushfire burnoff goal 'needs review'

Sunday, July 1, 2012

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Former Victorian Police Commissioner Neil Comrie

Former Victorian Police Commissioner Neil Comrie giving evidence at the Bushfires Royal Commission. Photo: John Woudstra

THE man charged with monitoring the state government's response to the Black Saturday royal commission says a target to burn 5 per cent of Victoria's public land every year to ease bushfire risk must be reconsidered.