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Jazz for Kangaroo Island bushfire appeal

 

 

Local jazz musicians Peter (pictured) and Nicola Gilham will play, together with three other musicians to raise funds for the Kangaroo Island Bushfire Appeal, supporting the work of the Bush Church Aid Society.

Epistle from the inferno

 

 

It has been a long and harrowing relly run for Deb Clarke and me this summer, dodging bushfires and following dying relatives, writes CHARLIE CARTER.

Bushfires: Government by reports

 

 

One minister, Eva Lawler, releases a three-year bushfire volunteer strategy while her front bench colleague, Lauren Moss, is still waiting for the evaluation of the 17-day January blaze which devastated half of the West MacDonnells. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Alice excluded from national water bomber deal

 

Three small fixed-wing aircraft and one helicopter are standing by at Batchelor for use as water bombers during the fire season but there are none in Alice Springs. PHOTOS: The devastation at Ormiston Gorge after January's 17 day blaze in the West MacDonnells. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Fire threat: Where are the big water bombers?

With half of the West MacDonnell National Park burnt in the 17 days long January blaze, and a potentially catastrophic bushfire summer staring us in the face, the government is still not moving to bring large water bombers to The Centre, as national debate about them is gathering momentum. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Our bushfire fighting: Up in the air?

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Water bombers, the big ones carrying more than 15 tonnes of fire fighting fluid, were used in the Tasmanian bushfires but were not available to the fire fighters battling in the West Macs under horrendous conditions in January. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Prosecute firebugs, say cattlemen

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Dob them in, say pastoralists, and they also call for action on lack of fire management on non-pastoral leases: "There is no point us doing what we can but our neighbours aren’t," writes Ashley Manicaros, CEO of the NT Cattlemen’s Association.

Home from the fire front

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Alice Springs fire chief helped fighting the worst blaze in the history of Canada's British Columbia. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

Public, new investigators to target arsonists

 

 

 

A burnt match, a footprint, a tyre tread will be the kind of forensic items arson investigators will be looking for, says Dave Letheby District Fire Officer Southern Region. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

PHOTO at right: Hazard abatement burning shown to Alice Springs media this week.

Volunteers to investigate arson

Fire authorities will be training unpaid volunteers to become arson investigators after last year 41% of the NT was burned, an area twice the size of Tasmania. Firebugs were to blame for up 80% of the blazes. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Fire fighters demonstrating hazard abatement to media this afternoon.

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