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Bushfires, buffel, bombers and La Niña

By ERWIN CHLANDA The impending bushfire season will be less dangerous because of the drought but fuel – mostly buffel, which in South Australia is...

This report has been censored by the NT Government

By ERWIN CHLANDA We had published here a report following an interview with Senior Fire Management Officer Lee Gleeson, on a matter of the highest...

West MacDonnell park: Life returns after the firestorm

By ERWIN CHLANDA A bushfire tore through the West MacDonnells, star attraction of the new campaign to revive the local travel industry, burning about half...

Bush clinic and ambulance burned, man arrested

19-year-old in police custody.

Chance for NT Government to get cracking on fires

Feds present opportunity for the Gunner Government to start meaningful action in bushfire prevention and fighting. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTOS: The Staircase to Heaven near Standley Chasm, before and after the January 2019 blaze in the West MacDonnell National Park.

Fire, climate change: Where are our leaders?

Increasing climate change disaster is becoming ever more obvious:  Do our political leaders have the required social nous to act sensibly?  Aye, that’s the rub; and our disquiet, writes Dennis Nicholls of Scullin, ACT.

Increased fire prepared? Not the NT Government.

 

 

Use of big water bombers still ruled out and the review of how the 17 day blaze in the West MacDonnells was handled last January is still not public. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Park fire protection: new management plan doesn't spell it out

New plan SM“Prescribed burning plays an important role and is used to keep ecosystems healthy, aid traditional hunting and protect the country from damaging hot wildfire," says the new West MacDonnell management plan. But it doesn't say how. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

West MacDonnells blaze: sorrow and questions

2602 West Macs fire staircase 15 before SM2602 West Macs fire staircase 4 after SM"An inch of rain and we'll be right again," said a man in Ormiston Gorge on Sunday where people had been evacuated and assets saved at the last moment from the firestorm last month. But Dr Fiona Walsh, who's lived and worked in The Centre as a desert ecologist for 25 years, has a more concerned take on the disaster. Meanwhile the government is continuing to withhold information about the fire management plan for the park, and the funding for work that could have contained the blaze. PHOTOS: The Staircase to Heaven, before and after the blaze. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

West Macs fire mitigation critically inadequate: Scientist

 

 

Fire mapping in 2018 indicates only one or two areas of prescribed burning during the cool months last year, insufficient to prevent the catastrophic bushfire which has swept through most of the West MacDonnell National Park last month, says the CDU's Andrew Edwards. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Photo: Fire in Ormiston Gorge.

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