Great to see more indigenous burning taking place and people taking pride in what they are doing.
Koala lovers will find two good news stories.
These are two of a number of stories from around the state in this weeks roundup.
After the horrific summer of bushfires, there was a surge of interest in cultural burning, the way Indigenous Australians managed the land with fire for tens of thousands of years before colonisation. Now in the middle of winter, Indigenous groups around the country are doing what they can to reduce fuel loads and heal country, before summer comes around again.
Andrew Constance has warned his own government has not done enough to protect NSW from another devastating firestorm.
“The community will not be interested in arguments between green and brown on this, they just want survival,” Mr Constance told The Daily Telegraph in an interview.
NSW Parliamentary Commitee recommends the establishment of a Rural Fire Service Volunteers Benevolent Fund, administered cooperatively by the NSW Rural Fire Service, the Volunteer Fire Fighters Association and the Rural Fire Service Association.
This is one of a number of interesting stories in this week’s News Roundup.
The Daily Telegraph reported that firefighters in one of the Australia’s most bushfire-prone areas have revealed how they were left facing seven major bushfire emergencies with broken equipment, barely enough food and without their main tanker.
Quite a varied lot of stories this week but my favourite was the one about the Cooma Monaro fire trucks. About Regional published a small gallery of some great archival pics.
And in case you missed the news, Rob Rogers appointment has been made permanent.