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.
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.
We start this weeks news with some fireworks from Paris. After all it is Bastille Day!
We look at backpackers helping BlazeAid, threatened wallabies surviving the fires, and examine the potential for further fire this coming summer. These and other stories from around the state are featured in our weekly news roundup.
This week the VFFA gives further evidence to the Royal Commission and we feature the story of Glen Alice RFS Captain Tim Frew and his crew who worked for 79 days straight on the Gospers Mountain Fire. Plus all the other news from around the traps.