The bushfire smoke had a devastating impact on air quality and likely killed more than four times as many people as Covid has to date.
This is one of the many stories in this weeks news roiundup.
We wait until next week for the outcome of the Celeste Barber case in the NSW Supreme Court to determine what will happen with the $51 million raised for the RFS.
We also sadly report on the death from Covid19 of the french Mayor of Villiers-Bretonneaux who raised so much money for our bushfire victims.
Plus all the other news from around the state and more.
Roger Underwood opined in Quadrant Online that the outcomes from the NSW Bushfire Enquiry could be expected to be delivered on true “Yes Minister” lines.
We shouldn’t expect the NSW Enquiry to seriously criticise the performance of its own government. The Royal Commission may produice a better result.
Were our recent bushfires the equivalent of an ice age? What does this mean for Australia and the rest of the world? Will the after-effects have a prolonged impact on our future?
Nightline’s Philip Clark in conversation with Stephen Pyne, Emeritus Professor at Arizona State University, specializing in environmental history, the history of exploration, and especially the history of fire. Also the author of Burning Bush: A Fire History of Australia.