Topic archives: forest fires

Where there’s smoke there’s ire: investigating Indo’s forest haze

Where there’s smoke there’s ire: investigating Indo’s forest haze

July 3, 2013 1

Indonesian forest fires have enraged neighbouring Singapore and Malaysia, who have been blanketed in smoke. Jakarta-based researcher on forest governance Tessa Toumbourou asks who's to blame.

Bushfire battler story is more complex than it looks

March 23, 2009 4

Greg Sheridan’s piece in the most recent Weekend Australian exemplifies how problematic the unquestioning rehashing of items in the news cycle can be, writes Eleri Harris.

DNA testing is dragging out the agony for fire victims

March 13, 2009 1

It would seem that there are a lot of families suffering unnecessarily in the service of the (remote) possibility of making one mistake, writes Lynette Turney.

When journalists become victims

March 12, 2009

Perhaps journalists might be more ready to listen to and learn from colleagues who’ve been to the other side, writes Melissa Sweet.

Andrew Forrest visits Kinglake

March 11, 2009 8

"We don't want the talk, we want your money": Kinglake residents meet with Australia's wealthiest man.

Fuel reduction burns made no difference on Black Saturday

March 10, 2009 12

Fuel reduction burns do have their place but on "Black Saturday" they made no difference to the outcome, writes Simon Birrell.

Insurance industry uses dubious fire stats to get its own way

March 4, 2009 8

The misleading use of figures by the Insurance Council is primarily driven by their ongoing campaign against the fire services levy in place in Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania, write Denis Nelthorpe and Fiona Guthrie.

How Qantas benefits from your bushfire generosity

March 3, 2009 10

The devil is in the details of the Qantas frequent flier point bushfire appeal, writes Ben Sandilands.

Victorian bushfires: Australian spirit present

March 2, 2009

I was also in Marysville that Saturday afternoon. How different my impressions were to Peter Chamber's, writes Julie Bell.

Yellow ribbons and buckets of coins

March 2, 2009 2

A pall hung over the classroom that first week as our charges came to terms with the fact that there is more to existence than MSN and Facebook, writes Trevor Diogenes.