September 16, 2014 5
Although the state government has implemented most of the recommendations of the Bushfires Royal Commission, there is still important work to do, writes Crikey intern Andrei Ghoukassian.
February 11, 2014
What's the lead on a big news day? ... Bushfires and news website paywalls ... Schapelle Corby the "marijuana queen" ...
August 21, 2013 5
Rupert Murdoch dances with a robot, for real ... inside WikiLeaks preference fiasco ... Vic fire levy concern ...
September 5, 2011 7
It is insulting for those who are on the front line and surviving extreme weather events, to pretend that their resilience is all that’s required and she’ll be right mate, writes John Connor, CEO of The Climate Institute
August 3, 2010 2
The Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission recommendations were released to a predicable media reception. Using the fear of fire many politicians, journalists and others seek to make themselves popular by backing the clearing of bush -- without justification, writes Lionel Elmore.
March 11, 2010 6
A Royal Commission should not only be informed by popularist sentiment, but also factual information from non-partisan sources, says Lionel Elmore. Some views are being silenced.
February 19, 2010 8
I wondered how long it would take Andrew Bolt to use the tragedy of Black Saturday to try and bash his perceived political enemies, and only a few weeks after the one-year anniversary of February 7th, he thinks he can get away with it with his typing in today’s Hun. Now, we know many words […]
December 8, 2009
The need for health services after a bushfire is not just a short-term issue, writes Croakey. As we learnt from the Vic bushfires, health services need long term extra support to deal with such a disaster.
October 21, 2009
Australian-born journalist Christine Kenneally explains the aftermath of the Black Saturday bushfires to the The New Yorker, comparing the different tactics and challenges of Australian and American firefighters.
August 26, 2009 1
Fairfax media does performance reviews, further troubles for Qantas and which towns are listed as high risk for the upcoming Victorian bushfire season?