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?
August 18, 2009
The Royal Commission into the Black Saturday fires has recommended keeping the 'stay or go' bushfire policy, but its emphasis has been changed -- more personal responsibility on those who choose to stay, writes The Age.
July 17, 2009 5
Victorian conservation groups have hit back at claims greenies and National Parks are culpable for the severity of the Black Saturday bushfires, blaming logging companies.
June 4, 2009 2
Emotive public opinion is no replacement for careful evaluation -- especially given the risks and costs involved, writes Lionel Elmore.
April 24, 2009
A private research body charged by the Bushfire Royal Commission with investigating the Black Saturday tragedy is struggling with an historica legacy of underfunding.
April 23, 2009
The Commission should revise its format now, or we may need another inquiry down the track, writes Frank Campbell.
April 23, 2009
Victorian Premier John Brumby has been scorched by the royal comission he set up into the Black Saturday bushfires.
April 21, 2009
Victoria's bushfire Royal Commission has begun, as the state is wreathed in the smoke of 27 official fires. What gives, asks Lionel Elmore.
April 21, 2009
The truckloads of goodwill in the wake of Black Saturday appear to have produced a logistical nightmare.
April 20, 2009
If nothing else, last week confirmed that as a nation we still have some sort of complex about boat people.
April 17, 2009
Will politicians and shockjocks now start whispering about how country Victorians started the bushfire disaster themselves?