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Is my hometown doomed to burn?

Is my hometown doomed to burn?

People stayed after Ash Wednesday because they thought it was the worst of the worst. They left because Black Saturday showed them it wasn't.

Chloe Hooper goes inside the beast of Black Saturday

Chloe Hooper goes inside the beast of Black Saturday

The latest account of the Churchill fire complex and the man who started it is lyrical, assiduous and ultimately elusive.

Five years on from Black Saturday, Victoria drags its feet on bushfire protection

Five years on from Black Saturday, Victoria drags its feet on bushfire protection

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.

The age of consent: journalists’ ethics in natural disasters

The age of consent: journalists’ ethics in natural disasters

Do journalists need consent from people before interviewing them or taking an image of them? Dr Denis Muller at The Citizen draws on research in the aftermath of Black Saturday to map out a workable ethical standard.

Govt bushfire buyback scheme attracts fewer victims

Govt bushfire buyback scheme attracts fewer victims

There were 190 applications from Black Saturday bushfire victims for the state government to buy back their properties, writes Aliyah Stotyn, a journalism student at Swinburne University.

It’s official: Australia is the No.1 place to be

It’s official: Australia is the No.1 place to be

While nobody was noticing, late last year Australia pipped Norway to achieve the highest standard of living in the world.

Tracking the Black Saturday bushfires — at the source of ignition

Tracking the Black Saturday bushfires — at the source of ignition

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.

Some questions for Emergency Services Commissioner Bruce Esplin

Some questions for Emergency Services Commissioner Bruce Esplin

Tomorrow, Emergency Services Commissioner Bruce Esplin will face the Black Saturday Royal Commission -- but is the Commission ready to ask him the tough questions? asks Tess Lawrence.

Rees retired for a reason but Nixon got nixed

Rees retired for a reason but Nixon got nixed

Departed fire chief Russell Rees got a dignified farewell and positive media coverage, the exact opposite coverage that Christine Nixon -- who had a far lesser role in operations -- did. Why? asks Jane Cowan.

Christine Nixon: another fat sheila, another lame jibe

Christine Nixon: another fat sheila, another lame jibe

Whatever Christine Nixon has done in public life -- being Police Commissioner, going to dinner on Black Saturday, running the Black Saturday recovery -- she'll always cop the fat sheila abuse. It's the way we treat all overweight women, writes Claire Harvey.