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India has lost almost 100 people in the weekend's earthquake, with the government focusing relief efforts on helping devastated Nepal and its own poorest states. Alys Francis, freelance journalist in India, reports.
Foreign Policy looks at the five hot seismic hot spots where the world's next big quake could hit, including Turkey, Nepal, and -- gulp -- Australia.
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.
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.
Black Saturday’s firestorm generated a propaganda wordstorm. Ideology masqueraded as analysis. Each faction claimed to speak for the dead but spruiked their own agenda, writes Frank Campbell.
I was also in Marysville that Saturday afternoon. How different my impressions were to Peter Chamber's, writes Julie Bell.