IN FOCUS: AUSTRALIA’S BUSHFIRES

Australia's Bushfires

This Australian bushfire season has taken an unprecedented toll. With thousands of homes destroyed, more than six million hectares of land burnt, hundreds of millions of native animals lost, and dozens of fatalities, the Australian people are calling for policy action.

In the face of disaster, misinformation can move quickly, and solutions can be hard to come by. As part of bringing you relevant, fact-based, policy-focused debate on all important issues, Policy Forum is launching a special In Focus section: Australia’s Bushfires. Unpacking the causes and implications of the crisis, our authors will reflect on all that has happened and what policymakers must do next.

Readers, we encourage you to join the discussion, and we hope that it can provide some of the policy answers the country needs.

Essentials:

Podcasts:

Managing bushfires (part one)

Managing bushfires (part two)

Articles:

The health impact of bushfires and preparing for future crises

Live blog: Bushfire analysis and opinion

Changing fire policy for the Good Earth

IN FOCUS: AUSTRALIA’S BUSHFIRES

 
  smoldering bushland

Live blog: Bushfire analysis and opinion

Angus Blackman

Environment & energy | Australia

 

This live blog has now finished. For more on Australia's bushfires, visit our In Focus section.

In the face of disaster, misinformation can move quickly, and solutions can be hard to come by. As part of our mission to bring you relevant, fact-based, policy-focused debate on crucial issues, over the coming weeks Policy Forum will cover analysis and opinion on Australia’s bushfires.

Don’t miss a beat right here. If you see any analysis and opinion you think we should cover, reach out directly to me at angus.blackman@anu.edu.au. You can also join the conversation on social media via @APPSPolicyForum on Twitter or in our Policy Forum Pod Facebook group.

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