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Newsletter No. 7 (MSWord.doc)

LESSONS FROM CANBERRA
The ACT Coroner said it was a miracle more people were not killed in the devastating 2003 Canberra bushfires and cited inadequate planning and an unwillingness to aggressively fight smaller outbreaks as contributing factors....more

Previous Newsletters

Newsletter No. 6 (100Kb pdf)

THE FERAL FIRES RETURN
A review of the 2006 fire season asking why mistakes made in 2003 were repeated in 2006? Sadly, no lessons were learned from the 2003 debacle.

Newsletter No. 5 (95Kb pdf)
MORE FUEL REDUCTION BURNING
MUST BE DONE!
The President of Forest Fire Victoria Athol Hodgson gives a graphic reminder of the need for adequate fuel reduction in forests
Newsletter No. 4 (131Kb pdf)
THE FACTS BEHIND THE FIRE
A scientific and technical review of the little known facts surrounding the 2003 Bushfires.  Now available to download - FREE!!!
Newsletter No. 3  (52Kb pdf)
FARMERS TO SUE GOVERNMENT OVER BUSHFIRE DAMAGE
The VFF is compiling a list of names to join a class action for compensation over Victoria's 2003 bushfires, which destroyed more than 1 million hectares of land.
Newsletter No. 2  (131Kb pdf)
THE TRAGEDY OF THE 2003 ALPINE BUSHFIRE MUST NEVER BE REPEATED. THIS WAS A "FERAL FIRE"
The 2003 alpine fire caused massive, irreversible environmental damage to forest in the iconic ‘Man from Snowy River” country. More than half of the alpine forest area was burnt intensely enough to kill the trees, leaving the soil open to erosion.
Newsletter No. 1 (415Kb pdf)
WE MUST TALK SERIOUSLY ABOUT NATURAL HERITAGE
An enquiry should examine the management and preservation of Victoria's forests, writes Tony Cutcliffe in "The Age"
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