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Current Newsletter for Forest Fire Victoria

OUR THIRTEEN DEMANDS OF GOVERNMENT

On behalf of the community who have suffered the ravages of bushfires and significant property losses, and the public lands that have been decimated by high intensity fire, we demand changes to Victorian fire management to ensure that this horrendous devastation will never be repeated.

Newsletter No. 6

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

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

THE FACTS BEHIND THE FIRE

A scientific and technical review of the little known facts surrounding the 2003 Bushfires. Now available to download for free.

Newsletter No. 3

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

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

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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