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Land and Forest Fire Management in Victoria Remains a Burning Issue. Are you ready to be shocked? The authors, Barrie Dexter, Leon Bren, Tony Manderson, Phil Cheney and Rod Incoll have more than 250 years of combined bushfire experience and have prepared this document in the public interest.

Forest Fire Victoria: Submission to Review of Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act, (650 Kb pdf)

Can forestry manage bushfires in future? (913Kb pdf)
Eminent fire researcher Phil Cheney convincingly argues that forestry has abandoned fire management; and the results will help to perpetuate the myth of megafires. In the Australian Forestry Journal Guest Editorial, March 2008


What went wrong in 2003, 2005, and WHY? (520Kb pdf)
Athol Hodgson in the 2006 Wettenhall address, gives a detailed, reasoned showing argument what is wrong with forest fire management in Victoria and how to fix it


The Facts Behind The Fire (2.49Mb pdf)
In this penetrating and detailed 173 page review the 2003 wildfires are placed in a factual, historical, perspective by Barrie Dexter and Athol Hodgson

Decline of eucalypt forests as a consequence of unnatural fire regimes (89Kb pdf)
Vic Jurskis of NSW State Forests proposes that a more realistic approach to ecology can provide solutions, but these are politically difficult


Asset protection in a fire prone environment (52Kb pdf)
Fire and Biodiversity: The Effects and Effectiveness of Fire Management, by Rod Incoll (Proc. Biodiversity Conference)


Fire management in Australia – Lessons of 200 years (118Kb pdf)
The perception that prescribed burning is a serious environmental threat appears to be based on a misunderstanding. Changes to are suggested to encourage environmentally sensitive fire management – Jurskis et al

Our Submission to the IGEM's Inquiry into the 2019-20 Victorian Fire Season

FFVInc. Submission Fire Season 2019-20.pdf (1.5Mb pdf)
The main submission document – 66 pages


Appendix 1 (1.5Mb pdf)
Forest fire management in Victoria – Inquiries, Reports and Reviews 1939-2016


Appendix 2 (507Kb pdf)
A brief description of key government agencies’ commitment to forest fire management and related matters.


Appendix 3 (link to document)
The Mt Buffalo fire – Bulletin 26


Appendix 4 (169Kb pdf)
Sherellye Holster – Cann River 18 January 2020 – Where do I begin?

Appendix 5 (148Kb pdf)
IGEM Reviews and Fire attack


Appendix 6 (222Kb pdf)
How can we protect people from bushfires?



Appendix 7 (86Kb pdf)
Proposed amendments to the Forest Act


Appendix 8 (2.6Mb pdf)
Extract from What is the true cost of Forest Fire Management?


Appendix 9 (196Kb pdf)
Request for audit, AVGO November 2017

Useful Links

Australasian Fire Authorities Council

Bushfire Front, Western Australia

Bushfire behaviour

Coroner’s Report, Canberra fireseport

Fire meters

Forests Commission Victoria – Overview and history

The 2009 Bushfires Royal Commission Final Report

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