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Current stories

Fri, 01/04/2011
The Bushfire CRC has published some solid, interesting fire notes recently - dont miss out.
Fri, 04/03/2011
The Governing Board of the Bushfire CRC met with researchers and agency partners in Perth in February.
Houses after Perth hills fires February 2011
Wed, 23/02/2011
Bushfire CRC researchers have begun a survey of Perth hills residents affected by recent bushfires.
Fri, 04/02/2011
The 2011 annual conference of the Bushfire CRC and AFAC is now offering two opportunities for presenters.
Wed, 02/02/2011
Convair water bombers have conducted their first test drop as part of an Australian-first trial through the Bushfire CRC to determine the aircraft’s suitability for Victorian firefighting.
New Zealand bushfire forecast release for 2010-11
Fri, 17/12/2010
Across New Zealand, significant areas have above normal fire potential for the current season.
Thu, 16/12/2010
Our New Zealand partners hosted the last Board meeting for 2010 in Christchurch in early December.
Fire Commissioner visits Dec 10
Thu, 02/12/2010
Victoria’s new Fire Services Commissioner, Craig Lapsley, has briefed Bushfire CRC staff on his role, which was created following a recommendation of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission.

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The Age
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Herald Sun
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New York Times
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Weekly Times
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Weekly Times
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ABC TV Four Corners
Tue, 13/03/2007
Sydney Morning Herald
Fri, 12/01/2007
The Australian
Mon, 08/01/2007
ABC TV Four Corners
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Posted: 4 years 5 months ago

After 11 years, we are about to enter the last month of your Bushfire CRC. It has been an incredible journey since 2003.

For me, what has stood out the most, notwithstanding the ground breaking research, is the culture change the industry has undertaken throughout this period. At the heart of this has been the close partnership between the Bushfire CRC and AFAC. The...

Posted: 4 years 5 months ago

There is only a month left of the Bushfire CRC, but there is plenty of activity going on. The Research to Drive Change series has been launched, with two successful online forums held. Keep your eyes peeled to the...

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Recent FireNotes

Fire Note 137: In the 2003 Canberra bushfires, a number of unusual fires were observed in which bushfire spread sideways in a diagonal or crosswise direction to...

Fire Note 136: This Fire Note reports in more detail on the smoke dispersion modelling work undertaken as part of the Fire Impact and Risk Evaluation...

Fire Note 135: This Fire Note details research that estimates toxic emissions commonly encountered by firefighters extinguishing fires in semi-rural communities...

Fire Note 134: This Fire Note outlines research undertaken within the bushfire-prone communities of Roleystone and Kelmscott in the Perth Hills, about 45 minutes...

Fire Note 133: The national research featured in this Fire Note investigated the community and householder characteristics that contribute to bushfire preparedness in...

Fire Note 132: Offers a new way of thinking about bushfire preparedness and its measurement.  The study defines preparedness in terms of three householder goals:  stay and defend...

Fire Note 131: In October 2013, bushfires swept across parts of New South Wales, leaving a trail of destruction and loss. The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) commissioned the...

Fire Note 130: Features the findings of four research projects on the impact of fire on water quantity and quality, as well as changing carbon stores (above and below the ground...