NSW’s peak body for councils has welcomed $250 million in State and Commonwealth government funding to help local communities left reeling from the economic devastation of last summer’s bushfires.
While the National Party demands that no effective legislation is brought in to protect koalas and their habitat there is a significant risk that both State and Commonwealth legal obligations will be contravened if post fire logging continues under existing agreements.
As NSW again approaches bushfire season, many have vivid recollections, and others are still grappling with the devastation from the 2019/20 summer bushfire carnage
An RFS spokesman said that a house was destroyed by fire in Mooball yesterday. The Duranbah bushfire has covered 294 ha and is being controlled by local crews with support from the air.
The Public Service Association says that any increase in hazard reduction or land clearing targets, must be managed by a paid and permanent workforce.
Community groups that are looking to help support people and communities recovering from the recent swathe of crisis that have confronted Australian’s can now apply for grants through the Northern Rivers Community Foundation.
Police say a third person has been charged following an investigation into bushfire-related fraud on the state’s South Coast.
Though winter is upon us, the tragedy of the summer fire season is still in the air. Today community leaders and many experts will join together for a national summit to looks at how we can do things better.
As logging resumes following the recent devastating fires, calls are increasing for protection of Nambucca State Forest as one of ‘the last areas of unburnt forests on the state’s north coast’.
As the government talks about getting the economy going by proposing the removal of regulations on development, subsidising gas and reducing environmental requirements for coal seam gas development the Rainforest 4 Foundation is taking the opposite approach.
A bright spark after the recent tragic fires in Rappville, residents and visitors will be given a special welcome with new town signs installed at key entry points across the village.
After this season's fire catastrophe, we can't help but know that all firefighters are heores, but on the fourth of May each year, the annual Firefighter's Awards are given to outstanding firefighters
With Australia dealing with one disaster after another of biblical proportions, one group of people believe that the power to change the course of the future lies in the hands of a government department.
Council’s planning process is under the spotlight after staff again recommended approval of a contentious dual occupancy development application (DA) in a high fire danger area in Main Arm.
There is good news for wildlife as WIRES and Landcare Australia join forces in $1million post-bushfire wildlife habitat regeneration.
Lismore Councillors are calling on both state and federal governments for support as the community and Council’s workforce suffer disaster fatigue.
It has just been announced that Waangenga Blanco, ex Bangarra dancer and choreographer, will be performing a visually spectacular Ochre Dance at this Sunday's SOS Oz bush dance and fundraiser for wildlife.
Vision and stories of the devastation the summer bushfires have had on our wildlife have left an indelible mark on our hearts and minds.
While flood warnings are currently being issued for the norther rivers it is vital to remember that significant habitat for many animals has been burnt across the state and in north-east NSW. North East Forest. Alliance (NEFA) is calling on... Read More →
Eleanor Ashworth, Lennox Head With the tragic bush fire events and the unfolding ecological disaster I hope climate change deniers can finally lose the cuddly rug of denial and face up and stand up to the reality and consequences of anthropogenic... Read More →
The Tree Faerie took a photo of Felicity Cahill in the ruins of the bush near her house and has had the image printed on to canvas as an auction item to raise funds for the Northern Rivers RFS and fire-affected wildlife.
Farmers, forests and climate change: The way that humans use and change the land and its vegetation can have a profound effect on the climate, and can either counteract or exacerbate climate change.
As one of many bushfire refugees in Australia and beyond this year, I was faced with that classic question – what do I take and what can be left behind?
The Tweed Shire Council says NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) requested the road's closure to stop people entering Wollumbin National Park.
Attendance figures at this year's Mullumbimby Show were only slightly less than last year's, despite the bushfire dangers in nearby Huonbrook and Upper Wilsons Creek, cancelled fireworks on Saturday night and the smoke haze blanketing the region.