Unpacking the Bushfire Royal Commission report for local governments

Unpacking the Bushfire Royal Commission report for local governments

The Bushfire Royal Commission report has now been tabled in Parliament by the Federal Government. It unequivocally acknowledges what the Emergency Leaders for Climate Action (ELCA) and numerous other bushfire inquiries this year have already stated: climate change...
Mayors call for support for communities choked by smoke

Mayors call for support for communities choked by smoke

19 DECEMBER 2019 MAYORS CALL FOR SUPPORT FOR COMMUNITIES CHOKED BY SMOKE MAYORS OF NEW SOUTH WALES’ smoke-shrouded communities have called for guidance and support from State and Federal Governments to keep communities safe during unprecedented air pollution caused by...
Mayors on the bushfire battleground make climate call

Mayors on the bushfire battleground make climate call

MAYORS OF FIRE-STRICKEN AREAS have signed a statement calling on the Australian Government to acknowledge the link between climate change and the catastrophic fire conditions facing New South Wales and Queensland this week. Eleven mayors, including the leaders of...
Climate change bushfire risk: 60 councils attend forum

Climate change bushfire risk: 60 councils attend forum

The Daily Telegraph | Central Coast Advocate | February 19, 2019   Fire seasons are getting longer and hotter, and it’s time for everybody to pull their weight. That is the message from former NSW Fire & Rescue Commissioner and Climate Councillor Greg...
Our Future: cause of heightened fire risk is now obvious

Our Future: cause of heightened fire risk is now obvious

Blue Mountains Gazette | February 11, 2019   No one is more aware of bushfire risks than people who live in the Blue Mountains. Our home, just outside Sydney, is surrounded by beautiful, World-Heritage listed forests – and due to climate change, each...