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Task Force researchers in Strathewen
Fri, 05/10/2012
Fire Note 98 is a summary of the final report from the project: Decision making under stress: understanding community members survival-related decision making in bushfire.
The 12th IWF Safety Summit takes place in Sydney on 25-26 October
Thu, 20/09/2012
Bushfire CRC researchers will be presenting at the 12th International Wildland Fire Safety Summit in Sydney on 25-26 October.
The Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service won the research utilisation award
Tue, 18/09/2012
In a week of highlights, the Research Forum, Student Showcase and research utilisation award were proud moments for the Bushfire CRC at our joint annual conference with AFAC in Perth in late August.
Research shows that Australian EM policy suffers from a lack clear objectives
Fri, 14/09/2012
Fire Note 97 reports on research that shows that Australian emergency management policy suffers from a lack of clear objectives or measures of success.
A prescribed burn in Victoria's Otway Ranges
Mon, 10/09/2012
The latest Bushfire CRC Fire Note examines the effect of prescribed burning on forest carbon and greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere.
Southern Australian Seasonal Bushfire Assessment 2012-13
Tue, 28/08/2012
Large areas of southern Australia, from the east coast to the west coast, face above average fire potential for the 2012-13 fire season, despite the extensive fires in some parts of the country over the last 12 months.
The Bushfire CRC and AFAC contingent in France
Mon, 13/08/2012
Research using a 3D fire suppression simulator was undertaken when representatives from the Bushfire CRC recently travelled to France as part of a study tour to exchange best practices in fire response.
Mon, 13/08/2012
The future of fire research was discussed at the June meeting of the Standing Council for Police and Emergency Management (SCPEM).

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Newcastle Star
Mon, 30/09/2013
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Fri, 27/09/2013
The Young Witness
Fri, 27/09/2013
SBS
Fri, 27/09/2013
Asia Pacifc Fire
Mon, 23/09/2013
Indymedia
Fri, 20/09/2013
ABC 612 Brisbane
Thu, 19/09/2013
ABC 612 Brisbane
Thu, 19/09/2013
Wyndham Weekly
Wed, 18/09/2013
Melton and Moorabool Weekly
Wed, 18/09/2013
ABC 720 Perth
Tue, 17/09/2013
insurancenews.com.au
Mon, 16/09/2013
The Age
Sat, 14/09/2013
The Standard
Sat, 14/09/2013
Green Left Weekly
Sat, 14/09/2013
Posted: 7 weeks 5 days 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: 7 weeks 5 days 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...

Nathan Maddock
Communications Officer Bushfire CRC

Media Releases

Fri, 17/06/2005
“You look after country, and the country will look after you,” says Violet Lawson, a traditional owner from Kakadu National Park. Violet and her family are combining traditional ecological knowledge with western science to manage Boggy Plain, a Ramsar-listed wetland on the South Alligator River floodplain in Kakadu. This project is the first of its kind in Australia.
Thu, 24/02/2005
The NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) has announced that Trundle will be the first town in NSW to receive the Western Region Community Survey that is being completed by the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre at La Trobe University.
Tue, 08/02/2005
Bushfires are notoriously unpredictable - but Australian scientists are starting to come up with reliable tools for predicting fire behaviour which may save lives and help to limit damage.
Mon, 17/01/2005
Some of Australia’s leading bushfire scientists have arrived on the Eyre Peninsula to study last week’s tragic blaze. Their main focus is on fire behaviour, property damage and the contentious ‘stay or go’ issue. They will also produce a post-fire report which may be used in the ongoing investigation into the cause and ferocity of the fire.
Sun, 12/12/2004
The Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) has released the most comprehensive review ever undertaken into bushfire arson, as Australia faces its peak risk period for bushfires, the Minister for Justice and Customs, Senator Chris Ellison said today.
Wed, 10/11/2004
New Federal funding of $4.05M will flow to the Bushfire CRC over the next three years as part of the Federal Government’s initial response to national bushfire inquiries. The funds are being provided for the CRC to undertake research on fire effects in alpine areas and to increase communication with communities in areas affected by the fires of recent years.

Recent FireNotes

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Fire note 128: This research provides a broad conceptual framework to understand and progress the principle of shared responsibility in risk and disaster management.

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Fire Note 127: Understanding how a bushfire progresses from ignition to conflagration is essential to planning effective suppression strategies and issuing public warnings...

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Fire Note 126: An alternative approach to evaluating building vulnerability has been developed using a dynamic bushfire simulator. The approach creates sets of fire predictions,...

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Fire Note 125: Addressing the impacts of climate and global change on fire regimes is one of the most important strategic issues confronting bushfire managers in Australia. This...

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Fire Note 124: Fire managers have to face a multitude of competing priorities when considering how to reduce losses from future fires. With limited funds, an increasing population...

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Fire Note 123: This research developed models that predict the number and probability of human- caused bushfires per day in south west Western Australia from bushfire incident...

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Fire Note 122: This completed PhD research examined the role that warning fatigue plays in the risk perceptions, warning response and decision-making processes of people living in...

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Fire Note 121: This pilot research project applied the process of ‘place mapping’, a new approach for fire and land management agencies, to gain a better understanding...