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The findings of Australia’s most extensive study to date of the behaviour of high-intensity bushfires in eucalypt forests – Project Vesta – provide valuable new tools and information for fire managers across Australia.
With 1325 delegates from 26 countries, and a trade exhibition of 110 stands, the joint Bushfire CRC and AFAC/International Fire Chiefs’ Association of Asia (IFCAA) Conference 2006 in Melbourne in August has been hailed as an event which exceeded all expectations.
Bushfire fatalities have long been a major concern for fire agencies and it has been the death of people in vehicles that has come under particular attention in recent years.
Fuel assessment and fire behaviour prediction training has been carried out with fire and land management agencies across Australia in recent months under the roll out of Project Vesta.

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Asa Wahlquist, The Australian
Tue, 10/02/2009
Lindsey Arkley, Contributor
Tue, 10/02/2009
Debra Jopson and David Rood
Tue, 10/02/2009
Science Online's Dani Cooper
Tue, 10/02/2009
Patrick Barta and Rachel Pannett
Tue, 10/02/2009
Jonathan Pearlman
Mon, 09/02/2009
Ben Eltham
Mon, 09/02/2009
A question of balance
Thu, 29/01/2009
The Age
Thu, 29/01/2009
The Australian
Tue, 02/09/2008
Los Angeles Times
Fri, 01/08/2008
The Australian
Wed, 20/02/2008
Courier Mail
Wed, 09/01/2008

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Posted: 5 years 4 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: 5 years 4 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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