Gary Morgan has spent more than 20 years in senior land and fire management roles. As Victoria’s Chief Fire Officer for public lands, for nine years, he was responsible for the management and deployment of fire suppression personnel. Since becoming CEO of the Bushfire CRC in mid-2007, Gary has worked to foster strong relationships between researchers and the industry.
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This week I am with Research Director, Richard Thornton, visiting our Bushfire CRC partners in New Zealand.
In Wellington we shared our perspectives on the current research program of the Bushfire CRC with the National Rural Fire Authority and the New Zealand Fire...
One of the key recommendations out of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission was to significantly increase the levels of prescribed burning. As we well know, prescribed burning is inherently risky and is likely to have both positive and negative effects.
A report detailing the Victorian Government's progress on implementing the 67 Bushfires Royal Commission recommendations was tabled in State Parliament this week.
Tabled by Deputy Premier and Minister for Bushfire Response Peter Ryan the Bushfires...
Next week I will be representing the Bushfire CRC at the Wildfire 2011 Conference in South Africa.
In a week that promises to be full of activities, this is an excellent opportunity to further develop...
The proposal for an Australasian Fire Research Centre has been gaining momentum in recent months, with our Governing Board focused on laying the foundation work. The idea of an Institute was raised and recommended by the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission. It...
It has been a comparatively quiet season for fire for most states so far, although even over the last week fires have been a real threat to some communities, particularly in Western Australia and Victoria.
And yet what we learnt from the Black Saturday fires of two...
This year the Bushfire CRC was in the unique position of having the completion of one suite of research projects overlapping with the beginning of another - while the momentum was building for a more longer-term, broader-based research agenda.
November was another busy month with the Bushfire CRC with important meetings for the Governing Board, Stakeholder Council, and the Research Advisory Forum. Amidst all this activity we finalised our new website.
An important outcome of the meetings was a change to...
Bushfire CRC partners may have noted that the Attorney General released an important Ministerial Statement to the House of Representatives this week – The Commonwealth Response to the final report of the Victorian Bushfire Royal Commission.
The final report of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission contains much discussion on the nature of bushfire research, past, present and future.
The Bushfire CRC Research Taskforce...
A package of collaborative research proposals is being developed as a result of the Fire in the Interface research symposium with 40 invited Australian, New Zealand and United States researchers in Melbourne...
This month, more than 40 invited Australian and United States researchers will gather in Melbourne and Canberra for a Research Symposium – Fire in the Interface. The event is being organised by the...
The 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission is in its final weeks of public hearings with several Bushfire CRC members providing evidence.
Since providing a comprehensive report of the...
Next month - Stakeholder Council
Next month’s Stakeholder Council is an important milestone in the history of the Bushfire CRC as it marks the final such meeting of the successful seven year research program as well...
- New directions
- Black Saturday community survey
- Protecting firefighters - online resource
- DC-10 trial in the air
- Demand for annual report