Bushfire research meets Government

Canberra visit with MPs 2011

Bushfire research featured as part of a display of all Cooperative Research Centre research at Parliament House this month.

The Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Senator Kim Carr, hosted a science meets the Parliament function to coincide with National Science Week in mid-August.

Many of Australia's Cooperative Research Centres took the opportunity to set up a display of research outputs and attend a function in Parliament House. All Senators and MPs were invited to the function.

The Bushfire CRC arranged for Neil Cooper, ACT-based firefighter, land manager and Bushfire CRC Lead-End User, to attend to provide a first hand account of research into practice. Neil caught the attention of all attendees in his Bushfire CRC protective fire clothing - including, pictured here, Greens MP Adam Bandt and the CEO of the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council, Naomi Brown.

Bushfire CRC research into arson, prescribed burning, aerial suppression and community understanding was on display along with all our Pocket Guides for fire and land managers, which are available for industry from across Australasia and internationally.


Release date

Wed, 17/08/2011