Current stories

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Fri, 03/08/2012
The Northern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Assessment 2012 has been released as a Bushfire CRC Fire Note.
An iPhone app is being used to help people prepare for bushfire
Wed, 01/08/2012
A team of Bushfire CRC researchers is helping residents of bushfire-prone areas prepare for a bushfire by modifying their thoughts using an iPhone application.
Bushfire reaches tertiary level
Wed, 01/08/2012
A new tertiary course for bushfire consultants based on the latest research is being developed by a consortium of university and fire industry bodies.
Fire Australia Winter 2012 cover
Wed, 01/08/2012
The Winter edition of Fire Australia is out, featuring stories on Bushfire CRC research into using an iPhone application to help those at risk of bushfire engage more actively in bushfire preparedness, as well as mapping fire severity in northern Australia and a new tertiary course on bushfire planning and management.
Dr Andrew Edwards boards the helicopter holding a spectrometer.
Wed, 01/08/2012
A Bushfire CRC researcher is changing the way the effects of bushfires are mapped in northern Australia.
Research Forum
Tue, 31/07/2012
The first day of the Bushfire CRC-AFAC conference is a dedicated Research Forum tailored for emergency management personnel who need to use new research knowledge for their daily work.
Marty Alexander
Thu, 26/07/2012
Australian fire experts discussed the science behind fire danger ratings at a Bushfire CRC seminar in June.
South Australia Minister for Emergency Services, the Hon Jennifer Rankine MP
Mon, 23/07/2012
South Australia was making its contribution to keeping communities safe from bushfire through its participation in the Bushfire CRC, according to the South Australia Minister for Emergency Services, the Hon Jennifer Rankine MP, who opened the Bushfire CRC Stakeholder Council in Adelaide on 27 June.


In the media...

The Daily Advertiser
Mon, 07/10/2013
Cowra Community News
Mon, 07/10/2013
Ararat Advertiser
Fri, 04/10/2013
The Land
Fri, 04/10/2013
Narromine News
Fri, 04/10/2013
The Adelaidean
Tue, 01/10/2013
Adelaide Advertiser
Tue, 01/10/2013
The Daily Telegraph
Tue, 01/10/2013


Posted: 10 years 1 month 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: 10 years 1 month 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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Media Releases

Tue, 10/12/2002
Federal Science Minister Peter McGauran has today announced new Commonwealth Government funding of $25 million for a Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre (CRC). Mr McGauran announced the funding while visiting the Sydney headquarters of the New South Wales Rural Fire Service.
La Trobe University scientists are playing important roles in the new Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) established to improve all aspects of preventing and fighting bushfires. The Federal Minister for Science, Peter McGauran, launched the new CRC—one of a number financed by the Federal Government to bring together researchers in many organisations working in the same field— in Melbourne on 9 December.
New Zealand is set to contribute to a major Australasian bushfire research initiative being launched today. The new Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) brings together research organisations, government agencies, and university and industry partners in a coordinated approach to bushfire research.
A controlled bushfire in Tumburumba will help the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) test a new water spray protection system designed to improve the safety of firefighters trapped in dangerous `tanker burn overs’.
Mogo trials - fence on fire
A solid steel or hardwood fence provides better protection against bushfire attack than that of treated pine or open slatted fences, according to experiments conducted by the Bushfire CRC and CSIRO.

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