Current stories

Cara Lord - student
Thu, 02/06/2011
PhD student Cara Lord has had an article based on her Honours thesis accepted for publication in an international journal.
Fire Australia Autumn 2011 edition
Mon, 16/05/2011
The Autumn issue of Fire Australia features special reports on floods and fire services, following the cyclones and floods that affected many parts of Australia during summer.
Bushfire Science public event in Stawell - John Schauble
Wed, 04/05/2011
Bushfire CRC research went public in the western districts of Victoria.
Launch of 2011 conference in Sydney - Minister Gallacher
Thu, 28/04/2011
The Sydney City historic fire station No 1 was a fitting venue to launch the AFAC and Bushfire CRC annual conference that will be held in Sydney later this year, themed around ‘New World, New Thinking’.
Phil Zylstra
Tue, 05/04/2011
Three more students have submitted their PhD thesis in recent weeks, with more to come soon.
Mon, 04/04/2011
Summer was a comparatively quiet season for fire for most states, although late in the piece fires became a real threat to some communities, particularly in Western Australia and Victoria.
Mon, 04/04/2011
New Bushfire CRC research is helping incident management teams improve firefighting performance by looking at how firefighters communicate during fires and how they plan for possible worst-case scenarios during an incident.
Mon, 04/04/2011
Fire agency workers can better understand their local communities’ perceptions, beliefs and needs with a handy guide – Know Your Patch to Grow Your Patch – produced by Bushfire CRC researcher Dr Alison Cottrell.


In the media...

Responding to Climate Change
Fri, 03/01/2014
Canberra Times
Sat, 21/12/2013
ABC 774 Melbourne
Sat, 14/12/2013
Yahoo News
Wed, 04/12/2013
Milton Ulladulla Times
Tue, 03/12/2013
The Weekly Times
Tue, 03/12/2013
Mon, 02/12/2013
South Coast Register
Fri, 29/11/2013
Sydney Morning Herald
Sun, 13/10/2013


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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