MEDIA RELEASE – 21 June 2020

Where to Now for the Bushfire Inquiries?

The catastrophic bushfires of 2019/20 in eastern Australia are likely to be repeated with greater severity, as south-east Australia becomes hotter and drier, and dynamic fire propagation becomes more frequent. The various Bushfire Inquiries will, no doubt, recommend changes to fire-fighting, fuel reduction and building practices which have, in the past, been based on common steady-state forest fire behaviour. When bushfires become powerful enough to generate their own weather systems, however, little can be done to stop them.