Category Archives: forest science

Fire management: too important for party politics

Bushfire mitigation strategies need broad community support, not political posturing. [7 January 2014 | Peter Boyer] With a coolish, dampish December in Tasmania and a forecast wetter-than-average summer in the south, it doesn’t seem the time to think about bushfire. … Continue reading

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One-party government is no longer the rule

Tough times call for more sensible politics, but it’s hard for some to break old habits. [31 December 2013 | Peter Boyer] In the cauldron of politics, good policy gets pushed to the side. Important issues like climate and refugees … Continue reading

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Climate change: the wildfire issue that won’t go away

Tony Abbott’s denial of a link between wildfires and climate change undermines preparation for future fire emergencies. [29 October 2013 | Peter Boyer] Tony Abbott has done a fair bit around bushfires. As a volunteer on a rural fire brigade … Continue reading

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