The Coronial Inquiry into the 2003 Canberra bushfires ended with an application for disqualification of Coroner Doogan. A decision from the Supreme Court of the ACT is expected some time soon.
Last month, perhaps in frustration with the ACT Government’s perceived interference with the Coronial inquiry, sixty-two victims of the January 2003 bushfires brought a class action against the ACT, NSW and Commonwealth Goverments for damages, accusing the governments of negligence.
A summary of this action, written by the ACT government solicitor, can be found here, Download file .
Today I was sent information about a new website for volunteer fire fighters,
There are several other websites, borne of frustration with government’s approach to controlled burning and hazard reduction including,
I am keen to collect links to bushfire sites. I know there is a site maintained by retired WA foresters, but can’t find a link to it through google or on my computer.
UPDATE 4TH AUGUST
This WA bushfire site just brought to my attention: http://www.bushfirefront.com.au/