Australia’s ‘Deadliest Natural Hazard’: What’s Your Heatwave Plan?

Heatwaves are Australia’s deadliest natural hazard, but a recent survey has found that many vulnerable people do not have plans to cope with extreme heat. Working with the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre and the Bureau of Meteorology, my colleagues and…

Bushfire buffer zones needed in WA

Bushfire buffer zones: A plan to place buffer zones between urban areas and the bush needs to be funded by the state government, according to a volunteer firefighting association. John Iffla, spokesperson for the Emergency Services Volunteer Association said he…