ONE council in a fire-prone area wants to lobby the Victorian Government to scrap the fire services levy.
THE value of unpaid labour from the Country Fire Authority's 60,000 volunteers has been calculated to be close to one billion dollars.
HOME insurers are being investigated over claims customers are being slugged 40 per cent premium increases.
TASMANIA'S summer of devastation will yield its own lessons, a veteran of South Australia's deadly Wangary blaze says.
THE Country Fire Authority's notorious Fiskville training college will get a $16.8 million clean-up.
IN an unseasonal spike, fire danger will increase across much of Victoria today, the CFA warns.
ALMOST 440 Department of Environment and Primary Industries firefighters managed 123 individual burns last week.
A REVIEW with 91 recommendations to restructure Qld's Rural Fire Service has been accepted by the state government.
RICE growers need to act responsibly in burning their crop stubbles at the end of the season.
NSW will double hazard reduction burning as part of its first 10-year plan for managing bushfires in national parks.
WIND turbines pose a challenge when fighting fires from the air, but no harder than having to work around power lines.
FARMERS fear they may get a raw deal out of the new fire services property levy.
THERE are good reasons behind changes to the State Government's fire services levy, writes Treasurer MICHAEL O'BRIEN
LANDHOLDERS affected by a planned burn that got out of control near Mirboo North a fortnight ago are calling for an independent investigation.
THIS year's hot summer created a devastating fire season with lives and homes lost in Gippsland, the alpine region and Dereel.
FIRE crews are trying to stop a small grassfire in Halls Gap from reaching state forest.
THE Tasmanian Bushfire Appeal has raised almost $8 million from public donations.
RESIDENTS have returned to Dereel after a bushfire destroyed 16 homes in their town, south of Ballarat.
AN emergency agency at the centre of Tasmania's January bushfires says there was a lack of control at evacuation sites.
POLICE believe a bushfire that burned up to 7ha of land at St Georges Basin on the NSW South Coast yesterday was deliberately lit.
THE threat from a bushfire burning on South Australia's Kangaroo Island has subsided.