Original article by Natasha Robinson, Adeshola Ore, Greg Brown
The Australian – Page: 1 & 5 : 23-Dec-19
Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the federal government will develop a national plan to prevent a repeat of the devastating bushfire season of 2019. Some 789 homes have been lost in New South Wales so far in the bushfire season, with Premier Gladys Berejiklian stating that the town of Balmoral has been largely destroyed in one of the latest fires. A bushfire has also destroyed 72 homes at Cudlee Creek in South Australia’s Adelaide Hills, with a 69-year-old man dying in the blaze. More than 200 fires are still burning across Australia, and NSW Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons has warned that no significant rainfall has been forecast in the near-term.
AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET, NEW SOUTH WALES. DEPT OF PREMIER AND CABINET, NEW SOUTH WALES RURAL FIRE SERVICE