More hazard-reduction burns not the answer, experts warn

Original article by Mike Foley
The Sydney Morning Herald – Page: Online : 7-Jan-20

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the issue of hazard management in national parks will be on the agenda for the next Council of Australian Governments meeting in March. Morrison has called for more emphasis on hazard-reduction burns in response to the bushfire crisis. Associate Professor Philip Zylstra from the University of Wollongong argues that more prescribed burning has been undertaken in the last decade than in many years. He adds that a large increase in hazard reduction burns would heighten fire risks and affect air quality in cities and towns during the winter months.

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AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET, COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENTS, UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG

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