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Canberra’s New Year’s Eve fireworks displays have been cancelled with a total fire ban declared for the ACT until Wednesday morning. Key points: Thousands of people were expected to attend the fireworks displays at Civic Square A total fire ban is in place in the ACT until 6:00am on Wednesday Authorities are yet to decide…

Revellers leave Christmas turmoil at a Sydney coastline

Larger text size Very large text size Revellers have left large amounts of rubbish strewn across Sydney’s beaches on Christmas Day after warm temperatures drew big crowds to the water. Hundreds were at Bondi Beach on Christmas night, while images from Bronte in Sydney’s east on Wednesday night show rubbish, clothing and shopping bags left…

There was increased safety and also site visitors were re

There was heightened security and visitors were restricted in two hospital emergency rooms in Cape Breton Regional Municipality following a shooting in Sydney Mines early this morning. Cape Breton Regional Police went to a Barrington Street residence at 6 a.m. where they found two men, ages 28 and 41, suffering from gunshot wounds, according to…

Share on Reddit reddit Police pitched in with homeowners as desperate attempts were made to defend properties in NSW from a massive bushfire – but garden hoses and buckets of water were no match for the flames. As many as 20 homes in the town of Lithgow, west of Sydney, were feared destroyed by early…

Come with me to the mega-blaze, Scott Morrison, and also see what we’re up versus

On Sunday, volunteers from my own Rural Fire Service brigade faced off against 70 metre flames in the Blue Mountains. Properties were consumed by fire but thankfully no life was lost. This mega-blaze at Gospers Mountain, where I have spent several 16-hour shifts, has been raging for weeks and burned more than 380,000 hectares. There…

Terrifying video reveals threat dealt with by NSW firemans as residences shed in ‘huge blaze’

He said the dry conditions meant fires were burning ferociously even without winds. “We’re not expecting a huge amount of respite,” he said. He said efforts over the next 24 hours would concentrate on strategies to protect properties ahead of the heatwave predicted to move into the state on Wednesday. “People should be under no…

NSW fire problems to aggravate as serious heatwave readied to strike Australia

Play video The smoke haze will continue to blanket the city, with western Sydney to see the worst of it as northerly winds pushing smoke across the region. There are total fire bans for the central ranges, northern slopes and north western areas, with many regions of NSW under a ‘Very High’ fire danger. Advertisement…

NSW environment minister splits with federal Coalition to urge immediate emissions reduction, saying weather conditions are exactly what scientists warned. The New South Wales environment minister Matt Kean has split from his federal Coalition counterparts, arguing climate change is behind the bushfire crisis and calling for greater emissions reduction. Kean’s intervention piles pressure on Scott…

‘Sydney is offended’: Protesters march to demand pressing motion on local weather change

Our coverage of the bushfire crisis is free for all readers. Please consider supporting our journalism with a subscription . By Laura Chung and Matt Bungard Updated December 11, 2019 — 7.35pm first published at 5.55pm An estimated 20,000 protesters marched from Town Hall to Hyde Park on Wednesday evening, taking over George Street to…

NSW bushfires, Sydney smoke: World responds as Australia burns

Close Sydney’s skies turn orange as bushfires rage Bushfire fanned by winds joined into a single giant blaze north of Sydney late on Friday, blanketing Australia’s biggest city in hazardous smoke, turning the skies orange. Emer McCarthy reports. Climate Change The world has reacted to Australia being swallowed by flames Natalie Brown and Adrianna Zappavigna…