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Australia needs 'fast-attack strategies' to stop megafires forming, bushfire experts say

Source(s):  Guardian, the (UK)

By Graham Readfearn and Calla Wahlquist

Exclusive: group of former fire and emergency services leaders tell bushfire royal commission rapid detection technologies are vital

Australia should deploy new “fast-attack strategies” to combat bushfires and stop small remote blazes turning into unstoppable mega fires, a group of 33 former fire and emergency services leaders have said.

In a submission to the bushfires royal commission, the group said climate change was increasing the risk of extreme bushfire seasons.


The submission from emergency leaders for climate action, seen by Guardian Australia, includes 33 recommendations to the royal commission.


The royal commission is considering recommending Australia be granted the ability to declare a national state of emergency, and released an issues paper this month calling for advice from constitutional law experts.


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  • Publication date 12 May 2020

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