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Stench of smoke, haze blankets Melbourne as bushfires rage on

Loading “Actually in the Melbourne area at the moment, there’s quite a strong smell even in the office here,” Mr Efron said. Smoke from the East Gippsland fires was being dragged down over Bass Strait before a south-easterly wind pulls the smoke back up into Melbourne, Mr Efron said. “The …

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Bushfires take a devastating toll on Kangaroo Island’s unique wildlife

They also have left people scrambling to help the animals that have survived. “Caring for all these animals is quite amazing,” said Sam Mitchell, co-owner of the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park. “However, we are seeing a lot that are too far gone. We are seeing kangaroos and koalas with their …

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Stop the climate spin before it spins right out of orbit

The same day Morrison posted his video, Coalition MP Tim Wilson tweeted: “2019 saw our government launch and continue 790 practical emissions reduction projects. We continue to grow our investments in emissions reduction here and abroad. We’re getting emissions down – all without any new taxes.” Twitter rounded on Wilson, …

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We’ll need stimulus: East Gippsland counts the cost of the fires

“We’ve heard of circumstances where farms have lost all outbuildings, pasture feed, livestock and fencing.” He said East Gippsland was facing a long and tough recovery. “When lights and sirens disappear people tend to forget about recovery. Recovery is a marathon. It will be up to a year if not …

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Miguel and Myf head into the jungle in I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here

And now they brought out the big guns: Charlotte Crosby! You know! Charlotte Crosby! You’ve all heard of her, right? She’s from Geordie Shore, which is the English version of Jersey Shore, which is…a show. Charlotte quickly distinguished herself by becoming the first cast member to say the title of …

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More than just a drink with jam and bread

Richard Murnane of Hornsby wrote in from Bega on Friday, where he was using his skills as an amateur radio operator to help the local RFS with radio communications on the weekend. “I’m hoping our luck (C8) doesn’t run out. Why does it run anyway? Can’t it just chill out …

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Man ‘assisting police’ with drive-by shooting investigation after cars found

At least three vehicles were thought to have been involved, and police thought they were likely to have attracted the attention of the public due to the manner in which they were being driven in and around the Burpengary East estate. Images were released of the vehicles, believed to be …

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Victory romp to easy win over struggling Jets

Toivonen was missing through suspension and the fragile Hoogland was absent through yet another injury, one which will keep him out for at least a month. But their absence was never a factor as Victory outclassed Merrick’s men all over the pitch. In the groove: Midfield dynamo Elvis Kamsoba takes …

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Victoria bushfires live: ‘Still dangerous’ – Emergency chief warns of continuing risk

Thanks for joining us for today’s blog, on a day that has provided some temporary relief from hot and windy weather for much of the state.  As of 8.45pm, there are two emergency warnings active, both in the far east of the state in the Wingan River and Chandlers Creek …

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