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Understanding the Role of a Fire Safety Advisor

A fire safety advisor is a person responsible for creating plans and strategies for the safety of a house, business, organization, or community. Fire...

From Kangaroo Island to Mallacoota, citizen scientists proved vital to Australia’s bushfire recovery

Picture: David Crosling/AAP Following the Black Summer bushfires of 2019-20, many people throughout Australia, and across the world, wanted to know how they could...

Summer bushfires: how are the plant and animal survivors 6 months on? We mapped their recovery

State Government of Victoria/Agriculture, Water and the Environment Australia roared into 2020 as a land on fire. The human and property loss was staggering,...

Our field cameras melted in the bushfires. When we opened them, the results were startling

Picture: Taronga Zoo This article is a preview of Flora, Fauna, Fire, a multimedia project launching on Monday July 13. The project tracks the...

Australia, it’s time to talk about our water emergency

Dean Lewins/AAP The last bushfire season showed Australians they can no longer pretend climate change will not affect them. But there’s another climate change influence...

There are 10 catastrophic threats facing humans right now, and coronavirus is only one of them

Picture: DAN HIMBRECHTS/AAP Four months in, this year has already been a remarkable showcase for existential and catastrophic risk. A severe drought, devastating bushfires, hazardous smoke, towns running...

A major scorecard gives the health of Australia’s environment less than 1 out of 10

Image: Dave Hunt/AAP 2019 was the year Australians confronted the fact that a healthy environment is more than just a pretty waterfall in a national...

Logging is due to start in fire-ravaged forests this week. It’s the last thing our wildlife needs

Picture: Sean Davey/AAP New South Wales’ Forestry Corporation will this week start “selective timber harvesting” from two state forests ravaged by bushfire on the state’s south coast. The...

Buzz off honey industry, our national parks shouldn’t be milked for money

Picture: James Dorey, Author provided (No reuse) Among the vast number of native species damaged by the recent bushfire crisis, we must not forget native pollinators. These animals,...

The burn legacy: why the science on hazard reduction is contested

Jason Edwards/PR handout image When it comes to reducing the extent of bushfires, scientists disagree on the best way to do it. Hazard-reduction burning (also...
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I was in crisis and Support Act were there for me

My name is Geraldine and I'm a singer - songwriter. I decided to reach out to Support Act after a colleague who knew I...

Greater South East Melbourne Jobs and Skills Roadmap launch in Canberra

Greater South East Melbourne (GSEM) is Wednesday (26 June) launching the GSEM Jobs and Skills Roadmap at Parliament House in Canberra. Senior government and senior opposition figures...

Mick Pacholli

Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.