The ABC recently ran a Catalyst story on the fire tornado that came with the 2003 fires.
Our own ESA have kindly posted the youtube vid of the previously unknown phenomena:
On the afternoon of the 18th January, 2003, the fires that had been burning to the west of Canberra were influenced by elevated fire danger [...]
The Centenary folk have the happy news that popular demand has seen the bushfires exhibition at Mount Stromlo extended:
Past Present Future – the poignant exhibition commemorating the 10th anniversary of the 2003 ACT bushfires – has been extended until Easter Monday due to an overwhelming response from the public.
The exhibition, in the reconstructed Mount [...]
Back in autumn 2003 I went on a tour round the wineries on the eastern side of town with the other half. On that tour we bought a Gidgee Estate ‘Bush Fire Red’ made from the 2002 vintage that had been smoke damaged in its barrels in January 2003. The proceeds went to the Wamboin [...]
So as you are no doubt already thoroughly sick of hearing it’s been ten years today since the 2003 bushfires turned the sky black and rained fire on the city while our leaders dithered.
It seems everything that could possibly said has been said.
But if you’ve got a remembrance you’d like to add knock yourself [...]
[ 18 January, 2013 to 18 February, 2013. ]
With the 10th anniversary of the 2003 bushfires tomorrow there’s a lot happening on top of Mount Stromlo.
The Centenary of Canberra in 2013 coincides with the ten year anniversary of the 2003 bushfires that devastated Canberra.
Scope Mount Stromlo is hosting an exhibition from January 18 2013 that will commemorate the destruction, recovery and renewal of [...]
Fire tornados have been getting a lot of press lately as shown in the video above and yesterday’s Cracked.com.
So it’s intriguing Justice and Community Safety are trumpeting new research announcing a firenado was present during the 2003 fires in Canberra.
This prompted Government enforcer and sometime spin king Jeremy Lasek (current title: Executive Director Culture and [...]
The ABC reports that the 2003 bushfires judgment Chief Justice Higgins has been working on for the last year will no longer be needed as the plaintiffs have reached a settlement with the ACT Government.
Chief Justice Terence Higgins reserved his judgment last November, saying he would make no promise about when he would deliver [...]
Chief Minister Gallagher is asking for your thoughts on how to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 2003 fires in the centenary year:
“I visited the Bushfire Memorial in Weston Creek this morning to pay my respects to those who lost their lives and the thousands more among us who were affected in some way,” Ms [...]
We celebrate with a water-fight at 2:30 in the afternoon – when the fire came over the hill to eat us – followed by a sausage sizzle.
The buckets of water are borrowed from a Thai tradition of water-fights at New Year to spread luck around. We do it to remember how F**king lucky we [...]
The ABC brings word that QBE insurance has pulled out of the quixotic compensation suit for the 2003 bushfires currently enriching the legal profession in the Supreme Court.
QBE is the third insurer to pull out of the proceedings.
NRMA was the first to withdraw in December last year while Suncorp Metway ceased proceedings at the start [...]
Last Friday the ABC reported that the NRMA had decided to stop its class action seeking compensation from the ACT and NSW Governments for the Governments’ allegedly negligent bushfire management.
Insurance claims filed after the bushfires for property losses and other damage ran into the hundreds of millions of dollars. The NRMA had joined the class [...]