Australia bushfires: total fire ban in NSW as heatwave temperatures forecast to soar – live | Australia news

12.17am GMT00:17 Industry groups are calling on the Victorian government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions but also to ensure a fair transition for workers in those industries. The groups include the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Victorian head of the Australian Industry Group, Investor Group on Climate Change, the Victorian Trades Hall Council, […]

New Zealand volcano disaster: recovery team unable to find last two bodies on White Island | World news

A follow-up mission to New Zealand’s White Island in a bid to retrieve the remains of those still missing after Monday’s volcanic eruption has been unsuccessful. Defence force operatives returned to Whakaari on Sunday, two days after their successful high-stakes trip to the active volcano brought back six bodies. Police understand eight people were killed […]

NSW fires: wind change fans bushfires as Sydney smoke causes hazardous air quality – live | Australia news

5.58am GMT05:58 Potential respite coming tomorrow for Sydney – but not every part of the state. Graham Creed (@WeathermanABC) Sydney Air Quality for Wednesday 11 Dec 2019 is forecast to be FAIR. Worth noting that whilst Sydney has recorded 9 days with air quality above 200 (hazardous), Port Macquarie has recorded 38 and multiple days […]

NSW and Qld fires: Sydney ringed by bushfires with two states on alert – live | Australia news

There are six fires at watch and act level in NSW this morning, four of them very close together, inland from the Central Coast. The Gospers Mountain fire has burned through more 250,700 hectares of the the Wollemi, Yengo and Dharug National Parks, and Parr State Recreation areas, and there are fears it could join […]