NSW fires: 20 structures destroyed in bushfires as Australia records hottest day ever – live | Australia news

7.33am GMT07:33 PM is ‘pretty well connected’, says Angus Taylor Angus Taylor told ABC24 he had been in touch with prime minister Scott Morrison, who is on holidays, and he is “pretty well connected about what’s gone on.” Taylor: I’m not convinced he’s having a very significant holiday right now. He’s working very hard to […]

Australia fires: helicopter crashes as 140 blazes rage in NSW and Queensland – live | Australia news

Queensland is choking on NSW’s bushfire smoke as a southerly change sweeps across the state bringing testing conditions for firefighters. The southeast corner of the state is shrouded in smoke, with the World Health Quality index showing unhealthy levels of air quality across parts of Queensland. “We have seen a southerly change move up from […]

No, koalas are not ‘functionally extinct’

Over the weekend, social media users grew alarmed over reports that koalas are now “functionally extinct” following devastating wildfires. Turns out, the iconic Australian creature is not gone anywhere. Unprecedented fires ripped through Queensland and New South Wales this month, killing six people and burning hundreds of thousands of hectares of land. Firefighters were battling […]