The Black Summer bushfires (2019‑20) were one of the most extreme fire seasons on record. 34 people died, tens of thousands of people were displaced, more than 10 million hectares were burnt and more than one billion animals were killed. Three years on, Rhianna Patrick and a panel of experts investigate how Country is recovering, what has been learnt since this major natural disaster and what could cultural burning offer in reducing future fire threats.
Rhianna Patrick is a freelance Torres Strait Islander journalist, broadcaster and audio content creator with 25 years’ experience.View Profile
Noel Butler is an Indigenous Elder, Conservationist, Educator and Sustainability Advocate. Noel is a Budawang Elder of the Yuin Nation on the South Coast of NSW. He has been working...View Profile
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