Australia: Victoria – Bushfire Crisis


With major bushfires burning around the country – Western Australia, South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria especially – conditions are expected to worsen before they get better. Australia is in the grip of a major heatwave with temperatures well into the forties and approaching the fifty degrees celsius mark in many areas. It has been this way for weeks in Outback Australia and is expected to continue for some time.

Australian Politics: 20 August 2013


Australia: Victoria – Political Crisis in Government


The link below is to an article covering the resignation of Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu and the crisis in Victoria’s government.

For more visit:
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/state-politics/baillieu-government-in-crisis-talks-after-mp-geoff-shaw-quits-liberal-party/story-e6frgczx-1226591459409

Australia: Catastrophic Bushfire Conditions Generate Massive Bushfire Across the South East


South-Eastern Australia is in the grip of a heatwave with temperatures threatening the record books. Temperatures across the country are reaching between 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) and 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit), with the hottest recorded temperatures in many centres threatened, as well as the highest temperature every recorded in Australia.

For more on the fires visit:
Battlefront NSW: State on bushfire red alert | News.com.au.

Australia: Earthquake Reports – Moe in Victoria


Earthquake Centred Near Moe 120km to the East South-East Of Melbourne

The links below are to articles reporting on the latest on Victoria’s 5.3 magnitude earthquake.

For more visit:
http://www.skynews.com.au/topstories/article.aspx?id=762736
http://www.peninsulaweekly.com.au/news/local/news/general/earthquake-aftershocks-felt-across-the-region/2596462.aspx
http://tvnz.co.nz/world-news/aftershocks-damage-reported-after-vic-quake-4938058