Opinion: Tom Marland says it's more important than ever to look at practical and affordable solutions to how best manage the impacts of fire.
With other countries legislating against and considering laws against planting eucalypts, should Australia consider a shift?
New biosecurity risks emerge through significant increases in trade, greater numbers of air and sea passengers, and growing demand for air freight.
We prepare for droughts as it is part of our business but we cannot prepare for an event so catastrophic it has no precedent.
The early response from the Buy from the Bush campaign demonstrates the power of our purchasing decisions and how people in metropolitan areas really can make a difference - and not just during times of drought.
Rather than bemoaning the well-known shock and awe tactics used by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, it's worth pausing to consider the proactive alternative.