'Flawed Fire Regime'

To: "Birding Aus" <>
Subject: 'Flawed Fire Regime'
From: "Dave & Marj" <>
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2008 17:34:39 +1000
Hi Folks,

I heard the following on ABC radio today. Its pretty alarming..and scary

The text is copied from the ABC at:

Dave Cameron

'Flawed Fire Regime'

A Parliamentary Committee has found bushfires which ravaged large parts of
Victoria in 2003 and 2007 were the direct result of a flawed fire regime.

About two-point-three million hectares of land was burnt out in the fires.

The inquiry into land management practices has found insufficient burning by
the Department of Sustainability caused the bushfires.

It also found the lack of burning exacerbated last year's Gippsland floods,
causing extensive damage to homes and businesses.

The committee has recommended the number of prescribed burns be tripled to
380,000 hectares each year.

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