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The Guardian view on the bushfires: Australia needs a government with the right priorities. The sheer scale of the bushfires sweeping through south-east Australia, turning the sky first black, then a terrifying apocalyptic red, defies the imagination.
About 5.5m hectares of land has been burned; an area larger than Denmark and the Netherlands put together. This bushfire season began in the Australian spring and the blazes spread far and wide. The vast volume of dust and ash generated has turned the glaciers and snow-capped mountains of New Zealand’s South Island brown. The signs of new and dangerous times are unmistakable.
With another wave of unbearable heat expected this weekend, the biggest-ever population exodus is under way from New South Wales, where residents have been told their homes will be “undefendable” in the days to come. This is a national catastrophe. That rising temperatures, linked to greenhouse gas emissions, have turned swathes of Australian territory into a vulnerable tinderbox is incontestable. That is a counsel of despair. Australia Fires Intensify: ‘It’s Going to Be a Blast Furnace’ INVERLOCH, Australia — They fled from looming firestorms that threatened to cut off their escape, only to join a slog alongside the masses of others who crowded the roads.
Thousands more waited for rescue by sea. Across the scorched southeast, frightened Australians — taking a few cherished things, abandoning their homes and vacation rentals, and braving smoke that discolored the skies — struggled Thursday to evacuate as wildfires turned the countryside into charcoal wasteland. And from government officials came a disheartening warning: This weekend will be one of the worst periods yet in Australia’s catastrophic fire season.
“It’s going to be a blast furnace,” Andrew Constance, the transport minister of New South Wales, told The Sydney Morning Herald. The blazes have strained the country’s firefighting resources, and the fire season, though still young, already ranks as among the worst in Australia’s recorded history. “It’s been pretty heavy,” he said. Mr. What’s on Ballarat. Cattle still sought in the south. With the approach of warm weather many southern cattle producers are tossing up if they will buy more livestock.
Over the past few weeks Victorian, South Australian and Tasmanian producers have either travelled north to buy cattle, or gone to sales in Wagga, Barnawartha, Yea, Pakenham, Bairnsdale and other centres which have offered cattle that were trucked south. Many of those buyers have been able to take advantage of an easing market. Meat & Livestock Australia analysis shows that last week the Eastern Young Cattle Indicator dropped by 11 cents to 475c/kg, and this week it's down to 468c/kg. Read more: In South Australia that drop has been driven by the large numbers of lightweight young cattle coming south out of the state's drought stricken pastoral areas.
Producers in Victoria's southwest are also cautious about what the next few months will bring. "Still just a little bit damp and growth has been a little bit slow," he said. Newspaper home delivery, website, iPad, iPhone & Android apps. For full Terms and Conditions please click here.
Recycling bins and other rubbish efforts to tidy the planet. Voice of Real Australia is a regular newsletter from Australian Community Media, which has journalists in every state and territory.
Sign up here to get it by email, or here to forward it to a friend. Today's newsletter is written by ACM executive editor James Joyce. What lies beneath your lid? The correct rubbish, hopefully. Photo: Shutterstock Don't you hate it when you do everything right to mindfully assess and separate your household waste and fill your recycling bin properly only to see your rubbish neighbours wheel out a yellow-lidded bin laden with plastic bags and overflowing with other stupid junk that will contaminate your household's conscientiously-sorted recyclables? More power, then, to the City of Ballarat which will employ new staff to inspect the contents of household bins as part of the Victorian city's move to eliminate glass from its yellow-lidded residential recycling bins. LIFTING THE LID: Recycling bins will be checked. Executive Editor, Australian Community Media. Ballarat Victoria's second best regional city according to Ipsos survey.
News, latest-news, BALLARAT has been named the second most liveable centre in regional Victoria - and the sixth best in Australia - but the public remains concerned about safety.
The Ipsos, Life In Australia survey 2018 has revealed that while Ballarat comes out higher than average in most categories such as access to health care, access to sport and recreation, education and a sense of community, it falls below the national average in road congestion, access to natural environment and public safety. Ballarat's total score in the poll is 62.6, above the national regional average of 59.9. Warrnambool is considered the top regional centre to live in across the country and in fact is the only centre to get an above average score in each category that was surveyed.
Ballarat scored highest in the categories of viewing and playing sport and access to festival and museums. Ballarat's total score in the poll is 62.6, above the national regional average of 59.9.