"We want to do this to show our thanks to firefighters for their efforts in helping keep communities safe."
Cultural burning is proactive, while Western-style controlled burning, also called hazard reduction burning, is reactive.
“There is currently no intelligence to indicate that the fires in East Gippsland and the North East have been caused by arson or any other suspicious behavior.”
Though coverage of the Australian fires was slow to take off, it’s begun to capture more international attention, while highlighting the effects of climate change.
"Climate change is influencing the frequency and severity of dangerous bushfire conditions in Australia and other regions of the world."
"By providing a safe, secure and comfortable place to get a good night’s rest, we help restore health, dignity and respect for our guests."
"Formerly thought to be common and widespread, koalas are now vulnerable to extinction across much of its northern range."
"We've gotten to the point now where local solutions for the reef are almost pointless – the only thing that matters is action on climate change."
The exchange with the petrochemical giants, from September 2018, is part of a blockbuster hidden-camera investigative series released by Al Jazeera.
"The last thing the reef needs is more sludge dumped on it, after being slammed by the floods recently. One million tonnes of dumping dredged sludge into world heritage waters treats our reef like a rubbish tip."