ABC: Tathra bushfire: Inquiry finds ‘palpable animosity’ between NSW firefighting agencies

Four months since bushfires ripped through Tathra on the New South Wales far south coast, an independent review has found “palpable animosity” between the state’s firefighting organisations and called for urgent reform. The inquiry observed that friction between members of Fire and Rescue (FRNSW) and the Rural Fire Service (RFS) meant “the common enemy of…

Midland Reporter: Perth communities battling toxic firefighting foam contamination band together

COMMUNITIES battling contamination from toxic chemicals leaked from Australian Defence Force and commercial sites have banded together to highlight what they say is a growing environmental and health crisis across Australia. The Coalition Against PFAS (CAP) has launched a website to advocate for dozens of communities impacted by the use of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances…