In a submission to a Parliamentary Inquiry into Fire Season Preparedness, we outlined a number of important life saving strategies that aren’t adequately employed in Victoria. If they were, there might be less reliance on extreme levels of fuel reduction burning.
Victoria is already one of the places in the world most vulnerable to extreme fire weather, and under climate change we are going to face even greater problems, both to public safety and to our natural heritage.
It is our firm belief that we have the capacity to improve our management of, and response to, bushfires such that we give greater protection to human life and infrastructure, and also give our native plants and animals a fighting chance for the future. These are, in brief, the key objectives of Victoria’s Code of Fire Practice.