What do bushfire survivors do when Canberra won't listen?

By Jo Dodds
Updated December 9 2019 - 7:46pm, first published December 5 2019 - 12:00am

As I write this there are fires burning inside my Watch Zone (a 40-kilometre radius) to my north and to my south. The fire pump and hoses will arrive next week and we'll hunt up some protective clothing in the meantime. But I haven't bothered to pack the car. I'm just sitting here, surrounded by the things I thought I'd lost during the last fire - in 2018.

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