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Orroral Valley fire: Attorney-General Shane Rattenbury believed 'no public benefit' in coronial inquiry

Jasper Lindell
By Jasper Lindell
July 29 2021 - 6:30pm
The Orroral Valley bushfire was sparked by a Defence helicopters landing light. Picture: Jamila Toderas

The ACT's Attorney-General chose not to launch a coronial inquiry into the origins of the Orroral Valley bushfire, which was sparked by a Defence helicopter, because he believed it would not shed new light on the start of the blaze.

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Jasper Lindell

Jasper Lindell

Assembly Reporter

Jasper Lindell joined the Times in 2018. He is a Legislative Assembly reporter, covering ACT politics and government. He also writes about development, heritage, local history, literature and the arts, as well as contributing to the Times' Panorama magazine on Saturdays. He was previously a Sunday Canberra Times reporter.