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‘Fires don’t respect borders’: Minister backs national bushfire approach

Ben Fordham
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The Emergency Management Minister is backing a national bushfire approach after the royal commission observed Australia’s emergency warning system causes confusion.

Australia has a national three-level bushfire warning system, but states and territories have different interpretations of “advice”, “watch and act” and “emergency”.

Emergency Management Minister David Littleproud told Ben Fordham there needs to be a national approach.

“It shouldn’t matter which side of the border you’re on … because fires don’t respect borders.”

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