With thousands homeless, businesses crippled and injured animals left with no home to return to... Australia is now trying to comprehend what it will be like to clean up after these devastating bushfires.
We speak to survivors of the 2003 Canberra fires to find out how they have fared since flames tore their lives apart 17 years ago and what it will take to get Australia back on its feet.
Host/Producer: Claire Murphy
Executive Producer: Melanie Tait
Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri
Thanks to our special guests Simone Penkethman and Manager at ACT Parks and Conservation Brett McNamara.
To donate and help those trying to get back on their feet after the bushfire crisis...
Australian Red Cross - https://australian-red-cross.giveeasy.org/australian-red-cross-disaster-relief-and-recovery
Victoria RFA - https://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/about/supporting-cfa
South Australian CFS - https://cfsfoundation.org.au/
Kangaroo Island Mayoral Relief and Recovery Bushfire Fund - https://www.kangarooisland.sa.gov.au/notice-board/latest-news/ki-mayoral-relief-and-recovery-bushfire-fund?fbclid=IwAR043DMjmKtaVAaf9WMlR0BX6KQuUm1Wr-6mQms0agTO7ZK7F2WH1WTIZ8k
Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund - https://www.redcross.org.au/campaigns/disaster-relief-and-recovery-donate
For more... you can find a comprehensive list here - https://www.mamamia.com.au/how-to-help-with-australian-bushfires/
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