Australia fires live: homes feared lost in NSW bushfires as six firefighters reported injured – latest updates
Six volunteer firefighters reportedly taken to hospital with ‘serious injuries’ in truck rollover, NSW premier offers condolences for three US firefighters kills in C-130 crash and as Sydney covered in thick smoke haze. Follow the latest news and live updates 12.29am GMT The Victorian government is trying to encourage tourists to return to fire-affected areas in East Gippsland and the alpine region with a new campaign through Visit Victoria.The most practical thing that ordinary Victorians can do right now to help these regions is to travel there and spend money there.It will not only create amazing memories for families and kids, it will also provide vital support to our bushfire affected communities as they recover and rebuild. 12.12am GMT Unions NSW has again reminded workers in NSW that it is illegal to be forced to work when the air quality is at hazardous levels.Here’s the statement from Unions NSW secretary, Mark Morey:When the air quality is hazardous it is not safe to work outdoors for extended periods. You have a right to stop work if it is unsafe. It is illegal for your employer to force you to work in hazardous air.The air quality crisis has been ongoing since mid-November. This means workers, particularly those who work outside, have had ongoing exposure, which could have an impact on their health.New regulations informed by the advice of occupational health and safety authorities, lung health experts, business, and union representatives are needed urgently. Continue reading...
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