A resident puts out small fires as he rides his motorcycle in Old Bar, New South Wales, Australia on November 10th.  Photograph: Darren Pateman/EPA

Here in Australia we are still three weeks shy of summer but our bushfire season has well and truly kicked off with a vengeance. Fires that started i(...)

Firefighters work to contain a bushfire along Old Bar road in Old Bar, Australia. Photograph: Darren Pateman/AAP Image/AP

Australia’s most populous state declared a fire emergency on Monday with worsening conditions expected from wildfires that have claimed three lives an(...)

As ad for NSW Racing’s multi million dollar race, The Everest, is projected onto the sails of the Sydney Opera House. Thousands of demonstrators gathered outside the Sydney Opera House to protest the use of the iconic sails to promote a horse race.  Photograph: Brendan Esposito/AAP Image via AP)

Hundreds of demonstrators have shone torches on to the Sydney Opera House to protest against controversial advertising for a horse race that has divid(...)