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The fires could rage in Australia for a couple more months. But the greater fears must be longer term.

The book The Lucky Country was written about Australia in the 1960s, and since then the label has stuck. For anyone slogging their way through a Briti(...)

‘There are times when one learns a lot more about one’s leader when they are away from their desk, not behind it.’ File photograph: Getty

Last week I arrived at work to find a dispiriting pile of advice had accumulated in my inbox over the new year break on how to be a great leader. The(...)

The Dunns Road fire crowns the tops of trees near Maraglem, on Friday. The relentless fires have burned over 6 million hectares, killed at least 24 people and destroyed some 2,000 homes.  Photograph: Matthew Abbott/The New York Times

Surrounded by hills burned black as soot, with homes flattened and cattle decimated, Australians in the country’s east on Friday confronted a new roun(...)

A tree burns from the inside out hours after the fire front had passed in Bundanoon, Australia. Photograph: Brett Hemmings/Getty Images

Today is a wet and cool day in Melbourne, nothing remarkable about this except that it is summer, and we’re in the middle of the most horrific bushfir(...)

An injured koala rests in a washing basket at the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park in the Parndana region on Wednesday.  Photograph: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images

Australian authorities warned people on Wednesday to prepare for another wave of evacuations as temperatures in the country’s southeast began to rise (...)

Plant operators of the Australian military use a backhoe to clear fire-damaged trees from the great Alpine road between Bairnsdale and Omeo in Victoria. Photograph: Getty Images

Bolstered by cooler weather and desperately needed rain, exhausted firefighters in Australia have raced to shore up defences against deadly wildfires (...)

Even before the latest fires, Deloitte estimated that the economic costs to Australia of natural disasters would rise to 39 billion Australian dollars (€24.2 billion) a year by 2050, equivalent to almost 2 per cent of the country’s current GDP

Around my parents’ home on England’s south coast, global warming is proceeding so benignly that French champagne houses are buying up tracts of local (...)

Burned out remains sit on a plot of land after a bushfire went through an area, in Wingello, New South Wales. Photograph: EPA

Two more people were missing in remote parts of the Australian state of New South Wales as rain and cooler temperatures brought some welcome relief to(...)

Australian prime minister Scott Morrison. Photograph: Lukas Coch/AFP

Australian prime minister Scott Morrison was lambasted and mocked on social media for politicising a beefed up defence-force response to the nation’s (...)

Thousands of people remain stranded in the coastal town of Mallacoota and are being evacuated by navy ships to Melbourne. Photograph: Darrian Traynor/Getty Images

Two more bushfire deaths on Kangaroo Island, in remote South Australia, have brought to 23 the number of people killed in fires across Australia this (...)

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