The 2009 Victorian Bushfire Royal Commission’s final report has recommended the state incorporate fire risks into town planning, standardise fire refuges and improve information sharing between responding agencies.
The board of trustees at New Zealand’s Orewa College was slugged with two separate reparation bills of NZ$81,000 and NZ $55,729 over a boiler explosion at the school in 2009, which resulted in one caretaker’s death and another’s serious injury.
Federal Government safety regulator, Comcare, is pursuing the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) over the deaths of two members of the public who had crashed while driving on one of its maintenance access roads.
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