More than 700 people affected by the Black Saturday bushfire in the Kinglake area have registered as members of a class action against power company SP Ausnet.Read more
Peter surveys the destruction from the top of a mountain looking down into the Glenburn Valley population 179 in the Yarra Ranges northeast of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
The smoke haze covers everything. A small fire is still burning to the west.
Just imagine Gaza and thats pretty much what youve got a picture off, he said.
Peter Gray was in Tasmania on a motorcycle ride on the Saturday afternoon he heard about the fires. February 8.Read more
In Brisbane wharfies at the Patrick terminal offered to give the shirts off their backs if the company would give the money they saved on workplace issue clothing to the Victorian bushfire appeal. It was Patrick Terminal member Chris Vane who first suggested that members volunteer to forgo their next workplace clothing on the proviso the company donates the money. But Deputy Branch Secretary Trevor Munday reports local management now prefers a suggestion from members to donate a sick day instead.
In Sydney Deputy Branch Secretary Glen Wood reports both DP World and Patrick wharfies agreed to donate $50 each, with the Patrick workers also donating last years Christmas bonus/company gift vouchers of $50. In total Patrick Port Botany wharfies raised $42,000, he reports.Read more