Scorching earth and ‘spiders’ that bring down trees: behind the scenes of a bushfire mop-up

When firefighters bring big bushfires under control they don't just suddenly go out. That's the work of largely unseen mop-up crews who work quietly behind the scenes for weeks and months after Australia's biggest blazes.

Bushfire recovery plan looks to Dark Mofo, Uluru shows to light the way

A large-scale light show, similar to Uluru's Field Of Light and the Spectra beams at Dark Mofo, is suggested as a way to bring tourists back to the bushfire-hit south-east of Tasmania — but first, million of dollars will need to be found.

The big issues for young regional Australians

Climate change, drugs and mental health — what do the next generation think are the most pressing issues facing regional Australians?