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.

Worker recovers in hospital as union demands action over Campbellfield chemical blaze

The Australian Workers' Union demands tougher regulation following Friday's blaze at a waste storage business that injured two workers and spewed thick black smoke over Melbourne.