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PRESS CONFERENCE ALERT Australian Seasonal Bushfire Outlook August 2019



The Australian Seasonal Bushfire Outlook August 2019


 
Tuesday, 27 August 2019

The Australian Seasonal Bushfire Outlook 2019 will be released by the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC as part of AFAC19 powered by INTERSCHUTZ. Senior representatives from the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, the Bureau of Meteorology and fire agencies from across Australia will provide information about the bushfire risk in Victoria, NSW, the ACT, Queensland, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia this fire season. 

Press Conference Details

What: Launch of the Australian Seasonal Bushfire Outlook August 2019
Time: 11am (AEST)  
Date: Wednesday, 28 August 2019
Location: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf, Victoria 3006
Door 2 (near registration desk), Exhibition Centre, MCEC 

Speakers:

  • Dr Richard Thornton, CEO Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre
  • Dr David Jones, Bureau of Meteorology
  • Commissioner Andrew Crisp, Emergency Management Victoria
  • Deputy Commissioner Mark Roche, Queensland Fire and Emergency Service
  • Senior Assistant Commissioner Bruce McDonald, New South Wales Rural Fire Service
  • Chief Fire Officer Joe Murphy, ACT Rural Fire Service
  • Acting Chief Officer Bruce Byatt, Tasmania Fire Service
  • Acting Chief Officer Andrew Stark, South Australia Country Fire Service
  • Commissioner Darren Klemm, Department of Fire and Emergency Services

All speakers are available for follow up interviews upon request. For Victoria, this includes Commissioner Andrew Crisp, Emergency Management Victoria; Country Fire Authority Chief Officer Steve Warrington; and Acting Chief Fire Officer Forest Fire Management Victoria, Chris Eagles.

Further announcements and exhibition broadcast opportunities are available directly following the Bushfire Outlook 2019. See media contacts below for further information.

Media Contacts

Elizabeth Williams | Group Account Director
M 0411 201 354 | E elizabeth@zadroagency.com.au

Yvette Schlegelmilch | Account Manager
M 0423 954 224 | E yvette@zadroagency.com.au

Nathan Maddock | Communications Officer | Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC
M 0439 377 080 | E nathan.maddock@bnhcrc.com.au 

Leone Knight | Communications Manager | AFAC and AIDR
M 0488 212 121 | E Leone.Knight@aidr.org.au


Leone Knight | Communications Manager | AFAC and AIDR
M 0488 212 121 | E Leone.Knight@aidr.org.au