Australian bushfires: the story so far in each state | Australia news

More than four million hectares of Australia have burned and nine people have died since September in an “unprecedented” start to the summer fire season. Guardian Australia spoke to fire authorities in every state about what they expect to happen next. New South Wales The total area burned in NSW is 3.41m hectares, according to … Read more…

NSW and SA fires live: volunteer firefighters call for support as Australia’s bushfires crisis continues – latest | Australia news

5.33pm EST17:33 Compensating volunteer firefighters is ‘common sense’: Albanese Anthony Albanese is speaking to reporters in the Blue Mountains now. He says compensating volunteer firefighters is a “commonsense” issue. He said: I’ve spoken to the volunteer firefighters and there is not one of them that I have spoken to who has said that some form … Read more…

Would you pay $120 to attend a fashion show? | Fashion

Your average trade event conjures images of daggy convention centres, plastic name tags and inappropriate after-hours liaisons. What happens at a conference might be the subject of water cooler gossip but it hardly captures the public imagination. With their celebrity-heavy front rows, throngs of street-style photographers and, of course, the collections themselves, fashion weeks are … Read more…