There is enough discussion about this topic going on around the interwebs about this topics at the moment. But in case you had not heard horrific brushfires ripped through Melbourne’s rural fringe on the weekend, over 150 people were killed and over 1000 due to the unprecedented speed of the fire. You can read reports at local news papers The Age and The Australian.
Lots of people need help now, if you can please give some money to the Red Cross bushfire appeal or book a time to visit your local blood bank and donate blod. Donating blood is great but it is best to wait a few days as they have been flooded with donors in the last 48 hours and will need supplies topped up regularly in the next few weeks and months.