Victoria's fire chief says weather has hampered efforts to extinguish a fire at a Latrobe Valley coal mine.
The Victorian Government has announced the terms of the inquiry into the fire in the Hazelwood open cut coal mine at Morwell, in the Latrobe Valley.
Victoria's chief health officer, Rosemary Lester, says a study of the long-term impact of smoke from the Hazelwood coalmine fire is being considered.
A judicial inquiry into a coalmine fire in Morwell, Victoria, should involve local residents, a lobby group says.
A Victorian bushfire that destroyed 11 houses over a two-month period has been contained.
It can be hard to spot invasive weeds in the bush capital, let alone get them under control.
Vulnerable residents are advised against returning to the Victorian town of Morwell, despite a fire in a nearby mine being brought under control.
Australia has endured another summer of searing temperatures, with more than 150 weather records broken, a new report shows.
Sydney (AFP) - Australia has endured another "angry summer" with more than 150 temperature records smashed, a new report said Monday, with a warning that heatwaves and sweltering conditions will only get worse.
The Climate Council's latest 'Angry Summer' report has painted a picture of a severely sunburnt country, with more than 150 weather records broken across Australia during the recent summer.
A large grass fire that has burnt near a hospital at Kew in Melbourne's east is being treated as suspicious and police are investigating.