Although wind tore down trees and left thousands of South Australians without power on Saturday, the state's fire risk was alleviated by a cold change.
Temperatures are forecast to peak at 36 degrees across the ACT on Sunday, with a severe fire warning in place.
The federal government wants the Productivity Commission to investigate spending on disasters and ways to better manage it
A total fire ban is in place across South Australia, with 43C forecast for Adelaide and a cool change not expected until late on Friday.
Authorities are urging southern Tasmanians to take precautions against today's hot spell and high fire danger.
A panel inquiring into the destructive State Mine Fire in NSW has completed its public hearings and will prepare a report for Defence chiefs.
A bushfire has come close to homes in the Adelaide Hills.
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Twitter has launched a feature allowing emergency services to provide real-time warnings to mobile phones during bushfires and other natural disasters.
South Australia is on bushfire alert with hot and dry conditions forecast over the next three days.
Tasmania is picking up the pieces after devastating bushfires, and election politics are playing a part.