Damage bill from Yanchep fire at $110m

The Forest Product Commission has estimated the damage from a fire, which swept through more than 2,500 hectares of pines near Yanchep, at around $100 million to industry and $10 million in stumpage value to the state government.


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What progress has been made on changing the wording of the Bush Fires Act Section 32 to include damage to flora and fauna? What steps are being taken to revise minimum penalties for conviction? The max is $250K and / or 14 years imprisonment.

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