I was asked to write an article for Future Focus on regional opportunities in the green economy. That was before 'the fires'. I can't write that article now.
Australia is the best placed of all countries to prosper in a zero-carbon world economy - just as we are the most vulnerable to global climate policy failure.
The author of the landmark 2008 climate change review has said that at the moment, a commitment to zero global emissions by 2050 is as good as we can get.
Members of the public will now be able to directly help preserve national parks across the country as part of a new trust.