In NSW and Victoria this week, communities were hit by bushfires. Long after such devastating fires pass, the risks to physical and mental health remain.
With wildfires continuing to rage across southern California, a fire researcher says lowering fire risk means reconsidering where and how we build our communities.
Tall buildings are an increasing feature of Australia's city landscapes, although they're still relatively small compared to overseas. But is there a limit on how high we can build?
A former BBC special correspondent looks at why fundamental lessons weren't learnt after the deadly Lakanal Fire that he investigated in 2009.
Perhaps there might at least now be a pause on further deregulation when it comes to buildings in the UK