An increase in extreme fire weather and length of the fire season, declining rainfall in the southeast and southwest of the continent, and rising sea levels

Louise Nichols
By Louise Nichols
Updated April 14 2021 - 1:22pm, first published November 12 2020 - 11:34pm

This time last year our region and most of eastern Australia was enduring crippling drought and catastrophic bushfires.


Louise Nichols

Louise Nichols

Senior journalist

From cattle to coal. Once a specialist agriculture writer today its about community, in particular, the Upper Hunter. I have lived and worked in the region for more than 30 years. Land use issues and the future direction of our region. But you cannot take ag out of the picture - our food and how we grow it is the basis of all life. Covering the Hunter and Mid North Coast rural issues is now part of my role with ACM.