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Calls for army to pay compensation for bushfire

25 October 2013 Last updated at 14:26 BST

The premier of the state of New South Wales says he wants to discuss compensation from the army, which has admitted starting one of the bushfires that are still burning in the state.

Meanwhile, an argument continues to rage over whether the bushfires are linked to climate change - something the Prime Minister says is "hogwash".

Jon Donnison reports.