Burning house
Media playback is unsupported on your device

Australia bushfires report calls for response changes

A report into Australia's worst bushfires has called for sweeping changes to the way the authorities respond to natural disasters.

Some 173 people were killed when fires tore across Victoria in early 2009.

Over 155 days a royal commission heard complaints about a lack of official information from a string of witnesses.

Phil Mercer reports from Sydney.

  • 31 Jul 2010