The afternoon sky glows red from bush fires in the area around the town of Nowra in the Australian state of New South Wales. Photo: AFP

Grim New Year’s Day in Australia as bush fires continue to rage

  • The fires have destroyed at least 200 properties, and at least 17 people have died since October
  • Prime Minister Scott Morrison has dismissed mounting calls to take stronger action to combat climate change
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The afternoon sky glows red from bush fires in the area around the town of Nowra in the Australian state of New South Wales. Photo: AFP
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John Power

John Power

John Power joined the Post in 2018 after nearly a decade as a journalist in the Asia region. He is a reporter for Asia Desk and This Week in Asia, with a special focus on Korean affairs.