Bushfires: Head of Emergency Management Australia calls for domestic firefighting foam production

Katie Burgess
Updated August 6 2020 - 8:05am, first published 12:30am
An aircraft drops fire retardant on Mt Tennant earlier this year. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong
An aircraft drops fire retardant on Mt Tennant earlier this year. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

Australia must consider manufacturing firefighting retardant onshore, a senior bureaucrat says, amid fears COVID-induced supply chain disruptions could affect supplies ahead of the next bushfire season.

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