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PM invokes 'amazing spirit of Australians'

The challenge posed by the nation's bushfire crisis will remain into the new year, but Prime Minister Scott Morrison says everyone can take comfort in the "amazing spirit of Australians".

Thunberg, Attenborough call for change

Two titan climate campaigners, Greta Thunberg and David Attenborough, have joined forces to push politicians and businesses to step up action on climate change after a year in which schoolchildren took to the world's streets in protest.

Firefighters face 20m high wall of flame

Fire crews are battling catastrophic fire dangers in Victoria with flames leaping 20 metres into the air and 14 km high smoke columns creating fire-generated thunderstorms.