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The article was reasonably accurate. It did over state the idea of “massacres” in the European settlement of Australia. The practice of doing low burns continued into the late 20th and early 21st centuries. The practice has been heavily scaled back due to changes in government policy. The change has come about through the adoption of “green” policy. Through a review of practices some 10 years ago after similar fires the conclusions included the need to return to autumn/ early winter low burns. The policy was not enacted and thus again we have major distructive bushfires. In addition, homeowners are not allowed to clear away native bush from around their homes. This practice has led to more destruction of homes and outbuildings.
Surely you mean decades?