New South Wales
An Australian police department is "making inquiries" to find out how 150 email addresses were made public.
Some parts of NSW are rolling out similar measures.
The long-feared convergence is reportedly more than three times bigger than any fire ever recorded in California.
It's hard to imagine the severity of the fires, so we compare them to more familiar incidents.
A new low for the world’s scammers is creating fake charities or posing as relatives of victims of the fires.
Some species were barely surviving in the wild before the fires burned their habitats to the ground.
After a weekend of hell and a short reprieve, the bushfire crisis is forecast to worsen this week.
The Blue Mountains bushfires are starting to encroach upon one of NSW's largest coal-fired power stations, responsible for supplying 10 percent of the state's electricity.
An inquiry revealed that volunteers watching strip-searches weren't required to have "Working with Children Checks," and one police officer allegedly “ran his hands around” the buttocks of a 17-year-old boy.
The claims are just the latest in a string of allegations that the state police force is abusing their strip-search powers.
Around 100 fires were raging across more than 2 million acres on Monday.
The leaked document also recommends the removal of sniffer dogs and a restriction of police powers to conduct strip searches.