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U.S.-Australian Firefighting Cooperation

As bushfires continue to burn in Australia, the United States is sending additional U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) wildfire personnel to assist with ongoing bushfire suppression efforts in Australia. Three 10-person Incident Management Teams and a group consisting of air support personnel have arrived in Australia in recent days. ...
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2019 Year in Review

Take a look back at the best US with AUS moments of 2019. From the joint military exercise Talisman Sabre and our mutual celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing last July, to our productive Australia-US Ministerial consultations in Sydney in August, to the Prime Minister’s state visit at the White House ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Mission Australia

Location: Australia Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep a low profile. Be aware of your surroundings. Stay alert ...
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Weather Alert: Victorian Bushfires

Location:  Australia: Eastern Victoria Event: The Victorian state government declared a state of disaster on January 2 for several areas in eastern Victoria, and some areas are under evacuation orders due to wildfires.  Authorities are issuing regular updates on affected areas. Actions to Take: If you are holidaying in eastern Victoria or the Alpine region, ...
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Weather Alert: South Coast of New South Wales Bushfires

Location:  Australia: South Coast of New South Wales Event:  Local authorities have ordered a tourist leave zone on the South Coast of the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW). Authorities predict widespread Extreme Fire Danger for the South Coast of NSW, from Batemans Bay to the Victorian border, starting this Saturday, January 4, 2020.  ...
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