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Sheffield indigenous elder Harold Riley is frustrated at burning policies after escaped fire at Cethana | The Examiner


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An indigenous elder is frustrated at burning policies after a Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service fuel reduction burn escaped near Sheffield over the weekend. Harold Riley said he had been burning country since he was seven years old and now had more than 70 years experience. “I’ve been frustrated about the fact we’ve been trying to get national parks to change their burning policies and it’s been a long time doing it,” Mr Riley said. The Parks and Wildlife Service reduction burn for the Olivers Road, Mt Claude and Cethana area became an escaped burn after a change in wind conditions. A Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment spokeswoman said a review would be undertaken to learn from the burn…



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