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Calls for Australian Defence Force to be used again in bushfire battles

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There’s a push for the Australian Defence Force to be made available to help fight fires again in Australia.

It hasn’t happened in a formal sense since in 1985.

Dr Kevin Tolhurst, a professor in fire ecology and management, told Tom Elliott it made sense.

It’s claimed it would be better than most training they did.

“They’d only be used in emergency situations when we’re running out of resources,” he said.

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