Insight for Sunday 1 March 2009
Saturday 7th February is being called "Australia's darkest day."
The fires on Black Saturday killed more than two-hundred people and have left around seven-thousand without homes.
It's not the first time that Australia has experienced fatal bush-fires but the ferocity of these and the loss of life eclipse those of other occasions.
Does the national fire policy of "stay or go" need revising? To what extent were arsonists responsible for the infernos and should people be allowed to re-build in bush areas that are fire-prone?
Reporter Ian Telfer has just returned from Victoria and investigates what needs to be done to prevent such a tragedy in the future.