From an episode of Uncommon SensePresented by Ben Eltham

Interview

Uncommon Sense: New Matilda Editor Reports from Kangaroo Island

“I’ve been a journalist for many years, and covered many bushfires, but I’ve never seen anything like this.”

New Matlida editor Chris Graham, who is currently on Kangaroo Island, known as the world’s largest open-plan zoo due to its teeming wildlife, tells fill-in host Ben Eltham what he’s witnessing on the ground.

“We just watched wallabies bouncing out of the bush – some of them on fire, some of them not, all of them burnt or singed.”

Chris also offers some insight into: the human toll; the loss of wildlife; the damage to property; and much more.

Photo: Chris Graham

Kangaroo Island Jan 2020
Listen to Uncommon Sense: New Matilda Editor Reports from Kangaroo Island13:4514 January 2020