Australia has a lot of people who live here from other places.
More than 150,000 people from overseas come to Australia to visit, study or work.
Some people come to be with family who moved to Australia long ago.
Some people are worried about losing their jobs to people from other places around the world who immigrate to Australia.
The government would like less people from overseas to live here, but he has asked some people to fill up some jobs we need help with. People want him to stop this because they would like these jobs.
There were two boys and their dad who got stuck in a rip. A boogy boarder saved the two boys lives but unfortunately he could not get back in time to save their father.
Rips are misleading because they are away from waves and look to be calmer but the area can be dark because it can be deeper. The force of the water forms a channel which makes a strong current and this pushes the sand up and out to sea. Sometimes foam can be seen behind it going out to sea.
Over a thousand people are pulled alive from rips every year but for a thousand saved more than fifty lives are lost each year.
If you get caught in a rip the best thing to do is not panic. Stay calm and float with the current – go with the current not against it. If you swim or float with the current you gradually move out of it. You can then either catch a wave into the beach if you are a strong swimmer or raise your arm to signal for help.
By Matilda Cole
The people who have lost their homes in the fires came back home to see if any thing was saved. Most have lost everything. They have even lost all their pictures.
A family has moved into a rental home until they can afford to move into a home near where they used to live. Even though there is a risk that fires could come again, they still want to move back to that area. Their daughters are now sharing a room for a bedroom in bunk beds, they say it is squishy. All the things they now have are things that people have donated like books, toys and food. Even though the family have lost so much they are happy because a very special family member survived – their dog because he ran to another property.
The Australian wild life centre are helping hurt animals that have been burnt or badly injured. At the moment alot of wild life animals have to fight to survive. most of the animals have got very skiny because there food that they normaly eat of plants have died in the areas the fires distroyed.