The sheer scale of the bushfires that scarred so much of the country’s east coast a year ago shocked millions around the world. But the enormity of what followed is almost as stunning.
- Australians donated more than $600 million to charities after the Black Summer disaster
- Charities say the majority of the money has been distributed, with very few costs, so it has reached the intended recipients
- Experts are calling for a national database of fire victims to avoid people having to repeat their traumatic stories to agencies
From philanthropists to celebrities and corporations to ordinary people across the country, Australians rallied in their millions to help, and in doing so created a challenge like no other — how to get the…