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NSW and Queensland fires: Berejiklian declares state of emergency amid 'catastrophic' bushfire conditions – live


Fears for Sydney and the Hunter with conditions set to worsen on Tuesday, while dozens of bushfires continue to burn across Australia’s east coast

Dael Allison is from the tiny NSW town of Bobin, north-west of Taree.

“Bobin is shocking,” she says. “Bobin is devastated. There would be entire hillsides that wouldn’t have a tree standing.”

Allison drove with her partner, Rick Haughton, and son from Port Stephens to Bobin on Sunday to check on friends and on their property, where they grow eucalypts.

The main house is still standing, but sheds, the original cottage they built and ...


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