A single bulldozer could have cut a large fire break across the entire island in a few days. A marine fire fighting barge could have flooded the fire with millions of litres per day of sea water, with a maximum hose length of 4 miles (half the 8 mile width of the island), well within the capabilities of modern mine pumping or fire fighting equipment.
But all of these decisions would have required facing down green radicals opposed to any firefighting measure which might damage or contaminate the world heritage listed forest.
So instead decision makers sat on their hands until the fire was totally out of control, and let the island burn to a crisp.
Now they are trying to blame climate change for the catastrophic consequences of their failure to respond in a timely and appropriate manner.
The enemy have us surrounded. Good! Now we know where to find the bastards! -various
Who makes money out of the way the fire was handled??
But how many Fraser Island Dingoes Died?
Obviously not enough research.
There is actually a major industry based around providing 'water bombers' mainly, as far as I know, based out of West Coast USA.
I don't hold anything against those companies providing that service, and it is quite fkn dangerous actually, but Bureaucrat Politicians love announcing contracts for such services as a highly risible visible token of "doing something".
Hopefully some enterprising Qlder will advertise and sell "Fraser Island Hot Dogs"!