Community character guides bushfire recovery efforts

Colin Bettles
By Colin Bettles
Updated February 27 2017 - 10:25am, first published 7:24am
Local Saxon McGregor (left) and Parkes Nationals MP Mark Coulton stand in front of the remains of the St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church at Uarbry that was torched by the ruthless Sir Ivan fire.

FARMING communities ravaged by a bushfire event of biblical proportions in north-western NSW are being redeemed by a religious blessing - there but for the grace of God go I - that typifies the spirit of rural Australians, says Parkes federal Nationals MP Mark Coulton.

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Colin Bettles

Colin Bettles

Canberra Bureau Chief

Has been the Canberra Bureau Chief for Fairfax Agricultural Media since 2010 - survived the hung parliament - former media manager at Western Australian Cricket Association now covering national agricultural and rural issues in federal politics.

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