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Hundreds of firefighters continue to battle bushfires in western Victoria as temperatures are predicted to spike.
Keira Jenkins
'We're concerned (about)... a reduction in affordable care.'
Ben Silvester
'Threat to services': record state hospital shortfall nears $1.5 billion
Communities affected by a bushfire west of Ballarat have been warned it is not safe to return, with six homes confirmed to have been destroyed by the blaze.
Keira Jenkins and Maeve Bannister
There are concerns worsening weather conditions could help the Ballarat fire advance. (David Crosling/AAP PHOTOS)
'We're concerned [about] ... a reduction in affordable care.'
Ben Silvester
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A bushfire burning west of Ballarat in Victoria has claimed three homes as firefighters continue battling the blaze through calmer weather conditions.
Savannah Meacham, Steven Deare and Rachael Ward
Firefighters have slowed the spread but emergency services warn conditions can change at any time. (HANDOUT/COUNTRY FIRE AUTHORITY)
Farmer James Troeth has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty offences over the mass killing of koalas at his property in Victoria's southwest.
Tara Cosoleto
A farmer has been fined after dozens of koalas died or were seriously injured in land clearing. (HANDOUT/THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY)

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