On behalf of the German Association for Australian Studies (GASt) we would like to express our deepest concerns in regards to the disastrous bushfire events currently unfolding in Queensland and New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and parts of Western Australia. The environmental, cultural and social impact of the current fires cannot be overestimated. In the short- and long-term, the Australian continent will be seriously affected in ways that are yet unforeseeable.
The association for Australian Studies stands with its friends and colleagues and expresses its heartfelt sympathies with all those affected. We are and will be strongly committed to help.
For immediate support, we encourage donations to one of the following charities:

The Salvation Army Australia

WWF Bushfire Emergency

Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery

Fire Relief Fund for First Nations Communities

NSW Rural Fire Service

Der Vorstand der GASt