THE ALARMING TRUTH | Part One - 8 Minutes
THE ALARMING TRUTH | Part Two - 11 Minutes
THE ALARMING TRUTH
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'THE ALARMING TRUTH'
“Why the smoke alarms in your home may not save you.”
"Australia’s most popular smoke alarm, the one
that’s likely fitted in your home, is unlikely to save you.”
Karl Stefanovic, Reporter, 60 Minutes
It was Australia's most deadly house fire. Ever. Eleven people, eight of them children, were killed as an inferno engulfed the home in which they were sleeping. Two families, together for a cousins sleepover, ripped apart by tragedy. Three years after that fatal fire at Slacks Creek, south of Brisbane, the scars remain raw for the survivors. Disturbingly for the rest of us, authorities have not heeded the lessons from the tragedy. As this 60 Minutes special investigation reveals, Australia's most popular fire alarm, the one that's likely fitted in your home, is unlikely to save you.
Reporter: Karl Stefanovic | Producer: Rebecca Le Tourneau
Aired Australia: Oct, 2014 | Aired New Zealand: Nov, 2014
'The Alarming Truth'
60 Minutes' Senate Inquiry Submission
Extra Video Footage: David Isaac & Karl Stefanovic
Ionisation Smoke Alarms: The Hidden Truth
Australian Fire Brigades: Industry Politics are Wasting Time and Risking More Lives
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Australian Senate Smoke Alarm Inquiry
60 MINUTES SENATE INQUIRY SUBMISSION | 28 August 2015
Industry Politics - Wasting Time and Risking More Lives
"It soon became clear that they (Australian Fire Brigades) actually did want
to help but were frightened and concerned at the industry politics involved
in this issue and the ramifications for them if they spoke out - industry
politics which are wasting time and risking more lives."
Rebecca Le Tourneau, Producer, 60 Minutes | Australian Senate Inquiry Submission - 28 Aug 2015
Rebecca Le Tourneau
Producer, 60 Minutes
Note: This document is in the public domain. It was extracted from the Australian Government's Senate Inquiry website on 21 November 2015:
"The world is a dangerous
place to live; not because
of the people who are evil,
but because of the people
who do nothing about it."
"Ignorance, allied with..
power, is the most.. ferocious enemy..
justice can have."
James A Baldwin
"All that is required..
for evil to triumph .
is for good men..
to do nothing."