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That’s the headline in The Age this morning.

VICTORIA has witnessed this country’s greatest natural disaster. Worse than Black Friday. Worse than Ash Wednesday. That is the grim sum of a catastrophe that already exceeds all others — and which threatens to grow worse.

It’s the top story all around the world. But there’s not much we can do.

I can’t fight the fires… I can’t give blood… I can’t comfort those in pain and mourning… I’m going to discuss with my family what we can collectively do. This is a horrible thing to admit, but I’ve been in a sort of daze so far.

Speaking of family, I’ve got to head off to the airport and see off my brother this morning. Guess where he’s going.