epa08194456 A handout photo made available by the Australian Defence Force (ADF) shows (left-right) Australian Army Sapper Digby Frewen, Lance Corporal Benjamin McFadyen, Sapper Codey Mellor, Sapper Ryan Hindley and Sapper Carl Castaldo from the 1st Combat Engineer Regiment watch on as koalas climb trees in their new enclosure at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park on Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia, 30 January 2020 (issued 05 February 2020), during Operation Bushfire Assist 2019-2020. The enclosure will be used to reintegrate koalas into the wild once their habitat regenerates. EPA/AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE FORCE HANDOUT AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES *** Local Caption *** Operation Bushfire Assist 19-20 is the Australian Defence Forceâs (ADF) support to the national Bushfire emergency. The ADF established three Joint Task Forces under Operation Bushfire Assist to facilitate ADF support to emergency services in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania.\r\n\r\nThe ADF is working alongside government agencies to coordinate and ensure Defence assets are deployed to communities where they are needed. The ADF is providing air and ground transport, route clearance, logistics, engineering, aviation support and accommodation support to the firefighting and recovery effort.\r\n\r\nInternational partners have also contributed to the response effort with personnel from Papua New Guinea, Fiji, New Zealand, Singapore and Japan operating alongside their Australian counterparts to assist during this emergency.
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