australia fire

Margot Robbie tears up during emotional bushfire plea

The Oscar-nominated actress, who grew up in the Gold Coast Hinterland in Queensland, became emotional during the Instagram video while looking through her childhood photos on her family farm in Australia.

"I'm sure you're all aware of what's happening in Australia at the moment with the fires. I didn't want to show you more pictures of the devastation," she said on the video.

The Bombshell star then began to tear up as she put out a plea for help.

Australia fires: PNG offers military support

PNG Prime Minister James Marape has released a statement sending his condolences to the people of Australia - especially the families of those lost to the devastating fires.

Mr Marape said Australia was the closest friend of PNG and was always the first to help in times of adversity.

He said he had been in constant communication with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, and if invited PNG would send 1000 combined soldiers and fire-fighters.

Brumbies forced to move training over 400km away from team base due to air conditions from bushfires

The franchise's facilities at the University of Canberra have been closed indefinitely as the bushfires devastating Australia cast a smoky pall over the nation's capital.

Some air quality stations in Canberra have been returning readings nearly three times above extremely hazardous levels.

With players set to return to training on Monday, ahead of round one in less than four weeks, the Brumbies said the air quality had become a player welfare issue.