The Australian National University said Wednesday a team is creating a "shoebox-sized" satellite that will measure forest ground cover and moisture levels using infrared detectors.
Australia has seen dozens of inquests into the causes of bushfires and steps that could be taken to mitigate them, with mixed results.
Almost 400 millimeters (7.9 to 15.8 inches) of rain fell in the Sydney area and surrounding areas.
Rain and thunderstorms doused long-burning bushfires across much of eastern Australia Saturday, but they also brought a new threat of flooding in some areas
Dozens of injured koalas arrive at the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park's makeshift animal hospital each day in cat carriers, washing baskets or clinging to wildlife carers.
Morrison made the plea on Wednesday as he visited Kangaroo Island, a usually wildlife-rich tourist attraction off the south coast hit twice in recent weeks by blazes.
A global appeal to help Australian firefighters tackling catastrophic bushfires raised almost Aus$25 million on Sunday.
Here are some key facts that highlight the scale of the disaster