How the QLD State Disaster Coordination Centre (SDCC) response capability was conceived & deployed in less than 12mths

The Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference thanks Mr Mark Armstrong, Director of Full Capacity, for his recent contribution to our annual event. Mr Armstrong delivered his presentation at this event held 28th-30th May at the Mercure Hotel…

Disaster assistance for NSW

Joint Media Release Attorney-General Minister for Emergency Management Special Minister of State Minister for the Public Service and Integrity The Hon Mark Dreyfus QC MP NSW Minister for Police and Emergency Services Minister for the Hunter The Hon Michael Gallacher…

End date approaches for Queensland flood payments

Joint Media Release Minister for Human Services Senator the Hon Jan Mclucas Parliamentary Secretary to the Attorney-General The Hon Shayne Neumann MP 18 July 2013 People affected by the Queensland Floods this year in the Bundaberg, Gladstone, Gympie and Fraser…

The Victorian Schools Bushfire Protection Project

The February 2009 bushfires in Victoria were a tragic illustration of the vulnerability and risk Australian urban and rural communities face in the event of an uncontrolled wildfire on a large scale.  Several schools were destroyed or severely damaged as…

Spatial Information for Social Protection and Disaster Management

To assess, monitor and respond to the needs of people affected by both natural disasters and more subtle global and local socio-economic shocks, accurate, up-to-date and fine-grained information about communities and their exposure to hazard is required, particularly given the…

Support mental health and wellbeing amongst children after a natural disaster

Disaster recovery programs are typically aimed to address concrete needs of communities in disaster impacted areas. The post-disaster psychological vulnerability of impacted populations, particularly of children and adolescents, is now widely documented. Teachers are ideally placed to administer early intervention strategies…

Additional Disaster Assistance for Victorian farmers

        Joint Media Release Attorney-General Minister for Emergency Management Special Minister of State Minister for the Public Service and Integrity The Hon Mark Dreyfus QC MP Deputy Premier of Victoria Minister for Regional and Rural Development The…

The True Value of Volunteer Emergency Services: Their Role in Building Social Capital and Disaster Resilient Communities.

Traditionally the value of our organisations are measured on saving lives, protecting property and infrastructure, the delivery of first aid/medical treatment and recovery support. Whilst many have measured the economic value of their services, the true value of a service…