The case for uniform disaster law

The Sydney Morning Herald, 15 September 2015. There were the high heels sent to Samoa after Cyclone Evan in 2012, the shipment of bathtubs clogging up Tonga Customs after Cyclone Ian last year and the beef masala donated to the…

Queensland’s Emergency Management HQ prepares for summer

ABC News Some of the most intense decision-making in the state takes place in the northern suburb of Kedron, with preparations underway for the upcoming weather season. Emergency Management Queensland headquarters is the base for the state’s key emergency workers…

Vodafone displays disaster recovery skills with emergency network demo

Computerworld NZ, 15 September 2015. Vodafone NZ has demonstrated its portfolio of emergency network options for remote, zero-coverage areas, as part of a live civil defence simulation for customers and the emergency services. The solutions showcased help first response teams…

Busy bushfire season predicted for Australia’s most populous regions

Published September 1 2015, The Sydney Morning Herald. The most populous regions of Australia can expect another year of above-average fire risk as the long-term decline in cool season rainfall combines with the strengthening El Nino in the Pacific. A…