Posts by: Disaster

Tasmanian flood recovery plan in place as damage bill mounts

The Tasmanian Government has established a flood recovery committee to oversee the medium and long-term response to last week’s devastating floods. In a ministerial statement, Premier Will Hodgman said more than 230 emergency assistance grants…
June 15, 2016

Natural disasters send federal election campaign into a spin

Natural disasters have sent the federal election campaign into a spin with less than a month until polling day. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Tuesday visited Picton, southwest of Sydney, which was hit hard by…

Issues, challenges and opportunities in SAR discussed

The 2016 Australian and New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference (ANZSAR); Land, Sea & Air took place last week at Jupiter’s Gold Coast following the 5th Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference…

Is Australia leading humanitarian reform on disaster relief?

It is estimated that a staggering 60 million people have been forced from their homes due to war and natural disasters around the globe – the highest number since records began, far outstripping those displaced…

Being better prepared, more capable and more resilient in disaster

The 5th Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference wrapped up on Tuesday after two days of meaningful collaboration and discussion of issues impacting preparedness, resilience, response and capability. Closing Keynote Speaker Associate…

New technologies, cost of natural disasters discussed at emergency management conference

Many of the region’s leading experts on emergency management have gathered on the Gold Coast to discuss emerging technologies in the field as well as the human and financial costs of natural disasters as reported…

Five ways we could do disaster relief better

This week in Istanbul, the world’s leading humanitarian agencies, donors and governments are hammering out solutions for a world in crisis. Over the last two decades disasters affected some 218 million people each year. We’re seeing more…

Staying a Step Ahead of a Natural Disaster

Impacts from natural disasters are on the rise, posing a growing threat to economies and the lives of millions of people around the world and smart investments in preparedness and resilience can keep natural hazards…

Damage from natural disasters expected to double by 2030

The 2009 Black Saturday bushfires in the state of Victoria that broke out on February 7 that year rank among Australia’s worst natural disasters. Some 173 people were killed when 400 fires — fuelled by…

Natural disaster funding under discussion

Natural disaster funding totalling $1 billion has been withheld by two years in a hidden Budget decision the State Government says leaves an unexpected hole in its coffers. Deputy Premier Jackie Trad last night attacked…
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