Posts by: Disaster

Australia’s emergency funding is another disaster waiting to happen

By Rachel Anne Carter, Deakin University The fires that have swept through South Australia over the past few days have destroyed at least 12,000 hectares and up to 38 homes, in what have been described…

Tide Turns on Tsunami Knowledge

A new educational resource on tsunamis, funded by the Attorney-General’s Department, has been released. The Department’s National Emergency Management Projects (NEMP) program funded Surf Life Saving Australia to produce the interactive online resource, Tsunami: The…

US Crisis Expert Communicates with Australia

Communications is frequently the forgotten element in crisis risk management, a US crisis communications expert will tell Australian risk managers in an upcoming tour. Bob Jensen, who has more than 30 years’ experience dealing with…

ACT ambulance response times are best in Australia: report

Ambulance response times in the capital are the fastest they’ve been in five years, with half of the most critical cases responded to within eight minutes, the Productivity Commission has found. The annual Report on…

Resident turns heat on fire app after Black Hill blaze

Residents in bushfire-prone areas are being reminded never to rely on one channel for emergency information following complaints about details provided by the FireReady smartphone app during this month’s Black Hill blaze. Noel Harvey, who…

New study shows bushfire risk rising for Yarra Ranges towns

NEW research has shown Yarra Ranges towns are likely to face an increased risk of major bushfires in the coming years, as authorities warn residents to start planning for the worst. The Department of Environment,…

How do we prevent, prepare, respond and recover from disasters and emergencies in 2015?

How do we prevent, prepare, respond and recover from disasters and emergencies in 2015? The Program Committee would like to offer you the opportunity to showcase your new research, project or case study at the…

Is social media responsible for your safety during a disaster?

By Andrew Quodling, Queensland University of Technology and Emma Potter, Queensland University of Technology Given the popularity of Facebook and Twitter, it’s not surprising so many people use social media in crises such as floods,…
January 13, 2015

Maps made from mobile phone records could help plan for the next tsunami or Ebola outbreak

By Andrew J Tatem, University of Southampton There are now more mobile phones in use than there are people in the world to use them – some 7.2 billion phones. Mobile phones are becoming integral…

Meet the #ANZDMC Speakers: Deputy Commissioner Brett Pointing APM

Deputy Commissioner Brett Pointing APM is a Keynote Speaker at the 2015 Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference at Jupiters Gold Coast on the 4 – 5 May 2015. 2015 will be the 4th Annual…
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