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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…

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…

Making a Difference: Flood victim

Yahoo!7     July 19 John Tyson lost his wife and son in Toowoomba’s flash flood of 2011. Now he’s developed a building product that’s disaster resilient. Kay McGrath reports.

Heads In the Sand: What Stops Corporations From Seeing Business Continuity as a Social Responsibility

Business Continuity Management (BCM) can be called a safety net; one that protects a company from collapse when hit by a natural or man-made disaster. But not every corporation sees the value in having a BCM…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Dozens still missing in town devastated by Canadian train explosion

Canadian police say they expect to find many more bodies after a runaway oil-laden cargo train derailed and exploded in a small town in Quebec. The train, with more than 70 cars, exploded after it…
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