Posts by: Disaster

Commissioner Ian Stewart APM, Queensland Police Service to Keynote.

The 2017 Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference (ANZDMC) will return to Jupiters Hotel, Gold Coast from 22 – 23 May.  This year we are pleased to announce that Commissioner Ian Stewart APM,…

Police feared “civil disorder” in SA last September

Police feared “civil disorder” as rattled South Australians scrambled to stock up on essential items during the statewide blackout, documents show. Increasingly dire messages shared between emergency services during the crisis reveal the true extent…

Defining Community Resilience

How do you define community resilience? And how do you apply this to disaster risk reduction and emergency planning? “While ‘community resilience’ is referred to in many post-incident reviews we do not, arguably, fully understand…

Why Australian schools need a national policy on coping with heatwaves

Many parts of Australia have been experiencing a long-running heatwave, with temperatures soaring above 40 degrees in some areas. So what impact is this having on schools? And is it time for the government to…

Yea farmer building drones

Yea farmer Wayne Lording sits on his verandah, sips a cuppa and sends his drone to check the horses and cows. A qualified helicopter pilot, Mr Lording is also building Australia’s first agriculture-specific drone. ‘‘Farmers…
February 23, 2017

Mental health and psychosocial impacts of climate change for rural Australians

Climate change is arguably the biggest global health threat of the 21st century (U.S. Global Change Research Program, 2016). The safe limit for temperature increase is 1.5oC, but if we continue with business-as-usual, global temperature…
February 15, 2017

Partnership Opportunities – 2017 ANZ Disaster & Emergency Management Conference

The 2017 Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference will be held from 22 to 23 May at Jupiters Hotel on the Gold Coast, Queensland. The Conference will allow your organisation to benefit significantly…

Longer, hotter summers predicted in extreme weather report by Climate Council

Imagine a city where 265 days a year, the temperature rises above 35C. The residents of Darwin in 2090 will not have to imagine it, because for them, it may well be their reality. As…
February 9, 2017

Applications to Present Closing Soon!

Back for it’s 6th consecutive year, the 2017 Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference (ANZDMC) will return to Jupiters Hotel, Gold Coast from 22 – 23 May. We invite you to exchange ideas…

Hospitals feel the heat too from extreme weather and its health impacts

As southeastern Australia swelters through another heatwave, how well equipped are our hospitals to cope with severe weather events? Hospitals lie at the heart of our ability to manage the significant potential health impacts of…
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