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19
Jun

Effective Risk and Warning Communication During Natural Hazards

About this project This project, Effective risk and warning communication during natural hazards, commenced in 2014 and adopts a multi-hazards approach to examine the effectiveness of response and recovery communication in communities affected by natural hazards. It applies well-established risk communications and psychological theory of human behaviour to determine whether existing emergency messages could be

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10
May

Becoming Fire-Fit: Preparing for the Unexpected and the Unimagined

Greetings! My name is Rachel Westcott. I’m a veterinarian, emergency manager and researcher. I’m delighted to be back at ANZDMC in 2019. I completed my PhD in 2018, as part of the Bushfire & Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre’s Managing Animals in Disasters project. My PhD topic is essentially public-health- meets-natural-hazards, and is about normalising

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09
May

The National Gender and Emergency Management (GEM) Guidelines

The National Gender and Emergency Management (GEM) Guidelines are high level and strategic guidelines. These have been devised specifically as a gender-sensitive approach to the planning for and delivery of disaster relief and recovery. Specific examples are provided to indicate ways that States and Territories can operationalise them within their own context. Using these GEM

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12
Apr

3 Reasons Paramedics Quit – and How We Can Prevent It

Whether it’s providing first aid, removing people from life-threatening situations, tending to the sick or speeding on scene to an emergency, a paramedic’s daily duties are far from an easy feat. While praised for hard work and a selflessness to help others, paramedics are also more prone to suffer in silence – and without the

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12
Apr

5 Reasons to Attend this Year’s Disaster & Emergency Management Conference

If you’re looking for a vibrant place to connect with old industry colleagues, meet new ones and discover what’s new in the world of disaster and emergency management, you’ve come to the right place. Read on to discover our top five reasons to attend this year’s conference. Hear Amazing Lived-Experience Speakers Amongst nine inspiring keynote

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25
Mar

Using the SSVI Technique for Disaster and Emergency Preparedness

Natural hazards pose significant threats to Australian communities. Failing to identify and support the most vulnerable communities is a recipe for disaster. In this regard, the concept of social vulnerability has long emerged as a widely recognised way of assessing both the sensitivity of a population to natural hazards and its ability to respond and

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18
Mar

Destructive Wind Gusts Likely as Cyclone Trevor Approaches North East Queensland

Cyclone Trevor was officially named at 5am this morning as a tropical low in the Coral Sea intensified overnight into the Category 1 system. Trevor is expected to move west-southwest today before strengthening and making landfall near Lockhart River late Tuesday as a Category 2 system. Bureau of Meteorology Weather Services Manager, Dr Richard Wardle,

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12
Nov

How Can GPs Best Prepare For – and Respond to – Disasters?

Australia is a land of fires, floods, cyclones and drought. GPs also remain on the frontlines of a disaster well after the event itself has taken place. ‘After a disaster is when GPs come to the fore, when the community is still recovering but everyone else has left,’ Dr Burns said. Many disasters have a

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12
Nov

Why inability to cope with uncertainty may cause mental health problems

Not knowing is an uncomfortable experience. As human beings, we are naturally curious. We seek to understand, predict and control – it helps us learn and it keeps us safe. Uncertainty can feel dangerous because we cannot predict with complete confidence what will happen. As a result, both our hearts and minds may race. While

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