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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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05
Nov

Present at the 2019 Australian & New Zealand Disaster & Emergency Management Conference 

The 8th Australian & New Zealand Disaster & Emergency Management Conference will be held at RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast on Wednesday 12 & Thursday 13 June 2019.   The annual conference will provide a two day educational program to facilitate presentations and conversations on  the effects of climate extremes, government contribution and influence, communication, collaboration and preparedness throughout the

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22
Oct

Workers too scared to take mental health leave

Mental health leave is becoming increasingly common yet more than half of workers are too scared to take it. Two thirds of jobseekers surveyed by SEEK feel society has become more accepting of workers taking a mental health day to deal with conditions such as depression, burn out or anxiety. Still, 55 per cent have

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15
Oct

Invictus Games support dogs could change lives for the better

For years, Vietnam War veteran John Hume lived with the trauma of watching dozens of men drown during the 1969 collision between HMAS Melbourne and a US destroyer — but he’s finally reconnecting with the world, thanks to the “sad brown eyes” of his support dog Oriana. His case is the perfect example of the

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02
Oct

Present at the 2019 Australian & New Zealand Disaster & Emergency Management Conference 

The 8th Australian & New Zealand Disaster & Emergency Management Conference will be held at RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast on Wednesday 12 & Thursday 13 June 2019.   The annual conference will provide a two day educational program to facilitate presentations and conversations on  the effects of climate extremes, government contribution and influence, communication, collaboration and preparedness throughout the

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26
Sep

Opportunities for emergency management volunteers

We are proud to share an exciting opportunity available for volunteers in the emergency management sector. The Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience (AIDR) have just opened a round of the Emergency Management Volunteer Scholarships program. These scholarships support volunteers in the emergency and disaster management sector to access vocational and higher education in relevant fields.

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24
Sep

Register for the 2019 Australian & New Zealand Disaster & Emergency Management Conference 

The 8th Australian & New Zealand Disaster & Emergency Management Conference will be held at RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast on Wednesday 12 & Thursday 13 June 2019.   The annual conference will provide a two day educational program to facilitate presentations and conversations on  the effects of climate extremes, government contribution and influence, communication, collaboration and preparedness throughout the

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18
Sep

Bureau of Meteorology predicts possible cyclone, El Nino this Wet season

Long-range weather forecasters are warning Top Enders to brace themselves for another eventful Wet season with a possible cyclone and heavy rains predicted. The cyclone predictions come as clouds of uncertainty hang over when the Gunner Government plans to start putting power lines underground, six months after Cyclone Marcus left some 28,000 homes in the

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10
Sep

Frontline emergency workers to get specialised mental health support from peers

Frontline emergency service workers needing mental health support often don’t feel understood by mainstream counsellors, but a new tailored program may help change that. A unique counselling program developed in Hobart for defence veterans is now been considered for emergency service workers in Tasmania. Program founder Jon Lane, Australia’s first military psychiatrist to serve in

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