Keep Looking When Cooking Campaign in Bid to Prevent Deadly House Fires

Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) is urging people to take extra precautions in the kitchen to protect themselves from deadly house fires, which have already claimed five lives this year. FRNSW Community Safety and Research…

Plans for Firefighting Force with No Board Nor CEO Stir Up Smouldering Concerns

Victoria’s new urban firefighting force would not have a board  or chief executive, raising concerns that its new commissioner would simply act as a rubber stamp for government. Under the controversial overhaul of firefighting, Fire…

PTSD: Call for State Government to Recognise Occupational Stress as Cause

Emergency services personnel suffering post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are calling on the State Government to legally recognise occupational stress as a cause for the condition. Niddrie man Matt Ross has spent the past year clawing…

Change Needed To Remedy Public Hospitals

This content is produced by The Australian Financial Review in commercial partnership with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Government policy changes are needed to facilitate greater choice for public hospital patients undergoing elective surgery, a…
May 31, 2017

Queensland Builds Resilience to Extreme Weather Events with Largest-Ever Flood Study

The Queensland Government has released what it calls the “most detailed and comprehensive flood study ever undertaken in Australia” in an effort to help the state prepare for future extreme weather events. The Brisbane River…

Violence against nurses is on the rise, but protections remain weak.

Two recent violent episodes against nurses in emergency departments have again highlighted the issue of inadequate protections for nursing staff. In both cases the nurses, from Wyong Hospital on the central coast of NSW and…

A collaborative approach to enhancing resilience in high risk and isolated communities

The 6th Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference will be held next week over 22 – 23 May at The Star Gold Coast (previously Jupiter’s), Queensland. Mrs Julia Cook, Disaster Management Support Officer with…

Rapid Earthquake Risk Ranking Criteria

The 6th Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference will be held next week over 22 – 23 May at The Star Gold Coast. Prof George Mariano Soriano, Senior Engineer at the Department of Public…

Analysing interoperability between responder agencies at traffic incidents

The 6th Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference will be held next week over 22 – 23 May at The Star Gold Coast. Ms Vanessa Cattermole-Terzic, Principal Behavioural Scientist at the Department of Transport…

New Zealand Red Cross Canterbury Earthquake Appeal

The 6th Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference will be held next week over 22 – 23 May at The Star Gold Coast. Ms Sonia Fitchett, Evaluation and Reporting Officer with the New Zealand…
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