Three years on and where to next? The Canterbury earthquake experience, an emergency planner’s perspective

It is now three years since the first of the Canterbury earthquakes, yet the process for recovery continues.  We need to review where we are now, and where we want to be, and how we…

Safeguarding Children in Emergencies – Current Australian Emergency Management Practice

Current emergency management practice in Australia identifies children as part of vulnerable populations within communities. This is despite increasing evidence in the literature that identifies children as uniquely vulnerable in emergencies and requiring targeted planning…

Defence gets on with the disaster relief

Source  AAP  |  UPDATED 4:50 PM – 16 Apr 2014 A new audit report says Defence has been getting on with the job of providing emergency disaster relief but it hasn’t actually counted the cost….
April 30, 2014

Vets volunteer for animal emergency response team

ABC NEWS Posted Thu 24 Apr 2014, 9:57am AEST Animals injured during natural disasters in Tasmania will now have their own emergency response team. The Veterinary Emergency Response Team is made up of volunteer veterinarians…

InaSAFE 2.0: Software puts disaster relief in the picture

Cite: Independent News For The Australian Public Service | Edition Number 405. Updated Tuesday, 15 April 2014 A new version of internationally significant software that can predict the impact of natural disasters has been released…
April 23, 2014

Overhaul for Fire Laws – W.A.

Fire Commissioner Wayne Gregson and Department of Fire and Emergency Services to overhaul fire laws ANTHONY DECEGLIE PerthNow April 16, 2014 12:00AM WA’s volunteer bushfire service would be overhauled as part of a plan to…
April 17, 2014

Emergency response goes digital for G20

Cutting edge technology will help Queensland’s emergency workers keep people safe with the installation of Government Wireless Network radios. Minister for Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts Ian Walker said the new digital radio…

Unofficial Evacuation Centres and Community Resilience

Should we be afraid of the rise of the spontaneous ‘unofficial’ evacuation centre? During recent bushfires and floods in New South Wales, there has been an increased prevalence of unofficial evacuation centres being established by…

Real cost of natural disasters burns up NSW state budget

Kirsty Needham  State Politics Editor April 13, 2014 The NSW government has been hit with ballooning disaster response costs as major fires and floods continue to blow budget forecasts. The Disaster Relief Fund was allocated…

Disaster Management College commitment delivered

The Regional College of Disaster Management will be delivered following the signing of a partnership with the Australian Emergency Management Institute (AEMI) in Cairns today. Queensland Police, Fire and Emergency Services Minister Jack Dempsey said…
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