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…

Reconstructing Queensland – progress, challenges and learnings

Three years on from the devastating flooding and cyclones of 2010-11, the Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA) is managing a reconstruction program relating to 34 Queensland natural disaster events, and totalling more than $14 billion. Since…

Victorian Fire Risk Register: Supports and informs your plan

The Victorian Fire Risk Register (VFRR) is Victoria’s first consistent bushfire risk register. It is demonstrating value to those with risk planning mitigation and response accountabilities. The register lists all infrastructure, townships, environmental tourism and…

What is disaster resilience education?

Community disaster education is an integral component of emergency management in Australia and around the world. Its main goal is to promote public safety and, to a lesser extent, reduce damages. However, many governments around…

Queensland learns from US in natural disaster planning

[Media Release] Premier The Honourable Campbell Newman Saturday, March 08, 2014 Los Angeles: Queensland Premier Campbell Newman has met some of the world’s leading geological experts to investigate ways to minimise the impact of natural…

Disaster assistance for NSW communities after January bushfires

Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and New South Wales Minister for Police and Emergency Services Michael Gallacher today announced that disaster assistance would be available to 11 NSW communities in Southern and Central NSW impacted…

Joint funding available for twelve Victorian councils following recent bushfires

Joint media release The Hon Michael Keenan MP Minister for Justice The Hon Kim Wells MP Victorian Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Bushfire Response 14 February 2014 The Minister for Justice Michael Keenan…

Unmanned aircraft could send info on Qld emergencies

QUEENSLAND researchers believe they have made a global breakthrough that could soon see small unmanned aircraft travelling over disasters to provide real time vision without putting human lives in danger. Instead of sending crews in…

Pilot Heatwave Forecast

The maps provided by the Pilot Heatwave Forecast will reduce severity level or remove the indication of heatwave before the heatwave ends. This occurs because the maps are calculated across a three-day period. If the…
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