Blue Mountains bushfires cost region’s tourism industry $71 million

Kim Arlington, Charmaine Wong -Sydney Morning Herald “We knew people were depending on money we pay them to survive”: David Hammon. Photo: Sahlan Hayes The Blue Mountains economy is expected to take a $71 million…

Award for protecting our protectors

We would like to congratulate conference committee member Gina Mammone who was awarded an Emergency Services Medal as a part of Australia Day celebrations, honouring her tireless work at the SES for almost 24 years…full story…
January 29, 2014

Abstracts closing 3rd February 2014

The 2014 Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference will offer participants an opportunity to engage in rich, open dialogue, to enable new connections and sharing. Opportunities are available to present in a…

Climate change: heat is on to find solutions

January 20, 2014 Record hot days are becoming the great Australian blight and we can’t ignore the changing conditions, writes Nicholas Stuart. It’s really no surprise it has been hot. That’s summer. What is significant…
January 21, 2014

With more heatwaves to come, how will our cities hold up?

By Jane Mullett, RMIT University and Darryn McEvoy, RMIT University Australia’s south east is currently sweltering under an intense heatwave, one that is likely to become the second longest heatwave on record in the region….

Queensland at risk of earthquake, says new Emergency Management Inspector-General Iain MacKenzie

Thomas Chamberlin, Rob Kidd   The Courier-Mail  December 06, 2013 12:00AM THE man appointed to oversee and plan for the state’s worst disasters says there is a “real risk” of earthquakes in Queensland. Newly appointed Emergency…

Evacuation modelling: finding the best time (and way) to get going

By Victor Pillac, NICTA and Pascal Van Hentenryck, NICTA Reports from the Philippines reveal a lack of typhoon preparation and evacuation efforts. When to evacuate – and how – spells the difference between life and…

Disaster Planning Must Include Vulnerable Populations

  Lewis Milford President, Clean Energy Group (CEG) Court Finds NYC Disabled Not Adequately Protected After Sandy; Disaster Planning Must Include Vulnerable Populations Like the proverbial canary in a coal mine, the well being of…

More thought for animals than children in emergency planning: report

By SBS As bushfires wreak havoc in New South Wales, a new report examines how Australia’s local, state and territory governments care for children in their emergency management plans. A report has found Australian emergency…

Speak at the Aust and NZ Disaster Management Conference in 2014

Presenters at the Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference [EARTH: FIRE AND RAIN] will have the opportunity to have their full peer review paper considered for inclusion in the Australian Journal of…
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