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22
Apr

Disasters happen, but software shouldn’t be one of them

Disasters happen, but software shouldn’t be one of them By Ryan Fraser, CSIRO and Arwen Cross, CSIRO Imagine you’re a disaster manager and a large earthquake has just struck off the Australian coast. You know that part of the Australian coastline is about to be inundated by a tsunami but you need more information –

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05
Apr

ACMC funds new study on regional approaches to disaster management

As the frequency and intensity of sudden-onset natural disasters is expected to increase in the future as a result of global warming, it is more important than ever that governments and international responders enhance their capacity to prevent, respond to, and recover from natural disasters. Substantial efforts are underway to enhance the capacity of governmental

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20
Mar

New Disaster Recovery Allowance Bill introduced

20 March 2013 For the first time there will be a permanent solution to providing disaster assistance to workers, small business people and farmers experience a loss of income as a direct result of a disaster. Attorney-General and Minister for Emergency Management Mark Dreyfus QC introduced the Social Security Legislation Amendment (Disaster Recovery Assistance) Bill,

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03
Jan

Australia leads advances in disaster management

Disaster management has emerged as a serious career option with the potential to take workers to all parts of the world. It is also an area where Australia is an acknowledged world leader. “There is a whole range of important jobs being created in this area, with acute demand in Asia,” Associate Professor Anne Tiernan

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