National Dog Day – August 26

National Dog Day is celebrated in Australia on August 26th every year. “This day celebrates all our canine breeds and helps to educate the public to recognise the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year. This day also…

New resilience strategy highlights the disasters that could bring Sydney to a shuddering halt

Australia’s largest metropolis has simply been “lucky” to avoid a city stopping disaster, a group of resilience experts have said. But Sydney’s luck could be about to run out, and if the city isn’t felled by extreme heatwaves and terror…

Queensland to develop ‘drone zones’

The Queensland government has committed to developing “drone zones” for commercial tests of aerial drone technology. In addition to designating zones for testing aerial drones, the government will create areas for testing the land-based and marine capabilities of drones. (Last…

Disaster plan ‘empowers’ vulnerable towns

From highly-equipped communities to new disaster dashboards, councils are focusing on preparedness and information in their approaches to emergency management. After a tornado ripped through Burrum Heads in 2013 leaving it isolated and without power for three days, the coastal…