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Red Cross calls for massive funding boost in disaster risk reduction

The Red Cross is calling for a radical change to risk management in Australia, and says disaster preparation needs to become as normal as wearing a seatbelt. The organisation, one of the world’s biggest disaster…

Flood disaster scenario rehearsal to make Melbourne communities more resilient

Rehearsing a disaster scenario inside a relief centre may not be everyone’s idea of how to spend a weekend but that is what has been happening in North Melbourne. Arts House at North Melbourne town…
July 11, 2016

Tasmanian flood recovery plan in place as damage bill mounts

The Tasmanian Government has established a flood recovery committee to oversee the medium and long-term response to last week’s devastating floods. In a ministerial statement, Premier Will Hodgman said more than 230 emergency assistance grants…
June 15, 2016

New technologies, cost of natural disasters discussed at emergency management conference

Many of the region’s leading experts on emergency management have gathered on the Gold Coast to discuss emerging technologies in the field as well as the human and financial costs of natural disasters as reported…

Human induced global warming likely cause of Tassie fires researchers say

Global warming caused by burning fossil fuels, deforestation (burning and removing vegetation), farming (particularly sheep and cattle) and the breakdown of waste and industries such as coal and liquid gas is becoming a major factor…

Queensland’s Emergency Management HQ prepares for summer

ABC News Some of the most intense decision-making in the state takes place in the northern suburb of Kedron, with preparations underway for the upcoming weather season. Emergency Management Queensland headquarters is the base for…

Pacific disaster plan may influence global blueprint – SPC

Updated 2 June 2014, 10:54 AEST “This is the first time the Pacific has developed a singular voice that can influence the global framework for disaster risk reduction. The words of Mosese Sikivou, the Deputy…

Disaster management experts gather on Gold Coast

Hundreds of people at the forefront of disaster management will meet on the Gold Coast today. Delegates from more than 18 countries will attend the Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference. Conference…
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