Australia response

Australia a regional leader in natural disaster response

Australia is a regional leader in responding to natural disaster and humanitarian crises, Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, minister for international development and the Pacific, has indicated in a statement. ā€œAustralia’s humanitarian assistance helps to save lives and…

Session speaker announcement: Ms Diana Bernardi, Manager, Emergency Services NSW/ACT, Australian Red Cross

We are pleased to announce session speaker Ms Diana Bernardi, Manager, Emergency Services NSW/ACT, Australian Red Cross who will speak at the 5th Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management ConferenceĀ 30-31 May 2016. Ms…

Why climate change is Australia’s greatest national security issue

The Canberra Times I recently gave my “National Security and Counterterrorism” Masters students a syndicate exercise at the end of their course requiring them to prioritise the most serious threats to Australia’s national security (with…

The case for uniform disaster law

The Sydney Morning Herald, 15 September 2015. There were the high heels sent to Samoa after Cyclone Evan in 2012, the shipment of bathtubs clogging up Tonga Customs after Cyclone Ian last year and the…
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