Community Resilience and Community Led Recovery: One is Reality, the Other an Achievable Goal

Australian emergency management strategies, frameworks and plans consistently reflect the desire to create and support resilient communities, capable of responding and adapting to any disaster that affects them.   This aspiration is reflected at the national level (the National Strategy…

Keynote Highlight – Deputy Commissioner Brett Pointing APM, Regional Operations, Queensland Police Service

The Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference continues to support the Disaster and Emergency Management community with a strong focus on natural disasters and 2015 marks the 4th year of the event. The ANZDM Conference will be held 4-5…

Longer term individual and community needs after natural disaster: The experience of Central Queensland

Lifeline (as part of UnitingCare Community), along with other government and non-government organisations is a key signatory for the provision of Community Recovery Services following a disaster. Following the 2010-2011 flood disasters in Queensland, Lifeline Queensland, became concerned about the…

The role of local government in emergency recovery

A case study of the Waimakariri District Council’s post-earthquake Community-based Recovery Framework. The Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference 2013 wishes to thank Dr Suzanne Vallance, Senior Lecturer, Lincoln University, Christchurch, New Zealand, who presented at the last conference held…

Resilience to fires and floods: The importance of the response process

Resilience has been identified as an “ordinary magic”, (Masten 2001) but it only occurs in a proportion of the population. Since there is a lack of evidence to suggest it is a uniform phenomenon, the question remains – Can anything…

Christchurch’s CARDBOARD cathedral replaces 132-year-old Gothic building destroyed by 2011 earthquake

Reported by Anna Edwards 14 August 2013 Rising from the rubble: The city’s historic Anglican cathedral has been brought back to life. The £2m project saw a 700 capacity cathedral built using cardboard tubes. More than two years after the…

The Role of NGOs in Building Sustainable Community Resilience

The Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference  would like to thank Ms Julie Molloy, Director, Social Engagements, Volunteering Queensland for presenting this paper at the 2013 conference held 28-30 May Mercure Brisbane. Julie discussed the broad role…

Abstracts Open for 2014 Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference

2014 Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference being held QT Hotel, Gold Coast 5th-7th May. Abstracts open next week Monday 5th August 2013! Authors or organisations interested in submitting a paper or presenting a workshop are invited to submit…

Disaster assistance for NSW

Joint Media Release Attorney-General Minister for Emergency Management Special Minister of State Minister for the Public Service and Integrity The Hon Mark Dreyfus QC MP NSW Minister for Police and Emergency Services Minister for the Hunter The Hon Michael Gallacher…