Disaster Conference

Emergency Management at Airports – An Overview

The 2018 Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference is almost here again, this year the Conference will be held over the 21-22 May at The Star Gold Coast. Ms Jill Brix, Principal…

What’s On at the 2018 Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference?

Take a look at what’s on at this year’s Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference and discover who you can meet, what you can learn, and how you can actively contribute to the…

Natural disaster funding under discussion

Natural disaster funding totalling $1 billion has been withheld by two years in a hidden Budget decision the State Government says leaves an unexpected hole in its coffers. Deputy Premier Jackie Trad last night attacked…

Three years on and where to next? The Canterbury earthquake experience, an emergency planner’s perspective

It is now three years since the first of the Canterbury earthquakes, yet the process for recovery continues.  We need to review where we are now, and where we want to be, and how we…

Safeguarding Children in Emergencies – Current Australian Emergency Management Practice

Current emergency management practice in Australia identifies children as part of vulnerable populations within communities. This is despite increasing evidence in the literature that identifies children as uniquely vulnerable in emergencies and requiring targeted planning…

Real cost of natural disasters burns up NSW state budget

Kirsty Needham  State Politics Editor April 13, 2014 The NSW government has been hit with ballooning disaster response costs as major fires and floods continue to blow budget forecasts. The Disaster Relief Fund was allocated…

Disaster Management College commitment delivered

The Regional College of Disaster Management will be delivered following the signing of a partnership with the Australian Emergency Management Institute (AEMI) in Cairns today. Queensland Police, Fire and Emergency Services Minister Jack Dempsey said…

Reconstructing Queensland – progress, challenges and learnings

Three years on from the devastating flooding and cyclones of 2010-11, the Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA) is managing a reconstruction program relating to 34 Queensland natural disaster events, and totalling more than $14 billion. Since…
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