Disaster Funding

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…

Disaster resilience Natural Disasters $33 Billion Per Year by 2050

Disaster resilience: According to a Deloitte Access Economics Report commissioned by the Australian Business Roundtable for Disaster Resilience and Safer Communities, natural disasters in Australia are expected to cost $33 billion per year by 2050….
August 1, 2016

Natural disasters send federal election campaign into a spin

Natural disasters have sent the federal election campaign into a spin with less than a month until polling day. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Tuesday visited Picton, southwest of Sydney, which was hit hard by…

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…

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…

Joint funding available for twelve Victorian councils following recent bushfires

Joint media release The Hon Michael Keenan MP Minister for Justice The Hon Kim Wells MP Victorian Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Bushfire Response 14 February 2014 The Minister for Justice Michael Keenan…
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