Disaster Preparedness

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…

Victorian Fire Risk Register: Supports and informs your plan

The Victorian Fire Risk Register (VFRR) is Victoria’s first consistent bushfire risk register. It is demonstrating value to those with risk planning mitigation and response accountabilities. The register lists all infrastructure, townships, environmental tourism and…

Queensland learns from US in natural disaster planning

[Media Release] Premier The Honourable Campbell Newman Saturday, March 08, 2014 Los Angeles: Queensland Premier Campbell Newman has met some of the world’s leading geological experts to investigate ways to minimise the impact of natural…

With more heatwaves to come, how will our cities hold up?

By Jane Mullett, RMIT University and Darryn McEvoy, RMIT University Australia’s south east is currently sweltering under an intense heatwave, one that is likely to become the second longest heatwave on record in the region….

Evacuation modelling: finding the best time (and way) to get going

By Victor Pillac, NICTA and Pascal Van Hentenryck, NICTA Reports from the Philippines reveal a lack of typhoon preparation and evacuation efforts. When to evacuate – and how – spells the difference between life and…
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