disaster relief

New resilience strategy highlights the disasters that could bring Sydney to a shuddering halt

Australia’s largest metropolis has simply been “lucky” to avoid a city stopping disaster, a group of resilience experts have said. But Sydney’s luck could be about to run out, and if the city isn’t felled…

DISASTER RELIEF: How to claim government assistance

Financial assistance will be made available from the State and Federal Government for those affected by Cyclone Debbie and her aftermath. Residents who have lost essential services such as electricity and gas, who have suffered…

Disaster relief for northern rivers council areas

Local councils across the northern rivers have welcomed news that disaster relief funding will be available to help rebuild damaged infrastructure. Lismore, Byron and Tweed shire councils have all been informed they would be eligible…

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…

Is Australia leading humanitarian reform on disaster relief?

It is estimated that a staggering 60 million people have been forced from their homes due to war and natural disasters around the globe – the highest number since records began, far outstripping those displaced…

Five ways we could do disaster relief better

This week in Istanbul, the world’s leading humanitarian agencies, donors and governments are hammering out solutions for a world in crisis. Over the last two decades disasters affected some 218 million people each year. We’re seeing more…

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…

Wait continues for Natural Disaster declarations for Bellingen and Nambucca

Original article ran 26 May 2015 on ABC News by Ann Barker Two Mid North Coast Councils are still waiting to be declared disaster areas, almost a month after flooding hit the region. Both Bellingen…

Disaster relief payments top $29 million for Central Coast residents following deadly super storm

Original article published on The Daily Telegraph 6 June 1015 by Matt Taylor Disaster relief payments have topped $29 million for Central Coast residents following the deadly super storm in late April. More than 24,000…
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