Project Profile: Australia’s Response to the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone

Background On 5 November 2014, the Prime Minister announced that Australia would increase its contribution to the global fight against Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). This response involved managing an Ebola Treatment Centre (ETC) in Sierra Leone. The Australian Department of…

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 2011, the Queensland Government’s capability…

UC disaster management relief expert to help support relief

Sunday, 24 November 2013, 2:05 pm Press Release: University of Canterbury UC disaster management relief expert to help support humanitarian relief November 24, 2013 A University of Canterbury (UC) disaster management relief expert has been deployed to the Philippines to…

The Value of Engineering and Logistics Capabilities Collaborating in Support of Disaster Management

Highly skilled engineers and logisticians provide critical value to disaster recovery programs in Australia. As enabling professions to disaster management engineers and logisticians are often employed across projects, programs and organisations, yet their relationship is rarely examined.  The combination of…

End date approaches for Queensland flood payments

Joint Media Release Minister for Human Services Senator the Hon Jan Mclucas Parliamentary Secretary to the Attorney-General The Hon Shayne Neumann MP 18 July 2013 People affected by the Queensland Floods this year in the Bundaberg, Gladstone, Gympie and Fraser…