Victoria appoints emergency management commissioner

By weeklytimesnow.com.au VICTORIA’S fire chief has been appointed the state’s first emergency management commissioner. Fire services commissioner Craig Lapsley, who has served in the role since 2010, will take on the position from July 1. Victorian Emergency Services Minister Kim…

Queensland at risk of earthquake, says new Emergency Management Inspector-General Iain MacKenzie

Thomas Chamberlin, Rob Kidd   The Courier-Mail  December 06, 2013 12:00AM THE man appointed to oversee and plan for the state’s worst disasters says there is a “real risk” of earthquakes in Queensland. Newly appointed Emergency Management Inspector-General Iain MacKenzie told…

More thought for animals than children in emergency planning: report

By SBS As bushfires wreak havoc in New South Wales, a new report examines how Australia’s local, state and territory governments care for children in their emergency management plans. A report has found Australian emergency planning addresses the needs of…

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…

State of emergency declared as bushfire conditions worsen

By Rick Feneley, Judith Whelan  Oct. 21, 2013, 7 a.m. Hundreds of thousands of people face a growing bushfire calamity, with the entire Blue Mountains area as well as Penrith and Richmond in danger of burning over the next few…