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Australia’s ‘Deadliest Natural Hazard’: What’s Your Heatwave Plan?

Heatwaves are Australia’s deadliest natural hazard, but a recent survey has found that many vulnerable people do not have plans to cope with extreme heat. Working with the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre and the Bureau of Meteorology, my colleagues and I surveyed 250 residents and 60 business managers in Western Sydney and the NSW North

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Ebola guidelines for mass events

Guidelines covering mass gatherings worldwide in the wake of the Ebola virus outbreak have been developed by Flinders University’s World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Mass Gatherings and High Consequence Events, located in Adelaide, South Australia. The guidelines are being used by international event organisers and health authorities to plan for large scale public events

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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. So what have we learnt from the heatwave of 2009, also responsible for the Black Saturday fires, and how will

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