What is disaster resilience education?

Community disaster education is an integral component of emergency management in Australia and around the world. Its main goal is to promote public safety and, to a lesser extent, reduce damages. However, many governments around the world, including Australia, aim…

October 2013 NSW Bush Fires – The challenges, experiences and outcomes

Mr Anthony Clark, Group Manager, Corporate Communications, NSW Rural Fire Service will present a Case Study at the 2014 Australian and New Zealand Disaster & Emergency Management Conference: The October 2013 NSW Bush Fires – The challenges, experiences and outcomes.…

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…

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…

Speak at the Aust and NZ Disaster Management Conference in 2014

Presenters at the Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference [EARTH: FIRE AND RAIN] will have the opportunity to have their full peer review paper considered for inclusion in the Australian Journal of Emergency Management. Also the session…