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…

Evaluation of the morbidity and mortality of animals post Canterbury earthquakes – A Pilot study

Disasters such as floods, fires, snow storms, earthquakes and tsunamis have contributed to a significant number of human and animal deaths and injuries in New Zealand in recent years. These events have highlighted the importance of the use of specific disaster…

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…

Longer term individual and community needs after natural disaster: The experience of Central Queensland

Lifeline (as part of UnitingCare Community), along with other government and non-government organisations is a key signatory for the provision of Community Recovery Services following a disaster. Following the 2010-2011 flood disasters in Queensland, Lifeline Queensland, became concerned about the…