Posts Tagged: disaster relief

Impact Assessments – A Whole of Government Approach

The 6th Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference will be held this month over 22 – 23 May at The Star Gold Coast (previously Jupiter’s), Queensland. Ms Nadine Hulme, A/Director Response and Recovery at…

Disaster relief for northern rivers council areas

Local councils across the northern rivers have welcomed news that disaster relief funding will be available to help rebuild damaged infrastructure. Lismore, Byron and Tweed shire councils have all been informed they would be eligible…

Tasmanian flood recovery plan in place as damage bill mounts

The Tasmanian Government has established a flood recovery committee to oversee the medium and long-term response to last week’s devastating floods. In a ministerial statement, Premier Will Hodgman said more than 230 emergency assistance grants…
June 15, 2016

Natural disasters send federal election campaign into a spin

Natural disasters have sent the federal election campaign into a spin with less than a month until polling day. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Tuesday visited Picton, southwest of Sydney, which was hit hard by…

Is Australia leading humanitarian reform on disaster relief?

It is estimated that a staggering 60 million people have been forced from their homes due to war and natural disasters around the globe – the highest number since records began, far outstripping those displaced…

Five ways we could do disaster relief better

This week in Istanbul, the world’s leading humanitarian agencies, donors and governments are hammering out solutions for a world in crisis. Over the last two decades disasters affected some 218 million people each year. We’re seeing more…

Natural disaster funding under discussion

Natural disaster funding totalling $1 billion has been withheld by two years in a hidden Budget decision the State Government says leaves an unexpected hole in its coffers. Deputy Premier Jackie Trad last night attacked…

2015’s biggest insured disasters

The global insurance industry got off easy in 2015, sort of. While the $37 million in insured losses from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters was well under the 10-year average of $62 billion, the year…

Disaster relief payments top $29 million for Central Coast residents following deadly super storm

Original article published on The Daily Telegraph 6 June 1015 by Matt Taylor Disaster relief payments have topped $29 million for Central Coast residents following the deadly super storm in late April. More than 24,000…

Mobile communications improve disaster relief – Reviewed.com

Natural disasters are on the rise. Reported incidents have more than doubled since 1980, and in 2010 alone, the combined impact of earthquakes, hurricanes, floods and other calamities forced 42 million people to flee their…
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