Posts Tagged: emergency management

Charles Sturt University’s Doctor of Public Safety

Charles Sturt University’s Doctor of Public Safety equips graduates with a unique competitive advantage and is the first degree of its kind in Australasia. Graduates will have a critical understanding of a substantial and complex…

Drones Delivering Emergency Blood Could Save Lives

A northern beaches doctor who delivers critical care to patients in remote areas of the state says drones transporting blood could save lives. Dr Brian Burns, 43, will make the case at an international conference…

Disaster Scenarios Guidance

It may sound ridiculous, but what if there was an earthquake in the centre of Albany? Or a cruise ship struck a reef off Middleton Beach and left an oil slick streaming into Princess Royal…

Butter and Toothpaste No Help for Burns

An estimated one million Australians believe applying butter, moisturising cream or toothpaste was appropriate treatment for a burn, new research has revealed. Two in three Australians mistakenly believed minor burns were best treated by home remedies, research…

In the Future Your Ambulance Could Be Driverless

The revolution in driverless vehicles will make many jobs obsolete. In the US alone, it is estimated that driverless vehicles will wipe out 4.1m jobs. Truck drivers, delivery drivers, taxi drivers and Uber drivers will be out…

Plans for Firefighting Force with No Board Nor CEO Stir Up Smouldering Concerns

Victoria’s new urban firefighting force would not have a board  or chief executive, raising concerns that its new commissioner would simply act as a rubber stamp for government. Under the controversial overhaul of firefighting, Fire…

Queensland Builds Resilience to Extreme Weather Events with Largest-Ever Flood Study

The Queensland Government has released what it calls the “most detailed and comprehensive flood study ever undertaken in Australia” in an effort to help the state prepare for future extreme weather events. The Brisbane River…

Rapid Earthquake Risk Ranking Criteria

The 6th Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference will be held next week over 22 – 23 May at The Star Gold Coast. Prof George Mariano Soriano, Senior Engineer at the Department of Public…

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…

Understanding How and Why Different People Volunteer

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 Jasmin Craufurd-Hill, Area Manager with St John…