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.…

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…

Emergency services review recommends massive overhauls

Amy Remeikis  |  State political reporter The largest “forensic review” of the states emergency services agencies has recommended a complete overhaul of the department of community safety and emergency services. Jointly releasing the $590,000 Keelty Review, headed up by the…

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…

Pets and people, preparedness for disasters (P3D)

Another summer of natural disasters unfolds across Australia . The Emergency Services across the Eastern States issue warnings and alerts for bushfires and floods, and advising communities in some areas to evacuate. How prepared are pet owners for managing their pets…