Aboriginal fire management – part of the solution to destructive bushfires

As destructive bushfires become more common there is increasing political discussion how we manage them sustainably. Inevitably these debates raise questions of the past ecological effects of Aboriginal fire usage. There are two well-known narratives about Aboriginal fire use. One,…

Session speaker announcement: Ms Diana Bernardi, Manager, Emergency Services NSW/ACT, Australian Red Cross

We are pleased to announce session speaker Ms Diana Bernardi, Manager, Emergency Services NSW/ACT, Australian Red Cross who will speak at the 5th Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference 30-31 May 2016. Ms Bernardi will speak in The…

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…