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Overview: This report presents data about natural disasters impacts (human and economic) at world scale for the last 20 years. The analyses focus on trends and patterns of impacts and how these vary regarding the income level or the geographical location. Based on the...
Recent natural disasters in Australia have prompted some calls for the establishment of national natural disaster insurance program to address apparent problems of availability and affordability in the existing private insurance market. We first examine the incidence and impact of natural Disasters during a recent...
Whenever disaster strikes, it leaves more than just a trail of devastation - it also leaves communities further in the grip of poverty.
And yet, when we hear of natural disasters today, their financial cost - that is, the damage inflicted on buildings, infrastructure,...
This White Paper was produced with the aim of supporting the development of a more sustainable, coordinated national approach to making communities more resilient and Australian people safer.
The paper:models the economics of mitigation activity in helping to inform risk reduction activities...
This draft report recommends a major restructure of Australian Government funding for natural disasters, and invites submissions from the public.
Key pointsAustralia is exposed to natural disasters on a recurring basis. Effective planning and mitigation of risks is an essential task...
The present study seeks to build on earlier work by identifying the factors associated with the frequency of natural disasters and the resulting mortality. Drawing together the main findings, some observations are made from a policy perspective to focus on key elements of a disaster...
Events such as last summer's bushfires and floods have had a significant impact on many Australian families. As another summer approaches, family relationship service providers may be in a position where, within the scope of their normal service provision, they may assist families not only...
Globally floods cause widespread damage and loss of life and property. An analysis of global statistics conducted by Jonkman (2005) showed that floods (including coastal flooding) caused 175,000 fatalities and affected more than 2.2 billion people between 1975 and 2002. In Australia, floods cause more...
Politicians are increasingly involving themselves in the frontline delivery of information in the lead up to disasters and as they unfold. They are often placed as spokespeople and represent the public face of disaster, be it anthropogenic or natural.
This report shows how society benefits when buildings can withstand natural disasters.