Journal article

Living in Queensland: preparing for and communicating in disasters and emergencies

Communications Disasters Australia Queensland
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A series of severe weather events in Queensland during 2010 and 2011 and a greater interest in national security have catalogued a renewed government interest in ensuring that Australians understand the risks and take proactive measures to prepare for disasters. The Living in Queensland Survey uses an ‘all hazards approach’ to ascertain respondents’ attitudes towards disaster preparedness, perceptions of risk, and perceptions of community capacity. The findings highlight what Queenslanders are doing to prepare for natural and terrorist disasters and further illustrate how preparedness behaviour, perceptions of community, and confidence in government have changed since the floods and cyclones of 2011.

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