Disasters

Alternate Term Label:
Natural disasters
Report

Climate change, conflict and fragility: an evidence review and recommendations for research and action

This report looks at the evidence on the links between violent conflict and climate-related hazards, disasters and natural resources. It explores the relationship between conflict and short-term, extreme weather events, and other natural disasters, that can trigger humanitarian disasters.
Report

A Pacific disaster prevention review

This report argues that taking stock of regional achievements in disaster risk reduction policy and practice is important, alongside identifying the areas where the region needs to focus most in the coming years.
Discussion paper

Issues paper: local governments and natural disasters

Local governments will often have a more detailed understanding of their local communities and resources than other levels of government. They may be a key source of information for their communities. Emergency response services also commonly rely on the knowledge, support and expertise of local...
Discussion paper

Issues paper: health arrangements in natural disasters

This paper provides an overview of Australia's health care arrangements and discusses the role of primary care providers, the health effects of bushfire smoke, and whether there is a need for greater research into any particular health effects of natural disasters.
Report

Social justice and the future of fire insurance in Australia

Major bushfires are now occurring with increased frequency. This means that houses will be more at risk than ever and Australia will have to decide whether the current purely market-based mechanism is the best means of protecting people’s homes.
Briefing paper

Background paper: Australian inquiries and reports concerning natural disasters

The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements has, to date, identified more than 240 formal analyses completed since 1927, resulting in thousands of findings and recommendations.
Discussion paper

Issues paper: Constitutional framework for the declaration of a State of National Emergency

This issues paper explores legal and constitutional questions surrounding the concept of a declaration of a 'state of national emergency' by the Commonwealth of Australia, and how this might operate and interact with existing state and territory emergency management frameworks.
Briefing paper

Background paper: National natural disaster arrangements

The purpose of this paper is to provide a brief overview of Australia’s existing national natural disaster arrangements. Australia’s natural disaster management arrangements reflect the federal system of government, which apportions powers and responsibilities between the Commonwealth and states and territories.
Report

Managing conflicts and disasters: exploring collaboration between employers’ and workers’ organizations

This report looks at the potential for collaboration between employer and business membership organizations (EBMOs) and workers’ organizations in crises arising from conflicts and disasters.
Report

Reducing the risk of protracted and multiple disaster displacements in Asia-Pacific

This report explores multiple and protracted displacements caused by natural hazard-related disasters in Asia-Pacific, including those influenced by climate change and climate variability.