Disasters

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Natural disasters
Report

Emergency resilience in culturally and linguistically diverse communities: challenges and opportunities

This two-year community engagement and research project found well-developed resilience capacities within CALD communities, with a strong potential for them to enrich disaster management knowledge and practices in wider Australia.
Audio

Disability and disasters

Persons with disabilities are more likely to be badly affected by disasters and be left behind in their wake. This panel discusses the importance of mainstreaming inclusive responses to ensure that disaster preparedness and responses ensure safety, security and rights for all.
Briefing paper

Clearing a path to full inclusion of people with disability in emergency management policy and practice in Australia

This issues paper was prepared in response to the lived experience and literature presented at the Disability and Disaster Resilience forum, held in August 2020. It builds a picture of the roadblocks to safety and wellbeing for Australians with disability in emergency management.
Report

Review of WorkSafe New Zealand’s performance of its regulatory functions in relation to activities on Whakaari White Island

This is a review of the way in which WorkSafe New Zealand performed its regulatory functions in relation to Whakaari White Island eruption in 2019.
Report

Federal government’s response to the drought, and the adequacy and appropriateness of policies and measures to support farmers, regional communities and the Australian economy

While droughts are a natural part of the historical climate variability in Australia, drought conditions are likely to become more frequent, severe and longer due to climate change. The committee urges the Australian government to accept the findings and recommendations of this report to improve...
Report

Shifting the system: the journey towards humanitarian reform in Indonesia

This report explores the evolution of the humanitarian system in Indonesia. It examines key events and turning points in the country’s progression towards locally led disaster management and humanitarian action.
Report

Understanding preparedness and recovery

Emergency recovery goes beyond survival. It is a complex process with potentially long-lasting impacts on people’s lives. Within research, policy and practice, there is a widespread assumption that preparing for a disaster has a positive impact on recovery. This report examines the emergency experiences of...
Guide

Preparing for the unimaginable: guidelines for organisational response and staff support before, during and after disaster

Affected communities need long-term support far beyond what many disaster relief volunteering organisation can often commit to. This project explores the phenomenon of support before, during and after disaster (specifically the floods in Townsville and North West Queensland), focusing on organisational support for staff to...
Report

Uncertain but inevitable: the expert-policy-political nexus and high-impact risks

This report exposes gaps in New Zealand’s risk management ecosystem and argues that countries need to rethink how they prepare for and manage high-impact risks.
Report

Review of 10 years of reform in Victoria's emergency management sector

The Victorian emergency management sector has undergone significant reform in the 10 years since the 2009 Victorian bushfires. This review report makes eight observations, thirty-three findings, and five recommendations identifying good practice and opportunities for continuous improvement.