Disaster relief

Alternate Term Label:
Emergency relief
Report

The lived experience of COVID-19: housing and household resilience

This study investigates housing outcomes during the first three months of the COVID-19 pandemic, and evaluates the complex interrelated impacts it is having on Australian households with a range of vulnerabilities.
Report

Families in Australia Survey: life during COVID-19 - report no.3

This research paper looks at how Australians sought and provided financial, emotional and physical assistance during the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
Report

Taken for granted? Charities’ role in our economic recovery

In the context of the COVID-19 crisis, there has been great concern about the future of the Australian charity sector, and the people it supports. This report calls for reforms to support the charity sector as post-COVID recovery partners – following findings that charities are...
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.
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.
Discussion paper

Emergency planning and response: issues paper

Australia is currently in the midst of an unprecedented emergency with the COVID-19 pandemic, following the summer bushfire crisis. The purpose of this issues paper is to invite information from the public on emergency planning and response.
Report

Australia’s implementation of women, peace and security: promoting regional stability

This report examines the benefits of Australia strengthening its implementation of the women, peace and security agenda, to bolster its regional stability and national security efforts.
Discussion paper

The National Climate Disaster Fund

This paper argues that a National Climate Disaster Fund should be established to reduce the cost burden of natural disaster response and recovery to Australian households and taxpayers. The Australia Institute suggests that it should be funded by a levy on coal, gas and oil...
Working paper

The social and political effects of Tropical Cyclone Winston in Fiji: recent research perspectives

This research brief summarises three recent publications that analyse some of the social and political effects of Tropical Cyclone Winston in Fiji.
Report

Introductory research on the feasibility of cash and voucher assistance in rural Fiji

Reporting on a cash and voucher assistance (CVA) preparedness study, this report considers activities in Fiji and is part of a series of feasibility studies to increase awareness, capacity and expertise in cash programming for humanitarian assistance in the Pacific Islands.