Disaster planning

Report

Reducing bushfire risks

As the devastating 2019–20 bushfire season showed, all Victorians are at risk from bushfires. This audit was conducted to examine if the responsible state agencies are effectively working together to reduce Victoria’s bushfire risk.
Strategy

Australian Government Crisis Management Framework

A new version of the Australian Government Crisis Management Framework (AGCMF) has been released, which comes into effect from Monday 12 October 2020. The updates ensure that arrangements which set out the Australian Government’s response to emergencies and natural disasters are up to date in...
Report

Children and young people’s experience of disaster 2020

This report gave children and young people a platform to inform decision makers and service providers about how to best continue to support their needs before, during and after a disaster. The report also highlights the ways in which children and young people want to...
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.
Guide

National emergency and disaster response arrangements in Australia: a quick guide

Each Australian state and territory has generic emergency and disaster response legislation which authorises officials to declare emergencies in a variety of circumstances and make orders to deal with an emergency. This guide explains the arrangements for the response phase, and identifies the various decision-making...
Report

Applying information for climate change adaptation planning and decision making in the Pacific: situation analysis

This report presents the findings of a situation analysis of information for climate change adaptation planning and decision making in the Pacific carried out by the Griffith University Climate Change Response Program (GCCRP).
Policy

National policy on climate change and disaster-induced displacement: Vanuatu

This policy aims to help guide emergency and development planners to work with the Government of Vanuatu to address the needs of all communities affected by displacement.
Briefing paper

Climate change and urbanisation in Pacific Island Countries

As climate change continues to unfold, urban areas in the Pacific Islands region may find themselves particularly at risk. Urban planning which takes the likelihood of climate change into account is critically important.
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.
Guide

Emergency management and disaster resilience: a quick guide

This quick guide provides information about domestic arrangements at the Commonwealth level to work with state and territory governments on emergency and disaster management and resilience.