Multi-hazard risk



NQF annual performance report 2020

This report highlights how education and care service providers and regulators adopted new strategies to support and protect children, staff and families from the risks presented by the 2019–20 bushfires and coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic.

The Australian Disaster Resilience Index: a summary

Research has developed the first, national snapshot of disaster resilience to help governments, local organisations and emergency services improve their communities’ resilience to natural hazards. This summary report outlines the detailed research behind the Australian Disaster Resilience Index.
Briefing paper

Background paper: Land management – hazard reduction: a literature review

This literature review focuses predominantly on prescribed burning, which has been used in Australia as the preferred method to reduce fuel loads and fuel continuity and thus has received the most attention in the scientific literature. The paper also canvasses literature related to mechanical fuel...

Use of climate science in adaptation planning and decision making

Collaborations were developed and research carried out that reveal that current state-of-the-art climate models and assessments all underestimate the risk of multidecadal “megadrought” in the State of Victoria, and that there is a substantial risk of future droughts much longer and more severe than any...

Climate change and health in the regions

The workshop aimed to identify and better understand the likely climate risks (amongst other drivers), to improve our understanding of the factors that increase vulnerability for each of these communities (in relation to human health), and to begin to map out effective adaptation strategies and...