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Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
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ACORN : The J. of Perioperative Nursing in Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.198, CiteScore: 0)
Adelaide Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.122, CiteScore: 0)
Advocate: Newsletter of the National Tertiary Education Union     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Agenda: A J. of Policy Analysis and Reform     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
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AIMA Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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Analysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Ancient History : Resources for Teachers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Anglican Historical Society J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Annals of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
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Around the Globe     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Art + Law     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
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Artlink     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Asia Pacific J. of Clinical Nutrition     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.697, CiteScore: 2)
Asia Pacific J. of Health Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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Australasian J. of Early Childhood     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.535, CiteScore: 1)
Australasian J. of Gifted Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
Australasian J. of Human Security     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.144, CiteScore: 0)
Australasian J. of Irish Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
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Australasian Law Management J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
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Australasian Music Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Australasian Parks and Leisure     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australasian Plant Conservation: J. of the Australian Network for Plant Conservation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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Australasian Public Libraries and Information Services     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 34)
Australasian Review of African Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Aboriginal Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.13, CiteScore: 0)
Australian Advanced Aesthetics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australian Ageing Agenda     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Psychodrama Association J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Australian and New Zealand Continence J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australian and New Zealand Sports Law J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Australian Art Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Australian Bookseller & Publisher     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Australian Bulletin of Labour     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Canegrower     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Coeliac     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
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Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.146, CiteScore: 0)
Australian Family Physician     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.317, CiteScore: 1)
Australian Field Ornithology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.209, CiteScore: 0)
Australian Forest Grower     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australian Grain     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Holstein J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Australian Humanist, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australian Indigenous Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Australian Intl. Law J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Australian J. of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.116, CiteScore: 0)
Australian J. of Adult Learning     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.297, CiteScore: 0)
Australian J. of Advanced Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.299, CiteScore: 1)
Australian J. of Asian Law     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australian J. of Cancer Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Australian J. of Civil Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.158, CiteScore: 0)
Australian J. of Dyslexia and Learning Difficulties     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Australian J. of Emergency Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.354, CiteScore: 0)
Australian J. of French Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
Australian J. of Herbal Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Australian J. of Language and Literacy, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.282, CiteScore: 1)
Australian J. of Legal History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Australian J. of Mechanical Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.119, CiteScore: 0)
Australian J. of Medical Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Australian J. of Multi-Disciplinary Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian J. of Music Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australian J. of Music Therapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.549, CiteScore: 1)
Australian J. of Parapsychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.511, CiteScore: 0)
Australian J. of Social Issues     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.399, CiteScore: 1)
Australian J. of Structural Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.281, CiteScore: 1)
Australian J. of Water Resources     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.156, CiteScore: 0)
Australian J. on Volunteering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian J.ism Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Australian Life Scientist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Literary Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Australian Mathematics Teacher, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Australian Nursing J. : ANJ     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Australian Orthoptic J.     Full-text available via subscription  
Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Australian Screen Education Online     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Australian Senior Mathematics J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Sugarcane     Full-text available via subscription  
Australian TAFE Teacher     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australian Tax Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Australian Universities' Review, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australian Voice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Bar News: The J. of the NSW Bar Association     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Bioethics Research Notes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
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Breastfeeding Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.183, CiteScore: 0)
British Review of New Zealand Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Brolga: An Australian J. about Dance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Cancer Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (SJR: 0.115, CiteScore: 0)
Cardiovascular Medicine in General Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Chain Reaction     Full-text available via subscription  
Childrenz Issues: J. of the Children's Issues Centre     Full-text available via subscription  
Chiropractic J. of Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
Chisholm Health Ethics Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Church Heritage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Commercial Law Quarterly: The J. of the Commercial Law Association of Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.563, CiteScore: 1)
Communication, Politics & Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Communities, Children and Families Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Connect     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Contemporary PNG Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Context: J. of Music Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Corporate Governance Law Review, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Creative Approaches to Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Critical Care and Resuscitation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24, SJR: 1.032, CiteScore: 1)
Cultural Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Culture Scope     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Current Issues in Criminal Justice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Dance Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
DANZ Quarterly: New Zealand Dance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Day Surgery Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Deakin Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Developing Practice : The Child, Youth and Family Work J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Early Days: J. of the Royal Western Australian Historical Society     Full-text available via subscription  
Early Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
EarthSong J.: Perspectives in Ecology, Spirituality and Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
East Asian Archives of Psychiatry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.36, CiteScore: 1)
Educare News: The National Newspaper for All Non-government Schools     Full-text available via subscription  
Educating Young Children: Learning and Teaching in the Early Childhood Years     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Education in Rural Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Education, Research and Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Educational Research J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Electronic J. of Radical Organisation Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Employment Relations Record     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
English in Aotearoa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
English in Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.18, CiteScore: 0)
Essays in French Literature and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Ethos: Official Publication of the Law Society of the Australian Capital Territory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Eureka Street     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Extempore     Full-text available via subscription  
Family Matters     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.228, CiteScore: 1)
Fijian Studies: A J. of Contemporary Fiji     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Focus on Health Professional Education : A Multi-disciplinary J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Food New Zealand     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Fourth World J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Frontline     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Future Times     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Gambling Research: J. of the National Association for Gambling Studies (Australia)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Gay and Lesbian Law J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Gender Impact Assessment     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Geographical Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Geriatric Medicine in General Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Gestalt J. of Australia and New Zealand     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Globe, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Government News     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Great Circle: J. of the Australian Association for Maritime History, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Grief Matters : The Australian J. of Grief and Bereavement     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
He Puna Korero: J. of Maori and Pacific Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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Australian Journal of Emergency Management
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    • Abstract: Buffone, Joe
      The rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave in Thailand was an extraordinary story of human endurance that captivated hearts and minds around the world. One year on, the Australian Government is consolidating its preparedness planning using insights from the experience.

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  • Volume 34 Issue 3 - National resilience taskforce
    • Abstract: Crosweller, Mark
      The National Resilience Taskforce, established in April 2018, provided the national direction needed to underline climate and disaster risk and improve national resilience across all sectors in Australia. The work is anchored in the 'Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-20301', the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement3, which work towards a resilient and sustainable society by 2030.

      PubDate: Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:57:17 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 Issue 3 - Crisis management and public policy
    • Abstract: Carayannopoulos, George
      Crisis management encompasses more than natural disasters. New threats such as energy security, hacking and infrastructure breakdown are emerging. It is time to rethink the role of crisis management in the national policy agenda and bring it in from the shadows and into the light.

      PubDate: Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:57:17 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 Issue 3 - Foreword
    • Abstract: Crosweller, Mark
      PubDate: Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:57:17 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 Issue 3 - Child-centred disaster resilience education in
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    • Abstract: Brown, Linley
      In 2018, the Western Australian Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) released a primary school education program to improve bushfire resilience. The North West Bushfire Patrol is geographically and culturally appropriate for the north-west regions of Western Australia.

      PubDate: Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:57:17 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 Issue 3 - What we can learn from Japan's tsunami experiences
    • Abstract: Morris, Len
      In 2011, a catastrophic tsunami ravaged the north-east coast of Japan, causing devastating damage to the prefectures of Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima. Len Morris, born and raised in Miyagi Prefecture, writes that we can learn a lot from Japan's disaster education practices to reduce the risks to people.

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  • Volume 34 Issue 3 - Indigenous people in the natural hazards management
           sector: Examining employment data
    • Abstract: Neale, Timothy; Smith, Will
      Examination of the levels of Indigenous employment in southern Australia reveals that most agencies do not adequately record the proportion of staff who are Indigenous. Recent initiatives to improve Indigenous staffing levels need to provide consistent and detailed data on employment.

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  • Volume 34 Issue 3 - Hot spots: Building resilience to heatwave in areas of
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    • Abstract: McCallum, Harriet
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  • Volume 34 Issue 3 - Resilient coast strategic plan: A first for Queensland
    • Abstract: Learmond, Nicola
      Douglas Shire Council has completed its strategic plan as part of the Resilient Coast Program designed to mitigate the impacts of coastal hazards on communities.

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  • Volume 34 Issue 3 - Reflections from the 2019 UNDRR global platform
    • Abstract: Lamont, Amanda
      The Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience joined the Australian delegation in Geneva for the sixth session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction that took place in Geneva, Switzerland.

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  • Volume 34 Issue 3 - Council ready: Respectful engagement, the starting
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    • Abstract: Arman, Michael; Glover, Darryl
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  • Volume 34 Issue 3 - If it doesn't rain it pours: Estimating flood risk for
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    • Abstract: Cleland, Kristen Daisy
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           resilience: International perspectives
    • Abstract: McLennan, Jim; Reid, Karen; Beilin, Ruth
      Australia's National Strategy for Disaster Resilience (Attorney- General's Department 2011) has a central principle of shared responsibility that has influenced the policies and practices of Australia's emergency management sector. However, the notion of 'shared responsibility' remains controversial. As part of a research project examining aspects of shared responsibility, seven international authorities in natural hazard mitigation policy were interviewed about their understandings of hazard threats, shared responsibility and community resilience in their own countries. The aims of this study were to analyse these international views to clarify what constitutes shared responsibility as a policy to develop resilience and to better understand how it might operate effectively. While there were differences in perspectives compared with the Australian policy, the centrality of the role of government agencies was acknowledged by all and the importance of community education was emphasised by some. Several aspects of shared responsibility were considered problematic, especially relationships between government agencies and community groups. Findings point to shared responsibility involving government and community organisations being viable if they are collaborative endeavours. A framework is suggested to assess the levels of collaboration in such endeavours.

      PubDate: Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:57:17 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 Issue 3 - Global platform for disaster risk reduction, Geneva,
           May 2019
    • Abstract:
      The sixth session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction took place from 13 to 17 May 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. It was co-chaired by Mr. Manuel Sager, State Secretary, Government of Switzerland, and Ms. Mami Mizutori, the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary- General for Disaster Risk Reduction. Participants attended from 182 countries. The Global Platform built on the Regional and Sub-Regional Platforms for Disaster Risk Reduction hosted by the Governments of Armenia, Colombia, Italy, Mongolia, and Tunisia in 2018.

      PubDate: Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:57:17 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 Issue 3 - Lessons learnt: Two schools in a major bushfire
    • Abstract: McArthur, Tony
      Schools in Australia have been required to have emergency plans and to conduct fire drills for many years. These plans and drills primarily relate to structural fires, supplemented more recently by lock-down procedures for internal threats and lock outs for external threats. Since bushfires in Victoria in 2009, school authorities in NSW have significantly increased support for schools and school leadership to cope better with natural hazards. The incidence of an aggressive bushfire that broke out in Springwood, NSW, while schools were in session provides an opportunity to assess effective preparation by schools and support from school authorities. Critical to the survival of these schools that were directly threatened by the bushfires was systematic preparation, examination of worst-case scenarios and full rehearsals to test plans. On the day of the fire, the key element of success was the situational awareness by the leadership teams that supported their decision-making. This was aided by communication to the schools' communities. This paper outlines the key issues that contributed to an effective response by the schools to this incident.

      PubDate: Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:57:17 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 Issue 2 - Tropical Cyclone Oma: A near miss for Brisbane
    • Abstract: Mortlock, Thomas; Coates, Lucinda
      In February 2019, Tropical Cyclone Oma caused alarm in South East Queensland as the Category 2 system tracked south and then west in the Coral Sea. Some forecasts suggested it could make landfall near Brisbane but eventually it tracked back out to sea. While people in the Brisbane area had a near miss, there are some interesting aspects of this event regarding its track, position and damage potential that are worth noting from a hazard mitigation perspective.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 May 2019 15:47:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 Issue 2 - What do we really mean by 'floodwater' and is it ever
           ok to enter'
    • Abstract: Taylor, Melanie; Haynes, Katharine
      Flood safety messages used extensively and consistently in Australia are 'If it's flooded, forget it', 'Never drive, ride or walk through floodwater', 'Don't play in flood water'. These messages are clear, unambiguous and definitive. The problem is, people continue to enter floodwater

      PubDate: Tue, 21 May 2019 15:47:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 Issue 2 - The emergency manager as a regulator
    • Abstract: Conway, Geoff
      A number of industries in Australia have come under close scrutiny in recent years and the revelations have been less than flattering. The government agencies that regulate those industries have been just as keenly scrutinised and their performance has been shown to be wanting.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 May 2019 15:47:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 Issue 2 - Cross-border response and resource management
    • Abstract: Considine, Paul
      The AFAC National Resource Sharing Centre provides and coordinates international emergency management assistance and builds relationships between fire management communities.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 May 2019 15:47:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 Issue 2 - A summer of extreme heatwaves
    • Abstract: Gissing, Andrew; Coates, Lucinda
      Heatwaves are the most deadly type of natural peril in Australia, accounting for more deaths than the sum total of all other natural hazards. Despite improvements in forecasting and warnings, more action is required to manage heatwave risk.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 May 2019 15:47:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 Issue 2 - Black Saturday bushfires: Counting the cost
    • Abstract: Ulubasoglu, Mehmet; Beaini, Farah
      When bushfires ripped through the heart of Victoria on a scorching Saturday a decade ago, the impact was likened to 1500 Hiroshima-style bombs exploding across the state.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 May 2019 15:47:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 Issue 2 - Foreword
    • Abstract: Bates, John
      PubDate: Tue, 21 May 2019 15:47:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 Issue 2 - Long-term solutions to improve emergency management
           services in remote communities in Northern Australia
    • Abstract: Sangha, Kamaljit K; Edwards, Andrew; Russell-Smith, Jeremy
      Despite frequent exposure to bushfires, cyclones and floods, remote Indigenous communities across northern Australia typically have little involvement in managing, mitigating or planning for such events. This scenario planning project explored how people in remote communities, through Indigenous ranger groups, can contribute effectively to the mitigation and delivery of emergency services. This research revealed the importance of developing effective partnerships between emergency management agencies and members of remote communities to integrate and assess the resources and services needed for responsible agencies in the Northern Territory. Using three remote communities as case studies, the potential engagement opportunities with ranger groups was explored to identify solutions to deliver efficient, cost-effective and culturally appropriate emergency services. A collaborative policy framework involving emergency services organisations and Indigenous communities is proposed to mitigate and manage incidents while meeting Indigenous cultural protocols. This recognises and takes advantage of community networks and knowledge of local socio-cultural and natural systems. This research offers practical insights into the delivery of cost-effective and improved emergency services to empower north Australian remote communities.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 May 2019 15:47:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 Issue 2 - Preparing to lead in a crisis [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Jackson, Lisa Marie
      Review(s) of: Preparing to lead in a crisis, by Peter Dunn, Published by Barrallier Books Pty Ltd, Trading as Echo Books, ISBN 9780648202585.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 May 2019 15:47:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 Issue 2 - Case study: People from refugee backgrounds contribute
           to a disaster-resilient Illawarra
    • Abstract: Juneja Lakhina, Shefali; Eriksen, Christine; Thompson, Jenny; Aldunate, Raquel; McLaren, Joshua; Reddy, Sherryl
      This case study summarises key outcomes from a collaborative research project conducted in the Illawarra, NSW in 2017. It outlines ways to inform, engage and partner with people from diverse refugee backgrounds for strengthening disaster resilience.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 May 2019 15:47:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 Issue 2 - Earthquakes happen in Australia, but are we
           prepared'
    • Abstract: Sexton, Jane; Allen, Trevor; Edwards, Mark
      People in Australia are surprised to learn that hundreds of earthquakes occur below our feet every year. The majority are too small to feel, let alone cause any damage. Despite this, we are not immune to large earthquakes.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 May 2019 15:47:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 Issue 2 - Queensland's disaster management officer's network
    • Abstract: Dean, Sarah; Dyer, Matthew; Moore, Nicola
      Before, during and after emergency events and disasters, local government employees are often at the frontline and play a significant role in coordination and communication for their communities. In Queensland, the Disaster Management Officer's Network allows these people to connect, keep up with developments in disaster management arrangements and to share their skills, knowledge, resources and ideas.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 May 2019 15:47:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 Issue 2 - Australian Red Cross deployment, Townsville, February
           2019
    • Abstract: Lamont, Amanda
      Australian Red Cross emergency service volunteers from across Australia have provided support to people affected by the unprecedented monsoonal floods in North Queensland.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 May 2019 15:47:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 Issue 2 - Utility of virtual operation support teams: An
           international survey
    • Abstract: Roth, Florian; Prior, Timothy
      No other disaster management practice has undergone as much change than has emergency communication. The components of emergency communication, from situational awareness, to response coordination and public information provision are influenced by factors that are fundamentally different from 20 or even ten years ago. It is a fast-evolving environment, involving new technologies and changing communication preferences. Adapting to a highly dynamic and demanding information environment takes up resources from other activities. One response to this rapid change has been the establishment of Virtual Operation Support Teams to monitor social media, support situational awareness, counter rumours and disseminate official communication. To date, the establishment, utility and added value of these teams has not been the subject of research. This paper examines the evolution of Virtual Operation Support Teams across the globe and how they are being used in seven countries. The paper suggests ways that governments and emergency management authorities can support similar teams and how integration with formal operations might be managed. This may assist countries where Virtual Operation Support Teams are not yet established or where teams are only activated during an emergency event.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 May 2019 15:47:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 Issue 2 - Comparing sources of weather prediction information in
           the aftermath of cyclone debbie
    • Abstract: Ames, Kate; Hewson, Michael
      Tropical Cyclone Debbie, a Category 4 cyclone, crossed Australia's coast in North Queensland on 28 March 2017. Over three days, the cyclone travelled south across Queensland weakening to a low-pressure weather system. The event caused significant flooding and damage to communities. Formal sources of information related to this event included the Bureau of Meteorology and emergency services providers as well as informal sources from state-based traditional media and stct media sources of Twitter and websites. This paper is based on findings of a small study to identify the differences in weather prediction information between those formal and informal sources using the Cyclone Debbie major weather event, which invoked a disaster response. This paper identifies issues associated with the dissemination and reporting of weather-based information during emergencies. These include the language used in official sources that can confuse or downplay events, inconsistent reporting between authority and non-official sources and the lack of locally based information used by non-traditional information providers.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 May 2019 15:47:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 Issue 2 - Effective diversity in emergency management
           organisations: The long road
    • Abstract: Young, Celeste; Jones, Roger N
      Traditionally, the human face of emergency services organisations has lacked diversity. However, escalating natural hazard risks due to social, environmental and economic drivers requires a transformation in how these risks are managed and who needs to manage them. With communities becoming more diverse, building community and organisational resilience to more frequent and intense emergency events needs organisations to change from working for communities to working with them. This requires greater diversity in skills and capabilities in the people who apply them, making diversity and inclusion a moral and business imperative. This paper summarises findings from an assessment of the diversity and inclusion literature relevant to the emergency management sector. Three case studies that are elements of the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC project, 'Diversity and Inclusion: Building strength and capability' are examined. The research assessed the current context in which diversity and inclusion exist in each organisation and identified barriers, needs, challenges and opportunities. The major findings provide a basis to develop a support framework for effective management and measurement of diversity and inclusion.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 May 2019 15:47:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 Issue 2 - Ten years after the black Saturday fires, what have we
           learnt from post-fire research'
    • Abstract: Whittaker, Joshua
      Ten years ago, 173 people lost their lives and more than 2000 homes were destroyed in the Black Saturday bushfires. The fires of 7 February 2009 led to a royal commission and significant changes to bushfire management throughout Australia. Research played an important role in the royal commission and subsequent changes. This paper reflects on what was learnt from research into human behaviour and community safety undertaken as part of the Bushfire CRC 2009 Victorian Bushfires Research Taskforce. The research involved interviews with over 600 householders and a mail survey of 1314 households affected by the fires. This paper reviews findings from subsequent post-fire research to consider the extent to which there have been changes in findings related to community planning, preparedness and responses to bushfire. The review suggests that many of the issues encountered on Black Saturday-limited awareness of and preparedness for bushfire risk, a tendency for leaving (or evacuating) at the last moment and a commitment to defending, even under the highest levels of fire danger-persist, despite major changes to policy and public messaging.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 May 2019 15:47:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 Issue 2 - Experiences of individuals with disabilities
           sheltering during natural disasters: An integrative review
    • Abstract: Malpass, Andree; West, Caryn; Quaill, Jennifer; Barker, Ruth
      Natural disasters are growing in intensity and frequency worldwide, effecting over 1.5 billion people in the past decade. Individuals with a disability are at greater risk of injury and death than are other populations. Individuals with disabilities often have specific needs leading to difficulties when seeking shelter during disaster events. Emergency shelters are generally not purposefully built to accommodate such requirements. To assess the extent of this, a review was undertaken to synthesise current literature on the experience of individuals with disabilities in emergency shelters and to identify gaps to inform future research. Initial searches identified 185 articles and six studies were included in the review. Synthesis of study findings highlighted context-specific factors of emergency shelter experiences on individuals with disabilities during natural disasters. These factors were the physical, social and attitudinal environments. Quaill and colleagues (2018) reported the need for meaningful engagement with individuals with disabilities in disaster planning broadly. This paper identifies the importance disability inclusive risk reduction specific to shelter planning to allow for safety and maintenance of independence. The small body of research identified indicates that this aspect is underresearched in Australia as well as internationally. This has implications for the understanding of disaster risk reduction requirements for individuals with a disability.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 May 2019 15:47:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 Issue 1 - Foreword
    • Abstract: Cameron, Robert
      PubDate: Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:43:25 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 Issue 1 - Unseen need in IFRC world disaster report 2018
    • Abstract: Beitz, Alana
      Millions of people across the globe are not receiving the humanitarian assistance they desperately need, despite various commitments from government and aid organisations to ensure the world's vulnerable people are not left behind.

      PubDate: Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:43:25 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 Issue 1 - Improving service through valuing inclusion
    • Abstract: Haritos, Costa
      Changes in social, environmental and economic conditions and the need to partner 'with' communities to build resilience, means people are the greatest resource for emergency services organisations.

      PubDate: Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:43:25 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 Issue 1 - Climate change challenges for Queensland's emergency
           management sector
    • Abstract: Thompson, Matthew
      The Emergency Management Sector Adaptation Plan (EM-SAP) is a direct response to observed and projected effects of climate change and helps the sector identify opportunities and meet the risks communities face.

      PubDate: Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:43:25 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 Issue 1 - A groundswell of caring for country
    • Abstract: Douglas, Jacqui
      In the aftermath of devastating bushfires, the Dixons Creek Primary School community took up the challenge to think of and create ways to build resilience to future events by using local and traditional knowledge of the land.

      PubDate: Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:43:25 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 Issue 1 - Making my resilient community a reality
    • Abstract: Douglas, Jacqui
      If we are to build communities that thrive in the context of more frequent, severe disasters, we need to think holistically. That's the beauty of a word like 'resilience'; encompassing both preparedness and recovery; social networks and built environments; groups and individuals.

      PubDate: Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:43:25 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 Issue 1 - 2018 Resilient Australia awards: Bringing everyone to
           the table
    • Abstract: Douglas, Jacqui
      PubDate: Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:43:25 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 Issue 1 - Hazard-smart remote communities in northern Australia:
           Community-led preparedness
    • Abstract: Sithole, Bevyline; Campion, Otto Bulmaniya; Hunter-Xenie, Hmalan
      Critiques of current attempts to build resilience in remote communities in northern Australia have generally been criticised as top-down and failing to produce meaningful outcomes. A component of the project was scoping resilience in remote communities that highlighted the challenges with current government efforts to plan for rather than with communities. Living with hazards requires that government leave space for communities to define and articulate what it takes to build hazard-smart communities. What does it mean to be hazard-smart' Who should be responsible for building hazard-smart communities' Communities in central Arnhem Land are using participatory-action research tools to talk about what it would take to ensure the survival of people facing significant hazards. Based on experiences with Cyclone Lam, communities have identified and made suggestions for what an inclusive community-led process would look like as an emergency management framework. This paper identifies key elements providing direction on how communities and governments can work together.

      PubDate: Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:43:25 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 Issue 1 - Designing to heal [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Richardson, John
      Review(s) of: Designing to heal, by Jenny Donovan, Published by CSIRO Publishing, ISBN 9780643106475.

      PubDate: Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:43:25 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 Issue 1 - Answering the call: Mental health needs of police and
           emergency services personnel
    • Abstract: Harman, Georgie
      Landmark Australian research into the mental health, wellbeing and suicide risk of 21,014 police and emergency services personnel has established national baseline measures and given agencies and stakeholders clear evidence to underpin and drive action.

      PubDate: Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:43:25 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 Issue 1 - Tsunami in Australia: Challenging assumptions,
           building preparedness
    • Abstract: Lamont, Amanda; Sexton, Jane
      University of Newcastle researchers captured media attention in 2017 with the release of a study modelling tsunami risk for the city of Sydney. The study considered a range of scenarios from minor disruptions through to rare, one-in- 5000-year disasters.

      PubDate: Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:43:25 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 Issue 1 - Reflections from Sendai: Lessons for Australia
    • Abstract: Sexton, Jane
      It's hard to believe eight years has passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake occurred that devastated so much of Japan. In November, I was very fortunate to participate in a United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction meeting in Sendai, which included two days of site visits to areas hit by the tsunami.

      PubDate: Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:43:25 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 Issue 1 - A new wave of tsunami hazard data
    • Abstract: Davies, Gareth
      In 2018, Geoscience Australia updated and released the Probabilistic Tsunami Hazard Assessment (PTHA), which outlines the tsunami hazard for all of Australia and its offshore territories.

      PubDate: Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:43:25 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 Issue 1 - Applying science to build resilience to tropical
           cyclones
    • Abstract: Arthur, Craig
      The first step in understanding risk is understanding the hazard. This means knowing the likelihood of the hazard event and its intensity. During 2018, Geoscience Australia updated the Tropical Cyclone Hazard Assessment (TCHA) to better calculate the likelihood of tropical cyclones in Australia.

      PubDate: Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:43:25 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 Issue 1 - The emergency service volunteer management framework
    • Abstract: McGill, Courtenay; Pidgeon, Jennifer; Gagne, Marylene
      Current high turnover rates among emergency services volunteers are concerning given the pivotal role they play in emergency services organisations. Each 'lost' volunteer reflects a loss of valuable skills and experience on top of the financial loss associated with training.

      PubDate: Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:43:25 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 Issue 1 - Long-term consequences of flooding: A case study of
           the 2011 Queensland floods
    • Abstract: Fitzgerald, Gerry; Toloo, Ghasem; Baniahmadi, Sara; Crompton, David; Tong, Shilu
      Devastating floods in southeast Queensland in 2011 were the combination of flash flooding in the Lockyer Valley with riverine flooding in the Brisbane metropolitan area. While there is considerable information about the immediate impact on those affected, there is less understanding of the long-term health effects that follow such events. This study explored the perceptions of health effects and support received by people affected by the 2011 southeast Queensland flood six years after the event. A cross-sectional survey of 327 people was conducted in areas affected by the floods. The questionnaire sought information about the ongoing social, economic, demographic and self-declared physical and mental health effects. The data were analysed through comparison of those unaffected with those directly affected by the floods. Residents whose households were flooded were more likely to score their health negatively than non-affected residents and had higher reported rates of trauma, injury and mental illness. Twenty-six per cent of this group reported that they still experience some adverse health effects from the floods. Managing the long-term health implications of a flood-affected population is an important public policy task. Dissatisfaction with recovery operations and perceived injustices associated with insurance and compensation arrangements may aggravate health consequences. Early recognition and intervention may assist with reducing secondary effects.

      PubDate: Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:43:25 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 Issue 1 - '(In)action': Rethinking traditional understandings of
           disaster risk reduction
    • Abstract: Cornes, Isabel Clare; Cook, Brian; Satizabal, Paula; de Lourdes Melo Zurita, Maria
      Little is known about the (in)actions of Australian householders in terms of their disaster risk reduction (DRR) practices. The degree to which top-down, educative methods are effective at prompting householder actions is questioned by practitioners and disputed within the academic literature. However, these methods remain the dominant forms of 'engagement' applied within the emergency services sector. This paper presents the initial findings of an alternative method for engaging householders, which builds relationships between emergency services organisations and the public. A total of 74 Community Engagement for Disaster Risk Reduction (CEDRR) door-knock surveys were conducted with householders in Victoria by volunteers from the Victoria State Emergency Services (VicSES) and Australian Red Cross in partnership with researchers from the University of Melbourne. These findings provide valuable insights into householder (in)action and show intentions and actions resulting from CEDRR engagements. The findings demonstrate there can be effectiveness when engagement is rooted in relationships. This paper offers an empirically supported method that challenges the prevailing educative methods.

      PubDate: Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:43:25 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 Issue 1 - Reconceptualising 'community' to identify place-based
           disaster management needs in Tasmania
    • Abstract: Astill, Sandra; Corney, Stuart; Carey, Rebecca; Auckland, Stuart; Cross, Merylin
      In Australia, the National Strategy for Disaster Resilience mandates that emergency management authorities use effective community engagement to develop trust and respect with community members to provide effective, inclusive disaster management practices. Using these principles, researchers from the University of Tasmania reconceptualised the term 'community' as a 'community of practice' and facilitated a multidisciplinary workshop giving authorities, managers, planners and responders a forum to meet and collaborate to identify strengths, collective capacities and needs. The workshop was attended by 48 stakeholders dealing with emergencies and identified more than 30 research and 20 training needs as well as potential funding opportunities. The workshop also identified a fertile area for research and training given the critical mass of interested academics with experience and expertise in natural hazards fields. Attendees identified the latent potential for interdisciplinary, cross-sectoral collaboration and tapped into potential resources that address disaster management needs. This process has the potential to produce similar results nationally by enabling place-based disaster research to be identified by those who need it most.

      PubDate: Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:43:25 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 Issue 1 - Underinsurance in cyclone and flood environments: A
           case study in Cairns, Queensland
    • Abstract: Osbaldison, Nick; McShane, Connar; Oleszek, Raechel
      This article examines findings from a 2018 project in Cairns, Far North Queensland, on insurance and risk perception. Using a mixed-methods approach, the study explored how people regard insurance, if at all, and how they use it to reduce their risk of financial loss following a disaster event. Results suggest that while most home owners hold insurance, renters are less likely to have contents insurance leaving them financially vulnerable if losing their property. Cost of insurance is considered one barrier to taking out insurance, however, other issues such as risk perception, self-efficacy and trust in insurers are issues for both home owners and renters. The paper furthers knowledge of underinsurance in disaster-prone areas and provides vital information for understanding motivation to withdraw from insurance.

      PubDate: Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:43:25 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 Issue 1 - Resilience in the Philippines through effective
           community engagement
    • Abstract: Baybay, Carla Selina; Hindmarsh, Richard
      This research is important to assist the Philippines develop more effective community engagement adaptation approaches and policies to better respond locally to climate change and disaster risk management. To explore this, a literature review was undertaken followed by interviews and focus group discussions with local experts and community representatives. Findings from the literature review were that strong (active and inclusive) community engagement approaches to climate change and disaster risk management were more effective than weak (passive and consultative) approaches. These results were compared to fieldwork interviews and focus group discussions in two typhoon-prone Philippine provinces. Findings revealed that while strong and weak community engagement approaches exist in the Philippines, respondents at provincial and local levels supported the development of strong community engagement that involved capacity building and open information and dialogue. Meaningful engagement with stakeholders and across sectors that embraced Filipino community engagement customs and characteristics were emphasised.

      PubDate: Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:43:25 GMT
       
  • Volume 34 Issue 1 - Disaster preparedness: Services for people
           experiencing homelessness and the pressure-cooker response
    • Abstract: Osborn, Elizabeth; Every, Danielle; Richardson, John
      Community service providers deliver vital services to vulnerable populations. In the wake of a disaster, community service providers go beyond their normal service offerings to meet the added needs of clients. Research to date indicates that 25 per cent of community service providers effected by a disaster would not be able to reopen after a disaster, reducing the access to vital services. This paper discusses the disaster impacts on service providers for people experiencing homelessness and the possible ways to mitigate severe effects. To investigate the effects of disasters and barriers to preparedness, a survey was conducted and completed by 161 homeless service providers in Australia. A further 45 interviews were conducted. The results indicated that these service providers experience greater client demand for services and are heavily burdened during stressful and traumatic times. An increase in client presentations puts financial pressure on these organisations as well as on staff workload and staffing demands. Identifying these stresses and limitations, homeless service providers identified five initiatives to be better prepared. Initiatives include increased funding; training for staff, volunteers and clients; funds for identified infrastructure recovery; material support for clients and good inter-agency collaboration.

      PubDate: Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:43:25 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 4 - Foreword
    • Abstract: Zillman, John W
      PubDate: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:44:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 4 - Prepare for extended severe weather seasons
    • Abstract: Bruce, David
      Australia needs to prepare itself for the threat of year-round natural hazards that in the past were associated only with the summer months.

      PubDate: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:44:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 4 - Reflecting on Queensland's 2018 recovery
    • Abstract: Moon, Brendan
      In 2018, 48 of Queensland's 77 local government areas received natural disaster assistance following multiple flood events. The Queensland Reconstruction Authority, Australia's only permanent disaster recovery organisation, reflects on recovery successes and challenges from these events.

      PubDate: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:44:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 4 - Disaster resilience indicators: The connectedness of
           communities
    • Abstract: Ingham, Valerie; Islam, Rabiul; Hicks, John; Burmeister, Oliver
      Can community organisational connectedness be a measure of community resilience' Our proposition is that the strength of a community's resilience is a function of the connectedness of local community organisations.

      PubDate: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:44:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 4 - Project Firestorm: A student, teacher and NSWRFS
           collaboration
    • Abstract: Jarrett, Tony
      St Ives North Public School, Sydney, developed Project Firestorm with quality educational challenges and in collaboration with the local Rural Fire Brigade to increase resilience

      PubDate: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:44:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 4 - Learning to love where we live again:
           Strathewen-Arthurs Creek Bushfire education partnership
    • Abstract: Hayward, Jane
      The Strathewen-Arthurs Creek Bushfire Education Partnership came to life following devastating bushfires in February 2009.

      PubDate: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:44:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 4 - Strengthening resilience of primary producers and
           farming communities
    • Abstract: Drew, Justine; Young, Mary-Anne; Tothill, Merri
      A community's capacity to lead its recovery depends on its collective resilience. How governments provide the right kind of support to primary producers to build that resilience is being assessed in South Australia.

      PubDate: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:44:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 4 - Program evaluation, preparedness and resilience:
           Western Australia examples
    • Abstract: Armstrong, Rachel
      Community preparedness programs make an important contribution to disaster resilience, but their outcomes can be difficult to measure. Improved preparedness requires behaviour change, which can take a long time and multiple interventions.

      PubDate: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:44:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 4 - Mental health interventions to build resilience
    • Abstract: Black, Linda; van Agteren, Joseph; Iasiello, Matthew; Carey, Marissa; Faggotter, Ronnie
      Natural disasters have severe and often traumatic implications for affected individuals and their communities. Evidence suggests that preventative mental health interventions, primarily designed to improve resilience and wellbeing, can provide individuals and communities with resources to 'bounce back' from adversity and decrease the risk of future psychological distress or mental illness.

      PubDate: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:44:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 4 - Co-designing a disaster resilience strategy for South
           Australia
    • Abstract: Lumb, Miriam; Ritz, Monica
      In September 2016, a supercell thunderstorm and seven tornadoes with wind gusts of 260 km an hour destroyed major transmission lines across South Australia, triggering a state-wide blackout. Many households and businesses were unprepared for the loss of power, communications, fuel and food supplies.

      PubDate: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:44:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 4 - Integrating animal welfare into emergency management
    • Abstract: Nardi-Wallace, Amanda
      Events requiring an emergency response such as fires, floods, cyclones and earthquakes have the potential to affect animals. Previous incidents have identified that a lack of adequate planning for animals and their welfare in emergencies can result in poor last-minute decisions and have resulted in dangerous and fatal consequences for both animals and their carers. In Western Australia (WA), fatalities occurred in the 2015 fires in Esperance while carers were attempting to move a horse. Post-incident reviews of this event and others identified a need to improve the management of animals and their welfare during emergency events.

      PubDate: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:44:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 4 - Managing disaster risk to enhance preparedness
    • Abstract: Edwards, Jillian; Osuchowski, Monica
      Growing concern about the effects of a variable and rapidly changing climate combined with increasing potential for loss and harm are forcing us to question what can be done differently - before disaster strikes - so Australians can successfully live with intensifying natural hazards.

      PubDate: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:44:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 4 - Engaging businesses in shared responsibility
    • Abstract: Hanvin, Renae
      As the south-east coast of America recovers from the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, there have been some great examples of how the private sector has contributed to community readiness, response and recovery.

      PubDate: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:44:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 4 - Collective trauma events: Towards best practice
    • Abstract: Brady, Kate
      Emergency management organisations are increasingly responding to trauma events in Australia and internationally. Australian Red Cross has undertaken research to develop best-practice guidelines to help organisations support communities before, during and after these distressing events.

      PubDate: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:44:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 4 - Lessons management forum
    • Abstract: Laurence, Nicola
      In August 2018, practitioners from Australia and New Zealand gathered in Melbourne for the third annual Lessons Management Forum, hosted by AFAC and the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience. Building on the success of recent years, the program focused on effective coordination and evaluation of lessons management as areas for growth; from the grassroots level through to high-level policy.

      PubDate: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:44:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 4 - Disclosing volunteers as 'human capital': Analysing
           annual reports of Australian emergency services organisations
    • Abstract: Berry, Yoke; Jones, Michael
      Annual reports of 11 volunteerbased emergency services organisations were analysed to determine how volunteers are valued in terms of human capital. A simple method was designed to enable comparison between agencies on nine categories of human capital being volunteer numbers, gender, age, length of service, diversity (three types), training and awards. The results were compared to the disclosure of the same categories pertaining to paid staff. Results showed that narratives of annual reports gave recognition and praise to volunteers but human resources sections reported primarily on paid staff. Data on volunteer numbers and diversity are poorly reported in many annual reports. It was found that human capital, if applied to both paid staff and volunteers, could be a suitable tool to validate volunteers in an annual report.

      PubDate: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:44:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 4 - When joining is not enough: Emergency services
           volunteers and the intention to remain
    • Abstract: Kragt, Darja; Dunlop, Patrick; Gagne, Marylene; Holtrop, Djurre; Luksyte, Aleksandra
      Volunteer turnover is a continuous concern for emergency services organisations. Using a psychological contract perspective, this paper examines how meeting the initial expectations of volunteers when they join an emergency service is related to the volunteer's intention to remain with that service. A survey was undertaken by 539 emergency services volunteers in Western Australia after volunteering for about a year. The survey included questions about reasons why volunteers joined the service, activities they expected to undertake as a volunteer, their evaluation of the volunteering experiences in the first year and their intent to stay. Using Latent Class Analysis of their expectations, three types of volunteers were identified. These were 'focused' volunteers (having well-defined expectations), 'lost' volunteers (lacking clear expectations except for serving the community) and 'overenthusiastic' volunteers (expecting status, reputation and career progression among other things). The results showed that the focused volunteers had participated in more activities and had a higher intent to remain a volunteer. Having too few or too many expectations seems to have negative consequences. Therefore, emergency services organisations could strive to understand and shape volunteer expectations to match a new volunteer's experience by using better aligned recruitment practices.

      PubDate: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:44:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 4 - Usability of MyFireWatch for non-expert users measured
           by eyetracking
    • Abstract: Brady, Danielle; Ferguson, Neil; Adams, Matthew
      MyFireWatch is a public-access fire information system that shows the location of satellitederived hotspots on a map layer. Originally developed for expert users, MyFireWatch was created with a user-centred design methodology. This paper describes a study of the onscreen viewing behaviour of nonexpert users of MyFireWatch, using eye-tracking technology to observe their use of the system. Non-experts between 20 and 80 years of age were able to use the online system to locate current fires and burnt areas. This validated the design. The study showed that younger users appeared more familiar with interactive map conventions that allowed them to search more quickly than older users. However, older users were able to substitute their prior navigation knowledge for some features. Using aggregated eye-tracking data for different areas of interest on the MyFireWatch interface, maps and fire information functions were viewed by participants the most. Areas on the interface containing menu bars and logos were viewed the least. This paper considers the usability for nonexperts of an interactive map designed to visualise the location of remotely sensed fires.

      PubDate: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:44:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 4 - Disaster management in Australia: Government
           coordination in a time of crisis [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Pikusa, Ed
      Review(s) of: Disaster management in Australia: Government coordination in a time of crisis, Published by Routledge, Author: George Carayannopoulos, ISBN: 978-1-138-04912-3 (Hardback), 978-1-315-16977-4 (ebook).

      PubDate: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:44:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 4 - Emergency preparedness and planning for animals: A
           case study in the Blue Mountains, NSW
    • Abstract: McCarthy, Megan; Bigelow, Jenny; Taylor, Melanie
      Planning for animals in the response and recovery phases of disasters is crucial to mitigate the negative effects that the loss or separation of animals can have. The human-animal bond can influence people's decisions during emergencies including how they will respond and when or if they evacuate. This paper uses results of a survey of residents in the Blue Mountains, NSW, who own animals to identify their emergency preparedness and their intended actions in an emergency event. The survey revealed complex animal ownership patterns and respondents showed strong bonds with their pets and were motivated to protect their animals. There was a high level of self-reported general emergency preparedness and almost three-quarters of respondents said they included their animals in their emergency planning. However, more than half were unsure where they would take them and a third were unsure if they could take them. Findings suggest that preparedness information be locally specific and consider the complexities of animal ownership, including the need for species-specific resources and information about animals that cannot be evacuated. A case study is used to examine and understand the links between the human-animal bond, disaster preparedness and resilience and the recovery of individuals and communities.

      PubDate: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:44:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 4 - 'That psychological bulls**t': Surprising findings
           from community research are improving preparedness communication
    • Abstract: Every, Danielle; Reynolds, Amy; Keen-Dyer, Helen; Dyer, Matt; Miller-Rose, Peta; Trigg, Joshua
      Effective preparedness is often communicated as physical actions such as having a survival plan and an emergency kit or reinforcing, moving and clearing property. However, the physiological responses to an overwhelming threat can disrupt the best-laid preparations and plans. Psychological and emotional preparedness during the response phase of a disaster helps identify and manage fear to reduce the impacts on cognitive and behavioural functioning. Rates of psychological and emotional preparedness are generally lower than for physical preparedness. This presents particular challenges when communicating this type of risk. This paper reports on qualitative research with residents and agencies in south-east Queensland about what psychological and emotional preparedness means to them, what prevents people from engaging with this type of risk and how best to communicate it.

      PubDate: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:44:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 4 - Homelessness and natural disasters: The role of
           community service organisations
    • Abstract: Brookfield, Samuel; Fitzgerald, Lisa
      Homelessness can decrease the disaster resilience of individuals and communities. This paper presents the findings of ten in-depth qualitative interviews conducted at a homelessness support service to explore homeless individual's experiences of natural hazards and how they access support during disasters. Thematic analysis identified three themes: disconnection (isolation causing a reliance on non-durable forms of support), service provider trust (participants accessed services they trusted) and personal disaster (homelessness increased vulnerability to relatively minor natural hazards). Findings were applied to the role of community service organisations (CSOs) using the Adaptive Cycle of Resilience as a framework. The results imply that CSOs could minimise structural pre-disaster vulnerability by engaging people who are homeless in disaster preparedness and response activities. Disaster plans need to be 'all-people' and provide tailored support for the needs of specific populations. These plans could include word-ofmouth information, emphasising the strengths of people who are homeless and anticipating their priorities during disaster. CSOs could also employ vulnerability mapping to prepare for the needs of homeless populations. The impacts of disasters should be assessed in the context of an individual's exposure and vulnerability to their effects. Disaster recovery provides opportunities to promote strengths and increase social integration for people who are homeless.

      PubDate: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:44:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 4 - Prescribed burning on public land in Victoria:
           Redesigning team structures and tactical planning
    • Abstract: English, Anthony
      Designing and delivering a planned burning program involves reliance on complex planning and operational expertise. On public land, fire agencies dedicate significant resources to these programs, many of which have increased in scope as government and community expectations evolve. Since Black Saturday in 2009, Victoria's fire services have shifted significantly in their approach to identifying and managing bushfire risk. Most notably, 'risk landscape' planning and the development of high-level policy statements such as Safer Together (State Government of Victoria 2015), have moved conversations about bushfire risk to a 'cross tenure' or landscape context and a community-based setting.

      This paper argues that one element not yet greatly affected by these changes is the design of on-ground burn delivery teams. In Victoria, the Burn Officer in Charge (BOIC) has been a pivotal position in delivering prescribed burns. This role has many dimensions and, as policy and operational demands increase, the structure of operational burn teams and the associated role of BOICs needs reconsideration. Innovation in areas of weather services, community engagement and use of aerial resources has been driven by technological development and research over the last decade. Nevertheless, the way that burn teams are structured has not witnessed comparable change. This paper describes and recommends adoption of a revised burn team structure in pre-burn tactical planning and knowledge management. These changes offer significant outcomes for government and communities.

      PubDate: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:44:19 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 3 - Foreword
    • Abstract: Slatyer, Judy
      PubDate: Wed, 22 Aug 2018 20:20:44 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 3 - Get Ready: A model for deaf community leadership and
           preparedness
    • Abstract: Roberts, Genevieve
      The Deaf Society Get Ready program began as a one-year project under the Natural Disaster Resilience Program. Get Ready is the implementation of recommended interventions arising from university research into disaster resilience in the deaf community.

      PubDate: Wed, 22 Aug 2018 20:20:44 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 3 - Implementation of the Sendai framework for disaster
           risk reduction in Australia
    • Abstract: Merrin-Davies, Maddison
      Global momentum to reduce the impact disasters have on communities has gathered pace. In line with this momentum, Australia is taking meaningful steps to implement the 'Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030'.

      PubDate: Wed, 22 Aug 2018 20:20:44 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 3 - Disaster recovery: Are we doomed to repeat the same
           mistakes'
    • Abstract: Brady, Kate
      There are significant barriers to lessons management in disaster recovery in Australia. The 2017 AFAC Lessons Management Forum looked at the challenges and why they exist.

      PubDate: Wed, 22 Aug 2018 20:20:44 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 3 - Evolution of a community resilience strategic plan
    • Abstract: Moreland, Jayme
      Developing a community resilience plan entailed understanding what communities need and how emergency management services can build resilience. These needs don't always match.

      PubDate: Wed, 22 Aug 2018 20:20:44 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 3 - Australian input into international security standards
    • Abstract: Dunkerley, Catherine
      With over 96 years of experience in developing Australian Standards and a longstanding commitment to and involvement in International Standards, Standards Australia continues to lead from the front.

      PubDate: Wed, 22 Aug 2018 20:20:44 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 3 - Lessons learnt from innovation: Red cross volunteers
    • Abstract: Hay, Georgia
      Before Red Cross can foster disaster resilience in communities, its volunteers must be resilient.

      PubDate: Wed, 22 Aug 2018 20:20:44 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 3 - The review of the national principles for disaster
           recovery
    • Abstract: Mitchell, Louise; Moreton, Margaret; Stratton, Mark
      The National Principles for Disaster Recovery create a set of fundamental underlying truths that form the foundation of our knowledge and values and guide actions and practice. This article describes the process and outcomes of the 2017 review of the Principles.

      PubDate: Wed, 22 Aug 2018 20:20:44 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 3 - Making crowded places safe and healthy
    • Abstract: Douglas, Jacqui
      A crowded place can be defined in simple terms: A number of people who intentionally, predictably or spontaneously find themselves gathered in a physical space. Small and large crowds are everywhere-in shopping centres and stadiums; around transport hubs and main thoroughfares; in pubs, clubs, and hotels; at sporting and cultural events and places of worship. The congregation of people in different public places is an important and positive aspect of many societies.

      PubDate: Wed, 22 Aug 2018 20:20:44 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 3 - How overseas fire agencies recruit for diversity
    • Abstract: Mackintosh, Bronnie
      The number of female firefighters in the urban sector in Australia is less than five per cent, despite good efforts to broaden the catchment for recruitment. How can this be improved using best-practice recruitment'

      PubDate: Wed, 22 Aug 2018 20:20:44 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 3 - Identity management in disaster response environments:
           A child exploitation mitigation perspective
    • Abstract: Allan, Kathryn; Lacey, David
      The immediate disaster response environment exposes people to a multitude of risks, including identity risks. Those working in disaster response environments use identity management systems to protect people, especially vulnerable people and children. This paper examines identity management systems and the way they address risks of child trafficking and exploitation. This research offers a unique perspective into the experiences of non-state actors and the role they play in identity management systems during disaster response. A case study of Tropical Cyclone Winston is used to explore views of identity management and how they reduce risks to children. The case study showed that the role of the community in identity management, verification and associated controls were geographically concentrated and not readily portable. This created risks to children of trafficking and exploitation, particularly where evacuation centres and shelters were geographically removed from the children's communities. An Event Analysis of Systemic Teamwork method revealed that those working in the disaster response environment rely heavily on information from the community and government when identifying children. Where there are gaps in the information and social networks in the identity management process there are significant risks to children. These insights are relevant to disaster response planning.

      PubDate: Wed, 22 Aug 2018 20:20:44 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 3 - Jurisdictional collaboration on emergency management
           capability development
    • Abstract: Zsombok, Jane
      An emergency management capability development network established in 2017 has already achieved beneficial outcomes for capability development.

      PubDate: Wed, 22 Aug 2018 20:20:44 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 3 - Cumulative climate change influences and hazards
           affecting the Sunshine Coast
    • Abstract: Gallina, John; Sidle, Roy
      Climate change projections indicate that low-elevation areas along the Queensland coastline will experience increasing adverse effects of submergence, coastal flooding and coastal erosion due to sea-level rise. Current and future climate change scenarios pose significant risks to coastal populations, economies, communities and the natural environment. Without planned pathways and predetermined trigger points for adaptation, coastal environments will remain susceptible to geophysical, hydrological and meteorological hazards. This paper describes hazards (heatwaves, bushfire, floods, storm surges, cyclones and coastal erosion) that impact on lowland areas of the Sunshine Coast region. This assessment is done in the context of converging disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation strategies using a framework of Define-Analyze-Implement-Reassess.

      PubDate: Wed, 22 Aug 2018 20:20:44 GMT
       
 
 
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