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Abant İzzet Baysal Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Abordajes : Revista de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Arbor     Open Access  
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Around the Globe     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Arquivos do CMD : Cultura, Memória e Desenvolvimento     Open Access  
Articulo - Journal of Urban Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
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Australasian Review of African Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Aboriginal Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Psychodrama Association Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Australian Journal of Emergency Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Australian Journal on Volunteering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Balkan Journal of Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Bandung : Journal of the Global South     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
BARATARIA. Revista Castellano-Manchega de Ciencias sociales     Open Access  
Basic and Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Basic Income Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Bayero Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences     Open Access  
Berkeley Undergraduate Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Big Data & Society     Open Access   (Followers: 29)
Bildhaan : An International Journal of Somali Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
BMC Medical Ethics     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Bodhi : An Interdisciplinary Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Body Image     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
BOGA : Basque Studies Consortium Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Boletín Cultural y Bibliográfico     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Border Crossing : Transnational Working Papers     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Brain and Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
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British Review of New Zealand Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Bulletin de l’Institut Français d’Études Andines     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Caderno CRH     Open Access  
California Italian Studies Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
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Caminho Aberto : Revista de Extensão do IFSC     Open Access  
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Caribbean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Carl Beck Papers in Russian and East European Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
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Catalyst : A Social Justice Forum     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
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Challenges     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
China Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
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Ciencia e Interculturalidad     Open Access  
Ciencia y Sociedad     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciencia, Cultura y Sociedad     Open Access  
Ciencias Holguin     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciências Sociais Unisinos     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
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Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Citizen Science : Theory and Practice     Open Access  
Citizenship Teaching & Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
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Civilizar Ciencias Sociales y Humanas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Civitas - Revista de Ciências Sociais     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Claroscuro     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CLIO América     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cogent Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cognitive and Behavioral Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Colección Académica de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Communication, Politics & Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Communities, Children and Families Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Compendium     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Comprehensive Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Comuni@cción     Open Access  
Comunitania : Revista Internacional de Trabajo Social y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Confluenze Rivista di Studi Iberoamericani     Open Access  
Contemporary Journal of African Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Contemporary Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
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Convergencia     Open Access  
Corporate Reputation Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
CRDCN Research Highlight / RCCDR en évidence     Open Access  
Creative and Knowledge Society     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Creative Approaches to Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Critical Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Critical Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Critical Studies on Terrorism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Crossing the Border : International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
CTheory     Open Access  
Cuadernos de la Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales - Universidad Nacional de Jujuy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuadernos Interculturales     Open Access  
Cultural Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Cultural Trends     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Culturales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Culturas. Revista de Gestión Cultural     Open Access  
Culture Mandala : The Bulletin of the Centre for East-West Cultural and Economic Studies     Open Access  
Culture Scope     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
De Prácticas y Discursos. Cuadernos de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Demographic Research     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Derecho y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Desacatos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Desafios     Open Access  
Desenvolvimento em Questão     Open Access  
Developing Practice : The Child, Youth and Family Work Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Diálogo     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
DIFI Family Research and Proceedings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Discourse & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 64)
Distinktion : Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Doct-Us Journal     Open Access  
Drustvena istrazivanja     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways toward terrorism and genocide     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
e-Gnosis     Open Access  
e-Hum : Revista das Áreas de Humanidade do Centro Universitário de Belo Horizonte     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
E-Journal of Cultural Studies     Open Access  
Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Économie et Solidarités     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Education, Business and Society : Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues     Hybrid Journal  
Égypte - Monde arabe     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Electoral Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Electronic Journal of Radical Organisation Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
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Encuentros Multidisciplinares     Open Access  
Enseñanza de las Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Entramado     Open Access  
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion : An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
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Espace populations sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 1)     Open Access  
Estudios Avanzados     Open Access  
Estudios Fronterizos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Estudios Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Estudios Sociales     Open Access  
Ethics and Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Ethiopian Journal of the Social Sciences and Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Ethnic and Racial Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Ethnobotany Research & Applications : a journal of plants, people and applied research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Études canadiennes / Canadian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études rurales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Eureka Street     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
European Journal of Futures Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
European Journal of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
European Online Journal of Natural and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies - Revista Europea de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
European Review of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
European View     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
European Yearbook of Minority Issues Online     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Exchanges : the Warwick Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ExT : Revista de Extensión de la UNC     Open Access  
Families, Relationships and Societies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Family Matters     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)

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Journal Cover Australian Journal of Emergency Management
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  • Volume 32 Issue 3 - Defining success in bushfire management: Critical
           moments in the 2012-13 ACT bushfire season
    • Abstract: Leavesley, Adam J; Cooper, Neil; Kendall, Dylan; Corrigan, Tony; Gale, Malcolm; McNamara, Brett; Mallela, Jennie-Ann
      The 2012-13 Australian Capital Territory fire season saw no loss of life, no major property loss and minimal environmental damage. It was therefore successful according to the main aims of bushfire management. This outcome hinged on a few critical moments when, due to a combination of strategy and good fortune, things went right. This case study demonstrates how influential chance can be in determining the outcome of bushfires and this in turn begs the question: should agencies be held responsible for factors that are beyond human control' It is proposed that holding agencies responsible for outcomes that are not entirely within their control, acts to reduce community resilience because it implicitly removes the onus on individuals to take personal responsibility; a vital component for good outcomes.

      PubDate: Thu, 24 Aug 2017 17:32:49 GMT
  • Volume 32 Issue 3 - Communicating bushfire risk in the Blue Mountains: A
           case study of the 'fire stories' film
    • Abstract: Chapple, Rosalie; Blignault, Ilse; Fitzgerald, Anne
      This article presents a case study of bushfire risk communication in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia is one of the most bushfire-prone areas in the world. A documentary film, 'Fire Stories - A Lesson in Time was locally produced to raise community awareness of the risk of fire. The film presented a devastating bushfire event for townships in the Blue Mountains in 1957. The film was released in 2013 just months before devastating fires again struck the region. The impact of viewing the film in relation to the 2013 fires was evaluated. The film was found to have contributed to community resilience in areas of fire preparedness and response. This evaluation highlights the need for alternative, community-based approaches to enhance the effectiveness of community bushfire safety endeavours.

      PubDate: Thu, 24 Aug 2017 17:32:49 GMT
  • Volume 32 Issue 3 - Increasing hazard and risk awareness
    • PubDate: Thu, 24 Aug 2017 17:32:49 GMT
  • Volume 32 Issue 3 - Blue green algae n the Murray Darling Basin: A case
           for Commonwealth leadership
    • Abstract: Clune, Tim; Eburn, Michael
      Climate change is a material threat to Australia's economic, social and environmental interests. Strong emergency management frameworks that enable agile responses to these threats are an important element to ensure a resilient economy. This paper considers recent blue green algae outbreaks in the Murray Darling Basin and considers some of the limitations to effective prevention, preparation, response and recovery. This paper proposes an alternative model that includes the responsibilities of the Commonwealth and the state and territory governments in the management of the basin's resources.

      PubDate: Thu, 24 Aug 2017 17:32:49 GMT
  • Volume 32 Issue 3 - Non-tradtonal health threats: Redefining the emergency
           management landscape
    • Abstract: Cuthbertson, Joseph; Archer, Frank; Robertson, Andy; Rodruguez-Llanes, Jose M
      The study of disaster risk is primarily aimed at identifying who may be at risk (vulnerable populations) from specific events (causes) so as to prevent and/or facilitate timely responses to them. These causes are predominantly defined b historical data rather than from forecasting potential risks. Many of the threats to health and security today are transnational, whether it is the spread of an infectious disease, migration of displaced people, or the widespread impact of a weather event. There is a paucity of discussion and literature that attempts to describe new and emerging causes of disasters, or the potential impact of these events. Reasons for this may include perceptions of these causes as being non-traditional threats and, therefore, not readily interpreted as causes of disasters and thus not as disasters at all. They may include climate change, social disruptions such as terrorism, economic crisis, drug trafficking or increased drug usage. The risks and impacts are changing because of societal and social change, economic changes and rapidly changing technology and interconnectedness. Traditional views of disaster are limiting, as they do not include high-impact events that are not associated with emergency service responses. The health consequences of these events are complex to understand. Nevertheless, careful analysis of these events reveals alignment of their human impact against established criteria that define disasters. The aim of this paper is to examine emerging causes of disasters and non-traditional health threats, consider their relationship to contemporary emergency management risk assessment, and consider what is required for emergency management to adapt and confront this emerging reality.

      PubDate: Thu, 24 Aug 2017 17:32:49 GMT
  • Volume 32 Issue 3 - Developing communicators will improve prevention,
           response and recovery
    • Abstract: Ryan, Barbara
      Communication glitches in disaster management stubbornly remain on 20 per cent of total operational problems in Australian emergency response. This made the communication teaching team at the University of Southern Queensland think that something needed to change.

      PubDate: Thu, 24 Aug 2017 17:32:49 GMT
  • Volume 32 Issue 3 - Developing a support program for the bereaved:
           Personal reflections from the Christchurch earthquake experience
    • Abstract: Wills, Jolie
      This reflective article provides one practitioner's personal experiences and learnings gained from the process of designing and implementing a support program for those people bereaved by the 2011 Christchurch earthquake. It highlights some key principles and approaches underlying the program and some of the challenges and opportunities identified to help people after a disaster. While findings reflect the author's personal views, links are made to other research and guidance to reinforce key messages.

      PubDate: Thu, 24 Aug 2017 17:32:49 GMT
  • Volume 32 Issue 3 - Lessons in providing psychosocial support: A review of
           three post-disaster programs
    • Abstract: Eyre, Anne
      Despite great advances in emergency management, we live in a world where the incidence of individual and collective loss, bereavement and trauma and the need for post-disaster support is as great as ever. The provision of formal and informal psychosocial support is not new. However, some interesting models of post-disaster support have emerged following recent disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis and deliberate acts of violence including terrorism. This paper highlights the implications for future psychosocial support provision as identified through a review of three post-disaster psychosocial support programs. Following a review of evidence- based principles, guidance on the organisation and delivery of support is contrasted with recent evidence. This suggests that bereaved people and survivors can fall through gaps in post-disaster support and struggle to access peer- support services. Those who have received support have provided feedback to benefit others. The aim of this review is to assist the sharing of lessons and implications identified b participants of an evaluation and review of three bespoke support programs.

      PubDate: Thu, 24 Aug 2017 17:32:49 GMT
  • Volume 32 Issue 3 - The value of peer support groups following terrorism:
           Reflections following the September 11 and Paris attacks
    • Abstract: Watkins, Jelena
      This paper discusses the role of peer support groups for victims of terrorism and the implications for including this provision in disaster pschosocial planning and response. Peer support here is defined as mutual support b people who have been through the same or similar experience and can help each other through giving emotional and practical support and advocacy. Building on the evidence that social connectedness and peer support are important for trauma relief and recoveru, different types of peer support groups are described and are illustrated through two case studies. This paper reviews the creation, facilitation and contribution of two United Kingdom (UK) peer support groups initiated after the 11 September attacks in 2001 and the Paris attacks in 2015.

      PubDate: Thu, 24 Aug 2017 17:32:49 GMT
  • Volume 32 Issue 3 - Routines are integral to stabilising emergency event
    • Abstract: Younger, David
      Exposure to emergency events can have life-changing consequences. Although the majority of community members make a full recovery following an emergency, a common theme is of disruption to pre-existing routines. Various aspects of life can be affected as 'normal' routines are replaced with improvised crisis routines. Individuals are at risk of compromised health and wellbeing while community cohesion may be reduced. For those involved in providing psychosocial recovery services, it is important to assist affected community members to recognise, minimise and adapt to the effects of emergency event disruption. This article examines the role of routines in stabilising emergency disruption with reference to the epidemic thunderstorm asthma event that hit Melbourne in November 2016.

      PubDate: Thu, 24 Aug 2017 17:32:49 GMT
  • Volume 32 Issue 3 - Lessons from Cyclone Debbie: How important is
    • Abstract: Cullinan, Susan
      What does being prepared for a disaster look like' Red Cross asked three people how they prepared for Cyclone Debbie and whether they would do anything different next time.

      PubDate: Thu, 24 Aug 2017 17:32:49 GMT
  • Volume 32 Issue 3 - Call for papers: Disaster recovery
    • PubDate: Thu, 24 Aug 2017 17:32:49 GMT
  • Volume 32 Issue 3 - Cascading and complex network failures
    • Abstract: Bates, John
      The extreme weather event that affected South Australia from 28 September to 5 October 2016 provided an opportunity to explore the impacts of the events themselves and more importantly, how the consequences of damage and disruption caused by the force of the storms (a combination of thunderstorms, destructive winds, large hailstones and heavy rain) impacted on the South Australian community. AIDR's Cascading and Complex Network Failures Forum explored the South Australian extreme weather event on 7 April 2017 through a range of guest speakers and panel sessions.

      PubDate: Thu, 24 Aug 2017 17:32:49 GMT
  • Volume 32 Issue 3 - Engagement matters
    • Abstract: Bhagani, Hansika
      In May the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience co-hosted a two-day workshop focused on community engagement for disaster preparedness, response and recovery. Workshops were delivered by researchers and practitioners from a range of organisations including Tasmania Fire Service, QFES, RMIT University, Victoria SES, NSW Rural Fire Service and a keynote address from Tim Muirhead of CSD Network.

      PubDate: Thu, 24 Aug 2017 17:32:49 GMT
  • Volume 32 Issue 3 - Teaching emergency and disaster management in
           Australia: Standards for higher education providers
    • Abstract: Fitzgerald, Gerry; Rego, Joanna; Ingham, Valerie; Brooks, Ben; Cottrell, Alison; Manock, Ian; Surjan, Akhilesh; Mayne, Lidia; Webb, Chris; Maguire, Brian; Crawley, Heather; Mooney, Jane; Toloo, Sam; Archer, Frank
      Over recent years there has been a strong public perception of the increased impact of disasters worldwide. This increase is compounded by the effects of climate change, population growth, the interconnectivity and complexity of modern societies, urbanisation and an increase in the proportion of vulnerable members of society.

      PubDate: Thu, 24 Aug 2017 17:32:49 GMT
  • Volume 32 Issue 3 - Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction:
           Supporting international frameworks through science and technology
    • Abstract: Ronan, Kevin R; Tofa, Matalena; Petal, Marla
      The recent United Nations (UN) Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), held in Cancun, Mexico from 22-26 May 2017, is the fifth version of a biennial meeting of researchers, practitioners and policymakers. Starting in 2007, the meetings reflect UN-level efforts to reduce escalating hazards and disaster risks worldwide.

      PubDate: Thu, 24 Aug 2017 17:32:49 GMT
  • Volume 32 Issue 3 - Sendai Framework: Demonstrating progress
    • Abstract: Bates, John
      PubDate: Thu, 24 Aug 2017 17:32:49 GMT
  • Volume 32 Issue 3 - New natural hazards science for Australia
    • Abstract: Maddock, Nathan
      An exciting series of new research has begun at the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, with nine new projects now underway. Joining the existing platform of natural hazards science these new projects cover mental health and wellbeing, coastal management, emergency management capability, risk communication, land-use planning, sustainable volunteering and recovery post-disaster. Marking the next phase of national research into natural hazards, the projects will support fire, emergency services and land managers as they work to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from natural disasters.

      PubDate: Thu, 24 Aug 2017 17:32:49 GMT
  • Volume 32 Issue 3 - Reducing the impacts of cyclones through technology: A
           case study of Cyclone Debbie and the Sunshine Coast Disaster Hub
    • Abstract: Gallina, John
      Ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie wreaked havoc on the Sunshine Coast in March 2017. On Wednesday 29 March, the heavy rains began and by the next morning, Sunshine Coast roads were going underwater. With that rainfall came strong destructive winds of up to 108km per hour. On Thursday 30 March, all schools in the region were closed, along with beaches, shopping centres, the suspension of train services and 40 road closures. The SES and Sunshine Coast Local Disaster Management group responded to 547 calls for help in the region. 32,000 homes and businesses across the Sunshine Coast lost power during the event. By Friday 31st March, conditions were easing and the long road to recovery began.

      PubDate: Thu, 24 Aug 2017 17:32:49 GMT
  • Volume 32 Issue 3 - Update of national guidance on flood risk management:
           The Handbook 7 collection
    • Abstract: McLuckie, Duncan
      The recent devastating impacts of floods in different areas of Australia highlights the risks faced by communities when they interact with floods. It provides a demonstration that the occupation of floodplains, whether due to the legacy of former decisions or as a result of future decisions, comes with an inherent flood risk that needs to be managed.

      PubDate: Thu, 24 Aug 2017 17:32:49 GMT
  • Volume 32 Issue 3 - Foreword
    • Abstract: Bates, John
      PubDate: Thu, 24 Aug 2017 17:32:49 GMT
  • Volume 32 Issue 3 - Disaster risk management: Insights from the US
    • Abstract: Gissing, Andrew
      PubDate: Thu, 24 Aug 2017 17:32:49 GMT
  • Volume 32 Issue 2 - Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu: Learning from the low death
    • Abstract: Handmer, John; Iveson, Hannah
      Cyclone Pam was one of the strongest cyclones to hit the south-west Pacific. In 2015 it struck some of the most populated parts of Vanuatu, resulting in extensive damage. Remarkably, only 11 deaths related to the cyclone were recorded. There has been some media attention to this good news and the logical questions are: why was the death toll low, and are there lessons for other countries? This paper examines the cyclone effects and explores possible reasons for the relatively low loss of life. Considerations include effective warnings and the high degree of self-reliance within communities, as well as aspects of the cyclone, in particular, the absence of a storm surge and major flooding in the area.

      PubDate: Fri, 19 May 2017 19:42:07 GMT
  • Volume 32 Issue 2 - Emergency preparedness through community sector
           engagement in the blue mountains
    • Abstract: Redshaw, Sarah; Ingham, Valerie; Hicks, John; Millynn, Jacquie
      There is an expectation that communities exposed to potential disaster events will make preparations for themselves (COAG 2011). However, communities are frequently underprepared for the onset and results of disaster and a default response is to rely on emergency services organisations. This reliance is exacerbated by the presence within communities of highly vulnerable individuals who, because of age, infirmity or isolation, require additional levels of assistance by responders. Partnerships between community organisations and emergency services organisations can build preparedness by using programs that increase emergency response awareness. This paper provides a study of two partnership programs established by the community and emergency services sectors in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales. These programs successfully raised the level of emergency preparedness and community resilience to disasters.

      PubDate: Fri, 19 May 2017 19:42:07 GMT
  • Volume 32 Issue 2 - A community-based disaster coordination framework for
           effective disaster preparedness and response
    • Abstract: Hashemipour, Mehdi; Stuban, Steven MF; Dever, Jason R
      A primary challenge during disaster response is allocating the right task forces to the right locations at the right time. The disaster field is a dynamic environment, and, ideally, search and rescue tasks should be completed as soon as possible. The disaster response team should take advantage of local volunteers who are willing to part in the disaster response.

      Most preparedness systems for disaster response and coordination are oriented toward a large-scale view of disaster events. Natural and man-made events have increased in number and severity and adding new tools, technologies and simulation models to existing national preparedness systems improves resource coordination at the community level. These methods help emergency managers effectively coordinate available community resources with the objective of minimising the number of casualties and reducing the operation-response completion time.

      This research describes a framework, the Disaster Multi-Agent Coordination Simulation System, which is a decision-support system. The system helps response managers in a community-based response operation who want to test and evaluate all possible team design configurations and select the highest-performing team in the pre-phase of disaster response.

      PubDate: Fri, 19 May 2017 19:42:07 GMT
  • Volume 32 Issue 2 - Microtasking: Redefining crowdsourcing practices in
           emergency management
    • Abstract: Poblet, Marta; Fitzpatrick, Mari; Chhetri, Prem
      This paper examines the roles, types and forms of virtual microtasking for emergency information management in order to better understand collective intelligence mechanisms and the potential for logistics response. Using three case studies this paper reviews the emerging body of knowledge in microtasking practices in emergency management to demonstrate how crowd-sourced information is captured and processed during emergency events to provide critical intelligence throughout the emergency cycle. It also considers the impact of virtual information collection, collation and management on traditional humanitarian operations and relief efforts.

      Based on the case studies the emergent forms of microtasking for emergency information management were identified. Opportunities for continuities, adaptations and innovations are explained. The contribution of virtual microtasking extends to all supply chain strategic domains to help maximise resource use and optimise service delivery response.

      PubDate: Fri, 19 May 2017 19:42:07 GMT
  • Volume 32 Issue 2 - Youth justice conferencing for youth misuse of fire: A
           child-centred disaster risk reduction mechanism
    • Abstract: Pooley, Kamarah
      Youth misuse of fire is a multifaceted, complex, and dangerous phenomenon. In response to this problem, Fire and Rescue NSW and Juvenile Justice NSW established a memorandum of understanding to facilitate firefighter involvement in the provision of fire safety education during Youth Justice Conferencing for young people who commit fire-related offences. Despite being used for over a decade, conferencing for youth misuse of fire is yet to attract theoretical analysis or empirical investigation. To partially fill this void, a theoretical analysis of Youth Justice Conferencing for youth misuse of fire was conducted. Comparative analysis revealed that child-centred disaster risk reduction offers a scaffold to explain and justify the mechanisms operating in Youth Justice Conferencing for youth misuse of fire. This theoretical alignment has implications for both Youth Justice Conferencing and child- centred disaster risk reduction.

      PubDate: Fri, 19 May 2017 19:42:07 GMT
  • Volume 32 Issue 2 - Incident management in Australasia: Lessons learnt
           from emergency responses [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Ingham, Valerie
      Review(s) of: Incident management in Australasia: Lessons learnt from emergency responses, Edited by Stuart Ellis and Kent MacCarter, CSIRO Publishing, Clayton, Victoria, 9781486306176.

      PubDate: Fri, 19 May 2017 19:42:07 GMT
  • Volume 32 Issue 2 - Community participation n emergency pIanning: NSW
           state emergency service case study
    • Abstract: Webber, David; Gissing, Andrew; Dufty, Neil; Bird, Deanne
      There is growing recognition within the Australian emergency management sector of the need to engage communities core partners, where they are considered equals in risk-related decision-making processes that affect them (Attorney-General's Department 2013). There is, however, little guidance available to practitioners about how best to involve communities in risk reduction processes and little evidence on which to build approaches. To address these gaps, the New South Wales State Emergency Service (NSW SES) instigated a pilot program to investigate and evaluate methods to involve communities in flood emergency planning within three NSW communities. This paper outlines the pilot process, the design of programs and evaluation results.

      PubDate: Fri, 19 May 2017 19:42:07 GMT
  • Volume 32 Issue 2 - Reflections on Tasmania's black Tuesday 1967
    • Abstract: Bhagani, Hansika
      ResilienceThe worst bushfires in Tasmania's history, the Black Tuesday bushfires of southern Tasmania, involved 110 separate fire fronts that tore through 2640 square kilometres of land across the region. Many small towns were burned to the ground. The fires claimed 62 lives in a single day with 900 injured and thousands of people left homeless. In terms of loss of property and loss of life, Black Tuesday is considered to be one of Australia's worst disasters.

      PubDate: Fri, 19 May 2017 19:42:07 GMT
  • Volume 32 Issue 2 - Queensland IGEM: Results achieved so far
    • Abstract: Mackenzie, Iain
      The vision for the Queensland Office of the Inspector-General Emergency Management (IGEM) is to be a catalyst for excellence in emergency management. Central to achieving this is a genuine need for commitment to authentic and thorough engagement - from the ground up. This is essential for real change and enhanced confidence in Queensland's disaster management arrangements.

      PubDate: Fri, 19 May 2017 19:42:07 GMT
  • Volume 32 Issue 2 - The Australian natural disaster resilience index
    • Abstract: Parsons, Melissa; Morley, Philip
      Society has always been susceptible to natural hazards. While the occurrence of these events generally cannot be prevented, the risks can often be minimised and the impacts on people and property reduced.

      PubDate: Fri, 19 May 2017 19:42:07 GMT
  • Volume 32 Issue 2 - Enhancing emergency warnings
    • Abstract: Maddock, Nathan
      With the multitude of warnings issued when an emergency hits, how can emergency services ensure their critical safety advice is received and acted upon, rather than dismissed as noise? Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC research undertaken through the Queensland University of Technology is helping emergency services warn communities when danger strikes.

      PubDate: Fri, 19 May 2017 19:42:07 GMT
  • Volume 32 Issue 2 - 50 years of firebombing operations
    • Abstract: Kightly, James
      On 6 February 2017, a small ceremony at Benambra in Victoria marked the 50th anniversary of the first organised operational firebombing flights in Australia. Back in 1967, two Piper Pawnees airplanes contracted from Alpine Aviation made the first operational drops of fire retardant on a small fire caused by lightning-strike in north-eastern Victoria. It was what has become a classic application of firebombing.

      PubDate: Fri, 19 May 2017 19:42:07 GMT
  • Volume 32 Issue 2 - Foreword
    • Abstract: Handmer, John
      PubDate: Fri, 19 May 2017 19:42:07 GMT
  • Volume 32 Issue 2 - Research helps fire protection in Bangladesh
    • Abstract: Bruce, Dylan
      BruceResearch into how Australian children are involved in bushfire preparations around the home is being applied to disaster preparedness in slum communities of Bangladesh.

      PubDate: Fri, 19 May 2017 19:42:07 GMT
  • Volume 32 Issue 2 - Enriching leadership of volunteers in the emergency
    • Abstract: Jones, Michael; Berry, Yoke
      While some of us spend lazy hot summer days in the pool, thousands of volunteer firefighters and support crews battle fires and floods across the country. And it's not just in summer. Emergency services volunteers are there for us rain, hail or shine; 365 days a year.

      PubDate: Fri, 19 May 2017 19:42:07 GMT
  • Volume 32 Issue 2 - Building skills for psychological recovery after
    • Abstract: Bhagani, Hansika
      ResilienceIn the aftermath of a disaster up to 20 per cent of people affected can suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). While response times vary across countries and across disasters, the Psychological First Aid (PFA) model is well-known and well-used in emergencies. The need for mental health treatment for those who continue to suffer beyond the immediate aftermath of a disaster is also well recognised.

      PubDate: Fri, 19 May 2017 19:42:07 GMT
  • Volume 32 Issue 2 - Virtual reality for a new climate: Red Cross
           innovations in risk management
    • Abstract: Suarez, Pablo
      How can we help people and organisations experience the humanitarian consequences of climate change and extreme events? The Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre has worked with partners to explore virtual reality (VR) to blend playful interactivity with innovative approaches to data visualisation for risk management.

      PubDate: Fri, 19 May 2017 19:42:07 GMT
  • Volume 32 Issue 2 - Victoria's Survive and Thrive program
    • Abstract: Hayward, Jane
      In the eight years since the Black Saturday bushfires devastated our community, my staff and I have faced many challenges in our small school. Many of these were what we'd have expected to deal with post-disaster, but many were beyond what we'd ever considered. We managed all that came with being displaced and operating from our temporary setting, while dealing with the challenge of rebuilding our school.

      PubDate: Fri, 19 May 2017 19:42:07 GMT
  • Volume 32 Issue 2 - Educate the child, educate the community
    • Abstract: Maddock, Nathan
      Primary schools students across NSW are now front and centre in state-wide bushfire plans, based on research that identified the importance of involving children in active bushfire preparations for the benefit of the whole community.

      PubDate: Fri, 19 May 2017 19:42:07 GMT
  • Volume 32 Issue 1 - Foreword
    • Abstract: Bates, John
      PubDate: Fri, 17 Feb 2017 23:38:41 GMT
  • Volume 32 Issue 1 - Live to Tell: Surviving a natural disaster
    • Abstract: Jones, Freya
      What does it mean to survive a natural disaster? To mark International Day for Disaster Reduction on 13 October, the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC hosted a public event to garner perspectives on disaster risk reduction.

      PubDate: Fri, 17 Feb 2017 23:38:41 GMT
  • Volume 32 Issue 1 - Legislative requirements and emergency management
           practitioner expectations of preparedness in New Zealand schools
    • Abstract: Tipler, Karlene; Tarrant, Ruth; Tuffin, Keith; Johnston, David
      School safety is a priority within international disaster risk reduction efforts. Providing a safe learning environment and continued access to education after an emergency can limit impacts on students, their families and the community. This study explores New Zealand legislative requirements and emergency management practitioners' expectations of school-based emergency management efforts to identify what preparedness activities schools are expected to undertake to ensure the physical and emotional safety of their students in emergencies. The study combines a review of New Zealand legislation, policy, guidelines and resources related to school safety and emergency management with interview data from three emergency management practitioners. The key finding was that legislation was mostly generic for New Zealand workplaces. It was broad and, at times ambiguous, and schools are not provided with clear disaster risk reduction guidance. The establishment of clear emergency preparedness benchmarks for schools would help address deficiencies and ambiguities identified within the existing legislation. In addition, the development of standard operating procedures for core emergency response actions, such as lockdowns, evacuations and family reunification could provide a consistent approach to school-based preparedness efforts, thereby ensuring student safety.

      PubDate: Fri, 17 Feb 2017 23:38:41 GMT
  • Volume 32 Issue 1 - The significance of communication in emergency
           management: What's changed since 2010?
    • Abstract: Ryan, Barbara
      In 2010, Ryan and Matheson (2010) compiled evidence to quantify the importance of communication activities to emergency management. The study involved a comprehensive content analysis of emergency incident and emergency exercise debriefing sessions and reports spanning 2003 to 2008. Six years on, this 2015 study replicates that work to determine the current significance of communication in emergency management. It also identifies trends in issues that occur during emergency events. This study considers recommendations and findings from 22 reviews of recent disaster events and training exercises from around Australia. Using content analysis, 20.4 per cent of the findings relate to issues with communicating with communities. This represents an increase of 1.3 per cent on the 2010 study. Resourcing, skills in social media, and community consultation and engagement feature in the study results.

      PubDate: Fri, 17 Feb 2017 23:38:41 GMT
  • Volume 32 Issue 1 - National gender and emergency management guidelines
    • Abstract: Parkinson, Debra; Duncan, Alyssa; Joyce, Kiri
      Men and women experience emergencies differently and the effects of disaster events on them are different. Issues related to gender are known to compound the already damaging effects of disasters. Emergency plans in Australian states and territories rarely reflect these differential impacts and emergency planning does not yet take a gendered approach. The Attorney-General's Department recognised this critical gap and funded a project to develop national guidelines for gender and emergency management.

      PubDate: Fri, 17 Feb 2017 23:38:41 GMT
  • Volume 32 Issue 1 - Capability enhancement through disaster management
           training: The Queensland experience
    • Abstract: Zsombok, Jane
      Disaster management education and training is an essential component of capability enhancement. It is one of the activities undertaken to maintain and enhance Queensland disaster management arrangements. The Queensland Disaster Management Act 2003 provides the legislative requirement for those involved in disaster operations to be appropriately trained. To support these requirements, training for Queensland disaster management stakeholders is undertaken in accordance with the Queensland Disaster Management Training Framework.

      PubDate: Fri, 17 Feb 2017 23:38:41 GMT
  • Volume 32 Issue 1 - Hunter and Central Coast community disaster resilience
           forums - June 2016
    • Abstract: Dufty, Neil
      Emergency events in the Hunter and Central Coast regions of NSW over 2015-2016 showed there was an immediate need to improve how communities plan for and recover from such events. Community service organisations, businesses and primary producers needed to fully understand the roles of emergency services and plan ahead to maintain continuity during disasters.

      PubDate: Fri, 17 Feb 2017 23:38:41 GMT
  • Volume 32 Issue 1 - Science shows climate change impact in the Pacific
    • Abstract: Kelman, Ilan
      We often read in the media, and sometimes in scientific journals that Pacific islands are sinking and disappearing due to climate change; an immense threat to our security. Concerns and fear about 'climate change refugees' overwhelm us, as do visions of communities slipping below the waves. However, science provides a different picture and tackles the mantra of drowning islands from both physical science and social science perspectives.

      PubDate: Fri, 17 Feb 2017 23:38:41 GMT
  • Volume 32 Issue 1 - Resilient Australia awards 2016
    • Abstract: Bhagani, Hansika
      PubDate: Fri, 17 Feb 2017 23:38:41 GMT
  • Volume 32 Issue 1 - Tools for monitoring teams in emergency management:
           EMBAM and TBM
    • Abstract: Bearman, Chris; Rainbird, Sophia; Brooks, Benjamin; Owen, Christine; Curnin, Steve
      Effective teamwork is an important component of emergency management. However, from time-to-time teamwork may break down, particularly in a complex system like emergency management. It is important that people who have operational oversight of teams are able to detect if a team has a problem and can help the team modify its functioning. A literature review identified methods of monitoring teams from the position of operational oversight. Based on this review two methods of team monitoring were chosen for further evaluation. A preliminary evaluation study of each tool during a simulated emergency exercise suggests they both have potential. This is the first stage of an ongoing research program where team monitoring tools will be further developed using iterative design cycles of development and evaluation. In this way methods of monitoring teams from the position of operational oversight that are effective in an emergency management context can be developed.

      PubDate: Fri, 17 Feb 2017 23:38:41 GMT
  • Volume 32 Issue 1 - Community understanding of tsunami risk and warnings
           in Australia
    • Abstract: Paton, Douglas; Johnston, David; Rossiter, Katelyn; Buergelt, Petra; Richards, Andrew; Anderson, Sarah
      The development of the Australian Tsunami Warning System (ATWS) was in recognition of the fact that the Australian coastline faces some 8000 km of active tectonic plate boundary capable of generating a tsunami that could reach Australia in two to four hours. The work reported in this paper complements an earlier questionnaire study (Paton, Frandsen & Johnston 2010) with detailed interview data to inform understanding of respondents' awareness of tsunami risk and their willingness (or lack of) to respond to a rare but possible natural hazard. A belief that no tsunami events had occurred in Australia (at least since colonial times) and that major causes (e.g. seismic and volcanic) were absent, supported the view of participants that tsunami is a non-existent or a very low-probability hazard for Australia. This view was reinforced by the lack of discussion of tsunami by government or in the media. The ensuing sense of 'risk rejection' resulted in respondents believing that no resources or effort should be directed to tsunami risk reduction. The data raises the possibility that the ATWS may not be fully effective unless action is taken to increase tsunami risk acceptance and readiness. Recommendations for doing so draw on participant discussions of how to localise risk reduction activities. Their suggestions for increasing tsunami readiness in coastal communities included integrating it with community-based, localised discussions around frequent flash floods, coastal storms, bushfires and climate change hazards. These concepts are discussed, as well as the use of local volunteer resources to develop preparedness activities.

      PubDate: Fri, 17 Feb 2017 23:38:41 GMT
  • Volume 32 Issue 1 - Heatwaves in Queensland
    • Abstract: Nairn, John; Fawcett, Robert
      The Bureau of Meteorology has used the excess heat factor (EHF) metric of heatwave intensity over three warm seasons (November to March in years 2013-16) for the preparation of its heatwave severity forecasts. The EHF is a relatively recent metric, derived from two excess heat indices (EHIs). The first EHI (significance) characterises whether the three-day period under consideration is hot with respect to the historical record. The second EHI (acclimatisation) characterises whether the three-day period is warm with respect to the immediate past, specifically the preceding 30 days. Both aspects contribute to heat-health impacts on the population.

      This paper describes the performance of the Bureau of Meteorology's heatwave forecasting service. A heatwave climatology for Queensland in terms of the EHF is presented across a 1958-2011 year-base period that was used in the construction of the EHF dataset. This climatology is compared with a recent period, 1986-2015, revealing higher rates of heatwave occurrence and severity in the later period.

      This shift in heatwave climatology correlates with an increase in demand for heatwave services over the last decade. This has culminated in the release of the Heatwave Response Plan by Queensland Health that uses the Bureau of Meteorology Heatwave Service.

      PubDate: Fri, 17 Feb 2017 23:38:41 GMT
  • Volume 32 Issue 1 - The Australian disaster resilience knowledge hub
    • PubDate: Fri, 17 Feb 2017 23:38:41 GMT
  • Volume 32 Issue 1 - Activities in defendable space areas: Reflections on
           the Wye River-Separation Creek fire
    • Abstract: Kornakova, Maria; March, Alan
      In December 2015 bushfires devastated the coastal Victorian towns of Wye River and Separation Creek, challenging the provision of effective defendable space. This paper uses observations from two cases to describe and comment on the activities that can occur within defendable space areas established for bushfire risk reduction. It focuses on the activities taking place immediately before, during and after bushfire events. The paper commences with a general description of defendable space, its objectives, its terminology in the Australian context, and the mechanisms of its regulation. Examples from the Wye River and Separation Creek 2015 Christmas Day fire events are used to raise design-related challenges associated with effective defendable space provision. The paper particularly focuses on challenges in difficult or unusual contexts, such as settlements with unusual pre-existing lot and road patterns or steep slopes. It is argued that a clearer understanding of these challenges and activities will allow for effective and responsive design of defendable space by urban designers, urban planners, architects and landscape architects.

      PubDate: Fri, 17 Feb 2017 23:38:41 GMT
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