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3C Empresa     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
A contrario     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
A Practical Logic of Cognitive Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Abant İzzet Baysal Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Abant Kültürel Araştırmalar Dergisi     Open Access  
Abordajes : Revista de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
About Performance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies     Open Access  
Academicus International Scientific Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Access     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
ACCESS: Critical Perspectives on Communication, Cultural & Policy Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
ACCORD Occasional Paper     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Accountability in Research: Policies and Quality Assurance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Acta Academica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Acta Scientiarum. Human and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Acta Universitatis Sapientiae, Philologica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Adelphi series     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Adıyaman Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi     Open Access  
Adıyaman Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi / Adiyaman University Journal of Social Sciences     Open Access  
Administrative Science Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 172)
Administrative Theory & Praxis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Adnan Menderes Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi     Open Access  
Adultspan Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Advances in Appreciative Inquiry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Advocate: Newsletter of the National Tertiary Education Union     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
África     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Africa Spectrum     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
African Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 64)
African Renaissance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
African Research Review     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
African Social Science Review     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Afrika Focus     Open Access  
Afyon Kocatepe Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
Ágora : revista de divulgação científica     Open Access  
Ağrı İbrahim Çeçen Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi     Open Access  
Ahi Evran Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi     Open Access  
Akademik Bakış Uluslararası Hakemli Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
Akademik Hassasiyetler     Open Access  
Akademik İncelemeler Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Akademika : Journal of Southeast Asia Social Sciences and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Al Farabi Uluslararası Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
Al-Mabsut : Jurnal Studi Islam dan Sosial     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Alliage     Free  
Alteridade     Open Access  
American Communist History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Anais do Congresso de Pesquisa e Extensão e da Semana de Ciências Sociais da UEMG/Barbacena     Open Access  
ANALES de la Universidad Central del Ecuador     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Anales de la Universidad de Chile     Open Access  
Análisis     Open Access  
Analysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Andamios. Revista de Investigacion Social     Open Access  
Anemon Muş Alparslan Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
Anka E-Dergi     Open Access  
Ankara University SBF Journal     Open Access  
Annals of Humanities and Development Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
Annuaire de l’EHESS     Open Access  
Anthropocene Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Anthurium : A Caribbean Studies Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Approches inductives : Travail intellectuel et construction des connaissances     Full-text available via subscription  
Apuntes : Revista de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Apuntes de Investigación del CECYP     Open Access  
Arbor     Open Access  
Argomenti. Rivista di economia, cultura e ricerca sociale     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Argumentos. Revista de crítica social     Open Access  
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: 5)
Artvin Coruh University International Journal of Social Sciences     Open Access  
Asia Pacific Journal of Sport and Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Asian Journal of Quality of Life     Open Access  
Asian Journal of Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Management Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Asian Social Science     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Astrolabio     Open Access  
Asya Araştırmaları Uluslararasi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi / Journal of Asian Studies     Open Access  
Atatürk Dergisi     Open Access  
Australasian Review of African Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Aboriginal Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Psychodrama Association Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Australian Journal of Emergency Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Australian Journal on Volunteering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Balkan Journal of Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
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: 41)
Basic Income Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Bayero Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Beykent Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
Bhakti Persada : Jurnal Aplikasi IPTEKS     Open Access  
Big Data & Society     Open Access   (Followers: 41)
Bildhaan : An International Journal of Somali Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Bilecik Şeyh Edebali University Journal of Social Science Institute     Open Access  
Bingöl Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi     Open Access  
Black Women, Gender & Families     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
BMC Medical Ethics     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
Bodhi : An Interdisciplinary Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Body Image     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
BOGA : Basque Studies Consortium Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Boletín Cultural y Bibliográfico     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Border Crossing : Transnational Working Papers     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
BOSAPARIS : Pendidikan Kesejahteraan Keluarga     Open Access  
Brain and Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Brasiliana - Journal for Brazilian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
British Review of New Zealand Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Bulletin de l’Institut Français d’Études Andines     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Caderno CRH     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Caminho Aberto : Revista de Extensão do IFSC     Open Access  
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Caribbean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Carl Beck Papers in Russian and East European Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Castalia : Revista de Psicología de la Academia     Open Access  
Catalan Social Sciences Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Catalyst : A Social Justice Forum     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Catholic Social Science Review     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
CBU International Conference Proceedings     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cemoti, Cahiers d'études sur la méditerranée orientale et le monde turco-iranien     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Challenges     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
China Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Chinese Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Ciencia e Interculturalidad     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ciência ET Praxis     Open Access  
Ciencia Sociales y Económicas     Open Access  
Ciencia y Sociedad     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ciencia, Cultura y Sociedad     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciencias Holguin     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ciências Sociais Unisinos     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ciencias Sociales y Educación     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
CienciaUAT     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Científic@ : Multidisciplinary Journal     Open Access  
Citizen Science : Theory and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Citizenship Teaching & Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Ciudad Paz-ando     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Civilizar Ciencias Sociales y Humanas     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Civitas - Revista de Ciências Sociais     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Claroscuro     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CLIO América     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cogent Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Cognitive and Behavioral Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Colección Académica de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Communication, Politics & Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
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  
Connections     Open Access  
Contemporary Journal of African Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Contemporary Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Contribuciones desde Coatepec     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Convergencia     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cooperativismo y Desarrollo     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Corporate Reputation Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
CRDCN Research Highlight / RCCDR en évidence     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Creative and Knowledge Society     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Creative Approaches to Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Critical Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Critical Studies on Terrorism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Crossing the Border : International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
CTheory     Open Access  
Cuadernos de la Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales - Universidad Nacional de Jujuy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuadernos Interculturales     Open Access  
Çukurova Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi     Open Access  
Cultural Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Cultural Trends     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Culturales     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Culturas. Revista de Gestión Cultural     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Culture Mandala : The Bulletin of the Centre for East-West Cultural and Economic Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Culture Scope     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Cumhuriyet Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
Current Research in Social Sciences     Open Access  
Dalat University Journal of Science     Open Access  
De Prácticas y Discursos. Cuadernos de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Debats. Revista de cultura, poder i societat     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Decyzje     Open Access  
Demographic Research     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Derecho y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
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: 19)
Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Didáctica de las Ciencias Experimentales y Sociales     Open Access  
DIFI Family Research and Proceedings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Discourse & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 65)
Distinktion : Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Doct-Us Journal     Open Access  
Doğu Anadolu Sosyal Bilimlerde Eğilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi     Open Access  
Drustvena istrazivanja     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Dumlupınar Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways toward terrorism and genocide     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
e-cadernos CES     Open Access  
E-Dimas : Jurnal Pengabdian Kepada Masyarakat     Open Access   (Followers: 1)

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Australian Journal of Emergency Management
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.354
Number of Followers: 15  
 
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ISSN (Print) 1324-1540
Published by RMIT Publishing Homepage  [399 journals]
  • 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
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 3 - Flood levee influences on community preparedness: A
           paradox'
    • Abstract: Gissing, Andrew; Van Leeuwen, Jonathan; Tofa, Matalena; Haynes, Katharine
      Flood levees are a commonly used method of flood protection. Previous research has proposed the concept of the 'levee paradox' to describe the situation whereby the construction of levees leads to a lowered community awareness of the risks of flooding and increased development in the 'protected' area. The consequences of this are the risks of larger losses in less frequent but deeper floods when levees overtop or fail. This paper uses the recent history of flooding and levee construction to investigate the 'levee paradox' through a study of flood preparedness and floodplain development in Lismore, NSW.

      PubDate: Wed, 22 Aug 2018 20:20:44 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 3 - Vale John Gallina
    • PubDate: Wed, 22 Aug 2018 20:20:44 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 3 - Evidence to support incident management team
           capability
    • Abstract: Owen, Christine; Hayes, Peter; Brooks, Benjamin; Cameron, Scott; Conway, Geoff
      In 2015, the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC) commissioned a review of the evidence base to establish the rationale for capabilities central to effective incident management. The review focused on the capabilities required for senior AIIMS Level 31 Incident Management Team roles. Results were used to inform standards for the AFAC Emergency Management Professionalisation Scheme. The review considered the human factors and emergency management literature as well as research conducted through the Bushfire CRC. Analysis and synthesis of the evidence identified three broad capabilities, each with three sub-capabilities important in incident management. The three categories were to model leadership and teamwork, to think and plan strategically and demonstrate self-awareness. This article outlines the evidence base and the capabilities developed through this review and contributes to the evidence base for incident management capability. Guidance on what will be needed in continuing professional development program is provided.

      PubDate: Wed, 22 Aug 2018 20:20:44 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 3 - Victoria's gender and disaster taskforce: A
           retrospective analysis
    • Abstract: Parkinson, Debra; Duncan, Alyssa; Davie, Susan; Archer, Frank; Sutherland, Angela; O'Malley, Steve; Jeffrey, Judy; Pease, Bob; Wilson, Andrew AG; Gough, Martijn
      This paper outlines aspects of gender disparity in disasters and emergency management captured in Australian research and the resulting establishment of the Victorian Gender and Disaster (GAD) Taskforce. The achievements and learnings of the collective, collaborative and broad-based GAD Taskforce over its three-year tenure (2014-2016) are discussed. The primary aim of the GAD Taskforce was to reduce the compounding effects of gender on disaster impacts. Its success was due to initial high-level membership, inclusion of women's health and other broad-based organisations, regular well-attended meetings and willingness of members to present a gendered analysis of their organisation. Existence of the GAD Taskforce facilitated access to a critical mass of professionals with gender and disaster expertise. Limitations to achievements of the GAD Taskforce emerged from new members not having decision-making authority and notable gaps in representation from the senior management of emergency management organisations. This paper and other documents can be used by subsequent groups working on gender or diversity to build on the achievements of the Taskforce. It will be important for such new groups to consider the threat to gender equity that 'diversity and inclusion' intrinsically holds.

      PubDate: Wed, 22 Aug 2018 20:20:44 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 3 - Experiences of individuals with physical disabilities
           in natural disasters: An integrative review
    • Abstract: Quaill, Jennifer; Barker, Ruth; West, Caryn
      People with physical disabilities are highly vulnerable during natural disasters. The interaction of individual, societal and environmental factors impact on their ability to prepare, evacuate and recover from disaster events. This paper provides a review of the current body of knowledge on the lived experiences of adults with a physical disability in natural disasters. Fifty-seven articles were identified in the primary search, with seven studies selected for review. The small body of research to date indicates that natural disasters present challenges to people with physical disabilities, and have significant negative impacts on their lives. However, there are a number of factors that enhance the resilience of people with physical disabilities. The aim of this integrative review was to describe the current body of knowledge on the lived experiences of adults with a physical disability in natural disasters and to identify gaps in the literature to inform future research.

      PubDate: Wed, 22 Aug 2018 20:20:44 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 3 - A formative evaluation of the triple zero kids
           challenge teacher's guide
    • Abstract: Towers, Briony; Whybro, Mark
      The Triple Zero Kids Challenge is an online, interactive safety game and a mobile application. It provides young children in Australia with essential information on how to identify and report legitimate emergencies by calling Triple Zero (000). As a companion resource, the Triple Kids' Challenge Teacher's Guide provides educators of lower-primary school students with a series of structured learning activities to consolidate and extend the key messages of the online game. To ensure that the learning activities in the guide are both feasible and appropriate for the target age group, a formative evaluation was conducted with lower-primary students and their teachers. This paper reports on the results of the evaluation and highlights the importance of formative evaluation to the development of safety education programs for children. While the evaluation indicated that the learning activities were feasible and appropriate for lower-primary school students, it also identified the need for numerous modifications and improvements that have been incorporated into a revised 2017 version of the guide.

      PubDate: Wed, 22 Aug 2018 20:20:44 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 2 - Foreword
    • Abstract: MacKenzie, Iain S
      PubDate: Tue, 29 May 2018 05:32:35 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 2 - 2017 Lessons management workshop
    • Abstract: Cuthbert, Mark
      In November 2017, 45 lessons practitioners from across the country spent the day analysing observations from their agencies to identify consistent and recurring issues across the sector.

      PubDate: Tue, 29 May 2018 05:32:35 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 2 - Case studies point to research use
    • Abstract: Leahy, Brenda
      How do emergency services in Australia and New Zealand use research to drive change and innovation' What works, what doesn't and what gets in the way'

      PubDate: Tue, 29 May 2018 05:32:35 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 2 - Learning for the future: The emotional cycle of bush
           fire
    • Abstract: Dwyer, Graham
      Learning from previous bushfires can be a painful experience but it can also lead to significant innovation.

      PubDate: Tue, 29 May 2018 05:32:35 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 2 - Volunteers: The ageing and the millennials
    • Abstract: Moir, Jake
      The New South Wales Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) has over 70,000 members and is rapidly approaching a demographic dilemma. As 'baby boomers' begin to retire, it's time to shift the focus of the NSW RFS to 'millennials' and get ready for the challenges that come with that generation.

      PubDate: Tue, 29 May 2018 05:32:35 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 2 - Connecting communities through volunteering: Lessons
           learnt at NSW SES
    • Abstract: McCullough, Andrew
      When the NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) is not responding to severe weather events, it is building capability through training and preparing our communities for the unexpected.

      PubDate: Tue, 29 May 2018 05:32:35 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 2 - Firebombing at night - why not!
    • Abstract: Adler, Richard
      Dropping fire suppressant and retardant from aircraft provides great support to firefighters on the ground at bushfires - during daylight. So why isn't standard practice to continue firebombing operations into the night'

      PubDate: Tue, 29 May 2018 05:32:35 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 2 - A vital layer of safety for Australia's airports
    • Abstract: Wood, Glenn
      Air services Australia provides aviation rescue firefighting services at 26 of Australia's busiest airports to protect and ensure the safety of the travelling public. The principal objective is to save lives.

      PubDate: Tue, 29 May 2018 05:32:35 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 2 - Case study: Urban aircraft deployment in Victoria
    • Abstract: Anderson, Matthew
      This case study explores the management and the deployment of aircraft in Victoria to examine the overall awareness of command staff in responding to and managing aviation assets within the Melbourne metropolitan area.

      PubDate: Tue, 29 May 2018 05:32:35 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 2 - Case study: Lessons management capability in emergency
           management and beyond
    • Abstract: Stuart, Heather; Thomason, Mark
      Lessons management is a small but growing capability across the emergency management sector. This case study explores how a number of emergency services organisations have collaborated to grow this capability both internally and across the sector.

      PubDate: Tue, 29 May 2018 05:32:35 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 2 - Case study: The preparedness puzzle
    • Abstract: Smith, Tracy; Leclercq, Muriel; Chuter, Victoria
      This case study describes how the Western Australian Office of Emergency Management developed its emergency management assurance and lessons management frameworks. Their relationship with the Capability Framework underpins successful implementation.

      PubDate: Tue, 29 May 2018 05:32:35 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 2 - Case study: The victorian emergency management
           community resilience index
    • Abstract: Parsons, Melissa; Foster, Holly; Redlich, Sam
      This case study describes the experience of using and embedding components of the national-scale Australian Natural Disaster Resilience Index into the state scale Victorian Emergency Management Community Resilience Index.

      PubDate: Tue, 29 May 2018 05:32:35 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 2 - We learn as one: Victoria's journey to collaborative
           lessons management
    • Abstract: Jackson, Lisa Marie; Shepherd, Adair Forbes
      In November 2015, Victoria's lessons management framework was released. The EM-LEARN framework established a model for lessons management, including a life cycle that defined cultural characteristics and lessons management process, based on research.

      PubDate: Tue, 29 May 2018 05:32:35 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 2 - Aitape story: The great new Guinea tsunami of 1998
           [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Johnson, RWally
      Review(s) of: Aitape story: The great new Guinea tsunami of 1998, by Hugh Davies, Published by Halstead Press 2017, ISBN 9781925043273.

      PubDate: Tue, 29 May 2018 05:32:35 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 2 - How emergency services organisations can - and do -
           utilise research
    • Abstract: Owen, Christine
      In emergency management organisations, the drive to use research to inform practice has been growing for some time. This paper discusses findings from a survey used to investigate perceived effectiveness of a number of important processes in research utilisation. In 2016, a survey was completed by 266 respondents in 29 fire and emergency services agencies. Questions sought answers on perceived effectiveness in disseminating research within agencies, assessing and evaluating the impacts on agency practice of the research, implementing agency changes that may be needed, monitoring processes to track changes and communicate outcomes of changes made as a result of research. The study found that there were differences in levels of perceived effectiveness between those in senior management and front-line service positions. The differences suggest that front-line services personnel have lower levels of perceived effectiveness in how research is disseminated. The study also found agencies had different approaches to keep up-to-date with research advances. An examination of the activities identified four developmental levels of research utilisation maturity. The findings suggest more work is needed to better understand the enablers and constraints to utilising research to support development of evidence-informed practice. monitoring processes to track changes and communicate outcomes of changes made as a result of research. The study found that there were differences in levels of perceived effectiveness between those in senior management and front-line service positions. The differences suggest that front-line services personnel have lower levels of perceived effectiveness in how research is disseminated. The study also found agencies had different approaches to keep up-to-date with research advances. An examination of the activities identified four developmental levels of research utilisation maturity. The findings suggest more work is needed to better understand the enablers and constraints to utilising research to support development of evidence-informed practice.

      PubDate: Tue, 29 May 2018 05:32:35 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 2 - Can major post-event inquiries and reviews contribute
           to lessons management'
    • Abstract: Lawson, Cole; Eburn, Michael; Dovers, Stephen; Gough, Martijn
      Significant disaster and emergency management events are invariably followed by formal post-event inquiries and reviews. Such reviews identify lessons to improve future capacities and set the agenda for policy and management reform for emergency management organisations. As a result, there is a substantial body of reflections and recommendations gathered across all hazard types and jurisdictions by formal, structured inquiry processes that contribute to lessons management for the emergency sector. However, whether there is any coherence or core lessons emerging for the Australian sector from the totality of post event inquiries is unknown. The work reported here identifies the recommendations from these inquiries. A meta-analysis of 1336 recommendations made of 1336 recommendations made in 55 Australian major post-event reviews and inquiries since 2009 revealed common themes. The recommendations were compiled into a comprehensive database and categorised into 32 themes. The analysis highlighted recurrent themes from recommendations spanning multiple jurisdictions. The study indicates the potential value for Australian and New Zealand emergency management agencies and jurisdictions of using the aggregate data organised as a resource for lessons management.

      PubDate: Tue, 29 May 2018 05:32:35 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 2 - Updating the costs of disasters in Australia
    • Abstract: Handmer, John; Ladds, Monique; Magee, Liam
      The Bureau of Transport Economics (BTE) 2001 report, Economic Costs of Natural Disasters in Australia (BTE 2001), has been the only comprehensive, national assessment of the economic impacts of disasters in Australia. Statistics and economic impact assessment methodology presented in the report have been widely used for research and policy analysis, particularly for assessing the costs and benefits of disaster risk reduction and mitigation. This is the case even though the data and analysis are over one and a half decades old. It has needed updating in terms of the approach to analysis and the dataset to include the many relevant disasters triggered by natural phenomena from 1999 to 2013. This paper sets out the approach used to update the 2001 report through a National Emergency Management Projects grant, documents the major issues faced, including the need for a new dataset and presents some results. The main differences between the BTE 2001 report and the update concern increase losses from bushfires, the inclusion of heatwaves, with heatwaves responsible for half of all deaths, and changes in the pattern of loss at the state level.

      PubDate: Tue, 29 May 2018 05:32:35 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 2 - The total flood warning system: What have we learnt
           since 1990 and where are the gaps
    • Abstract: Cawood, Michael; Keys, Chas; Wright, Christopher
      April 1990 was a month of severe flooding in eastern Australia. Two months later, a national workshop was held in which a large number of flood management specialists sought to capture the lessons of the floods while they were still fresh. Many aspects of the management of the events were examined, with flood warning highlighted as a key function. A second meeting the following year resolved to produce a best-practice manual to help guide practitioners in the development of flood warning services. The term 'Total Flood Warning System' (TFWS) was adopted to describe the need to integrate the many elements of effective warning. The need to help those in the path of a flood to understand the warnings they received and take effective action was recognised as central.The manual was published in 1995 and revised and updated in 1999 and 2009. This paper asks what has changed and improved in the flood warning field since 1990 and what is needed in TFWS terms to further help communities and individuals manage their flood risk.

      PubDate: Tue, 29 May 2018 05:32:35 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 2 - Understanding the role gender plays in survivor
           responses to disasters: Evaluating the lessons in disaster program
    • Abstract: Spencer, Caroline; Bailey, Naomi; Muir, Carlyn; Majeed, Saadia; McArdle, Dudley; Keech, Emma; Duncan, Alyssa; Parkinson, Debra
      This paper evaluates four pilot training sessions conducted in August 2015 by Women's Health Goulburn North East, Women's Health In the North and the Monash University Disaster Resilience Initiative as part of the Gender and Disaster Pod initiative. The Lessons in Disaster Program promotes the understanding of the role that gender plays in survivor responses to disasters. The program embeds these insights into emergency management practice through training delivered to emergency management practitioners. This papers describes an independent evaluation of the program and reveals positive outcomes for participants in the emergency management and community sectors as well as highlighting key areas for further improvements.

      PubDate: Tue, 29 May 2018 05:32:35 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 2 - Animal emergency management in South Australia: A case
           study of the Sampson Flat bushfire
    • Abstract: McCarthy, Megan; Taylor, Melanie
      Incorporating animals into emergency management is complex and involves many stakeholders who may not be core members of the emergency management system. This presents challenges as individuals and groups with veterinary and animal rescue knowledge are called upon, or offer, their assistance during emergency events. This paper uses a case study of the animal emergency management response during bushfires at Sampson Flat in South Australia in January 2015. South Australia incorporates animal welfare into emergency management planning and response arrangements. This case study draws on in-depth interviews with people directly involved in animal care during the bushfire response and examines their contributions and the successes and challenges involved in the response. The interviews revealed that the overall response was considered a success, especially in the areas of cooperation and coordination among the groups involved and the positive outcomes for animal welfare. The challenges identified related to communication, engaging with volunteers and staffin the response. This paper offers an example of best practice for animal welfare in emergency management. The challenges, and the responses to them, show the importance of flexibility, cooperation and learning from experience.

      PubDate: Tue, 29 May 2018 05:32:35 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 2 - Community empowerment and trust: Social media use
           during the Hazelwood mine fire
    • Abstract: Yell, Susan; Duffy, Michelle
      During and after a disaster, affected communities grapple with how to respond and make sense of the experience. The physical and mental health of individuals is often adversely affected, as is the well being of the community. In early 2014, a fire in the Morwell open cut coalmine adjacent to the Hazelwood power station in the Latrobe Valley, Victoria burned for approximately 45 days, shrouding surrounding communities in smoke. As authorities struggled to put out the fire, the nearby communities became increasingly concerned about the perceived health risks of exposure to the smoke, particulate matter and gas emissions from the burning coal. The Hazelwood mine fire, initially treated as a fire emergency, 'evolved into a chronic technological disaster and a significant and lengthy environmental and health crisis' (Government of Victoria 2014, p. 28). In response to the crisis, people turned to social media as an alternative space in which to share information, tell their stories and organise for the purpose of activism. This paper takes the Hazelwood mine fire as a case study to examine how a community used social media (specifically Facebook) during a complex technological crisis involving health effects. It examines the issues facing emergency organisations and communities in relation to information and trust, and identifies the strengths and pitfalls of social media use in relation to community empowerment and engagement.

      PubDate: Tue, 29 May 2018 05:32:35 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 1 - Foreword
    • Abstract: Gordon, Rod
      Recovery is now integral to emergency management, although the concept is barely 30 years old; being introduced in the mid-1980s. It is now a priority alongside prevention, preparedness and response, but is not yet well understood, lacking consensus about the priorities and methods for effective recovery

      PubDate: Tue, 10 Apr 2018 11:19:57 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 1 - Evaluating disaster recovery programs
    • Abstract: Srivastava, Sunila
      In 2012, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) endorsed recommendations to improve the methods and the evaluation of payments made for disaster recovery efforts

      PubDate: Tue, 10 Apr 2018 11:19:57 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 1 - Can your community cope with rising tides'
    • Abstract:
      As Texas and the Caribbean recover from the North Atlantic hurricane season, it is time for coastal communities to reflect on what makes a resilient community in the face of more frequent storm events, rising sea levels and changing coastal flooding patterns. How would you be affected' Would we fare any better in Australia'

      PubDate: Tue, 10 Apr 2018 11:19:57 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 1 - Health and disaster risk reduction regarding the
           Sendai Framework
    • Abstract: Reifels, Lennart; Arbon, Paul; Capon, Anthony; Handmer, John; Humphrey, Alistair; Murray, Virginia; Spencer, Caroline
      An expert workshop was held at the University of Melbourne in July 2017 to consider disaster risk reduction for the health sector under the Sendai Framework. Outcomes were recommendations for alliances and partnerships to link researchers and government across disaster risk reduction and health to inform policy and practice

      PubDate: Tue, 10 Apr 2018 11:19:57 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 1 - 'We needed help, but we weren't helpless': the
           community experience of community recovery after natural disaster in
           Australia
    • Abstract: Moreton, Margaret
      This article shares key findings from a study of community recovery in rural and regional communities affected by fire, flood or cyclone across eastern Australia

      PubDate: Tue, 10 Apr 2018 11:19:57 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 1 - Social recovery for the elderly: learnings from
           south-west Queensland
    • Abstract: Whitton, Shona
      Over past decades in Australia the occurrence of natural disasters has seen the development of sophisticated disaster management responses. We have seen the development of systems for immediate disaster response, the restoration of public assets, and for longer-term human and social recovery

      PubDate: Tue, 10 Apr 2018 11:19:57 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 1 - Community recovery: six ideas to close
           'intent-to-capability' gaps
    • Abstract:
      The information in this paper draws on the experiences in 2011 as Chief of Operations and Plans at the Queensland Reconstruction Authority and in 2017 as State Recovery Coordinator for the Queensland Government. Deployments to Malaysia, Syria, Lebanon, East Timor, Kuwait, Iraq, Solomon Islands and Afghanistan also inform the six ideas on community recovery from natural disasters presented

      PubDate: Tue, 10 Apr 2018 11:19:57 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 1 - Integrated emergency risk management: building
           resilience in NSW communities
    • Abstract: Thompson, Matthew; Meggos, Danielle
      NSW communities are exposed to natural and technological hazards that threaten the safety and wellbeing of residents and cause significant death, destruction and disruption. Natural disasters alone have killed 337 people in NSW between 1990 and 2015. Between the 1966-67 and 2013-14 financial years, natural disasters in NSW resulted in normalised insurances losses of $22.4 billion.1 While the direct economic cost of these events is unknown, it is likely to be two or three times this figure

      PubDate: Tue, 10 Apr 2018 11:19:57 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 1 - The impact of the Lancefield-Cobaw fire on community
           recovery
    • Abstract: Brown, Nathalie
      In October 2015, a Department of Environment Land Water and Planning (DELWP) planned burn in the Cobaw Forest, north-west of Melbourne, breached containment lines and formed the Lancefield-Cobaw fire. The fire burnt 3000 hectares through public and private land, destroyed four houses and many outbuildings, affected 140 properties including 123 km of fences and caused significant disruption to Lancefield, Cobaw, Benloch and surrounding communities. A multi-agency recovery effort began before the fire was contained

      PubDate: Tue, 10 Apr 2018 11:19:57 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 1 - A monitoring and evaluation framework for disaster
           recovery programs
    • Abstract: Verlin, Aaron
      In recent years, there has been substantial research into how we can plan for and more effectively recover from disasters. This national discussion on better recovery outcomes is particularly important given the increasing frequency, severity and cost of disasters

      PubDate: Tue, 10 Apr 2018 11:19:57 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 1 - Disaster resilience: from the global to the local
    • Abstract: Bhagani, Hansika
      On International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) 13 October, the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC gathered nearly 50 emergency management practitioners and researchers in Sydney to reflect on how at-risk communities are reducing their exposure to disasters

      PubDate: Tue, 10 Apr 2018 11:19:57 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 1 - 2017 Resilient Australia Awards
    • Abstract: Douglas, Jacqui
      The 2017 National Resilient Australia Awards were characterised by success built through collaboration. The City of Mandurah in Western Australia saw the regional reach in a project officer's vision to increase preparedness in a community of interest. Two time zones away, Sydney's St. Ives North Public School brought community, students and emergency services together to teach STEM through the lens of bushfire risk and management. In Airlie Beach, Queensland, an image of a family's perseverance and strength in the face of disaster became a symbol of community resilience

      PubDate: Tue, 10 Apr 2018 11:19:57 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 1 - Diversity in Disaster: Communities and emergency
           management building resilience
    • Abstract:
      Every year people and communities across Australia experience emergencies and natural disasters.

      PubDate: Tue, 10 Apr 2018 11:19:57 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 1 - Beyond the 2009 Gippsland bushfires: Acknowledgment
           and young rural adults' recovery
    • Abstract: Victoria, Moe; Victoria, Churchill; Victoria, Melbourne
      In 2009, four major bushfires destroyed vast areas of Gippsland in eastern Victorian including the areas around Delburn, Bunyip, Churchill and Wilsons Promontory, and are collectively known as the 2009 Gippsland bushfires. This paper explores how young adults in the rural areas are recovering from these bushfires and what psychosocial supports they perceive assists their recovery. A diversity of recovery experiences and needs were expressed reflecting that young adults are not a homogenous group. However, there were commonalities in their stories and they described the bushfires as being the most defining moment of their lives. Participants also reported low engagement with recovery supports, being 'out of the loop' when recovery information and support was distributed. Because young adults are often in the process of moving to or from the area because of life transitions such as relationships, jobs, study, or travel, participants reported exclusion from 'placebased' recovery supports. They reported ongoing emotional and physical health issues and exacerbation of chronic illness that had not been sufficiently acknowledged. Despite challenges in accessing important recovery supports, young adults in this study are moving forward with hope and optimism

      PubDate: Tue, 10 Apr 2018 11:19:57 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 1 - Engaging vulnerable populations in preparedness and
           response: a local government context
    • Abstract:
      Engaging communities proactively in preparedness and response is key to building a cohesive and resilient community. In Australia, responsibility for community engagement often falls to local government. While community-level engagement in emergency and disaster management is necessary, two demographic groups: low socio-economic; and culturally and linguistically diverse populations (hereafter referred to as vulnerable population groups) are of particular interest from an emergency and disaster management planning perspective as they are often exposed to, and are least prepared for, emergency and disaster events. This is due to factors including a lack of housing affordability, low literacy levels and diversity in cultural backgrounds. A community survey was conducted in Logan, a city south of Brisbane, to better understand the challenges of engaging vulnerable population groups in preparedness and response. The survey identified a trend of passivity towards preparedness. It also found that information from traditional mass media and family members was preferred and trusted. Based on these findings, a two-pronged approach is recommended that combines the use of traditional mass media and digital media with proactive face-to-face engagement to improve outcomes

      PubDate: Tue, 10 Apr 2018 11:19:57 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 1 - Valuing recovery through risk ownership
    • Abstract:
      As the risks encountered by natural hazards change and become more dynamic, so too, does the task of recovering from them. To manage natural hazards, planners must plan for the unexpected; building resilience before, during and after events. Currently, recovery funding is limited to a two-year window. Devastated communities that do not recover during this time rely on ad hoc funding to support patchy recovery beyond this. Planning for long-term recovery needs to be embedded throughout the risk assessment process to be effective. This presents a number of challenges. By identifying the longer-term risks and their consequences in advance, sustained recovery can be planned for all social, environmental and economic values (assets). This will determine what recovery interventions may be needed and when they are likely be most effective.

      PubDate: Tue, 10 Apr 2018 11:19:57 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 1 - The Canterbury earthquakes and the effect on landlords
           and tenants with commercial leases
    • Abstract: Collins, Toni
      The Canterbury earthquakes in 2010 and 2011 had a significant impact on landlords and tenants of commercial buildings in the city of Christchurch. The devastation wrought on the city was so severe a cordon was erected around the central business district for two and a half years while buildings were demolished, repaired or rebuilt. This was an unprecedented response to a natural disaster in New Zealand. Nevertheless, despite the destruction not all buildings within the cordon were damaged; many were still capable of being occupied and used. The difficulty was that tenants could not access them. As time went on and it became clear the cordon would be in place for a significant period, tenants did not want to pay rent for buildings they could not use. They wanted to end their leases to set up business elsewhere. The problem was that landlords and tenants were unclear about their legal rights because the law was unclear; their leases did not cover an inaccessible building and neither did the legislation. This paper argues there is a possible solution: the application of the doctrine of frustration. This doctrine enables contracts to be terminated in situations where an extraordinary event has such an effect on a contract that it radically changed the parties' contractual obligations. It is argued the doctrine should apply to enable landlords and tenants with commercial leases of buildings affected by the Canterbury earthquakes to terminate them.

      PubDate: Tue, 10 Apr 2018 11:19:57 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 1 - Disaster recovery towards resilience: contributions of
           an assets-based community development approach
    • Abstract: Victoria, Melbourne; Victoria, Gippsland
      As the likelihood of extreme weather events increases under a changing climate, organisations tasked with disaster risk reduction and emergency management are exploring new approaches to help communities recover from these events. Community-directed initiatives place control back with those who are most affected. However, implementing such initiatives can be challenging. Assets-based community development is one communitydirected approach that draws on existing social networks, organisations and community assets. This paper considers how an assets-based community development approach might inform community recovery programs so that recovery efforts support longer-term community resilience. Drawing on the evaluation of a modified assets-based community development approach that was implemented as a recovery and resilience-building program after a bushfire in East Gippsland, Victoria, this paper examines how the key elements of assetsbased community development can guide recovery programs. Findings indicate that an assetsbased community development approach has significant potential to guide communitydirected recovery programs that may contribute to longer-term resilience. This provides insights into disaster recovery practices that shift from responsive postdisaster actions to proactive resilience-building

      PubDate: Tue, 10 Apr 2018 11:19:57 GMT
       
  • Volume 33 Issue 1 - How can governments enable and support community-led
           disaster recovery'
    • Abstract: Owen, Carole
      The national recovery principles state that disaster recovery should be community-led. However, reports from various recovery processes in Australia and overseas consistently identify that governments too often, in practice, do not support this. This research examines ways in which governments can enable communities to lead their recovery after emergency events. This is a preliminary report of a continuing study. To date, semi-structured interviews have been held with over 20 experienced individuals about their involvement in community recovery. Participants are community members from disaster-affected communities, government employees from all levels of government and across departments, and representatives from community sector organisations. These preliminary results show the complex interplay between communities, governments, and community sector organisations in disaster recovery, and the varying expectations and experiences of those involved. These initial findings show potential to influence policies, processes and systems across governments and communities, and better support communityled recovery

      PubDate: Tue, 10 Apr 2018 11:19:57 GMT
       
 
 
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