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Friday
Dec162011

Disaster Issues and Housing in Australia

 

In Australia, disaster management involves all three tiers of government. TheCommonwealth Oovernment has an overall coordinating role, through the Commonwealth Oovernment Disaster Response Plan (COMDISPLAN) and its key agency, Emergency Management Australia (EMA), providing financial resources and operational assistance in mitigation, response and recovery. The states and territories are responsible under legislation for establishing their own disaster and emergency management structures. In addition to providing warning systems, education andplanning as well as response and recovery, they give support and direction to localgovernment agencies working in the immediate vicinity of a disaster.

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Friday
Dec162011

Lessons from the Japan Disaster

 

Lessons From the Japan Disaster

The tsunami that struck Japan on March 11, 2011, combined with the nuclear reactor meltdown, represent easier disasters to fi x than the underlying problems that Japan will have to face up to in the near future

 

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Friday
Dec162011

International Disaster Training

 

 

A Global Cadre of Disaster and Post Disaster Experts

 

Reconstruction Corps to help affected countries rebuild after a disaster requires internationally trained experts. This article focuses on who they are and how they are trained.

 

 

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Friday
Dec162011

Recovery Management

 

Disaster Create Opportunities

 

Future-proofing a community is a vital part of any reconstruction and that lessons must be learned from other disasters elsewhere in the world seven-step approach to disaster recovery 

 

 

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