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Australian Institute of Disaster Resilience launch November 2015
Australian Institute of Disaster Resilience launch November 2015
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18 Nov 2015
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A new Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience

A new approach for the delivery of emergency management education, training and professional development was officially launched in Brisbane today (18 November 2015).

The Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience will deliver products and services around the country that have been developed by, and for, the emergency management sector.

The Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC is a key member of the partnership that brings together the great depth of experience of the Australasian Fire and Emergency Services Authorities Council, the Australian Red Cross and the Attorney-General’s Department.

The federal member for Brisbane, the Hon Teresa Gambaro MP, launched the Institute on behalf of the Minister for Justice, the Hon Michael Keenan MP.

Read the official media release here.

Ms Gambaro is pictured above at the launch with, from left, Dr Richard Thornton, CEO of the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, Andrew Coghlan, National Manager of the Australian Red Cross, Trevor Essex acting CEO at AFAC, Mark Crosweller, Director General of Emergency Management Australia, and Dr John Bates, the new Director of the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience.

The launch coincided with the CRC's Research Advisory Forum at Queensland University of Technology.

At the launch Andrew Coghlan, from the Australian Red Cross, spoke on behalf of the consortium chosen by the Australian Government to deliver emergency management training and education

This is what Andrew said.

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