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AJEM cover October 2017
AJEM cover October 2017

Research featured in Journal

Many peer-reviewed papers from the AFAC17 powered by INTERSCHUTZ Research Forum have been published in a special edition of the Australian Journal of Emergency Management.

Research papers from the conference by CRC projects, held in Sydney on 4-6 September, included in this AJEM edition are:

Held on the first day of AFAC17 powered by INTERSCHUTZ, the CRC's Research Forum attracted more than 330 emergency service managers, volunteers, researchers and industry representatives. The Forum saw 43 papers presented, with a further ten research papers presented on the following two days. The CRC has previously published the AFAC17 Research Proceedings, which includes all the research papers apart from the above. Broader emergency management papers from the Wednesday and Thursday aspects of the conference are available on the AFAC website. 

This edition of AJEM also includes news about the National Research Priorities, developed by the CRC in consulation with the emergency management sector, and the bushfire outlook for 2017.

You can access the entire edition online for free. To receive printed copies of AJEM, subscribe to future print issues or receive the free email alert for the online edition so that you don’t miss out, subscribe to email alerts at https://aidr.org.au/programs/australian-journal-of-emergency-management/

The Australian Journal of Emergency Management is published by the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience.

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