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For the first time, Australia's most significant natural hazard emergency management issues have been drawn up by the sector's leaders to guide research over the next decade. Now available online for broader discussion, the priorities arose from national workshops with the emergency management sector.
Research is informing how to incorporate animals into emergency planning.
Bart van Leeuwen delivers his keynote address
The sector's premier annual conference and exhibition, AFAC17 powered by INTERSCHUTZ, was held from 4-7 September 2017 at the International Convention Centre Sydney.
A team of researchers conducted an investigation following the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria
The 2009 Black Saturday bushfires made hsitory as one of Australia's deadliest and costliest peacetime tragedies. A new industry guideline helps us learn from this tragic event.

Issue Four of Fire Australia for 2017 includes research on including animals in emergency planning, details from AFAC17, new priorities in natural hazards research, and a Black...

Photo: Rob and Stephanie Levy (CC BY 2.0)
Incident management research from the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC has helped the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services assess operations during Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie earlier this year.
Photo: Queensland Fire and Emergency Services
A new survey will help identify the research required about older adults, aging and natural hazards.
The call for abstracts for AFAC18 powered by INTERSCHUTZ, the CRC's annual conference with AFAC, is now open. All CRC projects are expected to submit an abstract, with the conference being a major avenue to the fire,...
Dr Andrew Edwards (left) measures the diameter of a tree killed by the fire, while Grigorijs Goldbergs (right) records the data.
This is the November 2017 newsletter from the suite of projects based in northern Australia, with updates for project end-users.
PhD researcher Korah Parackal talks about his research at a cyclone awareness day in Townsville.
Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC researchers have been briefing community members and emergency services on cyclones and the latest engineering research underway.
Post fire field work
New journal articles and reports on CRC research are available online.

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In the media

16 Nov The Conversation Natural hazard risk: is it just going to get worse or can we do something about it?
15 Nov Business Daily Natural hazard risk: is it just going to get worse or can we do something about it?
14 Nov Sourceable Is Resilience Falling Victim to Political Expediency?
09 Nov ABC Kimberley Worst fire season in a decade: Kimberley counts the cost of 300 bushfires
30 Oct Blue Mountains Gazette Pet loss and kids: Blue ARC initiative
27 Oct xinhuanet Australians warned to prepare for severe bushfire conditions
27 Oct ABC Adelaide Bushfire danger warnings hit north-west and central South Australia with summer still a month away
24 Oct SBS La Nina won't cut bushfire risk, BOM warns
24 Oct Port Lincoln Times Eyre Peninsula urged to be prepared for fires
24 Oct Eyre Peninsula Tribune Eyre Peninsula urged to be prepared for fires
20 Oct Riverine Herald Planning for the worst
13 Oct Perth Now Fire warning for Perth summer
13 Oct Business Insider Conditions in NSW are drier now than in the lead-up to the devastating 2013 bushfire season
12 Oct Launceston Examiner Newstead levee addition soon to Launceston's flood levee system
11 Oct Radio National Breakfast Bushfire risk: 'We could be in for a pretty rough summer this year'
11 Oct Launceston Examiner Launceston flood levees saved community $260 million in June 2016 flood
06 Oct At risk: WA homes not bushfire ready
05 Oct City of Launceston Report vindicates Launceston's flood levee system
05 Oct Bushfire outlook: Warm, dry winter ratchets up threat level ahead of summer fire season
03 Oct Western Independent Bushfire risk for south west