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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

01 Oct Perth Now At risk: WA homes not bushfire ready
01 Oct Climate change increasing the intensity and impact of extreme weather, BOM tells emergency managers
29 Sep Tasmanian Country Tasmania weather: Eastern regions hurt as dry bites
27 Sep Stawell Times 86mm less rainfall than previous September sparks fire fears
25 Sep Malaysian Digest As Europe Scorches, Goats And Sheep Fight Wildfires One Bite At A Time
25 Sep The Daily Telegraph NSW bushfires: why you should prepare for the worst
24 Sep Sunday Tasmanian Warmer summer days to continue, increased risk of bushfires
22 Sep Riverine Herald Council warns of severe fire season
22 Sep Animal firefighters: As Europe scorches, goats and sheep are fighting wildfires, one bite at a time
21 Sep Border Chronicle Prescribed burn backlog a bushfire risk
20 Sep Reuters As Europe scorches, goats and sheep fight wildfires one bite at a time
20 Sep Thomson Reuters Foundation News As Europe scorches, goats and sheep fight wildfires one bite at a time
20 Sep As Europe scorches, goats and sheep fight wildfires one bite at a time
20 Sep weADAPT Steering local government in Australia towards better informed long-term coastal adaptation decisions
18 Sep Adelaide Advertiser Summer bushfire danger as just half of last season’s burn-offs completed
16 Sep Radio National Country Breakfast Push for emergency planning to consider the plight of pets
16 Sep Western Australia to prepare for deadly fire season
15 Sep Tasmanian Country Tasmanians told to prepare for early bushfire season
15 Sep Shepparton News Brace yourself for a hot and dry fire season
15 Sep ABC News Emergency services gather to learn from previous bushfire disasters