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Dr Kat Haynes accepts her award from Karen Andrews MP.
Dr Kat Haynes accepts her award from Karen Andrews MP.
16 Jun 2015
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The June 2015 edition of Hazard News highlights the high achievements of CRC researchers, covers a resilience workshop in remote Arnhem Land and congratulates students on recent PhD completions. Time has also arrived to get the early bird price for the annual Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC & AFAC conference - get in by 26 June for the discounted rate.

News

Highlighting new reports that have been published on the CRC website in the last month.
Tarnya Kruger
Congratulations on PhD completion to Steve Curnin, Tarnya Kruger, Valerie Densmore and Kerryn McTaggart.
Conference registrations are now open
June 26, the closing date for the early bird registrations for the 2015 Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC & AFAC annual conference is rapidly approaching.
Prescribed burning in northern NSW
This is the first of a series of project updates to keep end users up to date on project activities.
Saudi visitors to the CRC June 2015
Saudi delegation discusses wildfires at the CRC offices.
Kevin Tolhurst
Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC researcher Associate Professor Kevin Tolhurst (University of Melbourne) and AFAC staff member Sandra Lunardi have both been recognised for their achievements in the recent Queen's Birthday Honours list.
Searching for survivors in Kathmandu. Photo by think4photop, Shutterstock
Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC PhD student Avianto Amri (Risk Frontiers, Macquarie University) has been deployed to Nepal for one month to support the earthquake relief operations of Plan International.
Workshop participants at Ngukurr.
CRC researchers have spent four days deep in Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory discussing the community resilience studies underway in the communities of Ngukurr and Gunbalanya.
Kat Haynes ASPIRE award
Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC researcher Dr Katharine Haynes has been selected as the Australian nomination for the prestigious APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education Award for 2015.

Event

Dr Brooke Liu - US communications expert
A visiting US communications researcher presented a seminar on the role of social media in hazards.

Blog

CRC workshop on resilience in Ngukurr, NT
I gratefully attended the CRC workshop held recently at Ngukurr in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, to explore the linkages between my resilience project and related studies that are being conducted by CRC researchers out of Charles Darwin University.
Zombie apocalypse campaign
Guides, podcasts and zombie prep packs - new tools for hazard communicators.
Jimmys Beach NSW erosion April 2015 (Credit NSW OEH)
The Federal Government releases a review of the CRC program and the new National Research Priorities
I have recently returned from a study tour to the US, where I undertook a number of key tasks for our CRC project.
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