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19 Jan 2016
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2016's first edition of Hazard News features:

  • Opinion - focus more on mitigation to reduce risk
  • News - International panel to oversee science
  • Hazard Note - raising the bar on policy and governance
  • Research - findings from the Sampson Flat fire
  • Conferences - submit your paper direct, and register
  • Opinion - National research advances are making a difference to communities
  • Blogs - from staff, researchers and PhD students
  • Online - new reports, journals, papers


Reducing the risk through fuel reduction burning
Hazard Note 13 is an overview of the Governance and institutional knowledge cluster of research projects, which are tackling some of the most challenging policy, governance and communication issues confronting emergency management.


Post fire field work
In partnership with AFAC, the CRC is conducting a research utilisation survey.
Photo by NSW RFS Media Service
What is our research about, and how will our emergency service partners benefit? Hear direct from our end-users and researchers in the short videos below.
CRC sign
New publications on the website in the last month include a number of reports and journal papers.
The CRC has appointed an International Science Advisory Panel to help oversee its research program.
Houzhi Wang
CRC PhD student, Houzhi Wang, has been awarded the best paper prize after presenting his research on smouldering combustion of biomass fuel at a symposium.
Tasmanian Fire Service
Tasmanian Fire Service has been recognised at a national level for their Bushfire-Ready Neighbourhoods program, which is support by CRC science.
Sampson Flat fire. Photo by Angry Planet.
The experiences of the community during the Sampson Flat bushfire in South Australia on 2 January 2015 have been analysed in a report by the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC.


PhD student Emma Phillips speaks at the 2014 annual conference
The next round of applications for our PhD scholarship program are now open.
Matt Hayne talks about the CRC's research utilisation plans at the RAF.
November’s Research Advisory Forum was a great introduction for me to the CRC community and the science program.
Flood hazard
Much of the damage from floods, fires and storms can be prevented by careful planning and investment, writes CEO Dr Richard Thornton.
Kinglake house 2009
The Child-centred disaster risk reduction project has made good progress on a number of initiatives and will continue to build on these and focus on outcomes throughout 2016.
Leave and live sign
National research is having an impact on the safety of Australian communities, not just in bushfire but across all natural hazards. This is because we have been asking the difficult and complex questions, writes CEO Dr Richard Thornton.
Research workshop in Tasmania
Recently I spent a month in Tasmania for the last piece of fieldwork for my PhD research into volunteered geographic information (VGI), community engagement and bushfire preparation. Here are some insights I learnt from the experience.
ARPNet researchers with Steve Sutton in Gunbalanya
The steady pulse of wet/dry hazard and threat seems remote to visitors to Indigenous communities in the Top End, but how do the locals feel about it? That is what we're trying to find out.
AFAC17 logo

AFAC17 logo

All the resources from our 2017 conference

National research priorities for natural hazards

National research priorities for natural hazards

National priorities for research

The Sir Ivan fire. Photo: Nick Moir, Fairfax Media

The Sir Ivan fire. Photo: Nick Moir, Fairfax Media

Research findings from 2017 NSW fires

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Bushfire planning with kids ebook

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