Removing disaster barriers through policy reform
Building community resilience to natural disasters is a complex challenge that spans many policy areas. This research has delivered policy options to help governments and emergency services to strengthen resilience in communities.
The study revealed significant tensions in the shared responsibilities between governments exercising power and community empowerment; between the conflicting needs of insurers and their clients; and within traditional models of post-disaster inquiries. It is proposed that restorative practices are trialed as a powerful alternative to adversarial post-event inquiries.
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