“If we want to make our communities safer, Australians need to tackle bushfires in more innovative ways. We all know that somewhere at some time this year bushfires will destroy homes – just as towns will be flooded and cyclones will pound coastal communities.

And yet, when CRC teams go into communities not long after bushfires ravage towns, the researchers are often told the same story: 'We knew it was going to be a bad day, but we just didn’t think it would be bad for us.'"-- BNHCRC CEO Richard Thornton

Date: Release: 
Monday, 10 February, 2014
Project reference: 
Effective risk and warning communication during natural hazards
Improving the role of hazard communications in increasing residents’ preparedness and response planning