Guide to Giving
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES FOR THE COMMON GOOD
NEWS  | 

Lessons from London Bombings to Help Australian NFPs


Monday, 4th June 2007 at 3:35 pm
Staff Reporter
Emergency response experts believe the lessons for Australia after the 2005 London bombings are planning, practice, partnerships and continual learning - and all should be jointly addressed by governments and volunteer organisations.

Monday, 4th June 2007
at 3:35 pm
Staff Reporter


0 Comments


FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

 Print
Lessons from London Bombings to Help Australian NFPs
Monday, 4th June 2007 at 3:35 pm

Emergency response experts believe the lessons for Australia after the 2005 London bombings are planning, practice, partnerships and continual learning – and all should be jointly addressed by governments and volunteer organisations.

A review of the approach adopted by London authorities in response to the 2005 bombings has been carried out by Emergency Management Australia along with St John Ambulance Australia through a series of workshops.

Senior officers from London’s ambulance, police, fire and planning authorities attended the Australian workshops.

The organisations’ report makes a number of key recommendations including

– Investigating the concept of a National Resilience Committee combining the work of a number of high-level committees to conduct national level planning for response and recovery.

– A need for State and Territory Governments and major Australian cities to adopt a whole-of-city approach in their planning which should involve the Federal Government. The plans should be supported by whole-of-city exercises on a regular basis and should involve volunteer organisations such as St John Ambulance.

– Importantly, volunteers who have decision-making roles should participate in planning, training and exercises.

– Information management needs further development at all levels

– A national disaster funding mechanism, to be managed by co-ordinating agencies should be considered

– Further work is needed in providing direct and rapid assistance to the people and families of people involved in an event.

The Federal Attorney General Phillip Ruddock says governments at all levels will benefit from the report and he has referred it to the Australian Emergency Management Committee to make further recommendations.



AON

FEATURED SUPPLIERS


HLB Mann Judd is a specialist Accounting and Advisory firm t...

HLB Mann Judd

NGO Recruitment is Australia’s not-for-profit sector recru...

NGO Recruitment

Yes we’re lawyers, but we do a lot more....

Moores

...


More Suppliers

Tags : Community,

Get more stories like this

FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Youth Action Group Calls on Young Australians to Get Involved in Social Issues

Luke Michael

Monday, 25th September 2017 at 11:14 am

Raizing the Profile of Asthma

Wendy Williams

Monday, 25th September 2017 at 8:46 am

Susan Pascoe Appointed Head of Newly Formed Community Directors Council

Luke Michael

Friday, 22nd September 2017 at 5:21 pm

POPULAR

Moves to Stop Volunteering at Overseas Orphanages

Luke Michael

Wednesday, 13th September 2017 at 1:54 pm

Future Uncertain for Disability Organisations Following Funding Cuts

Wendy Williams

Tuesday, 19th September 2017 at 8:29 am

Majority of NFPs Are Not Believed to be Well-Run, According to New Survey

Luke Michael

Tuesday, 12th September 2017 at 4:14 pm

More Australians Are Giving Time Not Money

Wendy Williams

Monday, 11th September 2017 at 5:07 pm

Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Guide to Giving
pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook

The social sector's most essential news coverage. Delivered free to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

You have Successfully Subscribed!