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An Australia of two stories

David Ritter, Wednesday, 15th March 2023 -  There is a fundamental contrast, reflects Greenpeace CEO David Ritter, between the attitudes and choices of those who profit from accelerating climate destruction and those who

Too little too late – a tale of disaster

David Crosbie, Thursday, 10th March 2022 -  What makes the floods in NSW and QLD even more devastating is that governments knew they were coming and did very little to prepare, writes David Crosbie, who argues it is time charities

Natural Disaster Funding Ad Hoc & Opportunistic – Draft Report

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 25th September 2014 -  The Productivity Commission is recommending a major restructure of Federal Government funding for natural disasters in a draft report released today describing the current arrangements…

Resilient Australia Awards

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 21st May 2014 -  The search is on for community-minded Queenslanders who have helped their regions recover and become more resilient following natural disasters. Community Recovery and Resilience…

Charity Offers Disaster Relief for Kids

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 28th January 2014 -  A children’s Not for Profit has launched an “ambitious” pilot that aims to sponsor Victorian children affected by natural disasters. Children’s charity…

New Guide Puts Needs of Kids First in Disasters

Staff Reporter, Monday, 1st July 2013 -  A national guide which puts the needs of children at the forefront of natural disaster and emergency planning, will help local councils across Australia plan for their diverse needs…

Salvos Address Impact of Natural Disasters

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 12th February 2013 -  The Salvation Army has developed a website and online film for people affected by natural disasters. And the Salvos are urging Australians affected by natural disasters, which have…

Teaching Children About Natural Disasters – UNICEF

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 31st January 2013 -  UNICEF Australia has launched an education kit to help parents talk to their children about natural disasters like recent flooding events in Queensland. “At UNICEF we’re…

ATO Acts on Fire Donations

Staff Reporter, Monday, 14th January 2013 -  People can claim donations up to $10 made to disaster relief funds for the recent bushfires in their 2013 tax return without a receipt. "The Australian Tax Office (ATO) wants…

Disaster Website to Build Community Resilience

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 27th November 2012 - 
A new government funded website will help the emergency services sector prepare for natural disasters.  A new interactive website, set to help the emergency services sector…

NGOs Team Up for Aussie Kids in Disasters

Staff Reporter, Monday, 12th November 2012 - 
Children play in a Child Friendly Space operated by Save the Children during Cyclone Yasi. Photo: Save the Children Two of Australia’s largest emergency management NGOs have…
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