Tag: Bushfire

Get Ready and Survive: Plan for an Emergency

ABC Emergency

The way to reduce the impact of natural disasters is to plan and become more resilient. The ABC Emergency Get Ready and Survive resources provide information on how to plan for a bushfire, heatwave, storm, earthquake, flood and cyclone emergency

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Life on the Edge – Living with Bushfire Risk

The Bushfire CRC and AFAC Fire Note Life on the Edge – Living with Risk reports the findings from a study that explored how householders perceived the value and risks of living in or near bushland and analysed the complex

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Creating bird-friendly gardens in bush fire prone areas

The Creating bird-friendly gardens in bush fire prone areas fact sheet explains how people can design their gardens to mitigate risk from bushfire, while also providing important habitat for birds (and other wildlife).

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Productivity Commission inquiry into Natural Disaster Funding

The Australian Government has asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a public inquiry into the efficacy of current national natural disaster funding arrangements, taking into account the priority of effective natural disaster mitigation and the reduction in the impact of

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City of Hobart Draft Bushfire Management Strategy 2014

The City of Hobart has developed a new Draft Bushfire Management Strategy to direct all aspects of bushfire risk management in the Hobart City Council area. The draft strategy is open for comment until 14 May 2014.

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Be Prepared: Climate Change and the Australian Bushfire Threat

The Climate Council has released the new report Be Prepared: Climate Change and the Australian Bushfire Threat. The top 6 facts from the report are: Climate change is already increasing the risk of bushfires. In southeast Australia the fire season

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New Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre

The Australian Government has pledged $47 million over eight years for a new Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre from 1 July 2013. This CRC will build on the 10 years of national research of the Bushfire CRC, funding

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Australia’s bushfire seasons

Very little of Australia is free from fires. Weather systems work differently across Australia’s temperate and tropical regions meaning that Australia’s bushfire seasons vary across the continent.

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Call for articles for Australasian Plant Conservation, theme ‘Fire and threatened biodiversity’

The Australian Network for Plant Conservation (ANPC) is seeking articles for the June–August 2013 issue of Australasian Plant Conservation (APC), the bulletin of the ANPC. The issue will be on the theme ‘Fire and threatened biodiversity’. If you are intending

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