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Removing disaster barriers through policy reform

By: Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC

Category: Planning & Research

  4.04 PM 6 November, 2017

Location: General

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Building community resilience to natural disasters is a complex challenge that spans many policy areas.

Research by the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, covered in Hazard Note 41, 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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Last Updated: 08 November 2017