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Research into crisis management

By: Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC

Category: Planning & Research

  4.30 PM 11 January, 2018

Location: General

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This PhD research by Dr Geroge Carayannopoulos  explored the response to the 2009 Victorian bushfires and the 2011 Queensland floods.

As large-scale events, both epitomise the challenges of crisis management in Australia. The research examined how each state confronted the disasters from political and operational perspectives. 

It specifically framed the understanding of these events through a model that emphasised seven important factors. Foremost among them was a whole-of-government response, which involves public service agencies working across portfolio boundaries to achieve shared goals.

The other key mediators were: crisis management; leadership; coordination; organisational culture; social capital; and institutions. The individual and combined impacts of these mediators defined the outcomes of these crisis events.

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Last Updated: 12 January 2018