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Coronavirus is a dangerous wild card for bushfire season — and people are getting nervous - ABC News. 'Life changing': Falls Festival pays Lorne crowd crush victims almost $7 million in class action settlement - Hack - triple j. More than 70 victims of the 2016 crowd crush at Falls Festival will receive a share of almost $7 million, following a settlement approval from the Victorian Supreme Court.

'Life changing': Falls Festival pays Lorne crowd crush victims almost $7 million in class action settlement - Hack - triple j

It puts an end to the almost four-year long saga involving dozens of seriously injured punters who attended Falls Festival in Lorne. The 77 participants of the class action suffered various injuries, which in some cases were permanent, after being caught in a stampede while leaving the Grand Theatre. About a third of those victims, who suffered the most serious injuries, will receive compensation of "hundreds of thousands of dollars" according to Maddens Lawyers' Kathryn Emeny. Ms Emeny welcomed the "life changing" settlement.

"The compensation payments will enable group members to look to, and plan for, the future. Ms Emeny said it was fair to say every participant in the class action was still dealing with the incident "in one way or another", after almost four years. "I am happy with it. “This is you dying”: Falls crush victim out of work, waiting for compo - Hack - triple j.

As far as festival comedowns go, 22-year-old Maddy didn’t expect to be recovering from Falls Festival for three months.

“This is you dying”: Falls crush victim out of work, waiting for compo - Hack - triple j

But after being one of the 19 people hospitalised following a massive human crush at the Lorne festival on December 30, Maddy’s preparing to spend her summer on crutches and out of work. Here’s what happened to Maddy when going from the DMAs set to London Grammar at Falls. “I remember letting go of my friend's hand when I fell,” Maddy told Hack. Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 outlines seven clear targets and four priorities for action to prevent new and reduce existing disaster risks.

Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

The framework aims to achieve the substantial reduction of disaster risk and losses in lives, livelihoods and health and in the economic, physical, social, cultural and environmental assets of persons, businesses, communities and countries over the next 15 years. Priorities for action. National Health Emergency Response Arrangements. Australian Government Department of Health.

Australian Institute Disaster Resilience. National Directory. Emergency Management Australia: Emergency response plans.

National Directory

Disaster risk reduction and resilience. Handbook 1 disaster health kh final. Nationalstrategyfordisasterresilience. Nationalstrategyfordisasterresilience companionbooklet. National disaster risk reduction framework. Resilient Melbourne. People are at the heart of all cities A resilient Melbourne will draw on the strengths of our diverse communities and geographies, to pursue our shared interests, embrace our differences and be stronger together.

Resilient Melbourne

We will help communities prepare for change and whatever the future may hold. We will work today, tomorrow and together, towards a viable, sustainable, liveable and prosperous Melbourne. Melbourne’s first resilience strategy was endorsed by the City of Melbourne’s Future Melbourne Committee on 17 May 2016. It is the first resilience strategy produced by any Australian city; and is the result of the work of more than 1,000 individuals from 230 organisations, Melbourne’s 32 local councils, and many Victorian Government departments. Developed with the support of 100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation – the strategy sets out a series of distinct, yet connected, actions that will help make Melbourne a viable, liveable and prosperous city, long into the future. From Response to Resilience: Working with Cities and City Plans to Address Urban Displacement. This paper argues for an improved humanitarian response to urban displacement crises by working directly with municipal authorities and through a resilience lens.

From Response to Resilience: Working with Cities and City Plans to Address Urban Displacement

It draws on the International Rescue Committee (IRC)’s collaboration with 100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation (100RC) and engagement with two municipal authorities, the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) and the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA). The IRC first worked with Amman, a member of the 100RC network, to support their city resilience planning. Interactive Maps. Emergency management. Emergency Management Manual Victoria. The Emergency Management Manual Victoria (EMMV) contains policy and planning documents for emergency management in Victoria, and provides details about the roles different organisations play in the emergency management arrangements.

Emergency Management Manual Victoria

Emergency Management Victoria maintains the Manual, in collaboration with Victoria’s emergency management agencies. The Role Statements (Part 7) and the Contact Directory (Part 10) are updated annually. 20181207 NSW state emergency management plan. Regulation, Health Protection and Emergency Management. Handbook Collection: Manual Series. The following manuals have not been reviewed since 2011 or earlier and the Manual Series is undergoing a review that will see relevant manuals archived, move into the Handbook Collection or other collections.

Handbook Collection: Manual Series

Local Disaster Management Plan. Last updated: 12 May 2020 The Local Disaster Management Plan 2019-2022[4454KB] outlines the procedures for a disaster or emergency on the Sunshine Coast Coast to ensure: effective and coordinated planning preparedness response and recovery.

Local Disaster Management Plan

Australians told to start planning for future disasters following 'profound' bushfire impact. Resilience NSW Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons says Australia's disaster recovery will be "quite significant" and that people should start planning for future disasters.

Australians told to start planning for future disasters following 'profound' bushfire impact

The former NSW Rural Fire Service boss says the country has faced unprecedented damage and destruction during the bushfire season, which was compounded by storms and floods and the COVID-19 pandemic. "There are communities that have been so profoundly impacted and affected, and whilst there's a tremendous focus on the rebuilding of infrastructure, on people's homes, it's a massive undertaking," he said in an online webinar on Friday. The commissioner is urging individuals, families, businesses, industries, and governments to begin having conversations about how they might respond to disruptions caused by disasters in the future to build resilience.

"The biggest challenge with resilience is how we will plan and conceptualise those disruptions.

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Australian Seasonal Bushfire Outlook: August 2019. 2009 VBRC - Final Report. Victoria's code red bushfire day sees emergency warnings issued as dust sweeps state. Updated 19 minutes agoThu 21 Nov 2019, 10:34am. NSW fires destroy 100 homes, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast communities under bushfire threat in Qld. Updated 29 minutes agoSat 9 Nov 2019, 1:08am The NSW Rural Fire Service says never before have there been so many fires burning at emergency level across the state and the town of Cooroibah on Queensland's Sunshine Coast was evacuated. Follow our live blog for updates. Live blog Note: This is a blog. Posts are organised by date with the newest posts at the top. Live updating Note: You have disabled browser notifications for this site.

If you tick this box, you can get back to work or browse other pages in another tab and we'll notify you when new posts are added this article. Close. FIRMS - Fire Map. This map presents low-resolution imagery for the world and high-resolution imagery for the United States and other metropolitan areas around the world. The map includes NASA Blue Marble: Next Generation 500m resolution imagery at small scales (above 1:1,000,000), i-cubed 15m eSAT imagery at medium-to-large scales (down to 1:70,000) for the world, and USGS 15m Landsat imagery for Antarctica.

It also includes 1m i-cubed Nationwide Select imagery for the continental United States, and GeoEye IKONOS 1m resolution imagery for Hawaii, parts of Alaska, and several hundred metropolitan areas around the world. For more information on this map, including the terms of use, visit. Australian Bushfire Map. BESbswy. Current Bushfires.

Fires Near Me. Key Incident Name Each incident is given a name to assist with managing multiple incidents. Pyrotron: A national bushfire research facility. Black Summer - Four Corners. Transcript: Hello, I'm Hamish MacDonald, welcome to Four Corners, and coming up a special bushfire edition of QANDA. I'm in Cobargo in southern NSW, a community ravaged by fire this summer, and just south of here is the town of Bega where thousands sought shelter during the fire emergency. On tonight's QANDA we'll hear directly from the communities impacted by all of this, we'll hear about the challenges they are facing in recovery, and we'll hear the questions that they and you have for our leaders right now.

But first, to Four Corners. Over this black summer videos filmed on the front lines of the fires have gone viral with tens of millions of views right around the world. KIM CROW, BEECHMONT RURAL FIRE BRIGADE, QLD: Most rural fire brigades knew that there was a bad season coming. September 7, 2019 Fire races towards Beechmont in the Gold Coast hinterland. NEWS READER: Queensland remains in the grip of a widespread bushfire emergency. AARON SALWAY: So, we were at the Jindabyne Rodeo. Hard Winter - Four Corners. Four Corners6 July 2020Hard Winter. Photographs capture the grim reality for some of Australia's bushfire survivors. NSW fires: Is bushfire smoke bad for your health? Bushfire smoke has continued to intermittently shroud some of Australia's major cities as bushfires rage around the country. Romsey Australia: Summary of Major Bush Fires in Australia Since 1851.

Pine plantation fire adjacent to Hume Highway at Wandong Victoria * 'One-in-100-years' flood talk disastrously misleading and should change, risk experts say. Plan disaster response. Victoria State Emergency Service. Geoscience Australia. The Australian Flood Risk Information Portal (the portal) enables flood information, currently held by different sources, to be accessible from a single online location. NSW State Emergency Service. NSW State Emergency Service. Flood Resilient Australia graph. Flood-inquiry-report-released. National Drought Map. Aust govt drought response plan 0. Strategic Approaches to Water Management. AWN Building Resilience to Drought. Victoria’s Drought Preparedness and Response Framework. There have been significant changes to drought policy nationally and the Australian Government no longer makes drought declarations.

In 2013, following extensive reviews of how governments assisted farmers, businesses and communities through the Millennium Drought, all Australian governments agreed on a new approach to supporting drought-affected communities. The aim of the national reform is to create a consistent approach for communities that may be experiencing similar conditions but have been treated differently in the past due to a 'lines on the map' approach. Assistance is now targeted towards supporting greater preparedness and capability to respond to seasonal conditions. Chapter 6: Special section on drought. Geoscience Australia. Home - National Disaster Management Authority.

COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Act 2020. Public Health and Wellbeing Amendment (State of Emergency Extension and Other Matters) Act2020. Emergency Management Act 2013 (Vic) amended 1/7/20. Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 (Vic) Amended 9/9/20. Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 (Vic) amended 17/5/20. Why Victoria needs both state of emergency and state of disaster powers to fight coronavirus - ABC News. Victoria has enacted a state of disaster to enforce coronavirus restrictions. Here's what that means - ABC News.

Victoria has declared a state of emergency because of coronavirus COVID-19. Here's what that means. Updated about 7 hours agoMon 16 Mar 2020, 8:25am Victoria has declared an "unprecedented" state of emergency to respond to the coronavirus outbreak. The declaration, which came into effect at 12:00pm on Monday, gives the state the power to enforce a mandatory self-quarantine period for returning travellers, as well as the ban on gatherings of more than 500 people. The state of emergency also gives health officials the power to detain people, search premises without a warrant and force people or areas into lockdown.