Australia: Queensland floods 2010-2011


In 2010 and 2011, a series of floods hit Queensland, Australia, and affected approximately 90 towns, leading to major economic losses.


In this paper, the authors analyze governmental inquiries and actions undertaken regarding three past catastrophic disasters—2005 Hurricane Katrina (USA), the 2009 Victorian Bushfires (Australia), and the 2011 Queensland Floods (Australia). They assess

International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (Elsevier)
This study explores the perceptions of health effects and support received by people affected by the 2011 southeast Queensland flood six years after the event.
Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience

This policy paper examines the performance of frameworks related to natural disaster management in Queensland and the challenges remaining. It proposes the adoption of a series of recommendations in order to place Queensland in a stronger, more resilient

Left Right Think-Tank

This report looks at the costs and long-term social impacts of natural disasters in Australia, including those on health and wellbeing, education, employment and community network. This report uses three case studies from different regions and periods  -

Deloitte Access Economics Australian Business Roundtable for Disaster Resilience & Safer Communities

This document is the final report of a Senate inquiry by the Environment and Communications References Committee looking at Australia’s extreme weather and asking if the country is ready. It looks at any emerging trends on the frequency of extreme weather

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In the wake of the recent Queensland floods, a debate has emerged about how to avoid future flood related damage. 'Very little flood mapping was done', and urban development on floodplains was not discouraged, says one expert. Thus, flood damage costs have risen significantly in the past few decades...
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This report examines the impacts on the built environment of increased intensities in weather-related natural hazard events, in order to identify the possibilities of using the regulatory mechanisms of building construction, housing insurance and planning

James Cook University National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility
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'Is this the time for a comprehensive and integrated body of disaster law to emerge in Australia rather than continuing to think that disaster laws are all about emergency responses?' asks Rosemary Lyster, Professor of Climate and Environmental Law at University of Sydney...
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This review analyses some of the major events and trends related to natural disasters and humanitarian disaster response and looks at the experience of developed countries with natural disasters in 2011.
Brookings Institution, the

This document is the final report of the Commission of Inquiry into the Queensland floods of 2010/2011, established following the flooding of historic proportions in Queensland in December 2010, stretching into January 2011. It embodies both likelihood of

Queensland Government