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Policy analysis: King-hit - preparing for Australia's disaster future

Source(s):  Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

This paper makes recommendations as to how Australia can be better prepared for and recover from future natural disasters. Suggestions include: measuring and reporting on community resilience; providing disaster funds on the condition that new structures are made to be more resilient than the structures they replace; asking the Productivity Commission to investigate if the Commonwealth has got value from the billions spent on disaster response and recovery; declaring an annual national disaster prevention day; developing national hazard mapping and a national sea-level rise policy statement; introducing durability ratings for buildings; providing information to individual insurance policy holders on the risks associated with their property; developing a national policy on retreating from hazardous areas to reduce people’s exposure to severe risks; and starting a national communications campaign to encourage individual and community preparedness.

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  • Policy analysis: King-hit - preparing for Australia's disaster future
  • Publication date 2011
  • Author(s) Bergin, Anthony
  • Number of pages 5 p.

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