Australian governments’ COVID response needs urgent change

Since the beginning of 2020, Australian Federal and State governments have responded to a pandemic health emergency. There is much varying opinion as to how well the governments have done,…

So… Dan Andrews destroyed your business?

Since the introduction of Stage 4 restrictions in Melbourne, many have accused Dan Andrews of “destroying their business”. If you continue to think this way, you won’t disappoint yourself. Your…

Community lead recovery and grassroots sporting clubs

According to an Australian Sports Foundation survey, about a quarter of the nation’s 70,000 grassroots clubs may not survive beyond 2020. The foundation estimates that local clubs have lost around…

Reducing costs sustainably during COVID-19

Never let a good crisis go to waste. Businesses and government departments have discovered that working from home arrangements have created efficiencies in many cases. Since March, employees have worked…

What makes resilient organisations different?

Why do some organisations cope with disasters, emergencies and disruptions better than others? In our profession, we have witnessed organisations absorb and manage threats. At the same time, other vulnerable businesses…

How do we return to normal after COVID-19?

Emergency Management professionals, and governments, term returning to normal after a disaster as recovery. Recovery takes place as soon as possible after an emergency occurs and is incorporated into emergency response efforts (such as emergency services responses) which are primarily about protecting…