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Monday November 12, 2018

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Flood Protection for Cities Needed Now
Urban Planning
Friday September 15 2017

Flood Protection for Cities Needed Now

Expect more images of flood evacuees scrambling into rescue boats with their wet pets and possessions unless cities seize the chance to build both high-tech and...

Poverty, Earthquakes and the Need for a New Orthodoxy
Residential
Friday July 7 2017

Poverty, Earthquakes and the Need for a New Orthodoxy

About 75 per cent of the deaths that occur during earthquakes are caused by building failure rather than the actual earthquakes themselves. And the sad fact...

Could your Data Survive a Cyclone?
Technology
Monday May 22 2017

Could your Data Survive a Cyclone?

Cyclone Debbie slammed the Queensland coast on March 28, dumping copious rainfall.

Cyclone Debbie Insurance Bill to Top $1b
Business
Tuesday April 4 2017

Cyclone Debbie Insurance Bill to Top $1b

Cyclone Debbie could cost the insurance industry more than $1 billion, Insurance Council of Australia chief executive Rob Whelan has warned.

Does Australia Suffer from an Ad Hoc Approach to Disaster Risk Management?
Environment
Monday December 5 2016

Does Australia Suffer from an Ad Hoc Approach to Disaster Risk Management?

In a recent report, the facts about Australia’s vulnerability to natural disasters were laid bare.

Australia at Significant Economic Risk from Natural Disaster
Environment
Monday November 21 2016

Australia at Significant Economic Risk from Natural Disaster

Australian cities face significant economic risk from natural disasters due to building and infrastructure damage and lost productivity, according to a new report which calls for...

Buildings at Risk of Collapse from NZ Earthquake
Structural
Friday November 18 2016

Buildings at Risk of Collapse from NZ Earthquake

Buildings at Risk of Collapse from NZ Earthquake

Report Points to more Intense Natural Storms to Hit Australia
Environment
Wednesday November 16 2016

Report Points to more Intense Natural Storms to Hit Australia

Australia will be increasingly battered by severe storms, with Sydney to be hardest hit, a new report has found.

Australia’s Ominous Climate Report: CSIRO
Environment
Thursday October 27 2016

Australia’s Ominous Climate Report: CSIRO

Australia is experiencing more extremely hot days and severe fire seasons according to the findings of a new climate report.