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Mainstreaming fire and emergency management into law

Eburn, Michael; Jackman, Bronwen

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Emergency management is traditionally seen as the responsibility of the emergency services, such as fire brigades and State emergency services. Vulnerability to fires and the ability to protect life, property and other assets, is, however, largely defined by activities and policy settings in other sectors. This interplay of policy means that fire and emergency management should be seen as a whole-of-government and cross-sectoral issue. This article provides examples of how current Australian...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorEburn, Michael
dc.contributor.authorJackman, Bronwen
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T22:53:59Z
dc.identifier.issn0813-300X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/59596
dc.description.abstractEmergency management is traditionally seen as the responsibility of the emergency services, such as fire brigades and State emergency services. Vulnerability to fires and the ability to protect life, property and other assets, is, however, largely defined by activities and policy settings in other sectors. This interplay of policy means that fire and emergency management should be seen as a whole-of-government and cross-sectoral issue. This article provides examples of how current Australian law may hinder communities to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from, the impact of natural hazards and in particular bush or bushfire events. It identifies areas of further research that are required to reduce community vulnerability and increase community resilience to natural hazard events, in particular bushfire events.
dc.publisherThe Law Book Company
dc.sourceEnvironmental and Planning Law Journal
dc.source.urihttp://www.thomsonreuters.com.au/support/product-support.aspx?id=/mediaTree/61425
dc.subjectKeywords: fire management; government relations; natural hazard; public service; vulnerability; Australia
dc.titleMainstreaming fire and emergency management into law
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume28
dc.date.issued2011
local.identifier.absfor180111 - Environmental and Natural Resources Law
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4046278xPUB499
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationEburn, Michael, ANU College of Law, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationJackman, Bronwen, School of Law
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue2
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage59
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage76
local.identifier.absseo970105 - Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
dc.date.updated2016-02-24T10:31:17Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84866976004
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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