Emergency Management Australia Podcast

Emergency Management Australia Podcast

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The Emergency Management Australia Podcast is brought to you by the Australian Government Attorney-General’s Department. The podcast covers the latest issues in emergency management from dealing with bushfires, cyclones, earthquakes and tsunamis, to co?


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Nov 27, 2017 • 27 min
Marine Rescue New South Wales has over 3,000 volunteers in 44 strategically-located units watching over the New South Wales’ most popular boating, fishing and cruising regions. In this episode, Kieran talks to Commissioner Stacey Tannos, about the great…
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Sep 29, 2017 • 28 min
In Episode 25 we speak with Dr Phil Cummins about tsunamis and we go to Darling Harbour in Sydney to hear from participants at this year’s AFAC annual conference.
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Aug 3, 2017 • 23 min
In Episode 24 of the EMA Podcast, we hear why finding missing or lost persons in a state as big as Western Australia is no small task when we speak to Tegan Doig about her role as a volunteer dog handler for SES Canine Unit in WA. We also speak with Dr …
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Jun 22, 2017 • 23 min
In this episode of the EMA Podcast Andrew heads to the Emergency Media and Public Affairs (EMPA) conference that was recently held in Sydney. Andrew caught up with CEO of the EMPA board Peter Rekers, Michelle Poole from Dunedin City Council and Melanie …
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May 18, 2017 • 28 min
In this episode of the EMAPodcast we chat to SES volunteer Daniel Philippa who is an alpine search and rescue operator in Australia’s Snowy Mountains. Peter catches up with Dr Patricia Watson. Dr Watson is a senior educational specialist with the nation…
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Mar 6, 2017 • 94 min
Our latest episode of EMAPodcast recognises 50 years of aerial firefighting in Australia. We hear from Ben Buckley, the maverick pilot who led Australia’s first aerial firebombing operation in the summer of 1967. We chat with NSW Rural Fire Serv…
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Dec 22, 2016 • 35 min
Our last episode of EMA Podcast for 2016 celebrates the winners of this year’s Resilient Australia Awards which we delivered with our friends at the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience. We chat with this year’s national winner, the Sunshine…
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Nov 24, 2016 • 47 min
#EMApodcast celebrates the first birthday of the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience (AIDR), launched last year to deliver a fresh approach to emergency management education, professional development and knowledge sharing for a disaster-resilie…
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Sep 4, 2016 • 17 min
In times of emergency, we know that everyone has a role to play. The fire emergency services help put out bushfires, our paramedics attend to the injured and the SES can rescue stranded people. What role does the fourth estate play? This episode explore…
Emergency Management Australia Podcast – Episode 17
Jul 29, 2016 • 13 min
Human nature is to prepare for what you know. But from an emergency management point of view, what happens if we find ourselves dealing with a situation that’s so much bigger than anything we’ve ever experienced or could have imagined? This is one of t…
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Apr 28, 2016 • 21 min
Comprehensive evacuation planning can mean the difference between life and death when disasters hit. In this episode we explore the complexities and considerations of large-scale evacuation in the face of natural disasters. To get a better understan…
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Mar 24, 2016 • 52 min
The 2011 Christchurch earthquake struck without warning at 12.51pm, on 22 February. The 6.3 magnitude earthquake killed 185 people and injured several thousand. How did it happen? Why was it so destructive? And could it happen in Australia? We talk…
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Jan 6, 2016 • 26 min
Attorney-General’s Department - In this episode we’re talking with the Director General of Emergency Management Australia, Mark Crosweller about the significance of the Resilient Australia Awards and he introduces GIVIT – the 2015 National award winner….
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Oct 21, 2015 • 21 min
Attorney-General’s Department: Recognising the vulnerability of the Asia-Pacific region to natural disasters, East Asia Summit participating countries have worked collaboratively over a three year period on the East Asia Summit Rapid Disaster Response T…
Emergency Management Australia Podcast – Episode 12
Aug 25, 2015 • 31 min
Attorney-General’s Department: If you’re calling Triple Zero – whether it’s for an accident, fire, or other emergency – knowing where you are is vitally important. We look at the ‘Emergency +’app which has been endorsed by state and territory government…
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Jul 26, 2015 • 21 min
Attorney-General’s Department: Most of us associate El Nino with hotter and drier weather for Australia. Certainly, seven of the 10 world’s hottest years on record were in an El Nino year, or the year following. Sean Carson from the Bureau of Meteorol…
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Jul 2, 2015 • 53 min
Attorney-General’s Department: Would you risk your life to save a pet? Australian floods and bushfires are replete with anecdotes of people risking their lives – even losing their lives – trying to save a cat or a dog. This episode focusses exclusivel…
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May 20, 2015 • 13 min
In this episode we talk about the UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction and why it’s important for the world over the next 15 years, and Peter Rekkers, one of the organisers of this year’s Emergency Media and Public Affairs conference tells us…
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Feb 26, 2015 • 33 min
We talk about catastrophic disasters with the Director-General of Emergency Management Australia. SES volunteer Kim Fitzgerald tells us what it’s like to be an SES volunteer. And talked we talked to Professor Peter Fairbrother of RMIT University…
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Nov 27, 2014 • 14 min
In this episode we talk about the Ebola virus with Dr Gary Lum, Specialist medical advisor from the Australian Government Department of Health. We also speak with Richard Alder, General Manager - National Aerial Fire Fighting Centre in Victoria and S…
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Aug 4, 2014 • 17 min
This episode we examine the huge increase over recent years in the cost of natural disasters. We’ll look at the current natural disaster funding arrangements and find out who’s covering the cost and how. We’ll also talk to the team working hard on polic…
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Jun 17, 2014 • 24 min
In our fifth episode the EMA Podcast talks to Queensland’s first Inspector General of Emergency Management, Iain MacKenzie, about the assurance framework that will guide, focus and direct the work of all agencies across all tiers of Government. We also …
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Apr 22, 2014 • 19 min
This month we take a look at recruitment and retention of volunteers in the Emergency Services and talk to some young volunteers about what brought them in and keeps them engaged. We also take a look at an innovative 3D computer simulation that has chan…
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Mar 13, 2014 • 28 min
This month, we talk to experts about bushfire arson - who does it, how big is the problem, and what can we do about it? We go behind the scenes at the Crisis Coordination Centre, the Australian Government’s dedicated 24/7, all hazards facility. For an…
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Feb 11, 2014 • 19 min
This month we talk to the National Aerial Firefighting Centre and the pilot of a firefighting helicopter to discover how they coordinate with the firefighting effort on the ground. We’ll also take a timely look at heatwaves and a new mapping tool develo…
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Dec 19, 2013 • 14 min
Welcome to our first episode! We’ll be hearing from Roger Lye who travelled to the Philippines with an Australian Medical Assistance Team following Typhoon Haiyan. We’ll also cover the launch of the new Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research …