The 2012 Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference has issued a call for papers for its 16–18 April 2012 event at the Brisbane Convention Centre next year.
The conference is a joint initiative of the Australian Institute of Emergency Services (Queensland Division), the Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association Inc and the Association for Sustainability in Business Inc, all non-government, not-for-profit, member-based organisations.
The conference has been designed to provide a forum to examine the issues surrounding natural and man-made hazards, according to Angela Stuart, joint association conference coordinator.
It is a response to the Council of Australian Governments’ (COAG) National Strategy for Disaster Resilience to adopt “a whole-of-nation resilience-based approach to disaster management, which recognises that a national, coordinated and cooperative effort is needed to enhance Australia’s capacity to withstand and recover from emergencies and disasters”.
The conference organisers have issued a call for papers under any of the conference streams:
- People Management
- Climate Change
- Relief & Recovery—Health, Local Business, Infrastructure
- Business Continuity
- Crisis Management
- Media—from radio to the internet
- Risk Assessment
- Policy and Governance