As we approach International Women’s Day in 2021, gender issues across Australia are in the limelight and it isn’t pretty. Allegations of sexual misconduct and rape – with alleged perpetrators on both major ‘sides’ of politics. Women are still under represented in leadership positions in most sectors and the pay gap […]
The ABC has produced a fantastic introductory resource for anyone who wants to learn about big or extreme weather and how to survive it. This three part series has been well put together and I’m delighted to see familiar faces being included and interviewed. This has me wondering … What would it take to generate a sense of […]
People like Susan are why I do what I do. I’m am delighted to be linked in with these resilient Australians. The floods of February 2019 were apalling, and devastated vast regions of Western Queensland – with the region looking very much like an inland sea.
6 months after the floods the Western Queensland Primary Health Network […]
Coming to terms with continued change, life (looking back and looking forward), and lockdown during COVID19.
COVID 19 has locked us away from one another for most of 2020. I’ve not seen my mother since February, my son and his partner since March, many family and friends for the entire year! Who would have thought as 2020 dawned, that this year would unfold as it has. I have managed to keep my […]
Yesterday I picked up the hard copy proof for my long awaited ‘Our Community’ cards.
These cards are based on current research about community resilience and disaster recovery. The resource includes 2 sets of cards; one based on key questions that […]
It was a pleasure to assist the Corangamite Shire and local community groups, as they reflected on what worked well in their recovery efforts after the St Patrick’s Day fires in 2018. The group had focussed discussions about what worked well, what lessons were learned, and what they would like to do differently in the […]
Nicola Palfrey and her team at Emerging Minds have developed an outstanding resource for parents, teachers and others who want to understand how trauma (including the experience of natural disaster) affects children. It is well worth looking at their website for more information.
Dr Moreton will again work with the Foundation of Rural and Regional Renewal in 2019. We are continuing to support communities across NSW who have been participating in the FRRR pilot program to co-design an approach to developing disaster preparedness and resilience. Together with our partners, including the University of Sydney and the NSW Office […]
Dr Moreton has completed a project working with the Emergency Management (EM) team for the Yarra Ranges, Knox and Maroondah Councils. The Council share resources to ensure a strong and consistent approach to EM issues across the region. The team had a significant change of personnel in the past 12 months with a key EM […]