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Productivity Commission report released

The final version of the Productivity Commission’s report on disaster funding has been released. It can be found at www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/disaster-funding. ERSA Chairman, Ken Granger, was approached by the Productivity Commission for his input to the inquiry. The ERSA submission draws on Ken’s … Continue reading

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First-hand account of Tropical Cyclone Pam

When extreme Category 5 Cyclone Pam struck the Vanuatu capital of Port Vila it caused massive destruction that was eventually shown on our TV screens. ERSA Director, Tony Batten, who has lived in Port Vila for more than five years, … Continue reading

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A Practitioner’s Guide to Disaster Risk Assessments

ERSA’s chairman, Ken Granger, has developed a Disaster Risk Assessment for Local Governments: a Practitioner’s Guide, drawing on some 50 years of experience in the field. The Guide has been developed specifically to help local governments across Australia to understand … Continue reading

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ERSA submission to Productivity Commission Review

ERSA Chairman, Ken Granger, was approached by the Productivity Commission team conducting the inquiry into disaster funding to provide background information based on his extensive experience in disaster risk management. Ken had a lengthy conversation with the team during their … Continue reading

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ERSA donation to Disability Support Program, Vanuatu

ERSA is passionate about improving community safety and building resilience.  To further its objectives as a socially responsible company, ERSA has donated 100,000VT (approx $1200) to the Disability Support Program at Pikinini Playtime at a presentation in Port Vila, Vanuatu. The Disability Support … Continue reading

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Ken Granger awarded RGSQ Fellowship

Ken Granger, ERSA’s Principal Risk Scientist, has been awarded The Royal Geographical Society of Queensland‘s Diploma of Fellowship. The award is conferred “upon members who have rendered valuable service to the Society or who have promoted its objects”. In particular, the Council acknowledged … Continue reading

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ERSA completes disaster risk management studies of four Queensland LGAs

Under a contract from the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) ERSA has undertaken disaster risk assessments of four local governments in South East Queensland. They covered Logan City, Gold Coast City, Scenic Rim Region and Lockyer Valley Region. All four studies were … Continue reading

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