• Defence needs to rethink its disaster-relief strategy

    Matthew Page     |      April 15, 2021

    If the 2019–20 bushfire and cyclone seasons and Covid-19 are anything to go by, the Australian Defence Force is going to be central to many, if not all, of the government’s national disaster response and resilience policies.

  • Crisis, what crisis?

    Alexi Heazle     |      April 10, 2021

    Crisis simulations prepare Australian decision-makers for a wide range of challenges and crises. The Australian Crisis Simulation Summit creates an opportunity for future national security leaders to strengthen Australia’s capacity to respond to security challenges.

  • It’s time to embrace a more sustainable future

    Scott Lemon     |      March 31, 2021

    The onset of COVID-19 has forced organisations out of their comfort zones to explore ventures they never thought of exploring, and quickly change business practices that would otherwise have taken years to implement.

  • Stronger communities build disaster resilience

    Lisa Gibbs     |      March 30, 2021

    A new report into the impact of bushfires in rural areas shows the importance of strong communities in resilience and recovery.

  • Why do ‘once a century’ events happen so often?

    Andy Pitman     |      March 25, 2021

    Our land of ‘droughts and flooding rains’ seems to suffer ‘once a century’ weather events with increasing regularity. Is this press hyperbole or an accurate picture?

  • Building a more resilient nation

    John Blackburn     |      March 23, 2021

    The unprecedented nature of potential challenges facing Australia will not excuse remaining unprepared for the future, and civil society should learn from military preparedness models to improve its approach.

  • No easy fix for Australia’s supply-chain dependence on China

    David Uren     |      March 3, 2021

    Despite China’s trade war against Australia, our dependence on Chinese supplies is so broad that finding alternative suppliers remains a major challenge.

  • Resilience – To be or not to be

    Open Forum     |      February 23, 2021

    To strengthen our resilience on a global national and individual levels, we should all join forces and work together but leadership will be required to translate this vision into reality.

  • The time for resilience is now

    Shane Fitzsimmons     |      February 16, 2021

    What makes a good leader? NSW Resilience Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons spoke on leadership traits at the GAP Virtual Summit on National Resilience.

  • Stronger healthcare after COVID-19

    Tony Lawson     |      February 10, 2021

    A new report issued by Consumers Health Forum of Australia argues the health system’s recovery from COVID-19 must focus on those most affected, build stronger communities and embrace innovation to make Australia more resilient in the face of future crises.

  • Working together to create a more resilient Australia

    Open Forum     |      February 2, 2021

    Speaking at the GAP Summit on National Resilience, Australia’s Ambassador to the USA, Hon Arthur Sinodinos AO, stressed the need for equality of opportunity and greater social inclusion to unlock the talents of Australia’s diverse citizens and communities.

  • The GAP Summit on Australian resilience

    Open Forum     |      January 18, 2021

    The final report from ‘A Vision for Australia 2020’ GAP Summit, released today, examines the issues of national resilience and ways to safeguard Australia against future threats.