• 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.

  • 5 ways to build hope this year

    Jacqueline Mattis     |      January 10, 2021

    We live in turbulent times, and after a torrid 2020, the New Year has begun with even more shocks and surprises. Cultivating a sense of individual hope and resilience can help people weather difficult times and improve the prospects for others.

  • Learning to learn from failure

    Ben Newell     |      December 26, 2020

    It’s important to embrace mistakes, and to make more than a few. It’s the only way to be sure we are really learning.

  • Rethinking threats to our national security

    Brendan Nicholson     |      December 2, 2020

    Building sovereign manufacturing capabilities, diversifying our trade from China and facing the reality of climate change are all important parts of building a more resilient Australia.

  • A new dawn for disaster management

    Paul Barnes     |      November 18, 2020

    Effective disaster risk reduction focuses heavily on prevention and preparedness capacities, but it also implies coordination between state and federal agencies.