In general, Australia has excellent institutional response to disaster management, however at the local level community engagement with disaster preparation is relatively weak. Increasing resilience to disaster requires significantly greater community preparedness. Community preparedness in Australia is guided by the National Strategy for Disaster Resilience (NSDA 2011), which places a strong focus on ‘shared responsibility’ and directs local community and emergency organisations to cooperate in community disaster preparedness.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2018
EventXIX ISA World Congress of Sociology - Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Canada
Duration: 15 Jul 201821 Jul 2018


ConferenceXIX ISA World Congress of Sociology


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