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The concept of resilience has become a guiding principle for preparedness, management and recovery. This paper argues that community wellbeing provides a broader means to understand disaster affects and outcomes and recognises that the cultural and social history and future of the community is more than just its experiences of disasters.

Publication Details

Published: July 2015
Published by: The Australian Journal of Emergency Management, Disaster Resilient Australia: Get Ready
Authors: Associate Professor Lisa Gibbs, Associate Professor Louise Harms, Sarah Howell-Meurs, Dr Karen Block, University of Melbourne, Dr Dean Lusher, Swinburne University of Technology, John Richardson, Australian Red Cross, Professor Colin MacDougall, Flinders University and University of Melbourne, and Professor Elizabeth Waters, University of Melbourne.
Post date: 1 December 2021