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ABR emphasises the need for a better funding mix after Government’s response to disaster mitigation funding

6 January 2017

The Australian Business Roundtable for Disaster Resilience & Safer Communities acknowledges the Australian Government response to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Natural Disaster Funding Arrangements, as a first step to the rebuild of more resilient infrastructure post a natural disaster. However, the Roundtable believes that more work needs to be done particularly in the area of funding for disaster resilience and mitigation and would urge the Government to reconsider its decision to delay increased funding for this critical recommendation.

ABR welcomes government decision to reduce flood risk in the Hawkesbury-Nepean

29 July 2016

The Australian Business Roundtable for Disaster Resilience & Safer Communities acknowledges and welcomes the decision to reduce floor risk in the Hawkesbury-Nepean by raising the wall of Sydney's Warragamba Dam.

Natural disasters to cost Australia $33 billion per year by 2050

2 March 2016

The total annual cost of natural disasters in Australia is expected to increase from $9 billion to $33 billion by 2050, according to two reports, The Economic Cost of the Social Impact of Natural Disasters, and Building Resilient Infrastructure launched today by the Australian Business Roundtable for Disaster Resilience & Safer Communities.

Roundtable champions better-protected communities on U.N. day for disaster risk reduction

13 October 2015

The Australian Business Roundtable for Disaster Resilience & Safer Communities says Australia remains one of the most vulnerable nations to natural disasters despite being one of the world’s most developed countries.

Devastating social costs of natural disasters to be measured for first time

17 September 2015

The Australian Business Roundtable for Disaster Resilience & Safer Communities will create a first ever framework to measure the long-term social impact of natural disasters on the Australian community, and will also create national infrastructure investment guidelines for building resilience into critical infrastructure.

Australian partnership honoured in Global Disaster Reduction Awards

18 March 2015

The Australian Business Roundtable for Disaster Resilience and Safer Communities was awarded the certificate of distinction in the prestigious 2015 United Nations Sasakawa Awards for Risk Reduction overnight in Japan, the first private sector organisation to do so in the 30 year history of the awards.

Business Roundtable selected as United Nations Disaster Reduction finalist

10 March 2015

The Australian Business Roundtable for Disaster Resilience & Safer Communities has been short-listed as one of three finalists for the prestigious United Nations Sasakawa Award for Disaster Reduction, due to be announced in Japan later this month.

Productivity Commission report into natural disasters - an opportunity to make Australians safer

25 September 2014

The Australian Business Roundtable for Disaster Resilience & Safer Communities has welcomed the draft report of the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Natural Disaster Funding Arrangements.

New approach to data and research critical to protecting lives and property

16 July 2014

The Australian Business Roundtable for Disaster Resilience & Safer Communities today launched its latest report ‘Building an Open Platform for Natural Disaster Resilience Decisions,’ which calls for open access to critical data and research.

Inquiry Into Natural Disaster Funding A Positive Step For A Safer Australia

28 April 2014

The Australian Business Roundtable for Disaster Resilience & Safer Communities has welcomed the announcement of terms of reference for a Productivity Commission Inquiry into Natural Disaster Funding Arrangements. Speaking on behalf of the Roundtable, Insurance Australia Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mike Wilkins said: “It’s in the interests of all Australians that we change the way we prepare for natural disasters".

National approach to co-ordinating research key to reducing impact and costs of natural disasters

24 March 2014

The Australian Business Roundtable for Disaster Resilience & Safer Communities announced today that it will release a report that analyses the need for a national approach to consolidating research, data and associated funding to better protect Australian communities against the impact of natural disasters.

Business Roundtable Supports Inquiry Into Natural Disaster Funding

7 January 2014

The Australian Business Roundtable for Disaster Resilience & Safer Communities has welcomed the Federal Government’s intention to establish a Productivity Commission inquiry into national disaster funding arrangements in 2014.

Business Roundtable Wins Federal Government Award

5 December 2013

The Australian Business Roundtable for Disaster Resilience & Safer Communities has today won a National Resilient Australia Award for its contribution to public policy to help government, business and communities better prepare for natural disasters.

A better way to protect Australia from Natural Disasters

20 June 2013

The Australian Business Roundtable for Disaster Resilience and Safer Communities released a White Paper that details a more sustainable and comprehensive approach to managing natural disasters that could ultimately save lives, reduce damage to property and vital national infra-structure, and free taxpayer money to spend on essential public services.

Australian business comes together to create safer communities

12 December 2012

Insurance Australia Group, Investa Property Group, Munich Re, Optus, Australian Red Cross, and Westpac Group, today announced they had partnered to form The Australian Business Roundtable for Disaster Resilience and Safer Communities.

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