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ABR for Disaster Resilience and Safer Communities

The Australian Business Roundtable members are jointly committing resources to work constructively with governments to deliver in five critical areas:

  1. Community education: Work with governments to increase community awareness about exposure to natural hazards and how vulnerability can be reduced.
  2. Risk information: Work with governments to identify and prioritise key risk areas.
  3. Adaptation research: Provide governments with research development and global best practice standards to help future proof our communities.
  4. Mitigation infrastructure: Work with governments to identify cost effective mitigation strategies to save money in key risk communities and protect lives and infrastructure, and
  5. Strategic alliances: Use our business networks and relationships as platforms to advocate change.

This video goes a long towards validating the principles that many volunteers firefighters believe in.

A summary of the theme could be “spend more on mitigation and less on mayhem”.

Click HERE to go to the Australian Business Roundtable web site.

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