The Australian Business Roundtable for Disaster Resilience and Safer Communities

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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