Following TC Larry in March 2006 the word resilience was not something Australian political leaders used regularly when discussing disasters. Now 10 years on, no politician would dare to mention the word disaster without mentioning the concept of resilience. Many times. And that’s a good thing. But what happened that brought on such a change? A lot of record breaking natural disasters as well as a lot of political, economic and technological disruption for a start.
This monograph is an attempt to survey that period through a prism of personal observations during my involvement in disaster recovery and disaster resilience work that to me seems like a fast moving train. Thus this moment to pause and ponder.
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