“The devastating floods in Queensland and New South Wales highlight, yet again, Australia’s failure to plan for natural disasters. As we’re seeing now in heartbreaking detail, everyday Australians bear the enormous cost of this inaction.” writes Professor Barbara Norman – Chair of the Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Research Network, University of Canberra in The Conversation.
“In just a few years, many Australian communities have weathered a series of natural disasters overlaid by the COVID pandemic. They are exhausted, and deserve better.
So what must Australia do to get ready for the harsher future that awaits?”