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Sharing power to achieve shared responsibility

Sharing power is imperative to achieving shared responsibility in emergency management, an important new report suggests.

Based on interactive research on the aftermath of Victoria’s February 2009 bushfires, the report provides valuable insights into the struggles, politics and issues experienced by local governments, community sector organisations, and community recovery committees following a major disaster.  It also highlights the successes and opportunities provided through the recovery process.

Compiled by Daryl Taylor and Helen Goodman, This report is an important new piece of work that adds to the knowledge and insight afforded to us through the disaster of the 2009 Victorian bushfires. It is imperative that we continue to learn from the findings of this report and others like it, so that individuals, families and communities who face future disasters, will receive improved responses.