2017 Australian Coastal Councils Conference

The 2017 Australian Coastal Councils Conference was held at Redcliffe, Queensland, from Wednesday 3 to Friday 5 May 2017. The Australian Coastal Councils Conference is the annual event where representatives of coastal councils, policy makers and researchers come together to share information on the latest developments in coastal planning and management from around Australia. The … Continue reading 2017 Australian Coastal Councils Conference

New Disaster Funding Arrangements Scheduled for July Next Year

New disaster funding arrangements are set to take effect nationally from 1 July, 2018, according to a senior official of the Commonwealth Attorney General’s Department. Ms Elizabeth Quinn, Assistant Secretary of the Attorney-General’s Disaster Resilience Strategy Branch, provided the update in response to inquiries about the current status of recommendations of the Productivity Commission inquiry … Continue reading New Disaster Funding Arrangements Scheduled for July Next Year

CoastAdapt on-line tool to manage climate risks now ‘live’

A beta version of CoastAdapt – an on-line tool designed to assist d ecision-makers to manage risks associated with climate change – has been launched on a trial basis and is now ‘live’ The tool has been developed by the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) and incorporates input from 700 coastal decision-makers, practitioners … Continue reading CoastAdapt on-line tool to manage climate risks now ‘live’

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Coastal councils call for national approach to managing Australian coastal zone

Representatives of Australian coastal councils and other coastal stakeholders attending the Australian Coastal Councils Conference from 4 to 6 May, 2016, issued a conference communiqué calling on the Australian Government to establish a national collaborative effort to secure a sustainable future for the Australian coastal zone. The communiqué points out that the coast is one … Continue reading Coastal councils call for national approach to managing Australian coastal zone

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Call For Papers – 2016 Australian Coastal Councils Conference

The Organizing Committee of the 2016 Australian Coastal Councils Conference is inviting abstracts to be submitted for papers to be presented at the Conference, which is to be held from 4 to 6 May 2016 at Rockingham in Western Australia. The Committee is seeking papers on coastal themes including but not limited to the following … Continue reading Call For Papers – 2016 Australian Coastal Councils Conference

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Commonwealth funds research project to curb shark attacks

Environment Minister Greg Hunt has announced a $23.9 million research project which is aimed at reducing the risk of shark attacks. Minister Hunt said the project, headed by a research team at the University of Tasmania, will develop a national population assessment of great white sharks and examine initiatives to mitigate the risk of shark … Continue reading Commonwealth funds research project to curb shark attacks

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National Leadership needed on Shark Threat

28 September 2015: Australia’s coastal councils have called on the Turnbull Government to lead a national collaborative effort to reduce the risk of shark attacks. Barry Sammels, the Chair of the Australian Coastal Councils Association, said there is an urgent need to identify effective strategies to reduce death and injury from shark attack and to … Continue reading National Leadership needed on Shark Threat

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$250,000 NSW Shark Monitoring Program Gets Underway

The NSW government has commenced a shark-monitoring program to reduce the risk of shark attacks on the NSW north coast. The $250,000 program involves on-water surveillance by the Department of Primary Industries and CSIRO together with a public education campaign. Following a recent spate of 12 shark-related incidents in the north coast region, including two … Continue reading $250,000 NSW Shark Monitoring Program Gets Underway