Development of Resilient Australia: Enhancing the PPRR approach with anticipation, assessment and registration of risks

Peter Rogers*

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Abstract

This paper will draw on current research to suggest that a more resilient way to Safeguard Australia is best served by enhancing, rather than replacing, the PPRR model. The established model of PPRR does not have to be thrown out, but rather extended to include the anticipation and assessment of threats. This would allow for a working document following the UK model of a National Risk Register to be developed. By building on established best practice and a growing sense of the importance of anticipation and assessment of risks as an integrated element of the disaster cycle then the foundations of National Security Statement (2008), the National Disaster Resilience Framework (2008-09) and the Critical Infrastructure Resilience Strategy (2010), along with the forthcoming National Disaster Resilience Strategy (2010), can offer a more integrated model for emergency management and enhance strategic awareness of risks. However, if this is not coordinated with lessons from international best practice then the risk of embedding vulnerability in the new model will remain, to the detriment of an integrated emergency management model for sustainable national resilience.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-58
Number of pages5
JournalAustralian Journal of Emergency Management
Volume26
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2011

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