Opportunity to discuss resilience at AFAC15

Over the past decade, governments have collaborated on reforming their approach to disaster management. The endorsement of the National Strategy for Disaster Resilience through COAG represented a fundamental shift in the way Australia thought about disaster management. Since the strategy was introduced, the Attorney-General’s Department has been tasked with monitoring and guiding the implementation at the federal, state and local levels.

This year Adelaide will host the annual AFAC and Bushfire & Natural Hazards CRC conference from 1-3 September. Speaking at the conference on behalf of the Attorney-General’s Department, Aaron Verlin will share the key successes and challenges that all levels of government and non-government stakeholders have faced in implementing the strategy. His presentation will focus on the fundamental shift in the way Australia tackles the demands placed on community, the economy and the environment during emergencies.

Mr Verlin is one of over 100 speakers on the program who will explore the conference theme New Directions in Emergency Management. Local governments play a key role in resilience and AFAC15 offers a diverse program aimed to inform and assist local government to prepare and protect their communities.

Be sure to take the opportunity to be part of this leading knowledge-sharing event. Early bird registrations close 26 June 2015.

For more information about the conference, including the full program, visit