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Speaking as One - Joint Provision of Public Information in Emergencies

Anne Leadbeater

Abstract

This paper reviews best practice in joint information delivery by agencies to the public during an emergency. It then reviews the use of a 'Joint Public Information Committee' as it was used within one community that was decimated by the Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria in 2009. This committee was comprised of a representative of any agency that was at work in the community and provided an effective forum for information delivery and community consultation in the recovery period of the disaster.

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