Volume 18 Issue 2, 2003

Strengthening the capacity of remote Indigenous communities through emergency management

Irene Hocke & Arthur O’Brien

Peer-reviewed Article

Archived Article


The Queensland Department of Emergency Services is focused on improvements to the health, disaster resilience and well-being of rural and remote communities, particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. A number of initiatives are being implemented across each of the operational areas of the Department to address the Queensland Government’s priorities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities across the State and to strengthen the capacity of these communities to respond to disasters and emergencies.