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Government says no to $200m disaster mitigation fund
As Australia heads into its bushfire and cyclone season, the Turnbull government has a rejected a call for a $200 million a year federal investment in natural disaster mitigation.
The Productivity Commission’s 2014 report into natural disaster funding arrangements made the recommendation for a gradual mitigation funding increase, arguing it is more efficient than spending money on recovery.
Justice Minister Michael Keenan released the government’s long-awaited response to the report on Thursday, announcing it would not pursue the recommendation at this stage.
He said mitigation is primarily a state and territory responsibility…
Defending Your Business Against Natural Disasters – A Look at Data Protection Solutions
Business continuity is a vital aspect of consistent, reliable business operations. Many industries live and die by the uptime on their information technology resources. Banks and financial institutions rely on complex computer systems to execute and track orders, and those in the medical industry are required to keep meticulous records for compliance with record retention standards, just to name two examples. Natural disasters can pose a threat to any industry that uses technology. As such, every industry should utilize data protection solutions and have an effective disaster recovery plan in place…
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