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cc n ew s N ov em be r/ D ec em be r 2 0 1 2 4 National website: www.stjohn.org.au Member Resources loginusername: onestjohn password: member. Ministers considered that the use of a national slogan will help the public recognise and retain the key messages and communicate disaster preparedness generally and will contribute to more consistent communication across Australia. Research Ministers acknowledged the importance of a whole-of-government approach to natural hazards and emergency management research. Research informs our understanding of risks posed by natural hazards and contributes to effective decision-making to respond to them. Ministers agreed to the development of a Disaster Resilience Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) application, incorporating the continuation of bushfire research. A multi-jurisdictional committee will be established to support the development of the CRC proposal to be chaired by New South Wales. Knowledge management Building disaster resilience through enabling jurisdictions, agencies and the community to access information and evidence is essential. To this end, the Commonwealth Attorney-General launched the Australian Emergency Management Knowledge Hub, a key online facility providing a research clearing house, cross-sectoral discussion forums and new media collaboration tools for the emergency management sector and the general community. The Knowledge Hub can be found at http://goo.gl/Pt5nG. Enhancing disaster resilience capability Recognising the importance of providing warnings during disasters, the Commonwealth Attorney-General and the Victorian Minister for Police and Emergency Services launched the deployment of major enhancements to the national telephone-based warning system, Emergency Alert. The enhancements will enable emergency services to send text messages to mobile phones based on the last known physical location at the time of an emergency. It is currently operational for Telstra customers and will be available for Optus and Vodafone customers by November 2013. This builds on the systems existing capability to send voice messages to landline telephones and text messages to mobile phones based on the users registered address. Ministers noted progress made to strengthen the capacity of the Triple Zero emergency call service to handle surges in demand during extreme events. This includes the progressive roll-out of single, uniform telephone numbers across Australia for the State Emergency Service (132 500) and Police Assistance Line (131 444). The St John Ambulance Australia Human Research Ethics Committee (St John HREC) Call for Expressions of Interest St John Ambulance Australia encourages members to carry out research in areas related to the organisation by offering research grants and research ethics approval. The St John HREC is registered with the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). The committee represent a range of members of the community and is responsible for reviewing research http://goo.gl/Pt5nG
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