Tag: emergency services

Defence & Security

Protecting our protectors: Ensuring police officer mental health, safety and wellbeing

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an often debilitating mental health condition that results from witnessing or experiencing a single or series of traumatic events. Symptoms may include emotional flashbacks, dissociation, anxiety, hypervigilance, shame, depression, emotional numbness and in some cases psychosis. Until recently, there has been a lack of reliable or ‘ecologically valid’ (contextually relevant)…

21 Aug 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Defence & Security


A report on UAVs’ development and implementation for use by the Australian Police Service

The Australian Police Service recognises the advantages that the emergence of unmanned technologies and autonomous systems bring.  There has been plenty of space and opportunities to use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in Australia as the government values the future of the industry.  However fast we are progressing, some challenges remain - legislation, control, technicality and education are…

29 May 2014, by Informa Insights

Defence & Security

How UAVs are assisting in emergency response

A fast, efficient response system - that doesn't put any further human lives at risk - is of paramount importance when any type of disaster strikes. This is especially crucial in countries such as Australia that face a large number of natural disasters and emergencies. From bushfires sparked by the searing heat to unpredictable cyclones, emergency response teams…

23 Apr 2014, by Informa Insights

Social Policy

CALD communities underutilise crisis services

Australia's crisis services are among the best in the world. Yet, with 200 languages spoken throughout the country, ensuring equal access for non-English speakers remains a tremendous challenge. In the lead-up to the National Emergency Relief Summit, we had the chance to speak to Eva Hussain, CEO at Polaron Language Services about providing access to…

24 Feb 2014, by Informa Insights