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Awards recognise innovation in disaster resilience

By 20 May 2014 0

Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, is encouraging Canberrans to nominate individuals or organisations who have made a significant contribution to disaster resilience in the ACT.

Nominations for the 2014 Resilient Australia Awards are open until 2 July.

“The Resilience Australia Awards are a perfect opportunity to recognise members and organisations in our community, particularly the volunteers and emergency workers whose selfless hard work makes Canberra a more disaster resilient community,” Mr Corbell said.

“These awards recognise innovative practises and achievements that are making our community safer, more resilient and better equipped when faced with emergencies.”

The Resilience Australia Awards are an Australian Government initiative managed and funded by the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department in partnership with states and territories.

Award categories include not-for-profit organisations, government agencies and educational sectors. Details and application forms can be found at: http://www.e-award.com.au/2014/raa/newentry/intro.php.

Each winner of an award in the ACT will then be considered for a national award at a ceremony to be held in the ACT in December.

“Last year was an exciting year for the capital with St John Ambulance (ACT) winning the national award in the education and research category.

“Their winning project was developed to promote community based resilience aimed at delivering basic first aid skills to school students, vulnerable people in the community and the delivery of community CPR workshops.

“These awards not only showcase the hard work and diligence of our emergency services and other organisations but also offer an opportunity to meet the people that are passionate about creating a safer environment for our community and recognising their initiatives.”

(Media Release Simon Corbell)

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