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Economic Costs of Natural Disasters in Australia

Economic Costs of Natural Disasters in Australia

Publication Type:
Research Report 103

Publication Subject(s):

ISBN:
0 642 45633 Xs

ISSN:
1440-9569

Release Date:
January 2001

Natural disasters affect every State and Territory in Australia. Good information on the costs of natural disasters is required to assess the effectiveness of expenditure on disaster mitigation. This study focuses on national economic costs, using data from the Emergency Management Australia (EMA) database, over the period 1967 to 1999.

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