Shared responsibility concepts documented

Shared responsibly and what this means was discussed at a stakeholder workshop conducted by the Bushfire CRC, RMIT University and the Emergency Management network of the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility earlier this year.

More than 80 researchers, partners, non government organisations, community members and representatives from across government shared their responses to two questions:

  1. What does the idea of ‘shared responsibility’ mean, and what are its implications?
  2. Is it a useful policy concept, and if yes, what needs to be done to implement it and what could undermine it?

A written account of the March workshop captures the richness of the day’s talks and discussion. It is a valuable resource for anyone who is wrestling with the implications of the ‘shared responsibility’ idea for emergency management. It is available for download here.