Australian Journal of Emergency Management | AJEM

It is an honour to contribute to this edition of the Australian Journal of Emergency Management and I take this opportunity to acknowledge the incredible efforts of the many staff and volunteers in the disaster management, health, police and emergency service and other frontline sectors during these unparalleled times.

To say we are in challenging and complex times would indeed be an understatement. COVID-19 has tested us all with new variants, new restrictions and new challenges. It has also tested our thinking, our work practice, and our ways of life. We now find ourselves gearing up for the bushfire, storm and cyclone seasons in Australia with the concurrent threat of COVID-19.

Alistair Dawson APM
Inspector-General Emergency Management Queensland