Briefing Notes

Briefing Note 400
Death Benefits

Briefing Note 399
Using catastrophe loss models to improve decision making in disaster management

Briefing Note 398
The 14 July 2019 Mw 6.6 Offshore Broome and Mw 7.3 Halmahera Earthquakes

Briefing Note 397
The 4-5 July 2019 M 6.4 and 7.1 Ridgecrest, California Earthquakes

Briefing Note 396 [June 2019]
Darwin shaken by a deep Mw 7.3 earthquake in the Banda Sea

Briefing Note 395 [June 2019]
The need for transparency in climate services

Briefing Note 394 [April 2019]
Australia’s largest hailstorm disaster

Briefing Note 393 [April 2019]
APRA’s increased pressure on major financial institutions to manage the financial risks of climate change

Briefing Note 392 [March 2019]
Why are we not taking climate change more seriously?

Briefing Note 391 [March 2019]
‘Change now or pay later’: RBA’s stark warning on climate change

Briefing Note 390 [March 2019]
Cyber Attack on the Australian Parliament and the Lessons Learned

Briefing Note 389 [February 2019]
Townsville 2019 flood – insights from the field

Briefing Note 388 [February 2019]
To build or not build: that is the Townsville question

Briefing Note 387 [February 2019]
Global Tropical Cyclone Landfalls, 1970 to 2018

Briefing Note 386 [January 2019]
Disclosure of climate-related financial risk

Briefing Note 385 [January 2019]
CPS 234: Will you comply? Information Security standard for APRA regulated organisations

Briefing Note 384 [January 2019]
Extreme weather tops global risks

Briefing Note 383 [January 2019]
Analysis of fatalities attributed to Hurricane Florence in the US.

Briefing Note 382 [December 2018]
Queensland bushfires 2018

Briefing Note 381 [November 2018]
Sydney Harbour beach erosion – actions of the sea or stormwater runoff?

Briefing Note 380 [November 2018]
Key Conclusions of the U.S. National Climate Assessment 2018

Briefing Note 379 [November 2018]
The 2018 Lake Muir Earthquakes

Briefing Note 378 [November 2018]
Mystery of the cargo ships that sink when their cargo suddenly liquefies

Briefing Note 377 [October 2018]
The IPCC Special Report on Global Warming: The Great Divider

Briefing Note 376 [October 2018]
The 28 September Mw 7.5 Sulawesi Earthquake

Briefing Note 375 [September 2018] 
Parameters of the Carr Fire Tornado, California, 26 July 2018

Briefing Note 374 [August 2018]
Abrupt climate change in the Anthropocene

Briefing Note 373 [July 2018]
Risk Frontiers’ new earthquake model shows reduced losses for Australia

Briefing Note 372 [July 2018]
Fight over PG&E’s liability in Wine Country fires is just beginning

Briefing 371 [July 2018]
Why isn’t the bond market more worried about climate change?

Briefing Note 370 [July 2018]
A global slowdown of tropical-cyclone translation speed and implications for flooding

Briefing Note 369 [June 2018]
Cyclopters: Drones of the future

Briefing Note 368 [June 2018]
Climate change may lead to bigger atmospheric rivers

Briefing Note 367 [May 2018]
Thwaites and Pine Island Glaciers of Antartica and the Prospect of Rapid Sea Rise 

Briefing Note 366 [March 2018]
FS-ISAC 2018 Cybersecurity Trends

Briefing Note 365 [February 2018]
Why is Roman concrete more durable than modern concrete?

Briefing Note 364 [February 2018]
Updated GNS Central New Zealand Earthquake Forecast

Briefing Note 363 [January 2018]
Flood Deaths in the Northern Territory

Briefing Note 362 [January 2018]
Hawaii False Alarm Hints at Thin Line Between Mishap and Nuclear War


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Amri, A. (2015). Challenges in implementing disaster risk reduction education: Views from the frontline in Indonesia. Macquarie University Sydney.

Blong, R., Enright, N., Grasso, P., Preservation of thin tephra.  Journal of Applied Volcanology.


Newsletter Volume18 Issue3 
June 2019

  • The need for transparency in climate services
  • Risk Frontiers Seminar Series 2019
  • Introducing Ryan Springall
  • Cracks in Strata Building Integrity

Newsletter Volume18 Issue2
March 2019

  • Sydney Hailstorm: December 20, 2018
  • Disclosure of climate-related financial risk

Newsletter Volume18 Issue1
November 2018

  • Climate science, economics and politics
  • Responses to the Lombok Earthquake, 2018 – Rapid Assessment Study

Newsletter Volume17 Issue4
August 2018

  • Is the forward motion of tropical cyclones in the Australian region slowing due to anthropogenic climate change?
  • Risk Frontiers’ seminar series 2018
  • QuakeAUS 6.0

Newsletter Volume17 Issue3
May 2018

  • The new QuakeAUS: impact of revised GA earthquake magnitudes on hazards and losses
  • Tathra 2018 Bushfires

Newsletter Volume 17 Issue2
January 2018

  • Weather-related natural disasters 2017: was this a reversion to the mean?
  • The Hawaii nuclear alert: how did people respond?
  • Risk Frontiers’ Multi-Peril Workbench 2.4 has now been released

Newsletter Volume 17 Issue1
August 2017

  • A Natural Hazard Building Loss Profile for Australia: 1900-2015
  • Risk Frontiers’ Annual Seminar: A Provisional Programme
  • Weather-related Natural Disasters: Should we be concerned about a reversion to the mean?