Briefing Notes

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 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?