Assessing the Impact of Australia’s Bushfires


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When: Feb 27 2020 - 12:00pm until Feb 27 2020 - 1:00pm
Where: John A. Burns Hall, 1601 East-West Road, Room 3121 (3rd Floor)

In recent months, Australia experienced massive fires with a devastating impact on wildlife and the people living in affected communities. Following the fires were heavy rains and flooding. The recovery effort is currently underway and now Australia joins the rest of the world in monitoring the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 across the region.

Ambassador Hardy will give an update on Australia including the natural disasters that have ravaged the country, the recovery efforts currently underway, and the implications for Australia’s economy, society and state and federal governments. Of interest also is the way the world has responded to the plight of the natural disasters and the impact on Australia’s unique wildlife.

Ambassador Jane Hardy previously served as Assistant Secretary, Arms Control and Counter-Proliferation Branch in the International Security Division of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), in Canberra. She has also served as Australia’s Ambassador to Spain, Andorra and Equatorial Guinea; as Counsellor (Congressional Affairs) at the Australian Embassy in Washington DC, (2005-2009); as Counsellor (Political), Australian Embassy, Seoul, Republic of Korea (1999-2002); and Second Secretary (Political-Economic), Australian High Commission, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (1993-1996). Her domestic posts in Australia include serving as Assistant Secretary in the Strategic Issues and Intelligence Branch (2011-2012) and the United States Branch (2010-2011); as Director in the Nuclear Policy Section (2009-2010 and 1998-1999) and the Koreas Section (2002-2005); and as Executive Officer, Regional Security Section, Strategic Issues and Intelligence Branch (1996-1997). 

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