Did you know that the City of Ipswich is home to people born in 163 different countries and regions (including Australia) and 12.4% of residents speak a language other than English at home?1 The key to an inclusive and resilient community is accessibility of information to everyone.
Emergency Management Australia has produced a range of emergency management education and preparedness guides designed for use by CALD communities. The series is made up of six easy to understand illustrations, with each one offering tips for dealing with different types of natural disasters.
The Queensland Government also has a suite of translated factsheets for commonly experienced natural disasters. They are available in the following languages:
Further support can be found at the national Translating and Interpreting Service:
The Queensland Government and Australian Red Cross websites each host a suite of information about preparing and responding to natural disasters in easy to access English, including information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
Auslan language users will also find this collection of videos from The Deaf Society helpful in preparing and responding to emergencies and disasters:
Further support can be found through the National Relay Service.
1 Ipswich City Council 2016, 'Our Community: Demographic Profile of Ipswich (2016)'