Friday, February 27, 2009

PW&WCBA Braintrust LinkedIn February Newsletter

The February edition of the PW&WCBA Braintrust LinkedIn Newsletter arrived in mailboxes this morning! You can also read the newsletter here. If you're not a member of our Project World LinkedIn group, join us to network with other project management professionals and receive the newsletter monthly!

This month, we issued this challenge to all members. We look forward to your thoughts!

The recent wildfires in Australia have proven difficult to overcome, as destruction continues and the fires once again flare up. Moving forward, Australia has decided to push forward to create a national fire warning system to try and prevent a similar situation in the future.

Attorney General Robert McClelland, David Quilty, managing director of public policy for Australia's largest telecommunications company, Telstra Corp., Bruce Esplin, head of Victorian Emergency Services, fire and police services.

Since 2004, there have been numerous proposals to the Australian government for a nationwide warning fire warning system, however there have it has been held up because of issues relating to funding and privacy laws. Another obstacle standing in the way of this system is the current communication system used by emergency services – the size of this system has a threat of crashing the means of communication. After this month's devastating fires, a new urgency has formed for the national warning system.

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