Opinion

Should we encourage people to rescue their neighbours in private boats?

By Chas Keys
May 13 2022 - 6:30pm
Flooding in Woodburn, NSW, in April. Picture: Marina Neil

There is an age-old question that arises during the real-time management of natural disasters: to what extent should responses be in the hands of trained personnel in emergency management agencies, and to what extent can we rely on the efforts of private citizens acting on their own?

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