Australian Emergency Law

Discussion on the law that applies to or affects Australia's emergency services and emergency management, by Michael Eburn, PhD, Australian Lawyer. Email:

Journal articles and other academic writing

Research project reports

Refereed journals





Non-refereed journals, policy submissions and other academic writing





  • Good Samaritans and Volunteers‘ (2004) 8 Australian Civil Liability 93-97.
  • ‘Focus on Crime’, HSC Study Video, University of New England, June 2003.


Case notes & book reviews

Media publications

  • Regulation of event first aid services at music festivals, Channel 10 News, interview
  • ‘Liability for ambulance fees’. ABC News 24 interview- 19 July 2018. Radio 2SER interview, 25 July 2018.
  • Sherele Moody ‘Firefighters need a proper compensation plan, says expert’ The Daily Examiner, 6th Aug 2015.
  • Interview regarding building controls in fire prone areas, The Project,Channel 10, 3 February 2014.
  • Bushfire CRC Webinar, ‘Learning Lessons from Disasters’, 12 December 2013.
  • Interview regarding Blue Mountains Bushfires and NSW State of Emergency, Sky News,21 October 2013.
  • Interview regarding bush fire mitigation, Sky News, 14 October 2013.
  • In the Chair‘, Emergency Planning College (York, UK), 10 September 2013.
  • With Bergin, A ‘Recriminations follow natural disasters’ The Australian, 30 March 2012.
  • With Townsend, R ‘Resignation now could help O’Shane preserve a proud legacy’, Sydney Morning Herald, 8 February 2012.
  • Interview regarding legal issues arising out of the Canberra (2003) bushfires, The Law Report, ABC Radio National, 17 February 2009.
  • Interview regarding false calls to Queensland ambulance, QUT Radio 15 September 2008.
  • Interview regarding compulsory evacuation in Victoria, ABC Regional Radio, Statewide Drive a (Victoria),1 September 2008.

Online documents

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