In the NT they are not, unlike for floods and fires. Councillor Jimmy Cocking argues the case for the NT Government to the develop Emergency Management Plans for heatwaves "to reduce the risk to life and livelihoods in both regional and urban areas". KIERAN FINNANE reports.
Records are being broken across the country as we in Central Australia swelter through another week of the "heatwave" continues which many commentators are referring to as "the new normal". Yet it is not clear what the new Northern Territory Government’s approach to climate change will be but early indications are not encouraging, writes JIMMY COCKING, of the Arid Lands Environment Centre (ALEC).