The Disaster Stories Project

What is this project about?

The Law and Justice Foundation wants to hear the stories of people who have been impacted by a natural disaster. The aim of this project is to better understand how people get help after a disaster and any challenges they face.

We are using a range of different approaches to learning about this topic.

The Disaster Stories Project

We are inviting people to participate in this project and share their experiences in natural disaster response and recovery. You're eligible to take part if you:

  • Are 18 years or older
  • Have experienced a natural disaster such as a storm, flood or bushfire; and
  • Have sought help with a problem caused or made worse by a natural disaster

If you are interested in taking part please answer a few short questions here. Some people will be invited to take part in a one-hour interview with a member of our research team. This interview would be conducted via videoconference (Microsoft Teams) or phone call.

In the interview we would ask you more about your experiences getting help with problems caused or made worse by natural disasters. There are no right answers, we are interested in your story and the thoughts you have about things that have happened to you.

The interview will be recorded so that the interviewer can focus on talking to you without needing to take notes as you speak. We will not share the recording with people not involved in conducting the research.

In our research report, if we use something you have told us in the interview, we will not use your name or any information that allows other people to identify you.

Further Information

If you want any further information concerning this project, please contact one of the following people:

For questions related to the survey or interview, please contact Dr Emily Kothe – Senior Researcher.
For any problems or complaints regarding the research project, please contact: Dr Kerryn Butler – Principal Researcher

The Law and Justice Foundation of NSW is an independent statutory body established by the Law and Justice Foundation Act 2000 (NSW) to: “contribute to the development of a fair and equitable justice system that addresses the legal needs of the community and improves access to justice by the community, particularly by socially and economically disadvantaged people.”

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