Omura, Teruyo and Forster, John (2011) Government policy change as a response to major disaster events. In: Building Business Communities: Justice, Performance and Change Creating a Sustainable Scholarly Community Colloquia, 9 Nov 2011, Brisbane, Australia.
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The 1995 Kobe earthquake mobilized almost 1.5 million volunteers. This event changed Japanese government policy relating to the establishment of not-for-profit corporation for small volunteers groups and clubs (1998). The Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami in 2011 caused even greater damage than the Kobe Earthquake. Again events changed policy towards not-for-profit organisations, namely an 'Act to Amend the Income Tax Act'. This further encouraged donations and participation in NPO activities. These seemingly technical changes may herald a massive change in government attitudes and policies.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)|
|Additional Information:||USQ conference - Paper 11.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||events; non-profit; government policy; donations; volunteers; natural disasters; emergency response|
|Depositing User:||Dr Teruyo Omura|
|Date Deposited:||02 Dec 2011 01:18|
|Last Modified:||03 Jul 2013 00:53|
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