Government policy change as a response to major disaster events

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.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: USQ conference - Paper 11.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2011 01:18
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2017 03:18
Uncontrolled Keywords: events; non-profit; government policy; donations; volunteers; natural disasters; emergency response
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160510 Public Policy
14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140215 Public Economics-Taxation and Revenue
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170113 Social and Community Psychology
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940117 Structure, Delivery and Financing of Community Services

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