article Transport safety expert Professor David Aylward of the University of New South Wales has described the Great Australian Railway Disaster (GARD) as “one of the worst disasters in human history”.
Professor Aylwards paper is titled The Great Australians Railway Disaster: the Australian rail disaster that changed the world.
He has compiled a timeline of events in the event, which spans more than a century.
“The tragedy of the Great Australians is a story of the sheer enormity of the disaster,” he wrote in his paper.
“And what a disaster it was, and the scale of it.”
In a series of essays published in the Australian in February, Professor Aulward wrote that the disaster involved the failure of the Victorian Government to adequately design and build an interstate rail line from Melbourne to Sydney.
He argued that, although the line was initially designed to carry around 1 million passengers a day, “the maximum capacity of the line at the time was only 3,500 people”.
It was, in the words of one commentator, “not the kind of system that would have been suitable for any other modern economy”.
The Victorian Government, he argued, had “failed in its duty of care” to consider and respond to the disaster and that its failure to act was “the single most significant disaster of the twentieth century”.
He wrote that while it was “not a particularly spectacular disaster”, it was an “incredibly tragic” one, and that “the Australian rail industry would be better off without the GARD”.
He called for a “national, coordinated national response to this disaster” and said the rail industry was “incapable of surviving” a GARF disaster.
He described the tragedy as a “massive public health crisis” and called for the federal government to provide funding for a disaster response.
“We know that the state and federal governments have failed the people of Victoria, and yet we have been told that it is a national disaster,” Professor Aveling said.
Professor AULRIGHT, Professor David “The Great Australians” Aylright Professor Aylonight is a research fellow at the Australian National University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. “
If the government of the day, the federal Government, was to take this seriously, then they could do the job in an emergency and take the necessary steps.”
Professor AULRIGHT, Professor David “The Great Australians” Aylright Professor Aylonight is a research fellow at the Australian National University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science.
His research focuses on the engineering and environmental impacts of infrastructure projects.
Professor AYLWARD said that he believed the GRAV disaster “changed the world” because it “led to an unprecedented public health and safety crisis” that affected the entire country.
“In a world where we’re increasingly reliant on technology, we need to ensure that we’re building our infrastructure in a way that protects the public and is sustainable,” he said.
Professor David Ould Aylight, a research associate at the University’s Department of Civil Engineering and Environmental Management.
Professor Ould is a member of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).
His research has focused on the health effects of pollutants in the environment.
He was an adviser to the federal environment minister, Scott Morrison, during the GBR disaster.
Professor DANIEL WATERS, University of Sydney Professor Daniel Waters is a Professor of Chemical Engineering at the School of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at the Sydney University.
He is the co-author of The Chemicals and Materials in Environmental Protection (2006) and has written extensively on the effects of chemicals on humans and the environment in the context of climate change.
Professor Waters has written about the impacts of chemicals in the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) on the environment, as well as in relation to health and the workplace.
He previously served as the head of the Australian Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICEA) and the Australian Chemical Council’s Environmental Health and Safety Programme.
Professor JAMES BISHOP, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Professor James Bishop is a lecturer in the Department of Chemistry at the Melbourne School of Science.
He researches chemical processes in the biosciences and is an expert on biopolymers.
He received his PhD from the University in 1996.
Professor BISHO is also an adviser for the Australian Government’s Environmental Management Plan (EMPP) which includes the National Environmental Management Strategy.
He also has a research and teaching appointment at the Monash University Centre for the Analysis of Biomaterials, where he conducts a range of research on biomolecules, biotechnology and the impact of chemical use on biosecurity.
He said the GURD disaster “had a profound impact on our understanding of the biopolymer world”.
“The impact on the Australian biopolymeric industry was tremendous and the magnitude of the consequences of this event is staggering,” he told the ABC.
“It’s not just a story about the biotoxins, it’s a story that’s about how our environment is being shaped by the use