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Poverty and climate change

VCOSS response to the Climate Change Adaptation Plan Directions Paper23 September 2016  |  

VCOSS believes the effects of climate change – including extreme weather and natural disasters – are profoundly discriminatory. Climate change can exacerbate the health, mental health, safety, financial and other socioeconomic aspects of people facing disadvantage, particularly those living on low incomes.

Published by under Emergency management, Emergency relief, Energy and Water, Homelessness, Housing
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Reducing risks for people experiencing homelessness in disasters and emergency events

VCOSS Report9 May 2016  |  

This report identifies and describes how emergencies have an adverse effects on people who experience, or are at risk of, homelessness. It draws on consultations with housing and homelessness organisations and peak bodies to determine emergencies’ immediate effects and their longer term challenges.

Published by under Community sector, Emergency management, Homelessness, Housing
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2015 VCOSS Submission to the Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry

31 August 2015  |  

Submission to the 2015 Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry 2 Introduction VCOSS welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the 2015 re-opened Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry. This submission presents a range of issues and recommendations identified through consultation with VCOSS members and community sector organisations in Morwell affected by the Hazelwood fire.

Published by under Emergency management, Energy and Water, Justice, Justice, Occupational Health and Safety, Planning, State Politics, Urban Planning