Author Archives: Bridget Tehan

Apr 30

For many in our community a state of emergency is the daily reality. Emergency relief agencies are there to help.


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Dec 24

Community organisations are themselves highly vulnerable to climate change.


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Dec 17

The best outcomes will come when policies and programs are shaped and led by Aboriginal people.


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Dec 11

A range of resources are available for organisations, clients and communities to help prepare for the summer season.


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Sep 25

Significant changes have been and continue to be made in Victoria’s emergency management arrangements.


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Mar 20

The poverty rate for regional Victoria is a whopping 15.1%. This needs special attention.


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Jan 25

Ten years ago, Victorians lived through the worst heatwave and bushfires in Australia’s history. Tragically, 173 people lost their lives


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Nov 21

‘The Voices of Regional Victoria' compiles and distils the ‘burning social issues’ in the state’s regional areas.


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Regional Victorians have the same stake in our democracy as people living in Melbourne. Their needs require the same recognition


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Oct 10

In June this year the Victorian Parliament passed Australia’s first ever treaty legislation, the Advancing the Treaty Process with Aboriginal Victorians Bill


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Oct 8

There’s a perception that living in rural areas is cheaper than in cities, but the added cost of transport can


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Sep 26

Victoria is home to one of the most culturally diverse societies in the world, and is also among the fastest-growing


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Jul 31

VCOSS highlights four key takeaways from the 2018 HILDA report—along with suggested solutions.


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May 30

The true value of a Neighbourhood House is counted in more than dollars.


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Feb 13

The review of the Vulnerable People in Emergencies policy is an important step in improving emergency management policies to better


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Jan 25

If anyone you know is likely to be at risk during hot weather, help them get the advice and support


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Dec 19

"Appallingly neglected": Victoria's Ombudsman sounds the alarm on the treatment of kinship carers.


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May 16

Community organisations are the key to helping Victorians prepare for and overcome disasters and it is time to bring them


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May 3

Investment in mental health, drug and alcohol services and in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations in the 2017 Victorian Budget will


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Dec 22

For vulnerable Victorians, our summer heatwaves are more than just an excuse to head to the beach, they are a


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Nov 22

With one in five Victorians living with a disability, it is critical to address their needs in emergency planning.


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Nov 3

The Latrobe Valley is again steeling itself for a fight. They’re a resilient bunch, but they can’t do it on


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Oct 27

Communities in the Latrobe Valley have a strong appetite to re-establish a sense of place and pride. Integrated social and


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Sep 15

When a major earthquake shook Christchurch in September 2010, bridges and buildings weren’t the only things put under pressure.


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Jul 28

Couldn't make it to the VCOSS-MAV "Working with community in emergency planning" forum? Never fear, we've got you covered.


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Jun 29

Low-income earners tend to live in areas or conditions more likely to be adversely affected by climate change, and have


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Jun 9

Find out how community organisations and local government can work more closely together when managing disasters and emergency events.


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May 20

  A report released by the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC in January 2016, Capturing community experiences in the 2015


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May 10

Disasters and emergencies such as bushfires, floods and heatwaves affect all Australians, no matter what their background or status. A


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May 9

This report identifies and describes how emergencies have an adverse effects on people who experience, or are at risk of,


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