Emergency Management

Jan 6

Community organisations play such an important role for our communities during emergencies.


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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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Jul 2

Climate change is, among other things, an unconscionable assault on the poor.


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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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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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May 17

Governments should begin harnessing the power of community organisations in disaster planning, according to a new report from the Victorian


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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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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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Managing volunteers who turn up after an emergency or during a crisis is crucially important, writes Volunteering Victoria CEO Sue


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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 3

A new report from the Inspector-General for Emergency Management (IGEM), Review of community recovery following the 2013–14 Victorian bushfires, finds


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Apr 29

Many communities across the Latrobe Valley, and Morwell in particular, have suffered from severe social and health disadvantage for many


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Apr 28

  Summary Good health underpins everyone’s ability to live a good life. VCOSS is encouraged the 2016 Victorian Budget includes significant


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Apr 20

A community's ability to recover from a disaster reflects the strength of its underlying functioning. 'Resilience Strategies' from cities around


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Mar 8

VCOSS has endorsed a statement from the Climate Council calling for an urgent and whole-of-government response to the rising numbers


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Mar 2

The economic costs of increased health-related, employment and community costs following a natural disaster are examined for the first time


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Jan 29

VCOSS recently published its 2016-17 State Budget Submission: Putting people back in the picture. The state budget submission proposes the


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Jan 13

VCOSS recently published its 2016-17 State Budget Submission: Putting people back in the picture. The state budget submission proposes the


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Jan 11

The extreme heat experienced in Victoria during December and again in January is a real risk to people’s health. The


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Dec 21

Key information, resources and links to help people and communities prepare for the summer bushfire season.


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Dec 18

An early summer heatwave for Victoria serves as a warning about the dangers posed to vulnerable people by extreme heat


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Dec 16

Extreme heat events, whether a single day of extreme temperature, or a heatwave – a prolonged period of high temperatures


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Dec 14

Paris climate change accord offers opportunity to mitigate the impact of extreme climate events which hit vulnerable people hardest.


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Nov 27

The looming fire season poses an extra risk for lower income Victorians who are unable to afford adequate insurance to


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