Emergency Management

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Nov 18

Knowingly pushing 200,000 Victorians into poverty is a terrible start to our post-COVID recovery.


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Sep 8

Disaster management has become a more familiar concept for more Victorians over the last couple of years.


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Mar 16

The bushfires of the Black Summer of 2019–20 were among the worst in our state’s history.


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Aug 9

Submission to the Victorian Parliament’s PAEC Inquiry into Victoria’s Response to COVID-19


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Jul 8

The pandemic is far from over. So the Commonwealth's financial supports must continue.


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May 8

Community service organisations see first-hand the impacts of natural disasters on our most vulnerable people.


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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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Jul 2

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


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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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Nov 30

Know what to do before, during and after the storm and who to contact if you need help.


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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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Nov 15

In October 2016, the Australian Senate initiated an Inquiry into policy mechanisms to encourage the retirement of coal-fired power stations


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Oct 19

Victoria’s peak social advocacy body is sending every state MP, local council and community leader a blueprint to fight poverty


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Jun 29

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


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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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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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Dec 3

VCOSS is pleased to provide this Supplementary Submission to the 2015 Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry, responding to discussion at the


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Aug 31

Submission to the 2015 Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry 2 Introduction VCOSS welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the 2015 re-opened


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Aug 5

The VCOSS Submission to Melbourne Water’s Draft Flood Management Strategy warns that the social and economic context in which floods


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Jul 28

More than 120 people from across state and local government, community and social service organisations, emergency services organisations and academia


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Jul 6

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission has released its 2014 Report on the operation of the Charter of


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Jun 17

This report, based on the experiences and feedback of community and social services working in Morwell, highlights the long-term impacts


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Mar 3

Cross-Sectoral Conversations about Innovations and Struggles, Learnings and Changes in the Aftermath of the February 7 2009 Black Saturday Mega-Firestorm


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Feb 10

With the weather heating up significantly across Victoria this week and weekend, we are reminded of the need to ensure


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