Emergency Management

Oct 14

Both the Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) and the Social Equity and Wellbeing Network (SEWN) – formerly the Christchurch


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Sep 30

One in five adults in Australia do not have general insurance cover for their contents, car or home. This lack


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Sep 10

The VCOSS Submission to the 2015 re-opened Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry  reports the ongoing concern about the long term physical


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Aug 10

Report released by Australian Red Cross, Beyond the Blanket: The role of not-for-profits and non-traditional stakeholders in emergency management, confirms


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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

One year on from the Hazelwood mine fire, the communities of Morwell and the broader Latrobe Valley are calling for


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May 8

The state government’s focus around emergency management in its 2015-16 budget is on supporting frontline emergency services, particularly the CFA.


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Apr 13

The state government can increase vulnerable people’s ability to prepare for, respond to and recover from disaster and emergency events


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Mar 16

Calling for the Victorian state government to invest in shifting power to local governments and communities in emergency management planning,


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Mar 10

A new guide, prepared by Berry Street, aims to help the community and community service organisations respond effectively to emergencies


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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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Nov 14

Fire Action Week, which runs from 17 to 24 November, signals the start of the Victorian government’s Summer Fire Campaign.


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Oct 17

The Australian Government’s Productivity Commission’s recently released Natural Disaster Funding Draft Report argues that a greater focus on mitigation would


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