Panel session 2 – Vulnerable and disadvantaged communities

Vulnerable and disadvantaged people may be among the first and worst hit by climate change – even in developed countries like Australia.  One of the three ‘Outcome’ pillars for the Federal Government’s adaptation outlook is that ‘disadvantaged groups can manage their climate risks’.  This panel, convened together with the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS), will wrestle with how this objective can be delivered.
Chair: Bridget Tehan (VCOSS)
Emergency Management Policy Analyst, Victorian Council of Social Service
Bridget Tehan
Victorian Council of Social Service, Australia
Senior Project Manager, Environmental Management Unit, Victorian Department of Human Services
Daniel Voronoff
Victorian Department of Human Services, Australia
Associate Professor, Dept. of Health Sciences, LaTrobe University
Rae Walker
Dept. of Health Sciences, LaTrobe University, Australia
National Coordinator – Emergency Preparedness, Australian Red Cross
John Richardson
Australian Red Cross, Australia