PROGRAM

2022 EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE THEME

As the world changes, so must we.

The emergency management sector must not be complacent. Adhering to established, evidence-based practices is not good enough. We walk the tightrope between ever changing government and community attitudes and expectations. As a sector we must be ready and open to change to meet these expectations. EMC 2022 presentations will reflect this theme throughout the program.

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

 Andrew Crisp, Emergency Management Commissioner, Victoria  |   Luke Wilson, Cross Border Commissioner, Victoria  |  Tony Pearce, Inspector-General for Emergency Management, Victoria  |  Joe Buffone, Director-General, Emergency Management Australia  Dr Niki Vincent, Commissioner for Gender Equity in the Public Sector  |  Jason Heffernan, Chief Officer, Country Fire Authority  |  Prof Catherine Bennett, Deakin University

PROGRAM

TUESDAY 5 JULY 2022

8:00 AM

REGISTRATION

Chair: Mark Swiney, Fire Rescue Victoria

8:50 AM

Welcome to Country

8:55 AM

Welcome from Hon Paul Edbrooke MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Police and Emergency Services

9:00 AM

Welcome from the Emergency Management Commissioner 

Andrew Crisp APM

Laurie Lavell Keynote

9:25 AM

TBA

Simon Kuestenmacher, The Demographics Group

10:25 AM

COFFEE BREAK

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STREAM 2

STREAM 3

Recovery 

Recovery 
Chair: 

Climate and Environment

Future Emergency Management
Chair: 

Multicultural communities and Emergency Management 

Future Emergency Management 
Chair: 

10:50 AM

Learnings from the 2021 Victorian Storms 

Dr Claire Cooper, Emergency Management Victoria

Stand Up: The initial ambulance response to a mass casualty incident

Ian Hunt, Ambulance Victoria

Ambulance services changing approach to mass casualty incidents

PANEL: Collaborating for resilience

Andrew Crisp (EMV), Thuch Aykol (Sth Sudanese community), TBC

MEMP strengthening relations between communities and EM

11:25 AM

Clean-up and Recovery (TBC)

Mariela Diaz, Bushfire Recovery Victoria

Managing BRV’s first non-fire recovery

Australian Warning System rollout

Amanda Leck, Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience

AWS, launched in 2020 for bushfires now moving to all hazards

What do Multicultural communities expect of us?

Dr Hass Dellal, Australian Multicultural Council

Working to bridge the gaps

12:00 PM

Helping small business

Liz Mackinley, Australian Business Volunteers

ABV has many projects following the 2020/21 bushfires

Australian Fire Danger Rating System

Angela Gardner, Country Fire Authority TBC

AFDRS redesigns the forecasting of fire danger in Australia

Moreland Connectors – working with diverse communities during COVID

Petr Svoboda, Ezgi Sahin, Moreland City Council

Sharing COVID information with 16 language groups.

12:35 PM

LUNCH

Multicultural communities and Emergency Management 
Chair:

Multicultural communities and Emergency Management 

Community engagement
Chair:

Communications and Engagement

Wellbeing 
Chair: 

Wellbeing

1:30 PM

Communicating forecast uncertainty

Diana Eadie, Bureau of Meteorology

BoM’s experience through the June severe weather event and the more recent activity in NSW and QLD

Changing language to fit different emergencies

Matthew Guy, Department of Families, Fairness and Housing

Specific comms for ‘at risk’ groups

Vicarious Trauma

TBC

2:05 PM

Energy (TBC)

DELWP

Engaging with the community during an emergency

Beck Angel, Victoria Police Media

How VicPol adapts to changing public expectations and an evolving media landscape

Leading for Better Mental Health

Siusan MacKenzie, Emergency Services Foundation

2:40 PM

Lessons from a Black Elephant event – What can Tonga teach us?

Andrew Tupper, Natural Hazards Consulting

The huge Tonga eruption 2022 exposed global deficiencies in warning systems.

Taking risks – Health messaging is continually evolving

TBC Department of Health

Well beyond – Flourishing in retirement 

Dr Sarah Hewat, Emergency Services Foundation

3:15 PM

COFFEE BREAK

Chair:

The Claire Zara Memorial Oration

3:45 PM

TBC

Chyloe Kurdas, Australian Red Cross

4:25 PM

Encouraging cooperative community behaviour during emergencies

Department of Jobs, Precincts and and Regions and the Behavioural Insights Team

Identifying drivers behind panic-buying and strategies for future emergencies

4:25 PM

PANEL: What were the public housing tower lockdown lessons? 

Andrew Crisp APM, Emergency Management Commissioner
Department of Health
Local Government & Community Representatives

5:05 PM

CLOSE

5:15 PM

Conference Cocktails and Resilient Australia Awards - Victoria Presentation Ceremony

7:00 PM

Conference Dinner

WEDNESDAY 6 JULY 2022

8:00 AM

REGISTRATION

Chair: Siusan MacKenzie, CEO, Emergency Services Foundation

9:00 AM

TBA

Dr Mark Crosweller PhD AFSM, Ethical Intelligence

10:10 AM

MORNING TEA

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STREAM 2

STREAM 3

Cyber-security and Trust
Chair: 

Cyber-security and DIsinformation

Climate and Environment
Chair: 

Disaster Mitigation and Planning

Diversity Workshop
Chair: 

Diversity Workshop

10:35 AM

TBA

Dr Joshua Roose, Deakin University

Preparing for extreme weather events

Andrew Gissing, Risk Frontiers

There are many measures that we must discuss now.

Community Safety & Resilience

Anne Leadbeater, Leadbeater Group

Community Safety & Resilience from different perspectives

11:10 AM

TBA

Lydia Khalil, Lowy Institute

The lessons haven’t been learnt

Mark Duckworth, Deakin University

We need a permanent trained and funded surge capacity

Diverse groups working together

Melbourne Arts House

Refuge’ in a time of climate change

11:45 PM

TBA

Luke Johnson, Department of Premier & Cabinet

TBA

National Resilience and Recovery Agency

Diverse communities supporting each other

Australian Federal Police

Fired Up

12:20 PM

LUNCH

Predictive Services 

Predictive Services 

chair:

Future Emergency Management

Future Emergency Management

chair:

Diversity Workshop

Diversity Workshop

chair:

1:10 PM

Spark toolkit

Musa Kilnic, Country Fire Authority

Victoria’s Emergency Management Operational Review 

TBC, Emergency Management Victoria

New approaches to operations, governance and strategy

Emergencies and youth

Youth Affairs Council Victoria

Future proofing communities

1:45 PM

Towards impact based warnings for floods and storms

Steve Muncaster, Victoria State Emergency Service

Identifying and supporting people most at risk in emergencies

Department of Families, Fairness and Housing

Identifying reasons behind panic-buying and strategies for future emergencies

Mental health and wellbeing for children

Save the Children Australia

Key support and the journey of hope

2:20 PM

Snap, Send, Solve – How an App is helping gather flood intel 

Jo Kegg, Victoria State Emergency Service

Volunteer driven initiatives

Dr Faye Bendrups, National SES Volunteers Association

Looking at the expertise, adaptability and creativity of volunteers

Community-led Resilience

Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation

Enabling communities to lead with different types of support

3:00 PM

AFTERNOON TEA

3:25 PM

Panel: Critical Infrastructure – managing through major emergencies

Rachaele May, DJPR
Russell McMurray, DOT
DELWP
EMV

Agencies discuss the importance of infrastructure and engagement between stakeholders

3:55 PM

Closing address

Tony Pearce, Chairman, Emergency Services Foundation

Principle sponsors:

Emergency Management Victoria | Inspector-General for Emergency Management | Department of Health | Department of Families, Fairness and Housing | Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions | Department of Transport 

4:00 PM

CLOSE