Emergency Media and Public Affairs
Emergency Media and Public Affairs

Emergency Media and Public Affairs

“Engaging in Emergencies” - Conference 2009

About The Conference

The Emergency Media and Public Affairs Conference was held in Melbourne Australia in 2009.

About 100 practitioners and researchers took part and overwhelming feedback was positive.

Speakers included...

  • Robert Jensen – Director External Affairs, FEMA (USA)
  • Bruce Esplin – Emergency Services Commissioner-Victoria
  • Tony Pearce – Director-General, Emergency Management Australia
  • Richard Dinnen – ABC Radio (FNQ)
  • Steve Newton – Metcash (The Pantry List)
  • Brett McLeod – Nine News
  • Lisa Sturzenegger – Dir Community Safety, Country Fire Authority
  • Hank Jongen – General Manager, Communication Division, Centrelink
  • Theo Pykoulas – City of Maribyrnong
  • Scott Kelleher – Australian Institute of Criminology
  • Colin Feslier –New Zealand Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

Benchmarking the best response

Sharing lessons learned

Providing a common meeting ground for practitioners and researchers

Promoting the value of communication with communities in emergencies

Working to establish a research centre for the field





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