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Emergency Media and Public Affairs

Conference 2010

“The Evolving Nature of Crisis Communication”

In a disaster effective communication is vital. In recent years new technologies, the rise of social networking and new approaches to communicating with people in an emergency have driven dramatic change in crisis communications.

Sydney Harbour Marriott

Sunday 11 – Tuesday 13 April 2010


Speakers included...

  • Opening: Stacey Tannos ESM, Director General, Emergency Management, NSW
  • Keynote: Kelvin Cochran, Administrator, US Fire Administration, Washington DC
  • Keynote: Murray Kear, Commissioner, NSW State Emergency Service
  • PTSD: Prof Sandy McFarlane, University of Adelaide, SA
  • H1N1: Neil Branch, DoHA, Canberra, ACT
  • Ops Priorities: Scott Milne, Aust Maritime Safety Authority, Canberra, ACT
  • Federal Comms: David Finlayson, Attorney General’s Department, Canberra, ACT
  • Social Work: Lou McLellan, Centrelink, SA
  • Changes to FOI: Peter Timmins, FOI Specialist
  • Volunteers: Maj-Gen BW Howard, Chair, AEMVF
  • Leadership: Peter Rekers, Managing Director, Crisis Ready, QLD

Conference secretariat:

High Profile Events (Aust) Pty Ltd

PO Box 40

Hampton VIC 3188

T: +61 3 9533 1000

F: +61 3 9533 1035

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

1062/18 Manning St, Milton QLD 4064 E info@empa.org.au
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