Vic Bushfire Chief Nixon To Speak On Disaster Recovery

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Families Australia is a peak, national, independent, non-government organisation dedicated

to promoting the interests of families




promoting the interests of families

MEDIA ALERT


15 October 2009


VICTORIAN BUSHFIRE RECOVERY CHIEF CHRISTINE NIXON ON

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND RECOVERY: 

CANBERRA 19 OCTOBER


Ms Christine Nixon APM, Chair, Victorian Bushfire Reconstruction and Recovery

Authority, will deliver the Families Australia National Oration on Monday 19 October

2009 at the Mural Hall, Parliament House, Canberra (commencing at 6.30pm). 


Media are welcome to attend and cover the address.


Ms Nixon’s address is entitled: Responding to disasters: how can we better

assist families and communities?’


Drawing on her many years of eminent community and public service in the police

force, in community organisations and, currently, with the Victorian Bushfire

Reconstruction and Recovery Authority, Ms Nixon will talk about issues facing

communities and families, particularly when they face disasters and other

emergencies. 



How can communities and families function best under stressful conditions? 


What should governments, services and the public do to support

communities and families better? 


How should governments and services go about delivering interventions

more effectively in community and family life?


Families Australia is a peak, independent, not-for-profit organisation which promotes

the interests of families at the national level. This will be the second Families

Australia Oration; the first was delivered by the Governor-General in October 2008.


Refreshments will be served from 6pm in the Mural Hall. The Oration will commence

promptly at 6.30pm.


For more information:

Brian Babington, Families Australia Chief Executive Officer, on 0417 550 149 or    

02 6273 4885; or 

Melissa Arch, Victorian Bushfire Reconstruction and Recovery Authority, on 

03 9092 5856 or 0428 634 194






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