Emergencies & disasters and the role of legal and public sector agencies

On Tuesday 16 May 2023, SSRV’s CEO Gillian Wilks was one of four panellists participating in an in-person and live-streamed discussion, “Emergencies & disasters – what is the role of legal and public sector agencies?” as part of the Victorian Law Foundation’s annual Law Week.  

Gillian joined Victorian Ombudsman Deborah Glass, CEO of Tenants Victoria Jennifer Beveridge, and Program Manager at Disaster Legal Help Sharon Keith, in a wide-ranging discussion attended or viewed by almost 200 people.  

It was a great opportunity for Gillian to draw attention to the real-life social security legal issues experienced by people impacted by disasters, and the need for law reform to improve the way that the social security system responds to the needs of people and communities who are affected by bushfires, storms and floods, and of course the pandemic. 

You can watch a recording of the panel discussion here (scroll to the bottom of the page).

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