Conference proceedings:
Welcome to Country , Bill Nicholson from Wurundjeri Tribe

Conference Opening:
Deputy Police Commissioner, Specialist Operations, Graham Ashton


Keynote address:
Dr Elaine Enarson, leader in international gender and disaster scholarship


Keynote address: Dr Elaine Enarson, leader in international gender and disaster scholarship

Presentation by ‘Sharon’ – a Black Saturday survivor who lost not only her home, but her relationship


Debra Parkinson and Claire Zara (WHGNE) launch the ‘Men on Black Saturday’ research report

Andrew Wilson-Annan speaks of his experience of Black Saturday as a CFA volunteer


Keynote address: Professor Bob Pease, Australia’s leading academic on masculinity studies


Keynote address: Professor Bob Pease, Australia’s leading academic on masculinity studies

Dr Michelle Tuckey, University of South Australia (filmed presenter)


Expert Panel: Leaders from disaster, emergency and community fields discuss issues emerging and relate them to their own organisations.

Panel members were asked: ‘In an ideal world, what long- and short-term strategies would your organisation undertake to support workers after a future catastrophic event like Black Saturday? And how does this ideal differ from what currently happens? How is gender implicated?’

Panel Members:

Craig Lapsley (PSM) Emergency Management Commissioner

Stephen Fontana Assistant Commissioner, Victoria Police

Mark Duckworth, Executive Director, Citizenship and Resilience in Department of Premier and Cabinet

Daryl Taylor, leading expert on masculinities and men’s health?

Peter Farrell, coordinator of bushfire management in north-east Victoria

Mark Somers, who has worked in Emergency Services for over 25 years

Euan Ferguson, Chief Officer of the Country Fire Authority in Victoria