On 7-8 August 2017, 80 people from around Australia came together for two days in Melbourne for the National Recovery Workshop. Hosted by Australian Red Cross in partnership with the Australian Institute of Disaster Resilience, the objective was to undertake discussion and debate with the aim of refreshing the Australian recovery agenda.
The workshop was timed to coincide with the first meeting of the Australia New Zealand Emergency Management Committee (ANZEMC) Community Outcomes Recovery Subcommittee (CoRS) meeting, held in Canberra on 9-11 August.
To encourage discussion at a higher thematic level, the workshop focused on:
- major changes in recovery since the year 2000 to the present
- what participants considered to be the opportunities and challenges from the present to
Participants were invited though nominations by the previous ANZEMC Recovery Sub-Committee, and represented a range of views, perspectives and experiences.