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Burning Issue: How do we live like this? Fire policy in a changing climate

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Boyd Community Hub

207 City Road

Southbank, VIC 3006

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Mock Citizens Assembly #2 “Burning Issue: How do we live like this? Fire policy in a changing climate”

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Disrupting politics of fear and building a politics of hope by removing barriers to participatory, deliberative democracy, increasing representativeness and trust.

We acknowledge that First Nations people have been taking care of their country since time immemorial, are some of the first and worst affected by climate change and are leading powerful climate action. As Country has deeply changed due to colonisation and now due to global heating, including the unprecedented recent bushfires, we acknowledge the trauma and resilience of First Nations peoples.

Our heart goes out to all the people who have lost loved ones, seen their homes destroyed and been forced to flee communities, and to the billions of animals and their homes.

This mock Citizens’ Assembly is the second of four assemblies looking at how ordinary people can make policy decisions to tackle the climate crisis. As flames engulf our country, it is increasingly clear that politics as usual is failing us. The Coalition of Everyone invites you to experience how we can rebuild democracy.

This fire season is unlike anything Australia has experienced before. The scale and size are beyond comprehension, the impact on homes, on animals, on food security, on communities, have all to be assessed. What policies do we need in place to protect life and property from fire? Come and be part of the solution, learn how sortition works and how we can all contribute policy answers to this complex problem.

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Catering

This free event will have no catering. Please bring your own water bottles.

Public transport

The nearest railway station to the venue is Flinders Street Station, and trams such as the 1, 16, 58 and 64 that go down St Kilda road, getting off at the Arts Precinct stop.

Parking

We encourage attendees to use sustainable transport options.

There is limited on-street parking near the venue. The nearest parking lot is at 129 Kavanagh St, Southbank.

Ticket cancellations

As spaces are very limited, please cancel your tickets ASAP if you cannot attend so others may attend in your place.

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