AUSTRALIA DECLARES

SHAPING AUSTRALIA’S
EMERGENCY RESPONSE

14-15 FEBRUARY 2020
PLENARY

Day 2

10:50AM – 11:50AM
MAIN STAGE l LEVEL 1

JUSTICE & RIGHTS IN THE EMERGENCY

EMERGENCY POWERS AND THE DECLARATION DEBATE

As the momentum for a climate emergency response grows louder, so too does the fear of authoritarian power and loss of democratic rights. Can we set out to achieve maximum protection from climate change while safeguarding our liberties and creating a more just world? Are these objectives irreconcilable?

Nyadol Nyuon – Lawyer & Human Rights Advocate
Tim CostelloFormer Chief Advocate & CEO of World Vision Australia
Nicole RogersAssociate Professor School of Law and Justice, Southern Cross University
Philip Sutton – RSTI, Strategy Analyst, Breakthrough

Moderated by Corinne Grant – Lawyer & Human Rights Advocate



SESSION

SPEAKERS

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Nyadol

Nyuon

“Everybody knows the value of debate, but debates have to be settled at some point.“
ADVOCACY & SOCIAL JUSTICE

Nyadol Nyuon


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Tim

Costello

“For those of us who work in the humanitarian sector, climate change does have a face. It is a child with no food to eat, or huddled in a flimsy shelter during a violent storm.”
ADVOCACY & SOCIAL JUSTICE

Tim Costello


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Nicole

Rogers

‘Like all extraordinary emergencies, climate change requires an urgent and drastic response. As the climate emergency develops, our current understanding of what is reasonable and what is lawful will inevitably change.’
LAW & RESEARCH

Nicole Rogers


Tim

Costello

“For those of us who work in the humanitarian sector, climate change does have a face. It is a child with no food to eat, or huddled in a flimsy shelter during a violent storm.”
ADVOCACY & SOCIAL JUSTICE

Tim Costello


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Philip

Sutton

“Getting into emergency mode, rapidly, is the central challenge for the climate movement and for all those who understand what we are facing.”
STRATEGY & RESEARCH

Philip Sutton


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Corinne

Grant

“The climate emergency is set to rapidly increase the risk to all of us, but those who are already vulnerable will face the worst of it. To avoid the deaths of millions, talk must now turn to action.“
LAW & ADVOCACY

Corinne Grant


Philip

Sutton

“Getting into emergency mode, rapidly, is the central challenge for the climate movement and for all those who understand what we are facing.”
STRATEGY & RESEARCH

Philip Sutton