The Australian Government is methodically implementing the recommendations handed down on 30 October 2020 by the Royal Commission Into National Natural Disasters (Royal Commission).
Recommendations already implemented include the establishment of the National Emergency Declaration Act 2020, faster and more efficient Australian Defence Force deployment, and the development of a charity coordination mechanism.
Emergency Management Minister David Littleproud said that the devastating Black Summer bushfires and the Royal Commission’s findings must transform the way we prepare for, respond to, and recover from natural disasters.
“There have been over 240 reports into natural disasters since 1920 and this one can’t go on the shelf and gather dust,” Minister Littleproud said.
The Australian Government got straight to work after receiving this report.
“The Federal Government responded to all of the recommendations within weeks, and committed to boosting our federal emergency management capabilities, driving risk reduction and mitigation initiatives, and improving how people experience the recovery journey.”
“We are six months down the track and on track to deliver what we promised.
“Our fire chiefs and aviation industry do an excellent job of maintaining the national aerial firefighting fleet, and I am consulting them to understand what more is needed to manage longer, overlapping fire seasons.
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