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Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements Appendices

28 October 2020

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The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements was established on 20 February 2020 in response to the extreme bushfire season of 2019-2020 which resulted in devastating loss of life, property and wildlife, and environmental destruction across the nation.

The Letters Patent for the Royal Commission set out the terms of reference and formally appoint Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin AC (Retd), the Honourable Dr Annabelle Bennett AC SC and Professor Andrew Macintosh as Royal Commissioners.

The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements acknowledges the traditional owners and custodians of country throughout Australia and acknowledges their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to the people, the cultures and the elders past, present and emerging.

Published 28 October 2020

© Commonwealth of Australia 2020

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Artwork

Cover design features Awelye Sugarbag, an original artwork by Indigenous artist Annie Hunter Petyarre. Annie began painting in the late 80s. Her work is included in the National Gallery of Australia collection. Annie’s paintings have also featured in exhibitions across Australia and in the United Kingdom. Annie comes from a family of renowned artists whose work reflects their story and Arawerre country.

The photograph showing regeneration after a bushfire was taken by Scott Gibbons in Coonabarabran, NSW.

Table of contents 3

Table of contents

Appendix 1 Letters Patent 8

Appendix 2 Commission Team 45

Appendix 3 Public Engagement 47

Appendix 4 Submissions 53

Appendix 5 Background Papers 85

Appendix 6 Responses to Issues Papers 86

Appendix 7 Responses to Draft Propositions 93

Appendix 8 Hearings Program 97

Appendix 9 Directions and Orders 100

Appendix 10 Witnesses 103

Appendix 11 Exhibits 121

Appendix 12 Leave to Appear 236

Appendix 13 Bushfire History Project 238

Appendix 14 2019-2020 Bushfire Season 240

Appendix 15 Declaration 249

Appendix 16 Fire Danger Rating System 252

Appendix 17 Timeline for Australian Fire Danger Rating System 257

Appendix 18 Overview of Bushfire Warning System 259

Appendix 19 Timeline - Australian Warning System 262

Appendix 20 Responsibility for evacuation centres 265

Appendix 21 Air quality monitoring and health advice 272

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Appendix 22 Health and mental health 279

Appendix 23 Recovery Arrangements 296

Appendix 24 Recovery Supports 327

Appendix 25 Recovery Needs 378

Acronyms and abbreviations 380

Endnotes 384

List of tables 5

List of tables

Table 1: Letters Patent issued 8

Table 2: Website visits by page 48

Table 3: Top five website visits by place of origin 48

Table 4: Community forums 48

Table 5: Site Visits 50

Table 6: Public submissions received 54

Table 7: Other submissions received 84

Table 8: Background papers 85

Table 9: Responses to Issues Paper 1 86

Table 10: Responses to Issues Paper 2 87

Table 11: Responses to Issues Paper 3 89

Table 12: Response to Issues Paper 4 91

Table 13: Responses and submissions to Draft Propositions - Governments 93 Table 14: Responses to Draft Propositions - Organisations 93

Table 15: Responses to Draft Propositions - Individuals 95

Table 16: Hearing Blocks 98

Table 17: Directions - Non-publication 100

Table 18: Orders - Leave to Appear 101

Table 19: Orders - Procedural 102

Table 20: Witness list 103

Table 21: Exhibit List 121

Table 22: Parties with Leave to Appear 236

Table 23: 2019-20 Bushfire History Project contributions 238

Table 24: Section 51 of the Constitution 249

Table 25: Summary of state and territory declaration powers 251

Table 26: Comparative Overview of Bushfire Warning System in each Australian state and territory 259

Table 27: Division of responsibilities for evacuation centres in the states and territories 265 Table 28: Air quality information across each state and territory 272

Table 29: General health advice provided by New South Wales and Victoria 277 Table 30: State and territory health plans and arrangements during a disaster 280 Table 31: State and territory legislation for the emergency supply of medications 288 Table 32: Key mental health intiatives for the 2019-2020 bushfires 292

Table 33: Recovery arrangements in each state and territory 296

Table 34: Jurisdictional recovery plans of the states and territories 304

Table 35: Comparision of disaster recovery funding arrangements between states and territories 312

Table 36: State and territory insurance arrangements 319

Table 37: State and territory recovery training 323

Table 38: State and territory fundraising legislation 326

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Table 39: Recovery support provided during the 2019-2020 bushfires 327 Table 40: New South Wales: Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (2019-2020 bushfires) 327

Table 41: Victoria: Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (2019-2020 bushfires) 333 Table 42: Queensland: Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (2019-2020 bushfires) 344 Table 43: Western Australia: Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (2019-2020 bushfires) 348

Table 44: South Australia: Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (2019-2020 bushfires) 353 Table 45: Tasmania: Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (2019-2020 bushfires) 360 Table 46: Australian Capital Territory: Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (2019-2020 bushfires) 363

Table 47: Northern Territory: Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (2019-2020 bushfires) 364

Table 48: National Bushfire Recovery Fund 365

Table 49: State and territory specific recovery assistance provided for the 2019-2020 bushfires 367

Table 50: Non-exhaustive list of common recovery needs 378

List of figures 7

List of figures

Figure 1: The Royal Commission from space. 46

Figure 2: Bushfire History Project Contribution, Dylan Brandon, Bundanoon NSW. 239 Figure 3: Timeline - Australian Fire Danger System 258

Figure 4: Timeline - Australian Warning System 264

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Appendix 1 Letters Patent 1.1 The Terms of Reference for this Royal Commission were included in the Letters Patent, the official document establishing the Royal Commission, appointing the Commissioners, and setting the scope of the inquiry. The Governor-General

issued Letters Patent on 20 February 2020. Each state Governor issued concurrent Letters Patent under their respective legislation. Under the original Letters Patent, the Commissioners were required to submit a report to the Governor-General by 31 August 2020.

1.2 The Governor-General issued amending Letters Patent on 23 July 2020. The amending Letters Patent extended the date on which the Commissioners were required to submit their report to 28 October 2020.

Letters Patent issued by jurisdiction

Table 1: Letters Patent issued

Jurisdiction Date of original Letters Patent Date of amending Letters Patent

Commonwealth 20 February 2020 23 July 2020

New South Wales 11 March 2020 19 August 2020

Victoria 17 March 2020 13 August 2020

Queensland 5 March 2020 13 August 2020

Western Australia 5 May 2020 25 August 2020

South Australia 5 March 2020 27 August 2020

Tasmania 17 March 2020 17 August 2020

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Commonwealth

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Commonwealth - Amended

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New South Wales

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New South Wales - Amended

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Victoria

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Victoria - Amended

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South Australia

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South Australia - Amended

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Queensland

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Queensland - Amended

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Tasmania

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Tasmania - Amended

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Western Australia

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Western Australia - Amended

Appendix 2 Commission Team 45

Appendix 2 Commission Team Official Secretary

Anna Harmer

Counsel Assisting

Dominique Hogan-Doran SC

Andrew Tokley QC

Trent Glover

Jesmini Ambikapathy

Kess Dovey

Anna Spies

Office of the Royal Commission

Kate White

Sue Saunders

Sabiq Tan

Hugh Cameron

Peter Clarke

Alison Reis

Amanda Cartwright

Amy Eussen

Andrew Bekkema

Anna Finnegan

Carol Grossman

Damien Farncomb

Danica Yanchenko

Darcy Paine

Edward Barson

Eli Twigg

Elizabeth Eaton

Elliot Claypole

Emma Lukabyo

Erin Burke

Gayan Vithanage

Harriet Tolhurst

Jamie Blunden-McMahon

Jared Boorer

Jayde Cruchley

Jess Ward

Joe Bradstreet

Joe Dore

Kahlia Jackson

Kate Andren

Katrina Payne

Kyle Sarah

Laura Farrell

Leonie Sheppard

Lex Williamson

Lynn Hall

Mallory Comyn

Meri Hurley

Mhairi Mills

Rebecca Abbott

Sam Wagstaff

Sarah McCarron

Shannon Edwards

Shayl Prisk

Tara Philip

Zoe Moses

Solicitors Assisting

Emma Costello

Ben Kiely

Emma Lawrence

Chris Fox

Ada Sarno

Damien Carroll

Emily Heffernan

Emily Lobban

Emily O’Connor

Georgia Sullivan

Hannah Dawson

Jackson Pilkington

Jasmine Forde

Jayson Broadway

Jessica Owen

Katerina Armstrong

Kirra Reading

Krystal Jackson

Leon Rebello

Leonie Bayntun

Liam Carroll

Matthew Forbes

Michael Ashforth

Mikail Mermi

Morgan Lynch

Nick Cohen

Nik Lukic

Rebecca Smith

Rohan McPhee

Travis Hobbs

Veronica Finn

Vikki A'Vard

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Legal Advisers

Anna Lehane

Michael O'Rourke

External providers

Attorney-General’s Department (Facilities and ICT Services)

Law In Order (E-Hearing Services)

EAVS (Events Audio-Visual Services)

InfoFocus (Report Design)

Rothfield (Report Printing)

Shoosta (Videography)

Figure 1: The Royal Commission from space.

Figure 1 shows the Royal Commission’s premises in Canberra. The Royal Commission ran its day to day operations, as well as its hearings, from here. Some of the Royal Commission team can be seen standing in a circle at the end of the road (see inset image). The image was taken in August 2020 as part of the Satellite Selfie event during National Science Week, from a satellite 770 kms away travelling at 26,850 km/h. The event was an Inspiring Australia initiative, supported by the Australian Government, and presented by ACT National Science Week and the Where You Are Festival. We thank Geoscience Australia for processing and providing us with the above image.

Appendix 3 Public Engagement 47

Appendix 3 Public Engagement 3.1 The Royal Commission engaged with the public throughout its inquiry. This included:

• hosting 16 community fora in fire affected regions with 150 attendees1

• organising six Consultation Roundtables on five different themes

• inviting and receiving 1,772 public submissions - see Appendix 4: Submissions

• publishing five Background papers - see Appendix 5: Background Papers

• publishing four Issues Papers and receiving 173 responses - see Appendix 6: Responses to Issues Papers

• publishing Draft Propositions by Counsel Assisting the Royal Commission and receiving 143 responses and submissions - see Appendix 7: Responses to Draft Propositions

• responding to 2,076 enquiries through a dedicated public contact line (phone and email)

• live streaming all public hearings on the website, and

• providing ongoing updates on our website which received 673,434 hits.

Information line and enquiries

3.2 The Royal Commission operated an enquiries line for its duration, operating by phone and email from 9:00am-5:00pm (AEST/AEDT) Monday to Friday except public holidays. The enquiries line assisted with questions about the Royal Commission, including about the submission process, hearings and general enquiries. The Royal Commission received 987 phone calls and 1,089 emails through enquiries channels. The majority of enquiries (55%) were about public submissions, 9% were about hearings, and the remainder covered a variety of topics or were general in nature.

Website

3.3 The Royal Commission website was an important source of information throughout the inquiry. The website contained information about the Royal Commission, provided updates, and listed publicly available material, including public submissions and tendered documents.

3.4 The website also hosted both live and recorded video of all hearings. Hearings were viewed a total of 44,323 times.

3.5 Over the life of the Royal Commission from 20 February 2020 to 9 October 2020 the website received 673,434 page views.

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Table 2: Website visits by page

Page Number of users

Home 121,243

Hearings 92,272

Submissions 65,490

News and Media 47,646

About the Royal Commission 39,308

Table 3: Top five website visits by place of origin

Place of origin Number of users

New South Wales 24,679

Victoria 15,659

Queensland 6,456

Australian Capital Territory 6,177

Western Australia 3,083

Community fora

3.6 Throughout March 2020, the Chair of the Royal Commission, Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin AC (Retd) and Commissioners, the Honourable Dr Annabelle Bennett AC SC and Professor Andrew Macintosh, visited South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia to speak with affected communities and observe firsthand the effects of the 2019-2020 bushfire season.

3.7 The Commissioners met with a small group of people in each location who were representative of the communities affected by the 2019-2020 bushfire season.

Table 4: Community forums

Community forum Date Location

Adelaide Hills - 1 3 March 2020 Woodside Hall

30 Onkaparinga Valley Road

Woodside SA 5244

Adelaide Hills - 2 3 March 2020 Woodside Hall

30 Onkaparinga Valley Road

Woodside SA 5244

Kangaroo Island 4 March 2020 Aurora Ozone Hotel

67 Chapman Terrace

Kingscote SA 5223

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Community forum Date Location

Blue Mountains and Lithgow 11 March 2020 Gang Gang Gallery

206 Main Street

Lithgow NSW 2790

Marcoola 11 March 2020 Surfair Beach Hotel

923 David Low Way

Marcoola QLD 4564

Casino 12 March 2020 Casino Golf Club

147 West Street

Casino NSW 2470

Tenterfield 12 March 2020 Tenterfield Golf Club

169 Pelham Street

Tenterfield NSW 2372

Darwin 12 March 2020 Vibe Hotel

7 Kitchener Drive

Darwin City NT 0800

Swan Valley 13 March 2020 Novotel Vines Resort

Verdelho Drive

The Vines Swan Valley WA 6069

Ulladulla 17 March 2020 Ulladulla ExServos Club

212-222 Princes Highway

Ulladulla NSW 2539

Batemans Bay 18 March 2020 Catalina Country Club

154 Beach Road

Batehaven NSW 2536

Bega 18 March 2020 Bega Club

82 Gipps Street

Bega NSW 2550

Eden 19 March 2020 Eden Fishermens Recreation Club,

217 Imlay Street

Eden NSW 2551

Mallacoota 19 March 2020 Mallacoota Golf Club

Nelson Drive

Mallacoota VIC 3892

Orbost 20 March 2020 Orbost Club

67 Gladstone Street

Orbost VIC 3888

Tumbarumba 20 March 2020 The Union Hotel

6 The Parade

Tumbarumba NSW 2653

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3.8 Community forums planned for the Australian Capital Territory, Tasmania, the New South Wales Hunter region, and the Wingecaribee, Queanbeyan-Palerang and Towong local government areas were not able to proceed due to COVID-19 public health measures. However, Commissioners were able to undertake brief site visits to three locations as set out in Table 5.

Table 5: Site Visits

Site Date

Southern Highlands (Wingecarribee and Wollondilly) 8 April 2020

Braidwood (Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional) and Nelligen (Eurobodalla Shire) 8 April 2020

Orroral Valley (ACT) 23 April 2020

Consultation fora

3.9 These discussions were a form of preliminary consultation intended to develop lines of inquiry and give a sense of focus. All participants were encouraged to make submissions and respond to Issues Papers. The Royal Commission held six fora between April and May 2020.

Aerial firefighting industry forum - 22 April 2020

3.10 The Royal Commission invited members of the aerial firefighting community to share experiences and insights into coordination, preparedness and planning in relation to aerial firefighting in Australia. Participants discussed various capabilities and their use in the firefighting domain, both domestically and internationally. The attendees were:

• Mr Greg Tyrrell - Executive Director of Australian Association for Unmanned Systems

• Mr Hayden Biggs - Australian Operations Manager of The Coulson Group of Companies

• Mr John McDermott - President of McDermott Aviation

• Mr Paul Considine - Director, Capability and Assurance of Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council

• Mr Paul Tyrrell - Chief Executive Officer of Australian Helicopter Industry Association

• Mr Phillip Hurst - Chief Executive Officer of Aerial Application Association of Australia

• Mr Raymond Cronin - Managing Director of Kestrel Aviation

• Mr Reece Clothier - President of Australian Association for Unmanned Systems

• Mr Richard Alder AFSM - General Manager of National Aerial Firefighting Centre

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• Ms Ruth Ryan AFSM - Corporate Fire Manager, Hancock Victorian Plantations

• Mr Sam McCabe - Vice President of Aerial Application Association of Australia

• Mr Stephen Death - President of Aerial Application Association of Australia

• Mr Wayne Coulson - Chief Executive Officer of The Coulson Group of Companies

Health forum - 8 May 2020

3.11 The health forum discussed the medical response to the 2019-2020 bushfire season, including elements of the response that did and did not work well, as well as priorities ahead of the next bushfire season. The attendees were:

• Ms Alison Verhoeven - Chief Executive of Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association

• Professor David Fletcher - Chair of Environmental Sustainability in Surgical Practice Working Group for the Royal Australian College of Surgeons

• Dr Gabrielle O’Kane - Chief Executive Officer of the National Rural Health Alliance

• Mr George Tambassis - National President of The Pharmacy Guild of Australia

• Dr Glynn Kelly - Senior Representative of Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and Member of Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Expert Committee on Practice Technology and Management

• Mr John Bale - Managing Director and Co-Founder of Fortem Australia

• Dr Penny Burns - Senior Representative of Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and Member of Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Expert Committee on Practice Technology and Management

• Professor Stephen Duckett - Australian Academy of Health and Medical Services; Director of the Health Program at the Grattan Institute

Constitutional law forum - 12 May 2020

3.12 The constitutional law forum participants discussed whether changes are needed to Australia’s legal framework for involvement of the Australian Government in responding to national emergencies. Counsel Assisting the Royal Commission sought to identify legal considerations that would require further investigation. The attendees were:

• The Hon Susan Crennan AC QC - Barrister and Mediator

• Mr David Jackson AM QC - Barrister

• Dr David Bennett AC QC - Barrister

• Laureate Professor Emeritus Cheryl Saunders AO - Co-Director of Studies, Government Law, Co-Director of Studies, Public and International Law, The University of Melbourne

• Scientia Professor George Williams AO - The University of New South Wales

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• Professor John Williams - The University of Adelaide

Small charities forum - 15 May 2020

3.13 The small charities consultation forum discussed matters applicable to the operation of small charities. Participants discussed issues faced during the 2019-2020 bushfire season as well as potential reforms. They also discussed the impact of COVID-19 on their ongoing work. The attendees were:

• Mr Brian Hill - Director of Phoenix Foundations Housing Relief Limited

• Mr Geoff Evans - Chief Executive Officer of Team Rubicon

• Ms Jess Wilson - National Director of Good Things Foundation Limited

• Ms Pauline Cook - Manager of Monaro Family Support Service

Large charities forum - 15 May 2020

3.14 The large charities forum discussed matters applicable to the operation of large charities. Participants discussed issues faced during the 2019-2020 bushfire season as well as potential reforms. They also discussed the impact of COVID-19 on their ongoing work. The attendees were:

• Ms Catherine Harris - Director of Save the Children

• Mr Noel Clement - Director of Australian Red Cross

• Ms Sarah Tennant - Chief Executive Officer of GIVIT

• Captain Stuart Glover - Captain and Head of Community Engagement for The Salvation Army

• Mr Toby oConnor - Chief Executive Officer of St Vincent De Paul Society

Consumer issues forum - 19 May 2020

3.15 The consumer issues forum explored issues faced by consumers during and after the 2019-2020 bushfire season. Insurance, including in the context of natural disasters, was also discussed. Participants outlined concerns that had been relayed to them and explored potential solutions to the issues raised. The attendees were:

• Mr Gerard Brody - Chief Executive Officer of Consumer Action Law Centre

• Mr John Price - Australian Financial Complaints Authority

• Ms Julia Steward - Head of Policy and Government Relations of CHOICE

• Ms Karen Cox - Chief Executive Officer of Financial Rights Legal Centre

• Ms Teresa Corbin - Chief Executive Officer of Australian Communications Consumer Action Network

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Appendix 4 Submissions 4.1 On 2 March 2020, the Royal Commission issued a call for public submissions. The initial deadline for submissions was 3 April 2020. In response to requests from the public, the Royal Commission extended the deadline until 17 April 2020. Later, in

recognition of the impact of COVID-19 on the capacity of key stakeholders to respond, a further extension was granted until 28 April 2020.

4.2 Submissions were accepted orally and in writing. Oral submissions were taken by phone by a Royal Commission staff member, who made a written record of the submission. The Royal Commission’s public contact team responded to more than 750 enquiries from people seeking support to make a submission.

4.3 The Royal Commission received 1,772 submissions, covering a range of issues relating to the Terms of Reference. These submissions offered insights into the lived experience of people affected by natural disasters in Australia, and provided a forum for individuals and organisations to share their knowledge and expertise on issues related to the Terms of Reference.

4.4 The Royal Commission received 1,339 submissions from individuals. Of these, 626 (47%) reported being affected by the 2019-2020 bushfire season and some were affected in multiple ways. For example:

• 580 (43%) reported living in a bushfire affected area

• 287 (21%) reported that they had evacuated

• 86 (6%) reported being involved in firefighting efforts

• 53 (4%) reported that they had volunteered in non-firefighting response roles

• 316 (29%) reported suffering a personal or financial loss, and

• 53 (4%) reported that they had volunteered in support of recovery efforts.

4.5 Many of the individuals who made a submission were located in areas that were severely affected in 2019-2020 bushfire season.

4.6 Of the 1,339 individuals who made a submission, 460 (34%) reported having professional knowledge or expertise relevant to natural disaster arrangements. Of those, 135 reported being current or former firefighters, and a further 325 reported having expertise in fields relevant to the Terms of Reference. Individuals reported having expertise in:

• emergency/disaster response and/or management

• community welfare

• environment/land management

• wildlife conservation

• traditional land and fire management practices of Indigenous Australians

• the impacts of changes in climatic conditions, and

• land use planning and building standards.

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4.7 The Royal Commission received 433 submissions from organisations. Of those, 25 were from professional and volunteer fire brigades, associations, unions and collectives. The other 408 were from government, non-government, private sector, peak body, community groups and associations with expertise in a range of fields relevant to the work of the Commission, including: environment, land management, forestry, fire ecology, land planning, traditional land management, climate, natural hazard modelling, emergency services, disaster response and management, radio communications, health, community welfare, wildlife conservation, resilience, building standards, and aviation.

Table 6: Public submissions received

Public submissions received by the Royal Commission

Document ID Submitter

NND.001.01039 10 Deserts Project

NND.600.00286 350 Eurobodalla

NND.001.01229 A group of independent fire practitioners.

NND.001.00265 Aaron Smith

NND.001.00587 ABC Friends National Inc

NND.001.00280 Aboriginal Carbon Foundation

NND.600.00334 AC Prof McFarlane

NND.001.01086 Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia

NND.001.00757 Access for All Inc.

NND.001.00958 Accounting for Nature Ltd

NND.001.01063 ACT Climate Change Council

NND.600.00152 ACT Government

NND.600.00317 ACT Policing

NND.001.00354 Actuaries Institute

NND.001.00446 Adam Richards

NND.001.00227 Adelaide Hills Council

NND.001.00370 Adrian Pederick MP

NND.001.00043 Adrian Thomas Watkins

NND.001.00795 Adrienne Steward

NND.001.00217 Aerial Application Association of Australia Ltd

NND.001.01190 Aged & Community Services Australia

NND.001.00851 Age-Friendly Northeast Victoria Alliance

NND.001.00972 Air Affairs Australia

NND.001.00058 Alan Fraser

NND.001.00129 Alan Hughes

NND.001.00339 Alan Mikkelsen

NND.600.00345 Alastair Falconer

NND.001.00454 Alastair Mitchell Breingan

NND.001.00372 Albert Edward Caton

NND.001.00374 Ali Howat

NND.001.00388 Alice Nagy

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Public submissions received by the Royal Commission

NND.001.00289 Alison McKenzie

NND.001.01120 Alison Russell-French OAM

NND.600.00001 Alistair Graham

NND.001.00875 Allan Douch

NND.600.00002 Allan Porter

NND.001.00401 Allied Natural Wood Exports Pty Ltd

NND.001.00079 Alma Andersom

NND.001.00065 Altitude Energy Pty. Ltd.

NND.600.00057 Alwyn Ian Tonking

NND.001.00082 Amanda Crabtree

NND.001.01022 Andrea Tulloch

NND.600.00157 Andrew Charles Ricketts

NND.001.00402 Andrew Cruickshank

NND.001.00526 Andrew Curven

NND.001.00175 Andrew Divall

NND.600.00153 Andrew Gee MP

NND.001.00398 Andrew House

NND.001.01082 Andrew MacDougall

NND.001.00654 Andrew Mackey

NND.001.01299 Andrew Moore

NND.001.00472 Andrew Olsson

NND.001.00241 Andrew Porrelli

NND.600.00158 Andrew Rupert Scoullar

NND.001.01233 Andrew Thompson

NND.001.00340 Andrew Zylinski

NND.001.00758 Angela E Frimberger and Antony S Moore

NND.001.00504 Angela Jensen

NND.001.01136 Angela Wardell-Johnson

NND.001.00839 Ann Fagan

NND.001.00433 Ann Mary Lees

NND.001.00110 Annameka Gillespie

NND.600.00160 Anne Boyd

NND.001.00423 Anthony healy

NND.001.00728 Anthony La Spina

NND.001.01358 Anthony Muyt

NND.001.00620 Anthony Talbot Adams

NND.001.00608 Arthur John Boorman

NND.600.00003 Ashley John Bishop

NND.600.00365 Asthma Australia

NND.001.01122 Attentis

NND.001.00824 Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council Ltd

NND.001.01302 Australia ICOMOS

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Public submissions received by the Royal Commission

NND.600.00331 Australia Post

NND.001.00284 Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences

NND.001.01367 Australian Academy of Science

NND.001.01167 Australian Academy of the Humanities

NND.001.01104 Australian Association for Unmanned Systems (AAUS)

NND.600.00163 Australian Breastfeeding Association

NND.001.01143 Australian Broadcasting Corporation

NND.600.00164 Australian Brumby Alliance

NND.001.01013 Australian Business Roundtable for Disaster Resilience & Safer Communities NND.001.00349 Australian Child & Adolescent Trauma, Loss & Grief Network, Australian National University NND.001.01107 Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN)

NND.600.00330 Australian Council Of Social Service

NND.001.01246 Australian Energy Market Operator

NND.600.00165 Australian Environment Foundation

NND.001.00559 Australian Environmental Technology Centre

NND.600.00434 Australian Federal Police

NND.001.00437 Australian Fireboard Company Limited

NND.001.01381 Australian Firefighter Unions

NND.001.01149 Australian Forest Contractors Association

NND.001.01192 Australian Forest Products Association

NND.600.00041 Australian Forest Products Association

NND.600.00262 Australian Forests and Climate Alliance

NND.600.00166 Australian Helicopter Industry Association

NND.001.01139 Australian Honey Bee Industry Council

NND.600.00284 Australian Institue of Lanscape Architects

NND.001.01110 Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience (AIDR)

NND.001.01180 Australian Institute for Progress

NND.001.01271 Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material

NND.600.00285 Australian Institute of Architects

NND.600.00383 Australian Land Conservation Alliance

NND.001.00690 Australian Library and Information Association

NND.001.01178 Australian Local Government Association

NND.001.01182 Australian Management Consolidated Pty. Ltd.

NND.001.01085 Australian Marine Conservation Society

NND.001.00986 Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society

NND.001.01030 Australian Museums and Galleries Association (AMaGA)

NND.001.01076 Australian Native Plants Society (Australia)

NND.001.01070 Australian Parents for Climate Action

NND.001.00891 Australian Plants Society NSW

NND.600.00167 Australian Rainforest Conservation Society Inc.

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Public submissions received by the Royal Commission

NND.001.01151 Australian Red Cross Society

NND.600.00137 Australian Risk Policy Institute

NND.001.00470 Australian River Deltas

NND.600.00117 Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman

NND.001.00867 Australian Society of Archivists Inc.

NND.001.00980 Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council

NND.001.00214 Australian Trucking Association

NND.600.00340 Australian Workers Union

NND.600.00410 B.C Glover

NND.001.00552 Back to the Bush

NND.001.00714 Baden J Cameron

NND.001.00573 BAI Communications

NND.001.00510 Barry Brooks

NND.001.00033 Barry Gavin

NND.001.00312 Barry Gordon McDonald

NND.001.00150 Barry Roberts , Jessica Talbert

NND.001.01177 Barry Traill

NND.001.00314 Barung Landcare Association Inc

NND.001.00538 Beechworth Rural Fire Brigade NND.001.01106 Bega Valley Farmers and Landowners Group

NND.001.01127 Bega Valley Greens

NND.001.01016 Bek McGarry

NND.001.00451 Bendigo Amateur Radio and Electronics Club

NND.001.00176 Benjamin Cronshaw

NND.001.00515 Benjamin Rex Hanna

NND.600.00056 Bermagui Community Forum

NND.001.00441 Bettina (Tina) Young

NND.001.00642 Bevan Anthony Dockery

NND.001.00439 Beyond Bushfires study, University of Melbourne

NND.001.00969 Bhiamie Williamson

NND.001.00525 Bill Calcutt

NND.600.00115 Bill Chisholm

NND.001.00709 Bill MacNeill

NND.001.00415 Bingie Residents Association

NND.600.00171 BirdLife Australia

NND.001.01224 BirdLife Western Australia

NND.001.00068 Black River & Districts Super Rural Fire Brigade

NND.001.01118 BlackBerry Australia

NND.001.00785 Blair Anthony Leslie

NND.600.00129 Blairgowrie Community Fire Prevention Action Group

NND.001.00321 Blue Mountains City Council

NND.001.01147 Blue Shield Australia

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Public submissions received by the Royal Commission

NND.600.00391 Bradley Pfeiffer

NND.001.00999 Brendan Wilson

NND.001.00584 Brian Ayliffe

NND.001.00519 Brian Barwick

NND.001.00614 Brian Blackwell

NND.001.00619 Brian Blackwell

NND.600.00116 Brian Boyd

NND.001.00455 Brian C. Kay

NND.001.00231 Brian Charles Gepp

NND.600.00172 Brian Curzon

NND.001.00063 Brian Salter

NND.001.00630 Brian Tomalin

NND.001.00219 Brian Williams

NND.600.00080 Brian Williams

NND.001.00747 Bruce and Lindsay Perrin

NND.001.00014 Bruce Clark

NND.001.01293 Bruce Hankinson

NND.600.00173 Bruce James Wagner

NND.001.00901 Bruce Marriott

NND.600.00004 Bruce McLean

NND.001.00106 Bruce Raymond Cameron

NND.001.00261 Bryan Cifuentes

NND.001.00074 Bryan Wilson

NND.001.00729 Building Designers Association of Australia

NND.001.01164 Bulga Plateau RFS

NND.001.00860 Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC

NND.001.01179 Bushfire Survivors for Climate Action - Joanna Dodds

NND.001.00153 Bushfire Survivors for Climate Action - Lynette Trindall

NND.600.00263 Bushfire Volunteers

NND.001.00897 Bushfire.io

NND.001.01296 Bushwalking Australia Inc

NND.001.00543 Cameron Eccles

NND.001.01374 Cameron Smith

NND.600.00005 Candida Anne Lawrence

NND.001.00877 Carbon Market Institute

NND.001.00557 Carla Gray

NND.001.00791 Carlo Botto

NND.001.00576 Carly Dober

NND.001.00546 Caroline Long

NND.001.00216 Caroline Paterson

NND.001.00450 Carolyn Lord

NND.001.00854 Carolyn More

Appendix 4 Submissions 59

Public submissions received by the Royal Commission

NND.600.00082 Catherine Lawler OAM

NND.600.00006 Catherine Ludo McFerran AM

NND.001.00950 Catherine Marsham

NND.001.01264 Catherine Ryland Consulting

NND.600.00046 Catrina McCaghern

NND.001.00436 Centre for Air pollution, energy and health Research (CAR)

NND.001.00960 Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy, University of Western Australia NND.001.01274 Centre for Policy Development

NND.001.00853 Centre for Urban and Regional Studies, University of Newcastle

NND.001.00636 Charles Darwin University & North Australian Indigenous Land & Sea Management Alliance NND.001.00132 Charles M Kerruish

NND.001.00123 Charles M. Kerruish

NND.001.00752 Charles Saul

NND.001.00689 Charles Street

NND.001.00281 Charlie Timma

NND.001.00316 Charmaine Tracey

NND.001.00545 Cheryl Hook

NND.001.00029 Cheryl Jack

NND.001.00888 Chide robinson

NND.001.00406 CHOICE

NND.001.00964 Chris Dolman

NND.001.00680 Chris Doubae

NND.001.00628 Chris George

NND.001.00732 Chris McIntyre

NND.001.00391 Chris Nixon

NND.001.00913 Chris OSullivan

NND.001.00366 Chris Rogers

NND.001.00744 Christine Carmichael

NND.001.00739 Christine Hannan

NND.001.00675 Christine Louise Shanahan

NND.001.01071 Christine Walters

NND.600.00411 Christopher Cantwell

NND.001.00130 Christopher David Haynes

NND.001.00159 Christopher John Cunningham

NND.001.01169 Citizens' Climate Lobby Australia

NND.001.00946 Claire Sullivan

NND.001.00852 Clarence Environment Centre Inc

NND.001.01089 Clarence Valley Conservation Coalition Inc

NND.001.00135 Clarence Valley Council

NND.001.00224 Clarence Valley Food Inc

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Public submissions received by the Royal Commission

NND.001.01162 Clarissa Kathleen Watson

NND.001.01140 ClimActs

NND.001.00210 Climate Council of Australia

NND.001.00971 Climate Justice Initiative, for the UQ Pro Bono Centre

NND.600.00265 Climate Justice Programme

NND.001.00209 Climate Realists of Five Dock, NSW Australia

NND.001.00292 Clyde George Alchin

NND.001.01286 Cobargo Bushfire Relief Centre

NND.600.00047 Colin John Cheetham

NND.001.00382 Colin Kernaghan

NND.001.00127 Colin Sagar

NND.001.00589 Colleen Smithers

NND.001.00922 Colleen Turner

NND.001.00904 Committee for Preservation of Bushfire Consciousness.

NND.600.00118 Communications Alliance and the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (Joint Submission) NND.001.01109 Community and Public Sector Union State Public Services Federation Branch Victoria NND.600.00266 Community Broadcasting Association of Australia

NND.001.00843 Community Industry Group

NND.600.00010 Connie Scholl

NND.001.01075 Consult Australia

NND.001.01369 Cool Futures Funds Management - Due Diligence Division

NND.001.00452 Coral Bartlett

NND.001.01092 Corangamite Shire

NND.001.00993 Cornelis Versteeg

NND.001.00917 corporate2community

NND.600.00176 Council of Australian Volunteer Fire Associations Inc.

NND.600.00259 CPA Australia Ltd

NND.001.01175 Cradlepoint

NND.600.00119 Craig and Deborah Styles

NND.001.01337 Craig J Pearson

NND.001.01251 Creative Recovery Network

NND.001.00471 Crispin Fletcher George

NND.001.00743 Cristiano Magnabosco

NND.001.01281 Cultural Burning Research Group

NND.001.00607 Dallis Tanner

NND.001.00151 Dan

NND.001.00302 Daniel E Tyler

NND.001.00694 Daniel May

NND.001.00940 Danielle Murphy

NND.001.00563 Darren Rodrigo NND.001.00306 Darryl Venz

Appendix 4 Submissions 61

Public submissions received by the Royal Commission

NND.001.00067 Darwin Centre for Bushfire Research, Charles Darwin University

NND.600.00178 Daryl David Cochrane

NND.001.00034 Daryl Scherger NND.600.00394 Dauch

NND.001.00215 David & Lynne Gaudron

NND.001.00021 David Aaron Karr

NND.001.00655 David Bowling

NND.001.00774 David Charles Henry Halloran

NND.001.01357 David edmunds

NND.001.00413 David Falvey

NND.001.01128 David Falvey

NND.001.00990 David Gallan

NND.001.00651 David Gamble

NND.001.00307 David Grice

NND.001.00009 David Henry Cook

NND.001.01252 David Holmgren

NND.001.00473 David Hunter

NND.001.00086 David Jefford Ward

NND.001.00299 David Jefford Ward

NND.001.00605 David John Austin

NND.001.00336 David John Wortmann

NND.001.00521 David Jones

NND.001.01132 David Lawson Brown

NND.001.00243 David Lewis

NND.600.00267 David Marsham

NND.001.00392 David Massie

NND.600.00054 David Michael John Bennett AC QC

NND.001.00562 David Neyle

NND.600.00140 David Packham OAM

NND.600.00034 David Parkinson

NND.001.00893 David Philp

NND.001.00513 David Pockley

NND.001.00400 David Williams

NND.001.00924 Dean Bertrand

NND.600.00121 Deborah Ann Dirks

NND.001.00957 Deborah Anne Stevenson

NND.001.01328 Deborah Colleen GOUGH

NND.001.00479 Debrah Novak

NND.001.00059 Deciduous Trees for Australia

NND.001.00578 DefendTex Research Labs Pty Ltd

NND.001.00112 Deirdre Mary Greenhalgh

NND.001.00701 Delphine Groves

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Public submissions received by the Royal Commission

NND.001.01223 Denis O'Bryan

NND.001.00291 Denise Douglas

NND.001.01133 Denmark Environment Centre Inc. & Albany Community Environment Centre Inc. NND.001.00060 Dennis Hedke

NND.001.00542 Dennis Plink

NND.001.00297 Derek and Val Smith

NND.001.00242 Derek Morgan

NND.001.00420 Desmond Wilfred Edwards

NND.001.00248 Dick & Cate Buckham

NND.600.00292 Disaster Legal Help Victoria

NND.001.00160 Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Coprporation

NND.001.00949 Doctors for the Environment Australia

NND.600.00433 Don Duthie

NND.001.00323 Don Payne

NND.001.00590 Don Pratley

NND.600.00181 Donald Bruce Lawson

NND.001.01392 Donald Graham

NND.001.00684 Donald Moffatt

NND.001.00681 Donald Patterson

NND.001.00645 Donald William Nott

NND.001.01213 Donna Maree Bell

NND.001.00952 Dorothy Fraser

NND.001.00779 Doug Paton

NND.001.00520 Doug Urquhart

NND.001.00205 Douglas Devlin

NND.001.00346 Douglas Kim Bell

NND.001.00364 Douglas Norman Trenham

NND.001.00367 Douglas Peel

NND.001.01105 Dr Alan and Mrs Anne Pilgrim

NND.600.00083 Dr Anthony (Tony) Bartlett

NND.001.01051 Dr Carolyn Currie and Ms Julia McKay

NND.001.01196 Dr Christine Finlay NND.600.00011 Dr Denis Muller

NND.600.00396 Dr Ethlyn Trapp

NND.001.00551 Dr Fiona Kotvojs and Mr Alan Burdon

NND.001.00269 Dr Gary John Bacon AM

NND.600.00405 Dr George Carayannopoulos

NND.001.00874 Dr Hanna Jaireth

NND.001.00311 Dr Hilary Frances Smith

NND.001.00212 Dr James Dudley Taylor

NND.600.00367 Dr Kim Maund

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Public submissions received by the Royal Commission

NND.600.00397 Dr R Schofield,Dr J Silver, Mr R Ryan

NND.600.00341 Dr Robert Glasser

NND.001.00673 Dr Ronald Watts

NND.001.00288 Dr Steven Lade

NND.001.00255 Dr. G. W. Hofmann

NND.001.00627 Drew Adamson

NND.001.00616 Duncan Dey

NND.001.00755 Duncan Gardner

NND.001.00975 Durras Community Association

NND.001.00301 Dylan Clegg

NND.001.00773 East Gippsland Climate Action Network

NND.001.00369 Ecological Society of Australia Ltd

NND.001.00070 Ecological Surveys & Planning (consultancy)

NND.001.00144 Ecoprofit Management Pty Ltd

NND.001.01272 Eddie Dogramachi

NND.600.00442 Elisabeth Roth

NND.600.00019 Elizabeth Anne Trevan BEM AM

NND.600.00368 Elizabeth Lollback

NND.001.00010 Elizabeth Lovett

NND.001.01288 Ellie Watson

NND.600.00269 Emergency Leaders for Climate Action

NND.001.00660 Emilie Martin

NND.001.00395 Emma

NND.001.01184 Energy Networks Australia

NND.001.01375 Environment East Gippsland inc

NND.001.01187 Environment Victoria

NND.001.01116 Environmental Defenders Office

NND.600.00141 Errol Williams James McGovern

NND.001.00263 Eurobodalla Coast Alliance

NND.001.00133 Eurobodalla Shire Council

NND.001.00983 Eurobodalla Shire Council - youth services

NND.001.00759 Eve Lamb

NND.001.00235 Everymind

NND.001.00914 Extinction Rebellion Grey Power Vic

NND.001.01043 Farmers for Climate Action

NND.001.00823 Federation of Australian Historical Societies

NND.001.01156 Federation of Victorian Traditional Owner Corporations

NND.001.01087 Financial Rights Legal Centre

NND.001.00821 Fiona Franklin

NND.001.00811 Fiona Margaret Gross

NND.600.00270 Fire Protection Association of Australia

NND.001.00397 Fire Support NSW

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Public submissions received by the Royal Commission

NND.600.00009 Fireball International

NND.001.00355 Floodplain Management Australia

NND.001.01042 Florence ANGELA Crunden

NND.001.00688 Forest and Wood Products Australia

NND.001.00641 Forest Forest Victoria (Incorporated)

NND.001.01206 Forest Industries Federation WA

NND.001.00325 Fortem Australia

NND.001.01300 Frances Grindlay

NND.001.00885 Francis Bernie Martin

NND.001.00799 Francis Bossink

NND.001.01023 Francis Gregory Smith

NND.600.00077 Francis Lenz (Frank)

NND.001.00066 Frank Batini

NND.600.00012 Frank Ondrus

NND.001.00583 Frank Roseby

NND.001.01236 Frank Vella

NND.001.00045 Fraser Old

NND.001.01054 Fred Mitchell

NND.001.00792 Friends of Durras

NND.600.00186 Friends of Point Peron Group

NND.001.00800 Friends of Underwood Avenue Bushland/Friends of Landsdale Reserve

NND.600.00187 Frog Safe Inc and Pergolotti

NND.001.00827 Fundraising Institute of Australia

NND.001.00290 Gabrielle Powell

NND.001.01344 Gail Stevens

NND.001.00498 Garry Stephen Owers

NND.600.00064 Gary Jackson

NND.001.00577 Gary Roy Nairn AO

NND.600.00094 Gary Verri

NND.600.00101 Geof Nanto

NND.001.00404 Geoffrey Charles Stocker

NND.001.00023 Geoffrey David Walker

NND.001.00677 Geoffrey John Miell

NND.600.00271 Geoffrey Peter McFarlane

NND.001.00896 George Phillips

NND.001.01232 Geraldine Ryan

NND.001.00494 Gerard McPhee

NND.001.00540 GetUp

NND.600.00075 Gilbert John May NND.001.00686 Gillian Fahle

NND.001.00282 Gillianne Margaret Tedder

NND.001.00484 Giovanna Hounsell

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Public submissions received by the Royal Commission

NND.001.01038 GLAM Peak

NND.001.01065 Glen Jones

NND.001.00035 Glen Stelzer

NND.001.00458 Glenn Douglas White

NND.001.00826 Glenn Poole Contracting Pty Ltd - Logging Contractors & Land Owners

NND.600.00370 Glenn Wilson

NND.001.00527 Glynn Burch

NND.600.00013 Gold Coast Retirees Inc

NND.001.01290 Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand

NND.001.00873 Good Things Foundation Australia

NND.001.00708 Gordon Barclay

NND.001.00658 Gordon Davies

NND.001.00019 Gordon Walker

NND.001.01372 GPost Corporation Australia Pty Ltd

NND.001.00042 Graeme Hawley

NND.600.00385 Graeme McMahon

NND.001.01094 Graeme Milne

NND.001.00182 Graeme Plath

NND.600.00379 Graeme Thom

NND.001.00032 Graham Brown

NND.600.00371 Graham Dwyer

NND.001.00101 Graham Griffin & Sarah Dunlop

NND.001.01220 Graham Peachey

NND.600.00372 Graham Price

NND.001.00077 Graham Withers

NND.001.01354 Grahame Douglas

NND.001.00569 Grahame Peter Higgs

NND.001.00793 Grant Brierley

NND.001.01202 Grattan Institute

NND.001.01313 Greater Mogo Fire Recovery

NND.600.00189 Green Building Council Australia

NND.001.01144 Greening Australia Limited

NND.001.01338 Greens (WA)

NND.001.00411 Greg Bleazard NND.001.00817 Greg Franklin

NND.001.00444 Greg Matthews

NND.001.00167 Greg McMahon / Queensland Whistle-blowers NND.001.01019 Gregory Hall

NND.001.00251 Gregory John Griffiths

NND.001.00815 Gregory O'Neil Tedder

NND.001.00632 Gregory Peter Cooney

NND.001.00062 Group officer RFS

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Public submissions received by the Royal Commission

NND.001.01091 Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation

NND.001.00736 Gwen and David Jagger

NND.001.00712 Hannah Steel

NND.001.00320 Hannu Mannering

NND.001.00250 Harley Smith

NND.001.00844 Harold W S Luxton

NND.001.01021 Harry Binnendijk

NND.001.01191 Hawkesbury City Council

NND.001.00050 Hawkesbury Nepean Flood Mitigation Action Committee

NND.001.00849 Healthy Land and Water/Queensland Fire and Biodiversity Consortium

NND.001.00981 Heather Keith

NND.001.00822 Heather Summers

NND.001.00751 Helen Goddard

NND.001.00537 Helen Kube

NND.001.00804 Helen L S Taylor

NND.001.00556 Helen Pickett

NND.001.00330 Helen Rainger

NND.001.01306 Helen Taylor

NND.001.01163 Helen Templeton

NND.600.00014 Henk Luf

NND.001.00296 Heritage Brumby Advocates Australia

NND.001.01321 Hillary Wilde

NND.600.00373 Hilton Solyom

NND.001.01011 Homelessness NSW

NND.001.00863 Howard Charles

NND.600.00272 Howard Emanuel

NND.600.00036 Howqua Hills Progress Assocation

NND.001.00541 HPS Transport Pty Ltd

NND.001.00232 Hubert Upward

NND.001.01150 Humane Society International - Australia

NND.001.00373 Huon Hassall

NND.001.01029 Hurford Forests Pty Ltd

NND.001.00982 HVP Plantations

NND.001.01121 Hyper Q Aerospace Pty. Ltd.

NND.001.00581 Ian and Patricia Coupar

NND.001.00283 Ian Charles Cruickshank

NND.001.01312 Ian Christie

NND.001.00319 Ian Davidson

NND.001.01174 Ian Frape

NND.001.00745 Ian Heriot

NND.001.01185 Ian James Flatley

NND.001.00238 Ian Kealley OAM

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Public submissions received by the Royal Commission

NND.001.00208 Ian McArthur

NND.001.00626 Ian Robert Kirkegaard

NND.001.00145 Ian Stewart

NND.001.01266 ICOM Australia

NND.001.01311 IFAW

NND.001.00687 Ilona Renwick

NND.001.00916 Independent

NND.600.00273 Indigenous Reference Group to the Ministerial Forum on Northern Development NND.001.01158 Indigo Shire Council

NND.001.01018 Innovate Australia Ltd

NND.001.00652 Institute of Foresters of Australia and Australian Forest Growers

NND.001.01360 Insurance Australia Group (IAG)

NND.600.00192 Insurance Council of Australia

NND.001.01189 Investor Group on Climate Change

NND.600.00193 IPS Group Pty Ltd

NND.001.00399 Jack Egan and Cath Bowdler

NND.600.00432 Jack Fordyce

NND.001.00334 Jack Francis

NND.001.01181 Jack Wellings

NND.001.01231 Jack Wotton

NND.001.00667 Jacob Deem

NND.600.00015 Jacqueline Ohlin

NND.001.00549 James Amos Dangerfield

NND.600.00335 James and Donna Thomson

NND.001.00120 James Maxwell Hall

NND.001.01060 James Mort

NND.600.00398 James Travers-Murison

NND.001.01310 James Vicars

NND.001.00509 Jamie Shaw

NND.001.00442 Jan van der Schalk

NND.001.00522 Jane H Greacen

NND.600.00084 Jane Lawler

NND.001.00169 Janet Kay Harris

NND.001.00737 Janet Meade

NND.001.00114 Janet Reynolds

NND.001.01279 Janet Stein

NND.001.00469 Janice Newnham

NND.001.00051 Janice Vanzella

NND.001.01129 Janna Cochrane

NND.600.00194 Jarrod Brady

NND.001.00738 Jason Harrop

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Public submissions received by the Royal Commission

NND.001.01352 Jayden Pan

NND.001.00053 Jeanette Cornell

NND.001.01356 Jeff Condren

NND.600.00195 Jeff Leddin

NND.001.01324 Jeff Moran

NND.600.00413 Jeff Taylor

NND.001.00491 Jeffrey Aronson NND.001.00650 Jeffrey William Bennett

NND.001.00772 Jen Severn

NND.001.00489 Jenetta Haim

NND.001.00663 Jennifer Anne Button

NND.001.00730 Jennifer Capel

NND.001.00177 Jennifer May Hackney

NND.001.00371 Jennifer Star

NND.001.00621 Jenny Froud

NND.001.00071 Jenny Robb

NND.001.00769 Jenny Shea

NND.001.00842 Jeremy Little

NND.001.01377 Jesuit Social Services

NND.001.01072 Jill Pickering

NND.600.00438 Jill Rogers

NND.600.00431 Jim Weymouth

NND.001.00878 Joan Payne AM

NND.001.01124 Joanna Dodds

NND.001.00640 Joanne Murrell

NND.001.00229 Joh & Kay Reid

NND.001.01108 John Black

NND.001.00008 John Christiansen

NND.001.00111 John Daniel Clarke

NND.001.00304 John Donald McRobert

NND.600.00143 John Edward Greig

NND.001.00733 John H Learmonth

NND.001.01227 John Harold Wickett

NND.600.00400 John Hoare

NND.001.00639 John Kent

NND.600.00196 John Kirk

NND.001.01277 John Kotsiaris

NND.600.00351 John Malin

NND.600.00104 John Maxwell Andrews

NND.001.01058 John Mercer

NND.001.01097 John Michael Rudd

NND.600.00016 John Miller

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Public submissions received by the Royal Commission

NND.001.00643 John Morandini

NND.001.00136 John Mulderig

NND.600.00145 John Neil Cameron

NND.600.00017 John O'Donnell

NND.001.01024 John Patrick Charles Dodd

NND.001.00162 John Paul Hodgson

NND.001.01198 John Purser

NND.600.00127 John Richard Lloyd

NND.001.00514 John Scattergood

NND.001.01034 JOHN Sherwood GRAY

NND.001.01315 John Shiel

NND.001.01292 John Stein

NND.001.00108 John Stewart Evans

NND.001.01207 John Vukovich

NND.001.00264 John Warnock

NND.001.01247 John Wilkinson

NND.001.00310 Jon Holcombe

NND.001.00892 Jonathan Dolan

NND.001.00385 Joseph Patrick Finn

NND.600.00197 Josephine & Jonathan Haste

NND.001.01244 Judith Anne Bourne

NND.001.00461 Judith Barnes

NND.001.01339 Judith Benton

NND.001.00464 Judith Buss

NND.001.00277 Judith Collins

NND.001.00345 Judith Smith

NND.001.01385 Julian Piers Holland

NND.600.00320 Justice Connect

NND.600.00106 Justin Choveaux

NND.001.00295 Justin Williams

NND.001.01064 Kangaroo Island Plantation Timbers

NND.001.00939 Kangaroo Valley Community Bushfire Committee

NND.001.00313 Karen Joynes

NND.001.00995 Karen O'Clery

NND.001.01214 Karen Sedaitis

NND.600.00199 Karleen Gribble

NND.001.00564 Kate Hughes

NND.001.00201 Kate Stanton

NND.001.01258 Katherine Bell

NND.001.00889 Kathleen McCann

NND.001.00837 Kathryn Harmon NND.001.00561 Katoomba / Leura Rural Fire Brigade (NSW Rural Fire Service)

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NND.001.01142 Katrina Dickson

NND.001.00121 Keith Alan Potts

NND.001.00717 Keith Henry Alcock

NND.600.00018 Keith Muller

NND.001.00635 Kelly Mills

NND.001.01388 Kelly Small

NND.600.00146 Kempsey Shire Council

NND.001.00203 Ken Kerrison

NND.001.00886 Ken Wilson

NND.001.00465 Kenneth Newton Waters

NND.001.00633 Kenton Lawson

NND.001.00531 Kerry Jeanette Jones

NND.001.00030 Kevin Bridgeman

NND.001.01203 Kevin Clark Riggs

NND.001.00754 Kevin Dickson

NND.001.00806 Kevin Higgins

NND.001.00809 Kevin Higgins

NND.001.00720 Kevin Perry ESM

NND.001.00879 Keysborough CFA - Victoria

NND.001.00989 Kim Gillis AM

NND.001.01309 Kimberley Land Council

NND.001.01102 Kimlyn Bruce TEMPLETON

NND.001.00057 Kylie O’Neill

NND.001.00631 La Trobe University

NND.001.00724 Lani Annesley

NND.001.00649 Lani Imhof

NND.001.00387 Lara Merrett

NND.600.00319 Larrahdale Forest Protectors Inc

NND.600.00201 Larry Coleman

NND.001.00900 Laurel Waddell

NND.001.01061 Lauren Tynan

NND.600.00202 Law Council of Australia

NND.600.00275 Legal Aid NSW

NND.001.00206 Lenore Margaret Savill

NND.600.00079 Leonie Stubbs

NND.001.01240 Leva Consulting

NND.001.00200 Lex van Blyenburgh

NND.001.00148 Liberal Party, Eastern Victoria Regional Electorate Council

NND.001.01348 Licola Community

NND.600.00321 Lindsay Mott

NND.600.00128 Lindsay Passfield

NND.001.01160 Lindy Appleton

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Public submissions received by the Royal Commission

NND.001.01037 Lindy Orthia

NND.001.00094 Lionel Rose

NND.001.01125 Lisa Harris

NND.001.01282 Live Music Office

NND.001.00985 Liz Lacey

NND.001.00221 Llandilo People

NND.600.00204 Llyod Smith

NND.001.00337 LM Hayter and Sons Pty Ltd

NND.001.00832 Local Government Association of Queensland

NND.001.00934 Locals Into Victoria’s Environment - LIVE

NND.001.00841 Long Beach Community Association Inc

NND.001.00536 Loretta

NND.001.01025 Love Australia Or Leave Party

NND.600.00086 Lowell Steffen

NND.001.00838 Lucy Rose Duxbury Henderson

NND.001.00081 Ludlow tuart forest restoration group

NND.600.00020 Luis M Bordallo

NND.001.00377 Luke O'Neill

NND.001.00955 Lyn Orrego

NND.001.01323 Lynette Sebo & Justin Bayliss

NND.001.00230 Lynette Sinclair

NND.001.00149 Lynette Trindall

NND.001.00820 Lynne Jones

NND.001.00615 Lynton Vonow

NND.001.01204 MacKillop Family Services' Institute

NND.001.01217 Malcolm James Balsille Hay

NND.001.00425 Malcolm Jones

NND.600.00406 Mallacoota and District Recovery Agency

NND.001.00968 Mallacoota Community Health Infrastructure and Resilience Fund Inc (CHIRF) NND.001.00880 Maloneys Beach Residents Association

NND.001.00938 Marc Freestone

NND.001.00347 Marcus Lyons

NND.001.01053 Margaret Blakers

NND.600.00207 Margaret Brocx

NND.600.00208 Margaret Jane Pontifex

NND.001.00287 Margaret Jarvis

NND.001.00937 Margaret Logan

NND.001.01284 Margaret Mary Gaynor

NND.600.00081 Margaret River Regional Environment Centre

NND.001.00099 Margaret Ross

NND.001.00609 Margaret Waugh

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Public submissions received by the Royal Commission

NND.001.01208 Marie Ferland

NND.001.00920 Marie Green

NND.001.00898 Marilyn Mills

NND.001.00161 Marilyn Schoonderwoerd

NND.001.01146 Maritime Union of Australia

NND.001.00152 Marjolein Kromhout

NND.001.00054 Marjory Lee Tomlinson

NND.001.00335 Mark Agnew

NND.001.00109 Mark Andrew Zanker

NND.001.00597 Mark Anthony Tull

NND.001.01304 Mark Drury

NND.001.01221 Mark Duckworth (Deakin University), Professor Frank Archer (Monash University); Dudley McArdle (Monash University). NND.001.01384 Mark Howison

NND.001.00024 Mark Warren Hogan

NND.001.00762 Mark Xiberras

NND.001.00027 Martin Mountford

NND.001.00158 Martina Dexter

NND.001.00181 Mary Forbes

NND.001.00807 Mary Hoodless

NND.001.00146 Mary Wilson

NND.001.01059 Maryke Booth

NND.001.01040 Mathoura Red Gum Sawmills

NND.001.00463 Matt Bottomley

NND.001.00959 Matthew Allen

NND.001.00707 Matthew Ellis

NND.001.00740 Matthew Heath

NND.001.00343 Matthew Hunter

NND.001.00625 Matthew Maude

NND.001.00910 Matthew ORoure

NND.001.00431 Maurice Killeen

NND.001.00443 Maxwell James Cameron

NND.001.00384 Maxwell Thomas Weekes

NND.001.01003 McDermott Aviation

NND.001.01341 MCG Quantity Surveyors

NND.001.00165 McMahon

NND.001.00887 Melanie Rogers

NND.001.00846 Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, University of Melbourne

NND.001.00734 Melissa Adams

NND.001.00905 Melissa Pickering

NND.001.00935 member of Australian Conservation Foundation and GreenPeace

NND.001.00028 Meredith Urie

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Public submissions received by the Royal Commission

NND.001.01115 Mevagh Clarke

NND.001.01066 Mica Lynnah

NND.001.01183 Michael Brennan

NND.001.00240 Michael Darby NND.600.00048 Michael Dean Campbell

NND.001.00305 Michael Eburn

NND.001.00327 Michael Fox Architects

NND.001.00592 Michael Francis Lillas

NND.001.00936 Michael Gorman

NND.001.00933 Michael Huon

NND.600.00355 Michael James Brown

NND.600.00067 Michael John (Mick) Beltran

NND.001.00553 Michael Leeming

NND.001.00478 Michael Lonergan

NND.001.01112 Michael McGrath

NND.001.00417 Michael Moss

NND.001.00753 Michael Scholz

NND.001.00702 Michael Stanley Harewood

NND.001.01015 Michael Yabsley

NND.001.00047 Michaela Samman

NND.600.00212 Micheal Devine

NND.001.00122 Michele

NND.001.01017 Michelle Blair

NND.001.00342 Miriam Dayhew

NND.001.00211 Moira Ryan

NND.001.01234 Monaro Family Support Service

NND.001.00568 Monica Teresa McMahon

NND.001.00222 Morris Scott Bills

NND.600.00133 Mountain Cattleman's Association of Victoria

NND.600.00278 Mr &Mrs Bruce and Lesley Diane Viti Lane

NND.001.01002 Mr Bradley Rayer

NND.600.00008 Mr Christopher Laurie Mills

NND.001.01364 Mr G. H. Schorel-Hlavka NND.600.00225 Mr Philip Mas

NND.001.00623 Mr Roger Clive Bylett

NND.001.00517 Mt Wilson/Mt Irvine Rural Fire Brigade

NND.600.00052 Munnings and Associates Pty Ltd

NND.001.00659 Murray Quant

NND.001.00644 Nambucca Valley Council

NND.001.00204 Narelle Campbell

NND.001.00881 National Association for the Visual Arts

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Public submissions received by the Royal Commission

NND.600.00214 National Drought and North Queensland Flood Response and Recovery Agency NND.001.00585 National Enterprise for Rural Community Wellbeing - University of South Australia NND.001.01335 National Farmers' Federation

NND.001.01154 National Insurance Brokers Association

NND.001.01134 National Landcare Network Ltd

NND.001.00987 National On-site Providers Association

NND.001.01389 National Parks Association of NSW

NND.001.00695 National Rural Health Alliance

NND.001.01210 Nature Conservation Society of South Australia

NND.001.01253 Nature.Net Pty Ltd

NND.001.00565 Neil Burrows

NND.600.00216 Neville Harold Locker

NND.001.00480 Neville Siede

NND.001.00735 Nicholas John Barton

NND.001.01382 Nick van Stekelenburg

NND.001.00961 Nicolas Pascal

NND.001.00275 Nigel Bell

NND.001.00276 Nigel Bell

NND.001.00049 Nigel Charles Edward Weekes

NND.600.00218 Nillumbik Pro Active Landowners

NND.001.00580 Nina Balas

NND.600.00113 North East Bioregional Network

NND.001.00977 North East Forest Alliance

NND.600.00051 North Tura Beach Residents Association Inc

NND.001.00700 Northern Territory Cattlemen's Association

NND.001.01098 Northrop Grumman Australia Pty Ltd

NND.600.00304 NRM Regions Australia

NND.001.00915 Nroman Green

NND.001.00427 NSW Pitt Town Progress Association

NND.001.01078 NSW Rural Fire Service Association

NND.001.01028 OzRunways Pty Ltd

NND.001.00445 Pam Nairn

NND.001.00845 Pat Schultz

NND.001.00038 Path to Prosperity Good Earth Investments

NND.001.00610 Patricia Elizabeth Beatty

NND.001.01099 Patricia McClelland

NND.001.00544 Patricia murphy

NND.001.00134 Patricia Sullivan

NND.001.00338 Paul Barber

NND.001.00048 Paul G Gray

Appendix 4 Submissions 75

Public submissions received by the Royal Commission

NND.001.00992 Paul L Baker

NND.001.00202 Paul Recher

NND.001.00756 Paul Reeve

NND.600.00444 Paul Ross

NND.001.00226 Paul Williams

NND.001.00326 Paula Watson

NND.001.01001 Pauline O'Carolan

NND.001.00606 Peter Alexander Roberts

NND.001.00052 Peter Andrew Blazko

NND.001.01340 Peter Anthony Ryan

NND.001.00168 Peter Bagshaw

NND.001.00906 Peter Dunn

NND.001.01103 Peter Edward Fuller

NND.001.00685 Peter H Davis

NND.600.00021 Peter Harris

NND.001.01165 Peter Heward

NND.600.00417 Peter Holding

NND.001.01314 Peter I McArdle

NND.001.00332 Peter James Cheeseman

NND.001.00363 Peter James Dunn

NND.001.00462 Peter John Officer

NND.001.00004 Peter Lindsay Thorpe

NND.001.00097 Peter Marshall

NND.001.00741 Peter McConachy

NND.001.00550 Peter Mercieca

NND.600.00069 Peter Motbey

NND.001.00530 Peter O'Brien

NND.001.00419 Peter Parker

NND.001.00797 Peter R Taylor

NND.001.00718 Peter Redman

NND.600.00131 Peter Robert Poppett

NND.001.01152 Peter Ross Simons

NND.600.00445 Peter Spencer Ravenscroft

NND.001.00046 Peter Trahar

NND.001.00601 Peter Wales

NND.600.00060 Peter Watts

NND.001.00731 Phil Robinson

NND.001.01111 Philip Clark

NND.600.00226 Philip Crowther

NND.001.00947 Philip Novak

NND.001.01387 Philip Spark

NND.001.00767 Phillip R Gibbons

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Public submissions received by the Royal Commission

NND.001.00107 Phillip Servaes

NND.001.00131 Phillip Stockwell

NND.001.00069 Phillipa Anne Holenkamp

NND.001.00782 Phoenix Foundations Housing Relief Limited

NND.600.00279 Picking Up The Peaces

NND.001.01285 Pippa Quilty

NND.001.01333 Pitt Town Progress Association Inc.

NND.001.00789 Planning Institute of Australia

NND.001.01010 Police Federation of Australia

NND.600.00227 Premier's Climate Change Council SA

NND.001.00967 Private Forests Tasmania & Tasmanian Forests and Forest Products Network NND.600.00342 Prof Allan Fels and Dr David Cousins

NND.001.00945 Prof. Jason Sharples

NND.001.01056 Professor Alexander McFarlane AO

NND.001.00329 Professor Bruce Thom AM

NND.001.00076 Professor David Lindenmayer

NND.001.01005 Professor James Guthrie AM

NND.001.00262 Professors Zylstra, Hopper, Bradshaw, Dixon and Lindenmayer

NND.001.01141 Property Council of Australia

NND.001.00683 Property Owners' Association of Victoria

NND.001.01074 Property Rights Australia

NND.001.00868 Prudence Woods

NND.600.00280 Public Service Association of NSW

NND.001.01241 Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council

NND.600.00308 Queensland Law Society

NND.001.00213 Queensland Rural Fire Brigade Association

NND.001.00072 Queensland Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party. (State Chairman)

NND.001.01319 Quinns Rocks Environmental Group Inc

NND.600.00388 R Mach Aviation Pty Ltd

NND.001.01020 R.J. Whelan, P. Kanowski, R.J. Williams

NND.600.00132 Rachael Miller

NND.001.01327 Rachel Coffey

NND.001.00666 Rachel Sarah Gardiner

NND.001.00018 Ralph Mills

NND.001.00499 Ralph Rabbidge

NND.001.00662 Ralph Wilson

NND.001.00407 RAND Australia

NND.001.00657 Raven Spirit

NND.001.00155 Ravensbourne Perseverance Rural Fire Brigade

NND.001.00624 Raymond David NND.001.00794 Raymond Harrop

Appendix 4 Submissions 77

Public submissions received by the Royal Commission

NND.001.00016 Raymond White

NND.001.00859 Regional Arts Australia

NND.600.00446 Regional Victorian OTDS

NND.001.01046 Reina Hill

NND.600.00220 Retired and Former Police Association of NSW

NND.001.00722 RFS Snowy River Group Captains

NND.001.00678 Rhonda Ayliffe

NND.600.00323 Rhonda Boyle

NND.001.00460 Richard William Miller

NND.001.00344 Richard Bentley NND.001.00318 Richard Vos

NND.001.01171 Richard W K Mann

NND.001.01153 Richmond Valley Council

NND.001.01130 Rick Molony

NND.001.00040 Rick Pratchett

NND.600.00040 Rick Sneeuwjagt

NND.600.00022 Ricky Andrew Morris - chair agriculture Kangaroo Island

NND.001.01255 Risk Frontiers

NND.600.00418 Risk IAm Pty Ltd

NND.600.00228 Rite-ON! Pty Ltd

NND.001.00375 Rob Bevear

NND.001.00591 Rob Brislin

NND.001.00207 Rob Gibbs

NND.001.01176 Rob Meaton

NND.600.00070 Robbie Daniel Neil Gambley

NND.600.00110 Robert (Bob) Snedden

NND.001.00358 Robert Boag

NND.001.00495 Robert Campbell-Burns

NND.600.00023 Robert de Groot

NND.001.00760 Robert E. Jackson

NND.001.00272 Robert Francis

NND.001.00254 Robert Herbert Blomfield

NND.600.00229 Robert John Raison

NND.600.00025 Robert John Williams

NND.001.00087 Robert Joshua

NND.001.00128 Robert Mitchell

NND.600.00338 Robert Peake NND.001.01100 Robert Richmond

NND.001.00396 Robert Walker

NND.001.00448 Robert Whymark

NND.001.00474 Robin Carle

NND.001.01345 Robin McConkey

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Public submissions received by the Royal Commission

NND.001.01126 Robyn Caldwell

NND.001.00790 Robyn Hermans

NND.001.00483 Robyn O'Neill

NND.001.00179 Robyn Sweeney

NND.001.01148 Rod Cramer

NND.001.00138 Rodney James Stone

NND.001.01052 Rodney Keenan

NND.001.00486 Rodney Neville Bridges

NND.001.00932 Rodney Spencer Dowling

NND.001.00456 Rodney Stevens

NND.001.00078 Rodney Weber

NND.001.00080 Rodney Weber

NND.001.00105 Roger Donald Anderson

NND.001.00005 Roger Underwood

NND.600.00062 Roger Underwood

NND.001.00064 Rohan Byrnes

NND.600.00359 Rolf Poole

NND.600.00440 Ron Wayne Kraan

NND.001.00006 Ronald James

NND.600.00026 Ronald William Murtagh

NND.001.00593 Rosedale Association Inc.

NND.600.00447 Ross Bowen

NND.001.00117 Ross Brogan AFSM

NND.001.00778 Ross Harold Hitchcock

NND.001.00656 Ross Murphy

NND.001.00638 Royal Australasian College of Physicians

NND.001.01173 Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

NND.001.00617 Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)

NND.001.00634 Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster

NND.600.00027 Royce Joseph White

NND.600.00232 RSPCA QLD

NND.001.00180 Rupert G Hanna

NND.600.00281 Rural Councils Victoria

NND.001.01135 Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA)

NND.600.00066 Rural Fires Association of Queensland (RFAQ)

NND.001.00706 Russ Graul

NND.001.00502 Russell James Watson

NND.600.00233 Ruth Ann Haig

NND.001.00418 Ruth Harriman

NND.600.00376 Sally Kennedy

NND.001.01026 Sally Milburn

NND.001.00459 Sally Nuyens

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Public submissions received by the Royal Commission

NND.001.00273 Sam Refalo

NND.001.00096 Samford Rural Fire Brigade

NND.600.00419 Sandra Boulter

NND.001.00416 Sarah Naomi Butler

NND.001.01012 Sarah Waddell

NND.001.00692 Save the Children

NND.001.01199 Seán Burke

NND.600.00427 Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells

NND.001.01216 Shane William Mcgilvray

NND.001.00856 Sharon Nevileen Jean Lohse

NND.600.00049 Sharon Tapscott

NND.001.00333 Shaun Walsh

NND.001.01032 Shiann Broderick

NND.001.01225 Shire of Dundas

NND.001.01035 Shoalcoast Community Legal Centre

NND.600.00035 Shoalhaven City Council

NND.001.01391 Sigmundur Valgeirsson

NND.001.00884 Simon Berry

NND.001.00285 Simon Curry

NND.001.00582 Simon John Upward

NND.001.00894 Simon Trinca

NND.001.01117 SmartSat Cooperative Research Centre (CRC)

NND.001.00603 Snowy Valleys Council

NND.001.01155 Snowy Valleys Council Ag Recovery Group

NND.600.00430 Social Justice Advocates of the Sapphire Coast

NND.001.00979 Softwoods Working Group

NND.001.01195 South Australian Road Transport Association

NND.001.00414 South Australian Veterinary Emergency Management (SAVEM) Inc AND Engine Room Solutions Pty Ltd NND.001.00925 South East Timber Association Inc

NND.600.00237 Southcoast Health and Sustainability Alliance

NND.001.00866 Southern Downs Regional Council

NND.600.00235 South-West Forests Defence Foundation Inc

NND.001.01036 St Georges Uniting Church & Disaster Relief Chaplaincy Network

NND.001.01084 St Vincent de Paul Society

NND.600.00238 Standards Australia

NND.001.00847 State Fire Management Council (Tasmania)

NND.001.00393 Stephen Douglass

NND.001.01239 Stephen Dovey

NND.001.00073 Stephen Hegedus

NND.001.01365 Stephen James Robson

NND.001.00102 Stephen James Ryan

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Public submissions received by the Royal Commission

NND.001.01048 Stephen John Grubits

NND.001.01325 Stephen Jones

NND.001.00103 Stephen Norman Brown

NND.001.00253 Steven Conway

NND.001.00921 Steven Earle Green

NND.001.00031 Steven Schmied

NND.001.01305 Stevie Smith

NND.001.00696 Stuart Graham

NND.001.01353 Stuart Grant Burbidge

NND.001.01359 Stuart Lewien

NND.600.00377 Stuart Mitchell

NND.001.00622 Stuart Strachan

NND.001.00997 Sue and Jim Novak

NND.001.00237 Sue Conlan

NND.001.00558 Sue Norman

NND.001.00930 Sue Tasman

NND.001.01201 Sukalpa Goldflam

NND.001.00825 Suncorp Group

NND.001.00682 Susan Bear

NND.001.00840 Susan Carey

NND.001.01280 Susan Quartermaine

NND.001.00944 Susie Hearder

NND.001.01123 Sustainable Timber Tasmania

NND.001.00646 Sylvie Mester

NND.600.00313 Tallangatta Memorial Hall Committee Of Management

NND.001.01226 Tamara Weekes

NND.001.00257 Tamborine Mountain Rural Fire Brigade NND.001.00247 Tarome Rural Fire Brigade

NND.001.01371 Tarwyn Park Training & Natural Sequence Farming

NND.600.00381 Tasmanian Government

NND.001.00776 Team Rubicon Australia

NND.600.00420 Ted Kramer

NND.600.00422 Ted Schultheis

NND.001.01145 Terence Balle

NND.001.00528 Terrie Anne Adams

NND.600.00098 Terry Channells

NND.001.00118 Terry Laidler

NND.600.00240 Terry Myers

NND.001.01376 The Australian National University

NND.001.01000 The Clarence Forum

NND.001.01383 The Dynamic Engineering Solution Pty Ltd

NND.600.00241 The Habitat Advocate

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Public submissions received by the Royal Commission

NND.600.00150 The Honourable Wilson Tuckey

NND.001.01045 The Howitt Society

NND.600.00074 The Mulloon Institute Limited (TMI)

NND.600.00283 The Nature Conservancy

NND.001.01205 The Pharmacy Guild of Australia

NND.001.00359 The Preventatists Incorporated

NND.600.00242 The Republican Party of Australia [The RPA]

NND.001.00348 The Ripper Group Pty Ltd

NND.001.01069 The Royal Automobile Club of Queensland

NND.001.00246 The Saltbush Club

NND.001.00324 The Salvation Army

NND.001.01308 The Shed of Hope Inc

NND.001.00485 The Triangle Inc

NND.001.00249 The undersigned of the petition by VentIT!

NND.001.00233 The University of Adelaide

NND.001.01172 The Wilderness Society Ltd

NND.001.00244 Theo van Den Berg

NND.001.00308 Thomas Carlyle Reeve

NND.001.00943 Thomas Duff

NND.001.01113 Thomas Richard Trevan

NND.600.00072 Thomas Stephen Peter Kelly

NND.001.00796 Tiffanie Glagovs

NND.001.00566 Tim Giles

NND.001.01322 Tim Herne

NND.001.01386 Tim Hitchins

NND.001.00948 Tim Kelly

NND.001.01317 Timber NSW

NND.001.00611 Timothy James Fatchen

NND.001.00928 Timothy Neale, Jessica K. Weir, Will Smith, Alex Zahara

NND.600.00316 Tinamaria Reberger

NND.001.00001 Todd Smith NND.001.00218 Todd Walter Vercoe

NND.001.00228 Tom Baker

NND.001.01259 Tonia Welsh

NND.001.00929 Tony Peck

NND.001.00931 Tony Peck

NND.001.00156 Tony Pedro

NND.600.00102 Toowoomba Escarpment and Bushland Action Group

NND.001.01062 Towong Shire Council

NND.001.00298 Tracy Skippings

NND.001.01168 Transforming Australia's Mental Health Service System [TAMHSS]

NND.001.00412 Transportation Associates Pty Ltd

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Public submissions received by the Royal Commission

NND.001.00126 Travis Harpley

NND.001.00278 Trev Hames

NND.001.00428 Trevor Speirs

NND.001.00963 Trevor Woolley

NND.001.00380 Trypheyna McShane

NND.001.00279 Tuli Laulau

NND.001.01161 Tumut Community Association Incorporated

NND.600.00363 Tura Beach Country Club

NND.001.01373 Ulladulla & Districts Community Forum

NND.600.00245 United Firefighters Union Of Australia

NND.600.00246 University of Melbourne's Centre for Disaster Management and Public Safety NND.001.00599 Upper Murray Incorporated

NND.600.00247 Urban Bushland Council WA Inc

NND.001.01006 V.K Demjin

NND.001.00988 Vanessa Cavanagh

NND.001.00075 Vanessa Ingram Daniel

NND.001.00497 Vaughan Anthony Johnston

NND.001.00786 Veronica Mary Bernadette Coen

NND.001.00962 Veterinarians for Climate Action

NND.001.00872 Vic Jurskis

NND.001.00555 Victor Stafford

NND.001.01044 Victorian Association of Forest Industries Inc

NND.001.01379 Victorian Council of Social Service

NND.600.00248 Victorian Farmers Federation

NND.600.00249 Victorian National Parks Association

NND.600.00105 Villa Maria Catholic Homes (VMCH)

NND.001.00770 Virginia Kay Young

NND.001.01007 Vis Koffsovitz

NND.001.01235 Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria (VFBV)

NND.001.00293 Volunteer Firefighters Association NSW

NND.001.00328 Volunteer Rural Fire Brigade Ravensbourne Perseverance

NND.001.01366 Volunteering Australia

NND.001.01261 Volunteering Queensland

NND.600.00170 W.H. (Bill) Johnston

NND.001.01101 WA Landcare Network Inc

NND.001.00268 Wallace James Collins

NND.600.00251 Walter Trevor Thomas

NND.001.00449 Warren John Matthews

NND.001.00951 Warwick Sawyer

NND.001.01238 Wayne & Helen Schaefer

NND.001.00805 Wayne Arnold

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Public submissions received by the Royal Commission

NND.001.00424 Wayne Patrick Kealy

NND.001.00430 Weathertex Pty Ltd

NND.600.00253 Western Australia Forest Alliance Inc

NND.600.00254 Western Roads Federation

NND.600.00122 Wetlands Research Association

NND.001.00252 WGCDR (Ret) Ronald James Magrath AFC OAM CVSA

NND.001.00828 Wide Bay Burnett Environment Council Inc

NND.001.01316 Wildlife Carers Group NND.001.00818 Wildlife Health Australia Inc.

NND.600.00089 William (Bill) Harlock Gladstone Robertson

NND.001.00163 William (Billy) James Geddes

NND.600.00114 William Boerder

NND.001.00012 William Edward Hanna

NND.001.00512 William James Rich

NND.001.00516 William Kaye

NND.001.01211 William Nethery

NND.001.00223 William Robert Kininmonth

NND.001.00322 William Shephard

NND.001.00612 William T Clark

NND.001.00341 Williams Timber

NND.600.00435 Wingecarribee Shire Council

NND.001.00379 Wolfgang Klein

NND.001.00819 Wollondilly Shire Council

NND.001.00787 Wood Products Victoria Ltd

NND.600.00439 Woodlands Rainforest Retreat

NND.600.00255 World Animal Protection limited (formerly WSPA Australia Limited)

NND.600.00256 World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative

NND.600.00257 WWF- Australia

NND.001.01368 XDI Cross Dependency Initiative

NND.001.01298 XR Grey Power

NND.001.00710 Yael Leiobvitch

NND.001.01218 Yana del Valle and Simon Orbell

NND.600.00258 Yarra Waterways Group

NND.001.00267 Yarrawa native Forest

NND.001.00812 YLess4U

NND.001.00808 Zoe Pook

NND.001.00493 Zoran Panzich

NND.001.00560 Zoran Panzich

The Royal Commission received an additional 534 submissions where the authors requested their submissions not be published, or be published without attribution. The Royal Commission elected not to publish a small number of submissions.

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4.8 The Royal Commission also received four additional submissions from the Victorian, Queensland and South Australian governments.

Table 7: Other submissions received

Additional submissions received by the Royal Commission

CLQ.001.001.0014 State of Queensland

CLQ.001.001.0001 State of Queensland

SOA.500.001.0002 State of South Australia

EMV.0008.0001.0001 State of Victoria

Appendix 5 Background Papers 85

Appendix 5 Background Papers 5.1 The Royal Commission published a series of Background Papers that summarised existing literature on various topics that the Royal Commission intended to explore further.

5.2 The views and statements in the papers were drawn from publicly available literature and did not necessarily represent the views of the Royal Commission.

Table 8: Background papers

Title of paper Date of

publication

Background Paper 1: National Natural Disaster Arrangements

Provided a brief overview of Australia’s existing national natural disaster arrangements. These arrangements reflect the federal system of government, which apportions powers and responsibilities between the Commonwealth and states and territories.

6 May 2020

Background Paper 2: Australian Inquiries and Reports Concerning Natural Disasters

Provided an overview of past inquiries and reports about natural disasters. The Royal Commission identified more than 240 formal analyses completed since 1927, resulting in thousands of findings and recommendations.

15 May 2020

Background Paper 3: Constitutional Issues and National Natural Disaster Arrangements

Provided further detail on constitutional issues related to Australia’s national natural disaster arrangements - particularly in relation to the ‘external affairs’ power in the Constitution, under which the Commonwealth Parliament can make laws to implement international agreements to which Australia is a party. This paper, and the first Issues Paper, essentially considered the nature and extent of any Commonwealth constitutional constraints on how Australia responds to natural disasters.

22 May 2020

Background Paper 4: Land Management - hazard reduction: a literature review

Provided a literature review discussing prescribed burning, which has received the most attention in the scientific literature, as well as the use of mechanical fuel load reduction and livestock grazing as fuel management techniques. The effectiveness and benefits of different vegetation-related hazard reduction activities remain the subject of considerable debate amongst fire management authorities, fire scientists, ecologists, and the broader community.

15 June 2020

Background Paper 5: Cultural burning practices in Australia

Provided background about cultural burning practices in Australia and surveys some of the literature about the practice. Indigenous Australians have used fire to shape and manage the land for over 60,000 years. While these practices have been widely disrupted over a number of generations, there is a growing recognition of the value of cultural burning, including as a way to mitigate the effects of bushfires.

15 June 2020

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Appendix 6 Responses to Issues Papers 6.1 The Royal Commission published a series of Issues Papers that explored themes relevant to its inquiry and sought responses on specific policy questions.

6.2 The Issues Papers did not contain findings or conclusions. The responses to Issues Papers formed part of the information and evidence analysed by the Royal Commission as part of its inquiry.

6.3 In total, the Royal Commission received 173 responses across four Issues Papers. The views and statements in the Issues Papers did not represent the views of the Royal Commission.

6.4 Issues Paper 1 - Constitutional Arrangements for the Declaration of a State of National Emergency was published on 8 May 2020 and responses closed on 25 May 2020. This paper explored legal and constitutional questions surrounding the concept of a declaration of a ‘state of national emergency’ by the Australian Government, and how this might operate and interact with existing state and territory emergency management frameworks. The Royal Commission received 17 responses on this Issues Paper.

Table 9: Responses to Issues Paper 1

Issues Paper 1: Constitutional Arrangements for the Declaration of a State of National Emergency

Document ID Respondent

NND.800.200.00015 Attorney-General's Department, Australian Government

NND.800.200.00004 IPSGroup Pty Ltd

NND.800.001.00005 Luke Beck

NND.800.200.00006 NSW Government

NND.800.200.00012 Professor John Williams and Mr Henry Heuzenroeder

NND.800.200.00013 Property Council of Australia

NND.800.001.00002 Ronald James

NND.800.200.00009 South Australian Government

NND.800.200.00008 State of Queensland

NND.800.200.00010 State of Victoria

NND.800.001.00006 Susanne Tongue

NND.800.200.00011 Western Australian Government

The Royal Commission received an additional six responses where the authors requested their response not be published, or be published without attribution. [NND.800.200.00001, NND.800.200.00002, NND.800.200.00003, NND.800.200.00005, NND.800.200.00007]

Appendix 6 Responses to Issues Papers 87

6.5 Issues Paper 2 - Health Arrangements in Natural Disasters was published on 29 May 2020 and responses closed on 26 June 2020. This Issues Paper provided an overview of Australia’s health care arrangements and discussed: the role of primary care providers in disaster planning, response and recovery; the health effects of bushfire smoke; the adequacy and national consistency of information on air quality; and whether there was a need for greater research into any particular health effects of natural disasters. The Royal Commission received 41 responses on this Issues Paper.

Table 10: Responses to Issues Paper 2

Issues Paper 2: Health Arrangements in Natural Disasters

Document ID Respondent

NND.800.200.00063 ACT Government

NND.800.001.00109 Asthma Australia

NND.800.200.00042 Australasian College For Emergency Medicine

NND.800.001.00010 Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council

NND.800.200.00052 Australian College of Nursing

NND.800.001.00064 Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine

NND.800.001.00054 Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association

NND.800.001.00071 Bianca Jackson

NND.800.001.00072 Capital Health Network

NND.800.001.00012 CareFlight NT

NND.800.001.00008 Cedric Robin Hingee

NND.800.001.00087 Centre for Air pollution, energy and health Research (CAR)

NND.800.001.00084 College of Health and Medicine, Australian National University

NND.800.001.00074 Consumers Health Forum of Australia

NND.800.001.00077 Danila Dilba Health Service

NND.800.200.00043 Department of Health, Australian Government

NND.800.001.00082 Doctors for the Environment Australia

NND.800.001.00068 Dr David Shearman

NND.800.001.00062 Dr Kaitlyn Watson & Dr Elizabeth McCourt

NND.800.001.00069 Dr Penelope Burns

NND.800.001.00105 Exercise & Sports Science Australia

NND.800.001.00009 IPSGroup Pty Ltd

NND.800.001.00083 Mental Health Australia

NND.800.200.00044 Monash Accident Research Centre

NND.800.001.00080 Monash University Disaster Resilience Initiative

NND.800.200.00061 National Mental Health Commission

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NND.800.001.00065 National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum

NND.800.001.00079 NSW Smart Sensing Network

NND.800.200.00045 Queensland Health

NND.800.001.00075 Queensland Nurses and Midwives' Union

NND.800.001.00073 Queensland University of Technology

NND.800.200.00046 Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

NND.800.001.00108 Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

NND.800.200.00064 Royal Australian College of Physicians

NND.800.200.00062 Royal Flying Doctors Service

NND.800.200.00067 Victorian Government Solicitor's Office

NND.800.001.00081 Wentworth Healthcare Ltd - Nepean Blue Mountains PHN

NND.800.001.00076 World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine

NND.800.001.00085 Dr Robyn Schofield, Director of Environmental Science, University of Melbourne; Dr Jeremy Silver, School of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne; Mr Robert Ryan, School of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne; Ms Clare Walter, University of Queensland and University of Melbourne; Prof Peter Rayner, School of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne; Prof Clare Murphy (Paton-Walsh), Director of the Centre for Atmospheric Chemistry, University of Wollongong; Dr Nicholas Deutscher, Centre for Atmospheric Chemistry, University of Wollongong; A/Prof Jenny Fisher, Centre for Atmospheric Chemistry, University of Wollongong; Dr Hugh Forehead, SMART Infrastructure Facility, University of Wollongong; Prof Jane Heyworth, School of Population and Global Health, The University of Western Australia; Prof Zoran Ristovski, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Queensland University of Technology; Prof Lidia Morawska, International Laboratory for Air Quality and Health, Queensland University of Technology; Dr Branka Miljevic, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Queensland University of Technology

The Royal Commission received an additional two responses where the authors requested their response not be published, or be published without attribution. [NND.800.001.00086, NND.800.001.00007]

Appendix 6 Responses to Issues Papers 89

6.6 Issues Paper 3 - Local Governments and Natural Disasters was published on 5 June 2020 and responses closed on 18 June 2020. This Issues Paper explored the role of local governments in natural disasters - cities, shires, towns and municipalities - in preparing for, responding to and recovering from natural disasters. This Issues Paper explored questions about: information that local governments have access to in natural disasters and how it could be improved to assist them in their role; responsibility for communicating and educating communities about natural disasters; and local government roles in hazard management, evacuation, and recovery. The Royal Commission received 68 responses on this Issues Paper.

Table 11: Responses to Issues Paper 3

Issues Paper 3: Local Governments and Natural Disasters

Document ID Respondent

NND.800.001.00021 Alpine Shire Council

NND.800.001.00017 Burdekin Shire Council

NND.800.200.00018 Burnie City Council

NND.800.001.00014 Campbell McKenzie

NND.800.200.00019 Central Highlands Council

NND.800.001.00041 City of Belmont

NND.800.001.00016 City of Bunbury

NND.800.001.00055 City of Greater Geraldton

NND.800.001.00020 City of Hobart

NND.800.200.00068 City of Perth

NND.800.001.00028 City of Wanneroo

NND.800.200.00031 Commonwealth Government

NND.800.200.00020 Corangamite Shire Council

NND.800.001.00045 Dudley McArdle

NND.800.200.00022 East Gippsland Shire Council

NND.800.200.00032 Eurobodalla Shire Council

NND.800.001.00023 Gavin Ho

NND.800.200.00023 Glenorchy City Council

NND.800.001.00024 Greater Bendigo City Council

NND.800.001.00036 Hawkesbury City Council

NND.800.001.00033 Healesville Action Group

NND.800.200.00037 Insurance Council of Australia

NND.800.001.00025 IPSGroup Pty Ltd

NND.800.001.00015 James Gray

NND.800.200.00024 Kyogle Council

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NND.800.200.00017 Lismore Citizens Flood Review Group

NND.800.200.00033 Local Government Association of Queensland

NND.800.200.00025 Local Government Association of Tasmania

NND.800.001.00052 Maurice Smith

NND.800.001.00029 Maxwell Philip Margetts

NND.800.001.00037 Mid-Western Regional Council

NND.800.001.00030 Mitchell Shire Council

NND.800.200.00034 Municipal Association of Victoria

NND.800.200.00014 Nambucca Valley Council

NND.800.001.00046 National Drought and North Queensland Flood Response and Recovery Agency

NND.800.001.00018 Neil T. M. Hamilton

NND.800.001.00048 Northern Beaches Council

NND.800.001.00042 Peter Dunn

NND.800.001.00031 Peter James Stewart

NND.800.200.00035 Rockhampton Regional Council

NND.800.200.00026 Scenic Rim Regional Council

NND.800.200.00016 Shire of Carnamah

NND.800.200.00027 Shire of Dardanup

NND.800.200.00028 Shire of Narrogin

NND.800.001.00047 Shoalhaven City Council

NND.800.001.00022 Simone Plummer

NND.800.001.00043 Snowy Monaro Regional Council

NND.800.001.00034 Snowy Valleys Council

NND.800.200.00029 Southern Metropolitan Municipal Emergency Management Enhancement Group

NND.800.200.00040 State of Victoria

NND.800.200.00069 Strathbogie Shire Council

NND.800.001.00051 Sutherland Shire Council

NND.800.001.00019 Town of Victoria Park

NND.800.001.00032 Townsville City Council

NND.800.200.00036 Towong Shire Council

NND.800.200.00030 Wellington Shire Council

NND.800.001.00027 West Tamar Council

NND.800.001.00039 Western Australian Local Government Association

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Issues Paper 3: Local Governments and Natural Disasters

The Royal Commission received an additional ten responses where the authors requested their response not be published, or be published without attribution. [NND.800.001.00044, NND.800.001.00053, NND.800.001.00038, NND.800.001.00026, NND.800.001.00040, NND.800.001.00110, NND.800.001.00049, NND.800.001.00013, NND.800.001.00050, NND.800.001.00035]

6.7 Issues Paper 4 - Firefighting and Emergency Services Personnel and Equipment was published on 19 June 2020 and responses closed on 29 June 2020. This Issues Paper provided a brief overview of some of the issues that affect firefighter and other emergency services providers, and posed a number of questions concerning, among other things, how they are recruited, trained and supported; how their equipment is managed; how they communicate during and emergency; and how they share resources. The Royal Commission received 47 responses on this Issues Paper.

Table 12: Response to Issues Paper 4

Issues Paper 4: Firefighting and Emergency Services Personnel and Equipment

Document ID Respondent

NND.800.001.00096 Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council

NND.800.001.00091 Air Affairs Australia

NND.800.001.00058 Alan Hughes

NND.800.001.00078 Amber Technology Limited

NND.800.001.00066 Andreas Sneikus

NND.800.200.00057 Andrew Ricketts

NND.800.001.00056 Arianne Allen

NND.800.001.00102 Australian Land Conservation Alliance

NND.800.001.00061 Ballogie Rural Fire Brigade

NND.800.001.00088 Ben Cosier

NND.800.001.00063 Bruce David Forrest

NND.800.200.00058 Chris Lloyd

NND.800.200.00053 Commonwealth Government

NND.800.001.00059 David Freeman

NND.800.001.00104 David Minifie

NND.800.001.00090 Dr Joanne Wainer

NND.800.200.00065 Echuca Fire Brigade

NND.800.200.00048 Ferntree Gully Urban Fire Brigade

NND.800.200.00059 Fiona Burns

NND.800.001.00060 Garry Paris

NND.800.001.00095 Hancock Victorian Plantations Pty Limited

NND.800.001.00070 IPS Group Pty Ltd

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NND.800.001.00057 Jeff Harbourd

NND.800.001.00092 John Seymour

NND.800.200.00038 Mooroolbark Firestation

NND.800.001.00098 Nokia Solutions and Networks

NND.800.001.00099 Northrop Grumman Australia

NND.800.001.00106 OneFortyOne Plantations

NND.800.001.00107 Public Service Association of NSW/CPSU NSW

NND.800.200.00060 Queensland Fire and Emergency Services

NND.800.001.00094 Red Helmet Technology

NND.800.200.00039 Robert O'Connor

NND.800.001.00089 Robert Webb

NND.800.200.00049 Scott Chirnside

NND.800.200.00054 Simon Steele

NND.800.200.00055 South Australian Country Fire Service

NND.800.200.00056 South Australian Metropolitan Service

NND.800.200.00041 Terence O'Brian

NND.800.001.00067 Tim Ahchow

NND.800.200.00066 Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office

NND.800.001.00097 Victorian National Parks Association

NND.800.200.00050 Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria - District 7 Council

NND.800.001.00103 William Stockdale

The Royal Commission received an additional four responses where the authors requested their response not be published, or be published without attribution. [NND.800.200.00047, NND.800.001.00093, NND.800.001.00101, NND.800.001.00100]

Appendix 7 Responses to Draft Propositions 93

Appendix 7 Responses to Draft Propositions 7.1 On 4 September 2020, Counsel Assisting the Royal Commission published Draft Propositions. The Draft Propositions were informed by the range of information provided to the Royal Commission through submissions, responses to Issues Papers

and compulsory notices, evidence presented during public hearings, and Interim Observations published by the Royal Commission on 30 August 2020. The views and statements in the Draft Propositions did not necessarily represent the views of the Royal Commission.

7.2 The Royal Commission received responses on the Draft Propositions from individuals and organisations with expertise and interests relevant to the inquiry.

7.3 In total, the Royal Commission received 143 responses and submissions to the Draft Propositions, comprising:

• 16 responses and submissions from the Australian, state or territory governments, including the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

• 92 responses from organisations, and

• 35 responses from individuals.

Table 13: Responses and submissions to Draft Propositions - Governments

Responses and submissions to Draft Propositions from Australian, state and territory governments/agencies

Document ID Respondent

ACT.900.001.0001 Australian Capital Territory CTH.900.001.0001 CTH.900.001.0002 CTH.902.001.0003

Commonwealth of Australia

CSI.900.002.0003 CSIRO NSW.900.001.0003 State of New South Wales NTT.900.001.0003 NTT.901.001.0001

Northern Territory

CLQ.003.001.0001 CLQ.003.001.0188 State of Queensland SSA.900.001.0003 SSA.901.001.0047

State of South Australia

TAS.900.001.0003 State of Tasmania VIC.900.001.0001 State of Victoria SWA.007.001.0001 SWA.007.001.0002

State of Western Australia

Table 14: Responses to Draft Propositions - Organisations

Responses to Draft Propositions from organisations

Document ID Respondent

NND.300.006.0133 Aerial Application Association of Australia Ltd (AAAA) NND.300.006.0020 Access For All Inc. NND.300.005.0007 Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) NND.300.005.0012 Australian Radio Communications Industry Association (ARCIA)

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Responses to Draft Propositions from organisations

NND.300.004.0001 Asthma Australia NND.300.005.0003 Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council Ltd NND.300.005.0001 Australian Business Roundtable for Disaster Resilience & Safer Communities (ABR)

NND.300.005.0011 Australian Child and Adolescent Trauma, Grief & Loss Network NND.300.005.0002 Australian Communications Consumer Action Network NND.300.005.0004 Australian Federation of Air Pilots NND.300.006.0142 Australian Financial Complaints Authority NND.300.007.0020 Australian Institute of Architects NND.300.005.0005 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) NND.300.004.0002 Australian Red Cross NND.300.005.0013 Australian Trucking Association NND.300.001.0001 Ballarat Technologies P/L NND.300.005.0015 Bullioh Fire Brigade CFA NND.300.004.0003 Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre NND.300.005.0016 Bushfire Volunteers NND.300.005.0020 Centre for Disaster Management and Public Safety NND.300.005.0021 Central Gippsland Essential Industries Group (CGEIG) NND.300.005.0019 Centre for Atmospheric Chemistry, University of Wollongong NND.300.005.0022 Climate Council NND.300.005.0018 Community Council for Australia NND.300.005.0017 Consumer Action Law Centre NND.300.006.0144 Emergency Leaders for Climate Action NND.300.006.0008 Emerging Minds NND.300.005.0027 Essential Energy NND.300.007.0046 Financial Rights Legal Centre NND.300.004.0032 Floodplain Management Australia NND.300.006.0145 Friends of the Earth NND.300.005.0030 Griffith University NND.300.005.0032 Hancock Victorian Plantations Pty Limited (HVP Plantations) NND.300.005.0037 Independent Bushfire Group NND.300.008.0002 Institute of Actuaries Australia (Actuaries institute) NND.300.005.0035 Insurance Council of Australia Limited (ICA) NND.300.005.0036 Investor Group on Climate Change NND.300.005.0038 IPSGroup Pty Ltd NND.300.006.0005 Legal Aid NSW NND.300.006.0134 Local Government Association of SA (LGASA) NND.300.003.0001 Lismore Citizens Flood Review Group NND.300.006.0146 Local Government NSW NND.300.005.0043 McDermott Aviation NND.300.005.0046 Monash University Disaster Resilience Initiative NND.300.005.0047 Natural Hazards Consulting NND.300.008.0005 New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council NND.300.008.0004 NSW Farmer's Association NND.300.006.0006 Optus NND.300.004.0060 Pain Australia NND.300.006.0009 Queensland Farmers' Federation Limited NND.300.008.0007 Queensland University of Technology NND.300.006.0148 Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) NND.300.007.0091 RSPCA Australia NND.300.006.0150 Red Helmet Technology

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Responses to Draft Propositions from organisations

NND.300.008.0008 Monash University research group, Prof J Walker, Dr P May and Dr A Guyot NND.300.008.0001 Risk Frontiers NND.300.008.0013 Salvation Army NND.300.008.0010 Save Perth Hills NND.300.008.0011 Save the Children NND.300.006.0152 South Australian Veterinary Emergency Management NND.300.002.0002 St Vincent de Paul NND.300.003.0002 Stamford Rural Fire Brigade NND.300.008.0012 Standards Australia Limited TLS.900.001.0002 Telstra NND.300.005.0014 The Australian Workers' Union NSW Branch NND.300.006.0004 The Institute of Foresters of Australia and Australian Forest Growers NND.300.008.0003 The National On-Site Providers Association NND.300.003.0003 University of Melbourne NND.300.008.0015 Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria (VFBV) NND.300.008.0014 Victorian Council of Social Service NND.300.008.0017 Victorian National Parks Association NND.300.008.0016 Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria - District 13 Council NND.300.008.0018 Volunteering Australia NND.300.008.0019 Volunteering Queensland NND.300.006.0147 Wentworth Healthcare NND.300.008.0020 Wildlife Carers group NND.300.006.0155 Wildlife Health Australia Inc. NND.300.006.0002 World Wide Fund for Nature - Australia

The Royal Commission received an additional 14 responses where the author requested their response be published without attribution or not published. [NND.300.006.0003, NND.300.006.0085, NND.300.006.0114, NND.300.006.0121, NND.300.006.0126, NND.300.005.0006, NND.300.005.0033, NND.300.005.0045, NND.300.005.0042, NND.300.009.0001, NND.300.009.0002, NND.300.009.0003, NND.300.010.0001, NND.300.010.0002]

Table 15: Responses to Draft Propositions - Individuals

Responses to Draft Propositions from individuals

Document ID Respondent

NND.300.006.0139 Alan Hughes NND.300.005.0008 Andrew Peters NND.300.006.0141 Andy Lloyd NND.300.005.0009 Ann Jensen NND.300.006.0143 Brian Boyd NND.300.005.0024 Briony Towers NND.300.001.0002 Chris Drake NND.300.001.0003 David Bowman NND.300.006.0010 David Lindenmayer NND.300.004.0004 Dr Jenny Fisher NND.300.005.0028 Gary Squires NND.300.005.0029 Gregory McMahon NND.300.005.0031 Heidi Chappelow NND.300.005.0034 Ian Dunlop NND.300.006.0138 Janet Stein NND.300.005.0039 John Cameron

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Responses to Draft Propositions from individuals

NND.300.005.0040 John McLean NND.300.006.0135 John Stein NND.300.008.0006 Peter Attiwill NND.300.006.0136 Peter Dunn NND.300.006.0001 Phil Tucak NND.300.006.0149 Ray Bange NND.300.006.0007 Richard Stewart NND.300.006.0137 Richard Weller NND.300.006.0151 Robert Glasser NND.300.008.0009 Ronald James NND.300.001.0004 Thomas Morley NND.300.002.0001 Vanessa Cobham

The Royal Commission received an additional seven responses where the author requested their response be published without attribution or not published. [NND.300.006.0140, NND.300.005.0010, NND.300.005.0023, NND.300.005.0025, NND.300.005.0026, NND.300.005.0044, NND.300.001.0005]

Appendix 8 Hearings Program 97

Appendix 8 Hearings Program 8.1 From mid-March 2020, a range of public health measures that limited gatherings and enforced physical distancing were introduced to stop the spread of COVID-19. To ensure the Royal Commission’s hearings remained open to the public, all hearings

were livestreamed through the Royal Commission’s website with a short delay. Proceedings were recorded and, shortly after each hearing day, were published on the website with closed captioning.

8.2 The use of virtual hearings technology necessitated certain bespoke procedures to facilitate the efficient collection of evidence. These arrangements were published on the Royal Commission’s website through the issue of Practice Guideline 4 - Virtual Public Hearings:

• Only the Commissioners, Counsel Assisting, Solicitors Assisting and Royal Commission staff/contractors were physically present in the hearing room during public hearings.

• All witnesses summonsed to attend to give evidence were required to appear by video link, unless a suitable video link was not available. In such circumstances, with the Royal Commission’s leave, a witness could have given evidence by telephone. However, all witnesses appearing before the Royal Commission appeared by video link.

• Legal representatives for any party which was granted leave to appear were provided with details to access the Royal Commission’s video conferencing platform. This enabled legal representatives to view the public hearings in real time.

• Journalists could request access to exhibits and the live transcripts during the hearings through the online court book by contacting the Royal Commission’s media team in advance to arrange access.

• Interviews with community witnesses recounting their personal experiences were pre-recorded and the videos were played into evidence during hearings.

• Daily hearing themes, lists of proposed witnesses, transcripts of proceedings and exhibits of documents tendered were published on the Royal Commission’s website prior to or after the conclusion of daily proceedings.

8.3 The Royal Commission also published three other practice guidelines which were available on the website:

• Practice Guideline 1 - Conduct of Hearings

• Practice Guideline 2 - Leave to Appear and Witnesses, and

• Practice Guideline 3 - Legal Professional Privilege

8.4 All hearings were conducted on the Royal Commission’s premises in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.

8.5 Ten weeks of hearings were conducted from May to September 2020.

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Table 16: Hearing Blocks

Round Dates Themes

Ceremonial Hearing 16 April 2020 Formal commencement of proceedings

Hearing Block 1

Week 1

25 - 27 May 2020 Hearing Block 1 - Setting the scene

The changing global climate and natural disaster risks; the impact of the 2019-20 bushfires; and the responsibilities of the Australian Government in relation to natural disaster arrangements.

Hearing Block 1

Week 2

2 - 4 June 2020

Hearing Block 2

Week 1

16 - 18 June 2020 Hearing Block 2 - Investigating natural disaster management in Australia

Week 1 - Hazard reduction: the division of responsibilities between Australian, state and territory governments; bushfire fuel load management; and Indigenous land management practices.

Hearing Block 2

Week 2

22 - 24 June 2020 Hearing Block 2 - Investigating natural disaster management in Australia

Week 2 - Local government responsibilities for, and experiences of, natural disaster risk mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.

Hearing Block 2

Week 3

30 June - 3 July 2020 Hearing Block 2 - Investigating natural disaster management in Australia

Week 3 - Interconnection and communication: Community messaging and information; cross border commissioners; delivery of essential services; firefighting volunteers and sharing of resources.

Hearing Block 2

Week 4

6 - 10 July 2020 Hearing Block 2 - Investigating natural disaster management in Australia

Week 4 - States’ and territories’ land-use planning, resource sharing, accountability mechanisms and recovery.

Hearing Block 2

Week 5

13 - 17 July 2020 Hearing Block 2 - Investigating natural disaster management in Australia

Week 5 - Scenarios testing states’ and territories’ preparation and response management in relation to natural disasters; and emergency sector experiences of the 2019-2020 bushfire season.

Hearing Block 2

Week 6

31 July 2020 Hearing Block 2 - Investigating natural disaster management in Australia

Week 5 - Non-governmental recovery support: Barriers to small business recovery; access to and coordination of recovery support; charities; wildlife recovery issues.

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Round Dates Themes

Hearing Block 3

Week 1

3 - 6 August 2020 Hearing Block 3 - National coordination

Situational awareness, decision making and resource sharing at a national level; the COVID-19 response, including national coordination and decision making arrangements.

Hearing Block 4

Week 1

21 - 25 September 2020 Hearing Block 4 - Looking to the future

The potential role of national information systems and coordination; potential changes to national coordination arrangements in relation to natural disasters; responses received to Counsel Assisting draft propositions; Counsel Assisting’s closing address; and Chair’s closing address.

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Appendix 9 Directions and Orders 9.1 Subsection 6D(3) of the Royal Commissions Act 1902 (Cth) provides that the Royal Commission may direct that a document shall not be published, or shall not be published except in such manner, and to such people, as the Royal Commission

specifies. This power applies to:

• any evidence given before the Royal Commission

• the contents of any document, or a description of any thing:

- produced before, or delivered to, the Royal Commission

- produced under a notice under subsection 2(3A)

- given under a notice under subsection 2(3C), or

• any information that might enable a person who has given evidence before the Royal Commission to be identified.

9.2 The Royal Commission made a number of Orders to support the effective conduct of the inquiry. These orders related to granting leave to appear before the Royal Commission, hearing adjournments and tendering of documents in Chambers.

9.3 Over the course of the Royal Commission, 26 non-publication directions were issued and 38 Orders were made. All were published on the Royal Commission’s website.

Table 17: Directions - Non-publication

Non-publication directions issued by the Royal Commission

Direction No. Date of Direction Party

DIR-NONPUB-001 20 May 2020 Various

DIR-NONPUB-002 20 May 2020 Standing Orders

DIR-NONPUB-003 21 June 2020 Clarence Valley Council

DIR-NONPUB-004 29 June 2020 Ausnet Services

DIR-NONPUB-005 29 June 2020 SAPower Networks

DIR-NONPUB-006 1 July 2020 Vodafone Hutchinson Australia Pty Ltd

DIR-NONPUB-007 1 July 2020 nbn co

DIR-NONPUB-007 1 July 2020 Telstra Corporation Ltd

DIR-NONPUB-008 30 June 2020 Singtel Optus Pty Limited

DIR-NONPUB-014 7 July 2020 Department of Premier and Cabinet (SA)

DIR-NONPUB-015 8 July 2020 The State of Victoria

DIR-NONPUB-016 30 July 2020 Department of Home Affairs

DIR-NONPUB-017 3 August 2020 Red Helmet Technology

DIR-NONPUB-018 6 August 2020 The State of New South Wales

DIR-NONPUB-019 6 August 2020 The State of New South Wales

DIR-NONPUB-020 17 August 2020 The State of Victoria

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Non-publication directions issued by the Royal Commission

DIR-NONPUB-021 17 August 2020 The State of Victoria

DIR-NONPUB-022 19 August 2020 The State of New South Wales

DIR-NONPUB-023 19 August 2020 The State of Victoria

DIR-NONPUB-025 9 September 2020 The State of Victoria

DIR-NONPUB-026 28 August 2020 Interim Observations

DIR-NONPUB-027 31 August 2020 Propositions

DIR-NONPUB-028 14 September 2020 The State of Victoria

DIR-NONPUB-029 18 September 2020 AFAC

DIR-NONPUB-030 21 September 2020 The State of Victoria

DIR-NONPUB-031 24 September 2020 Fundraising Institute of Australia

Note 1: DIR-NONPUB-007 was used twice.

Note 2: DIR-NONPUB-009 to DIR-NONPUB-013 were not used.

Note 3: DIR-NONPUB-024 was not used.

Table 18: Orders - Leave to Appear

Orders made by the Royal Commission - Leave to Appear

Order No. Type of Order

ORD-001 Commonwealth, New South Wales, Victoria & Queensland (21 May 2020)

ORD-002 Telstra (22 May 2020)

ORD-003 Red Cross (22 May 2020)

ORD-004 Australian Energy Market Commission (22 May 2020)

ORD-005 The State of South Australia (22 May 2020)

ORD-006 Insurance Australia Group (22 May 2020)

ORD-007 Forestry Corporation (25 May 2020)

ORD-010 The State of Western Australia (2 June 2020)

ORD-011 CSIRO (3 June 2020)

ORD-012 The State of Western Australia (10 June 2020)

ORD-013 Northern Territory (16 June 2020)

ORD-014 Australian Capital Territory (16 June 2020)

ORD-015 East Gippsland Shire Council (19 June 2020)

ORD-016 Telstra (28 June 2020)

ORD-017 Optus (28 June 2020)

ORD-018 AusNet (29 June 2020)

ORD-019 TransGrid (29 June 2020)

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Orders made by the Royal Commission - Leave to Appear

ORD-020 nbn co (29 June 2020)

ORD-021 Vodafone (29 June 2020)

ORD-022 Essential Energy (29 June 2020)

ORD-023 Endeavour Energy (30 June 2020)

ORD-025 The State of Tasmania (7 July 2020)

ORD-026 Standards Australia Limited (7 July 2020)

ORD-029 CSIRO (31 July 2020)

ORD-031 Mr Steven Warrington (3 August 2020)

ORD-036 CSIRO (21 September 2020)

Table 19: Orders - Procedural

Orders made by the Commission - Other

ORD-009 Order to Adjourn (29 May 2020)

ORD-024 Order to Adjourn (6 July 2020)

ORD-027 Order for Tender in Chambers (17 July 2020)

ORD-028 Order to Reconvene (27 July 2020)

ORD-030 Order to Reconvene (31 July 2020)

ORD-032 Order for Directions in Chambers (4 September 2020)

ORD-033 Order for Directions in Chambers (14 September 2020)

ORD-034 Order for Directions in Chambers (16 September 2020)

ORD-035 Order for Directions in Chambers (18 September 2020)

ORD-037 Order for Directions in Chambers (21 September 2020)

ORD-038 Order for Directions in Chambers (9 October 2020)

ORD-039 Order for Directions in Chambers (21 October 2020)

Note 4: ORD-008 was not used.

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Appendix 10 Witnesses 10.1 The Royal Commission conducted its inquiry through a broad examination of issues at a national level. A variety of means were used to inform the inquiry, including public submissions, community forums, responses to published papers and responses to

formal notices to produce information, as well as public examination of witnesses in hearings.

10.2 While all information received has been valuable in informing the Royal Commission’s inquiry, it was not feasible for every contribution to be tendered in evidence or to be examined through witness appearances at hearings. People were identified to appear as witnesses before the Royal Commission having regard to the themes and issues examined during a particular hearing and the person’s decision making role in a government organisation, professional standing to share expertise on a particular topic, or personal experience to reflect a community perspective of natural disasters.

10.3 Over the course of hearings conducted from May to September 2020, there were 301 witness appearances before the Royal Commission. This comprised:

• 38 witness appearances from the Australian Government

• 107 witness appearances from state and territory governments

• 22 witness appearances from local governments, and

• 134 witness appearances from the broader community, including professional and non-government entities.

Table 20: Witness list

Witness Date of appearance Transcript reference

Mr Richard Alder AFSM General Manager National Aerial Firefighting Centre

2 June 2020 P-324

Ms Anita Allen Director, Planning and Development Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (South Australia)

8 July 2020 P-1704

Mr Shaun Ansell Warddeken Land Management Ltd

18 June 2020 P-831

Mr Chris Arnol AFSM Chief Officer Department of Fire and Emergency Services (Tasmania)

16 July 2020 4 August 2020

P-2074 P-2482

Mr Eric Baldock Captain Darlington Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade (Western Australia)

3 July 2020 P-1447

Mr Noel Bamford APM Assistant Commissioner South Australia Police

16 July 2020 P-2104

Ms Leanne Barnes OAM General Manager Bega Valley Shire Council (New South Wales)

24 June 2020 P-1067

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Witness Date of appearance Transcript reference

Mr Adam Barnett Chief Executive Officer Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria

3 July 2020 P-1391

Mr Brad Barr Resource Manager, Wespine Forest Industries Federation (WA) Inc

18 June 2020 P-782

Mr Peter Bascomb Chief Executive Officer Snowy Monaro Regional Council (New South Wales)

23 June 2020 P-1006

Mr Ken Baulch Director, Policy and Planning, Bushfires NT Department of Environment and Natural Resources (Northern Territory)

17 June 2020 8 July 2020

P-704 P-1703

Mr Paul Baxter QSO Commissioner Fire and Rescue New South Wales

5 August 2020 P-2565

Mr Chris Beatson Chair, National Emergency Communications Working Group New South Wales Police Force

2 July 2020 P-1331

Mr Chris Beattie Chief Executive Officer South Australian State Emergency Service

4 August 2020 P-2461

Mr Glen Beckett General Manager Assist Local Government Association of Queensland

22 June 2020 P-867

Mr Nigel Bell Member Australian Institute of Architects

8 July 2020 P-1633

Mr Peter Bennett Captain Katoomba/Leura Rural Fire Brigade (New South Wales)

3 July 2020 P-1447

Mr Adrian Beresford-Wylie Chief Executive Australian Local Government Association

24 June 2020 P-1110

Mr Reece Biddiscombe Director, Earth Observation Australian Space Agency

3 August 2020 P-2321

LTGEN Greg Bilton AO CSC Chief, Joint Operations Australian Defence Force

3 June 2020 P-447

Mr Eugene Blignaut Solution Engineer Smartrack Limited

3 August 2020 P-2336

Professor David Bowman Environmental Change Biology, School of Natural Sciences University of Tasmania

16 June 2020 P-619

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Witness Date of appearance Transcript reference

Dr Sally Box Commonwealth Threatened Species Commissioner Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (Commonwealth)

27 May 2020 P-174

Professor Ross Bradstock Director, Centre for Environmental Risk Management of Bushfires University of Wollongong

16 June 2020 P-619

Dr Karl Braganza Head, Climate Monitoring Bureau of Meteorology

25 May 2020 P-5

Ms Collene Bremner Executive Director, Bushfires NT Department of Environment and Natural Resources (Northern Territory)

17 July 2020 4 August 2020

P-2193 P-2433

Mr Graeme Brown Director, Road Asset Management Services Department of Planning, Transport & Infrastructure (South Australia)

1 July 2020 P-1262

Ms Cathy Buck Coordinator, Disaster Management Sunshine Coast Council (Queensland)

23 June 2020 P-982

Dr Bruce Buckley Specialist, Meteorology Insurance Australia Groups

22 September 2020 P-2871

Mr Bren Burkevics Executive Branch Manager, Security and Emergency Management Branch Justice and Community Safety (Australian Capital Territory)

10 July 2020 P-1850

Dr Penelope Burns General Practitioner

26 May 2020 P-86

Dr Jill Cainey MBE General Manager, Networks Energy Networks Australia

2 July 2020 P-1349

Mr Robert Cameron OAM Director-General Emergency Management Australia

3 June 2020 5 August 2020

P-399 P-2621

Ms Emma Campbell First Assistant Secretary Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (Commonwealth)

27 May 2020 16 June 2020

P-159 P-601

Ms Kate Carnell AO Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman

26 May 2020 P-136

Dr Leesa Carson Branch Head, Community Safety Geoscience Australia

25 May 2020 P-39

Mr Tim Cashmore Community Witness Mallacoota (Victoria)

26 May 2020 P-114

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Witness Date of appearance Transcript reference

Ms Vanessa Cavanagh Associate Lecturer, School of Geography and Sustainable Communities University of Wollongong

18 June 2020 P-793

Mr Jamie Chalker APM Commissioner of Police/Chief Executive Officer of Fire and Emergency Services Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services

4 August 2020 P-2433

Mr Justin Choveaux General Manager Rural Fire Brigades Association Qld Inc

3 July 2020 P-1425

Mr Anthony Clark Director, Communications NSW Rural Fire Service

1 July 2020 P-1210

Dr Rohan Clarke Senior Lecturer, School of Biological Sciences Monash University

27 May 2020 P-253

Mr Noel Clement Director, Australian Programs Australian Red Cross

26 May 2020 31 July 2020

P-145 P-2246

Dr Helen Cleugh Director CSIRO

25 May 2020 P-24

Dr Reece Clothier President Australian Association for Unmanned Systems

2 June 2020 P-357

Mr Andrew Colvin APM OAM Coordinator, National Bushfire Recovery National Bushfire Recovery Agency

4 June 2020 24 September 2020 P-506 P-2947

Mr Neil Cooper PSM Senior Director, Fire Management Unit ACT Parks and Conservations Service

17 June 2020 P-704

Ms Georgie Cornish Director, State Recovery Department of the Premier and Cabinet (South Australia)

9 July 2020 P-1792

Mr Oliver Costello Firesticks Alliance Indigenous Corporation 18 June 2020 P-831

Ms Kate Cotter Chief Executive Officer Bushfire Building Council

8 July 2020 P-1633

Mr John Coyne Head of Strategic Policing and Law Enforcement Head of the North and Australia’s Security Australian Strategic Policy Institute

22 September 2020 P-2896

Ms Prue Crawford-Flett Executive General Manager, Network Operations AusNet Services

2 July 2020 P-1362

Mr Andrew Crisp APM Commissioner Emergency Management Victoria

4 August 2020 P-2514

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Witness Date of appearance Transcript reference

Dr Ryan Crompton Managing Director Risk Frontiers

25 May 2020 22 September 2020 P-49 P-2883

Mr Raymond Cronin Managing Director Kestrel Aviation

2 June 2020 P-365

Mr Mal Cronstedt AFSM Deputy Commissioner, Strategy and Emergency Management Department of Fire and Emergency Services (Western Australia)

10 July 2020 P-1866

Mr Mark Crosweller AFSM Director Ethical Intelligence

6 August 2020 22 September 2020 P-2686 P-2891

Mr David Crust Director, Park Operations of the Blue Mountains Region NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service

27 May 2020 P-238

Ms Robyn Daly Scheme Manager Local Government Association Mutual Liability Fund / Local Government Association of South Australia

24 June 2020 P-1110

Mr Campbell Darby DSC AM Consultant K2S Consulting

6 August 2020 P-2686

Mr Len Darragh Director, Security and Emergency Response Department of the Chief Minister (Northern Territory)

9 July 2020 P-1806

Mr Alistair Dawson APM Inspector General for Emergency Management (Queensland)

7 July 2020 P-1548

Ms Kylie De Courteney Managing Director NSW Telco Authority

2 July 2020 P-1338

Mr Stefan De Haan Manager, Fire Management Services Branch Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (Western Australia)

17 June 2020 P-704

Ms Ally Dench Executive Director, Community & Corporate Wollondilly Shire Council (New South Wales)

24 June 2020 P-1067

Mr Vincenzo Di Pietro AM CSC Coordinator, Local Recovery Shoalhaven City Council (New South Wales)

24 June 2020 P-1092

Mr John Dinan Acting Executive Director, Community and Place Transport for NSW

1 July 2020 P-1262

Mr Kerry Doss Deputy Director-General, Planning Group Queensland Treasury

8 July 2020 P-1671

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Witness Date of appearance Transcript reference

Ms Justine Douglas Community Witness Fairfield (Queensland)

31 July 2020 P-2269

Mr Campbell Dumesny Chief Executive Officer Western Roads Federation

1 July 2020 P-1242

Major General Peter Dunn AO (Ret’d) Former Commissioner ACT Emergency Services Authority

6 July 2020 P-1486

Mr Glenn Durie Commissioner Parks and Wildlife Commission NT

18 June 2020 P-816

Mr Bhiamie Eckford-Williamson Researcher, College of Arts and Social Sciences Australian National University

18 June 2020 P-793

Mr Troy Edwards Director, Policy & Advocacy Municipal Association of Victoria

24 June 2020 P-1109

Mr Marcus Ehrlich Managing Director Ninox Robotics

3 August 2020 P-2336

Mr Stuart Ellis AM Chief Executive Officer Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council

2 June 2020 P-289

Ms Dorean Erhart Lead, Climate Change and the Great Barrier Reef Local Government Association of Queensland

22 June 2020 P-867

Ms Jo Evans Senior Solicitor, Consumer Law Legal Aid NSW

31 July 2020 P-2233

Mr Scott Falconer Deputy Chief Fire Officer Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (Victoria)

18 June 2020 P-816

Mr John Fernandez Manager, Technical Programs Kangaroo Island Council (South Australia)

22 June 2020 P-926

Dr Alan Finkel AO Chief Scientist Australian Government

3 August 2020 P-2304

Mr Robert Fish Director, Operations Kempsey Shire Council (New South Wales)

23 June 2020 P-1030

Mr Andrew Fisher Head, Regional Rural Network Australian Broadcasting Corporation

3 August 2020 P-2348

Mr Peter Fitchat Chief Executive Officer Shire of Dundas (Western Australia)

24 June 2020 P-1040

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Witness Date of appearance Transcript reference

Ms Kate Fitzgerald Acting Chief Executive and Deputy Secretary Emergency Management Victoria

1 July 2020 P-1210

Mr Shane Fitzsimmons AFSM Commissioner Resilience NSW

15 July 2020 5 August 2020

P-1970 P-2540

Mr Mark Florence Director, Community & Economic Development Indigo Shire Council (Victoria)

24 June 2020 P-1050

Mr Bruce Forrest Captain Beechworth Rural Fire Brigade (Victoria)

3 July 2020 P-1447

Ms Margot Forster CSM State Lead, Disaster Rebuilding and Recovery Department of the Premier and Cabinet (South Australia)

9 July 2020 P-1792

Mr Philip Gaetjens Secretary Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

6 August 2020 24 September 2020 P-2741 P-2932

Ms Jenny Gale Secretary Department of Premier and Cabinet (Tasmania)

9 July 2020 P-1756

Mr Tyronne Garstone Kimberley Land Council

18 June 2020 P-831

Mr Michael Gatt Executive Manager, Works Delivery TransGrid

2 July 2020 P-1362

Mr Greg Georgopoulos Chief Executive Officer Kangaroo Island Council (South Australia)

22 June 2020 P-926

Ms Lisa Gervasoni Senior Stakeholder Policy and Advocacy Advisor, Land Management & Planning Victorian Farmers Federation

18 June 2020 P-770

Professor Lisa Gibbs Director, Jack Brockhoff Child Health and Wellbeing Program University of Melbourne

26 May 2020 P-86

Ms Monica Gibson Executive Director, Local and Regional Planning Industry and Environment (New South Wales)

8 July 2020 P-1671

Mr Kevin Giles and Ms Milusa Giles Community Witnesses Sarsfield (Victoria)

9 July 2020 P-1772

Mr Andrew Gissing General Manager, Resilience Risk Frontiers

22 September 2020 P-2885

Captain Stuart Glover Head, Community Engagement The Salvation Army

31 July 2020 P-2246

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Witness Date of appearance Transcript reference

Mr David Gossage AFSM President Bushfire Volunteers (Western Australia)

3 July 2020 P-1425

Dr Wayne Gregson APM OAM Former Commissioner Department of Fire and Emergency Services (Western Australia)

6 July 2020 P-1503

Dr Michael Grose Senior Research Scientist CSIRO

25 May 2020 22 September 2020 P-24 P-2854

Ms Jane Halton AO PSM Commissioner National COVID-19 Coordination Commission Advisory Board

5 August 2020 P-2598

Mr Rohan Hamden Chief Executive Officer Cross Dependency Initiative (XDI)

8 July 2020 P-1652

Mr Ross Hampton Chief Executive Officer Australian Forest Products Association

18 June 2020 P-783

Mr Chris Hardman Chief Fire Officer Forest Fire Management Victoria

16 June 2020 P-646

Ms Kirsty Hargreaves Community Witness Mallacoota (Victoria)

26 May 2020 P-155

Mr Leigh Harris Regional Director Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service

16 June 2020 17 June 2020 18 June 2020

P-647 P-680 P-826

Mr Darren Hine AO APM Commissioner Tasmania Police

16 July 2020 P-2074

Ms Mary Hoodless Community Witness Jingellic (New South Wales)

30 June 2020 P-1148

Mr Philip Hurst Chief Executive Officer Aerial Application Association of Australia

2 June 2020 P-365

Mr Matthew Hyde Chief Executive Officer Snowy Valleys Council (New South Wales)

23 June 2020 P-1005

Mr Trevor Ierino Chief Executive Officer Indigo Shire Council (Victoria)

24 June 2020 P-1050

Ms Louise Irving Community Witness Mallacoota (Victoria))

30 June 2020 P-1147

Mr Luke Jenner General Manager, Customer and Network Services Essential Energy

2 July 2020 P-1361

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Witness Date of appearance Transcript reference

Mr Peter Jennings PSM Executive Director Australian Strategic Policy Institute

22 September 2020 P-2893

Mr David Jochinke President Victorian Farmers Federation

18 June 2020 P-769

Dr Andrew Johnson Chief Executive Officer, LGASA Mutual Pty Ltd, and Executive Director, Corporate Governance Local Government Association of South Australia

24 June 2020 P-1110

Mr Lee Johnson AFSM Former Commissioner Queensland Fire and Rescue Service

6 July 2020 P-1514

Associate Professor Fay Johnston Public Health and Primary Care Theme, Menzies Institute for Medical Research University of Tasmania

26 May 2020 P-86

VADM David Johnston AO Vice Chief Australian Defence Force

3 June 2020 P-447

Ms Angela Jones Director, Infrastructure and Environment Richmond Valley Council (New South Wales)

22 June 2020 P-885

Mr Mark Jones QFSM Chief Officer South Australian Country Fire Service

4 August 2020 P-2461

Ms Alix Kaucz Senior Director, Territory Plan Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate (Australian Capital Territory)

8 July 2020 P-1704

Ms Reegan Key PSM Manager, Operational Communications Emergency Management Victoria

1 July 2020 P-1210

Dr Margaret Kitchin Director, Strategic Coordination and Planning ACT NoWaste

27 May 2020 P-195

Mr Darren Klemm AFSM Commissioner Department of Fire and Emergency Services (Western Australia)

17 July 2020 P-2163

Professor Andy Koronios CEO/Managing Director SmartSat CRC

3 August 2020 P-2321

Ms Kelly Kwan Executive Manager, Advocacy Local Government New South Wales

24 June 2020 P-1110

Ms Emma Lake Manager, Emergency Management Policy Municipal Association of Victoria

24 June 2020 P-1109

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Witness Date of appearance Transcript reference

Mr Jacob Lazarus General Manager Hume Forests Limited

6 July 2020 P-1534

Mr Andrew Lea ESM Director State Emergency Service

4 August 2020 P-2482

Mr Greg Leach Commissioner Queensland Fire and Emergency Services

17 July 2020 4 August 2020

P-2137 P-2502

Ms Michelle Lees Deputy Chief Executive Officer Services Australia

4 June 2020 P-490

Mr Justin Leonard Research Leader, Bushfire Urban Design CSIRO

3 August 2020 P-2388

Mr Mark Leplastrier Executive Manager, Natural Perils Insurance Australia Group

25 May 2020 22 September 2020 P-49 P-2875

Mr Douglas Lesh Senior Director, Planning Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics (Northern Territory)

8 July 2020 P-1703

Mr Craig Limkin Deputy Secretary, Policy & Intergovernmental Relations, and State Recovery Advisor Department of Premier and Cabinet (Tasmania)

9 July 2020 P-1756

Mr Mike Lollback Group Manager, Member and Advisory Services Local Government Association of Queensland

22 June 2020 P-867

Mr Brett Loughlin Director, Preparedness Operations South Australian Country Fire Service

16 June 2020 17 June 2020

P-647 P-680

Mr Chris Lunson Executive Director, RoadTek Department of Transport and Main Roads (Queensland)

1 July 2020 P-1261

Mr Julian Lyngcoln Deputy Secretary, Planning Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (Victoria)

8 July 2020 P-1671

Mr Cameron MacMillan Chief Executive Officer Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority

9 July 2020 P-1737

Mr Craig Magnussen Acting Director, Sustainable Development Southern Downs Regional Council (Queensland)

24 June 2020 P-1067

Mr Shoni Maguire Acting General Manager, Public Safety Bureau of Meteorology

4 June 2020 P-559

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Witness Date of appearance Transcript reference

Mr Ashley Manicaros Chief Executive Officer Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association

18 June 2020 P-770

Professor Alan March Urban Planning, Architecture, Building and Planning University of Melbourne

8 July 2020 P-1622

Mr Samuel Marks Transport and Infrastructure Adviser Australian Trucking Association

1 July 2020 P-1242

Ms Merridie Martin Director, Heritage and Native Vegetation Department of Environment and Water (South Australia)

8 July 2020 P-1704

Mr John McArthur Manager, Waste and Emergency Management Adelaide Hills Council (South Australia)

23 June 2020 P-956

Mr Shaun McBride Chief Economist Local Government NSW

24 June 2020 P-1110

Mr Stuart McConnell General Manager, Bushfire Recovery East Gippsland Shire Council (Victoria)

22 June 2020 P-912

Mr John McDermott President McDermott Aviation

2 June 2020 P-365

Mr Brian McDonough President NSW Rural Fire Service Association

3 July 2020 P-1391

Ms Gail McGowan PSM Director General Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage (Western Australia)

8 July 2020 P-1704

Mr Scott McGrath Government Relations Manager Standards Australia

8 July 2020 P-1652

Mr Cameron McKenna Managing Director Attentis

3 August 2020 P-2336

Mr James McTavish ESM CSC Cross Border Commissioner Office of the Cross Border Commissioner (New South Wales)

30 June 2020 P-1176

Dr Dan Metcalfe Deputy Director CSIRO

4 June 2020 22 September 2020 P-541 P-2851

Mr Lee Miezis Chief Executive Officer Bushfire Recovery Victoria

10 July 2020 P-1821

Mr Daniel Miller Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation

18 June 2020 P-831

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Witness Date of appearance Transcript reference

Mr Casey Molloy Director, Sales Smartrak Limited

3 August 2020 P-2336

Mr Brendan Moon Chief Executive Officer Queensland Reconstruction Authority

9 July 2020 P-1737

Mr Gary Morgan AO AFSM Chairman, Forest Fire Management Committee Institute of Foresters of Australia

6 July 2020 P-1522

Mr Michael Morgan AFSM Chief Officer South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service

4 August 2020 P-2461

Mr Tristan Morris Founder Bushfire.io

3 August 2020 P-2362

Mr Russell Mullet Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation

18 June 2020 P-831

Mr Greg Mullins AO AFSM Former Commissioner Fire and Rescue NSW

6 July 2020 P-1497

Mr Anthony Murffett Deputy Head Australian Space Agency

3 August 2020 P-2321

Professor Brendan Murphy Secretary Department of Health

5 August 2020 P-2580

Ms Francesca Muskovic National Policy Manager, Sustainability and Regulatory Affairs Property Council of Australia

8 July 2020 P-1633

Dr Timothy Neale Senior Research Fellow, Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation Deakin University

18 June 2020 P-793

Mr Tarron Newman Managing Director/Founder Red Helmet Technology

3 August 2020 P-2359

Mr Paul Northey Chief Regional Roads Department of Transport (Victoria)

1 July 2020 P-1261

Ms Fleur O’Connor Chief Officer Northern Territory Emergency Services

9 July 2020 P-1806

Mr Toby oConnor Chief Executive Officer St Vincent de Paul Society

31 July 2020 P-2246

Associate Professor Christine Owen Research Fellow, Emergency Management / University Associate, Faculty of Education Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies / University of Tasmania

6 August 2020 P-2672

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Witness Date of appearance Transcript reference

Mr Sharanjit Paddam Actuaries Institute of Australia

25 May 2020 P-49

Ms Amanda Pagan Acting Director, Relief and Recovery Towong Shire Council (Victoria)

24 June 2020 P-1050

Mr Alistair Parker Executive General Manager, Regulation & External Affairs AusNet Services

2 July 2020 P-1362

Ms Caroline Paterson Community Witness Kangaroo Island (South Australia)

27 May 2020 P-222

Ms Lisa Paul AO PSM Coordinator, BizRebuild Business Council Australia

31 July 2020 P-2215

Mr Tony Pearce Inspector-General for Emergency Management (Victoria)

7 July 2020 P-1548

Mr Robert Pesavento Vice President, Operations, Provisioning and Satellite Optus

2 July 2020 P-1304

Mr Carl Peterson Coordinator, Disaster Management Moreton Bay Regional Council (Queensland)

22 June 2020 P-885

Mr Michael Pezzullo AO Secretary Department of Home Affairs

6 August 2020 P-2717

Ms Juliana Phelps Chief Executive Officer Towong Shire Council (Victoria)

23 June 2020 P-1005

Mr James Pickens General Manager, Technology Vodafone Hutchison Australia

2 July 2020 P-1304

Mr Matthew Pinnegar Chief Executive Officer Local Government Association of South Australia

24 June 2020 P-1110

Ms Marg Prendergast PSM Executive Director, Disaster Recovery Resilience NSW

13 July 2020 P-1899

Mr Chris Presland PSM Director, Natural Disaster Expenditure & Governance Resilience NSW / Office of Emergency Management (New South Wales)

13 July 2020 P-1899

Mr John Price Lead Ombudsman, Insurance Australian Financial Complaints Authority

26 May 2020 P-128

Mr David Proctor APM Commander Northern Territory Police

17 July 2020 P-2193

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Witness Date of appearance Transcript reference

Ms Beth Raines OAM Captain Mount Wilson/Mount Irvine Rural Fire Brigade (New South Wales)

3 July 2020 P-1447

Dr Steve Read Acting First Assistant Secretary Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (Commonwealth)

16 June 2020 P-601

Ms Tania Rishniw Deputy Secretary Department of Health

5 August 2020 P-2580

Ms Jenny Robb and Mr Arthur Robb Community Witnesses Kiah (New South Wales)

10 July 2020 P-1820

Mr Rob Rogers AFSM Commissioner NSW Rural Fire Service

17 June 2020 1 July 2020 8 July 2020 15 July 2020

P-703 P-1210 P-1671 P-1970

Uncle Denis Rose Gunditjmara traditional owner Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation

27 May 2020 N/A

Ms Alison Rose Chief of Division, Place, Space and Communities Division Geoscience Australia

4 June 2020 P-579

Ms Ruth Ryan AFSM Corporate Fire Manager HVP Plantations

2 June 2020 18 June 2020

P-344 P-782

Mr Scott Ryan General Manager, Operations Endeavour Energy

2 July 2020 P-1361

Ms Catherine Ryland Member Planning Institute of Australia

8 July 2020 P-1633

Mr Greg Saunder Plantation Consultant Forest Owners’ Conference

6 July 2020 P-1533

Laureate Professor Emeritus Cheryl Saunders AO Co-Director of Studies, Government Law/Public and International Law The University of Melbourne

6 August 2020 P-2703

Ms Jules Scarlett Director, Government Relations, Regional Affairs and Sustainability Telstra

2 July 2020 P-1304

Mr Des Schroder Director, Environment, Planning & Community Clarence Valley Council (New South Wales)

23 June 2020 P-956

Mr Rohan Scott AFSM Acting Chief Officer ACT Rural Fire Service

15 July 2020 4 August 2020

P-2015 P-2491

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Witness Date of appearance Transcript reference

Mr Julian Seddon Senior Ecologist Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate (Australian Capital Territory)

27 May 2020 P-195

Mr Channa Seneviratne Executive, Network and Infrastructure Engineering Telstra

2 July 2020 P-1304

Mr Warren Sharpe OAM Director of Infastructure Services and Local Emergency Management Officer Eurobodalla Shire Council (New South Wales)

22 June 2020 P-938

Professor Jason Sharples School of Science University of New South Wales

3 August 2020 P-2388

Associate Professor Michael Shawn-Fletcher Geography, School of Geography University of Melbourne

18 June 2020 P-794

Mr Steven Blake Shearer OAM Executive Director South Australian Road and Transport Association

1 July 2020 P-1242

Mr Alen Slijepcevic Deputy Chief Officer Bushfire Country Fire Authority Victoria

16 June 2020 P-646

Mr Todd Smith Acting General Manager, National Operations Bureau of Meteorology

4 June 2020 P-560

Mr Marty Smyth Chief Executive Officer ESTA Victoria

2 July 2020 P-1338

Mr Desmond Snook Acting Managing Director Main Roads (Western Australia)

1 July 2020 P-1262

Mr Mark Spain AFSM Chief Fire Officer Northern Territory Fire and Rescue Service

4 August 2020 P-2433

Mr Geoff Spring Senior Industry Advisor, Centre for Disaster Management & Public Safety University of Melbourne

2 July 2020 P-1332

Mr John Stalker Volunteer Samford Rural Fire Brigade (Queensland)

3 July 2020 P-1447

Mr Rodd Staples Secretary, Department of Transport Transport for NSW

1 July 2020 P-1262

Mr Andrew Stark AFSM Deputy Chief Officer South Australian Country Fire Service

8 July 2020 16 July 2020

P-1703 P-2104

Mr Victor Steffensen Firesticks Alliance Indigenous Corporation 18 June 2020 P-831

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Mr Heath Stenton Manager, Community Safety City of Swan (Western Australia)

23 June 2020 P-982

Ms Naomi Stephens Acting Executive Director, Park Operations NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service

17 June 2020 18 June 2020

P-734 P-816

Mr Chris Stephenson Deputy Commissioner Emergency Management Victoria

1 July 2020 16 July 2020

P-1261 P-2042

Mr Adam Stingemore General Manager, Strategy and Engagement Standards Australia

8 July 2020 P-1652

The Hon Shane Stone AC QC Coordinator-General National Drought and North Queensland Flood Response and Recovery Agency

4 June 2020 P-528

Mr Karl Sullivan Head, Risk and Operations Insurance Council of Australia

8 July 2020 P-1652

Ms Leanne Taylor Chief Executive Officer NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service

31 July 2020 P-2279

Ms Bridget Tehan Policy Advisor Victorian Council of Social Services

31 July 2020 P-2233

Associate Professor Kevin Tolhurst AM Fire Ecology and Management, Ecosystem And Forest Sciences University of Melbourne

16 June 2020 P-619

Professor Sue Townsend Community Witness Tumbarumba (New South Wales)

25 May 2020 P-82

Mr Jonathan Vea Assistant Director, Planning Services Department of Tourism, Sport and Culture (Northern Territory)

17 June 2020 P-705

Mr Ian Walker Executive Director Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate (Australian Capital Territory)

27 May 2020 P-195

Mr Ewan Waller AFSM Former Chief Fire Officer Department of Sustainability and Environment (Victoria)

6 July 2020 P-1522

Mr Steven Warrington AFSM Former Chief Officer/CEO Victorian Country Fire Service

4 August 2020 P-2528

Mr Michael Wassing AFSM Deputy Commissioner Queensland Fire and Emergency Services

16 June 2020 17 June 2020 4 August 2020

P-647 P-680 P-2502

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Witness Date of appearance Transcript reference

Mr Craig Waters Acting Commissioner Department Fire and Emergency Services

4 August 2020 P-2444

Mr Hamish Webb Director, Knowledge and Planning Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (Victoria)

17 June 2020 P-680

Mr Adam Weinert Community Witness Lobethal (South Australia)

30 June 2020 P-1148

Ms Jennifer Westacott AO Chief Executive Officer Business Council Australia

31 July 2020 P-2215

Dr Rachel Westcott Coordinator South Australian Veterinary Emergency Management

31 July 2020 P-2279

Ms Georgeina Whelan AM CSC & Bar Commissioner ACT Emergency Services Agency

17 June 2020 8 July 2020 15 July 2020 4 August 2020

P-704 P-1704 P-2015 P-2491

Ms Kylie White Deputy Secretary Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (Victoria)

27 May 2020 P-253

Mr Michael Parker Whitelaw Executive Manager nbn co

2 July 2020 P-1304

Mr Tim Wiebusch ESM Chief Officer, Operations Victoria State Emergency Service

4 August 2020 P-2514

Mr Mike Williams Executive Director, National Parks and Wildlife Department for Environment and Water (South Australia)

16 June 2020 17 June 2020

P-646 P-680

Mr Brian Williams Vice-President Volunteer Fire Fighters Association (New South Wales)

3 July 2020 P-1425

Mr Luke Wilson Cross Border Commissioner Regional Development Victoria

30 June 2020 P-1176

Mr Brian Windebank Community Witness Narre Warren (Victoria)

30 June 2020 P-1168

Mr Richard Windeyer Deputy Secretary Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications (Commonwealth)

3 August 2020 P-2372

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Mr Andy Wood State President, Council of Australian Volunteer Fire Associations Brigade Captain at American River Brigade (South Australia)

3 July 2020 P-1391

Mr Peter Woodgate Chair SmartSat CRC

3 August 2020 P-2321

Mr Gary Worboys APM Deputy Commissioner, NSW Police Force State Emergency Operations Controller, Resilience NSW

15 July 2020 P-1970

Mr Dean Munuggullumurr Yibarbuk Warddeken Land Management Ltd 18 June 2020 P-831

Ms Carlene York APM Commissioner NSW State Emergency Services Commissioner

5 August 2020 P-2540

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Appendix 11 Exhibits 11.1 Over the course of the inquiry conducted by the Royal Commission, there were 3,079 exhibits of documentary evidence brought before the Commission.

Table 21: Exhibit List

Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

AAU.500.001.0001 Exhibit 29.13.2 Asthma Australia Bushfire Smoke Impact Survey 2019-2020 Report AAU.500.001.0030 Exhibit 29.13.4 Asthma Australia Bushfire Smoke Impact Survey 2019-2020 - State and Territory Snapshot AAU.500.001.0033 Exhibit 29.13.3 Asthma Australia Bushfire Smoke Impact Survey 2019-2020 - Key Findings Report AAU.500.001.0039 Exhibit 29.13.1 Response of Ms Michelle Goldman to Notice to Give (Witness Statement) (NTS-HB2-004) ABC.500.001.0001 Exhibit 14.1.5 The ABC Bushfire Impact Research 2019/2020 ABC.500.001.0041 Exhibit 14.1.1 ABC’s response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-248) ABC.500.001.0060 Exhibit 14.1.2 Annexure A: Emergency Broadcasting Policy ABC.500.001.0065 Exhibit 14.1.3 Annexure B: Memorandum of Understanding Emergency Broadcasts on ABC Radio ABC.500.001.0070 Exhibit 14.1.4 Annexure C: Message coding method ABC.501.001.0001 Exhibit 14.1.7 ABC Photograph 1

ABC.501.001.0002 Exhibit 14.1.8 ABC Photograph 2

ACB.500.001.0001 Exhibit 33.36.1 Australian Building Codes Board Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-675) ACC.500.001.0001 Exhibit 30.17.1 Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-284) ACT.500.001.0001 Exhibit 20.18.1 Australian Capital Territory response to NTG-HB2-470 ACT.501.001.0001 Exhibit 33.33.1 Australian Capital Territory Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-540) ACT.502.001.0001 Exhibit 33.33.2 Australian Capital Territory Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-515) ACT.504.001.0002 Exhibit 30.16.1 Ministerial Brief to the Chief Minister of Justice and Community Safety Directorate ACT.504.001.0006 Exhibit 30.16.2 Emergencies (State of Emergency) Declaration 2020 ACT.504.001.0008 Exhibit 30.16.3 ACT State of Alert

ACT.504.001.0009 Exhibit 30.16.4 ACT Emergency Services Agency Situation Report ACT.504.001.0015 Exhibit 30.16.5 South East NSW Fire Overview Map ACT.504.001.0017 Exhibit 30.16.6 ACT State of Alert

ACT.504.001.0023 Exhibit 30.16.7 Fire Spread Prediction Map

ACT.504.001.0024 Exhibit 30.16.8 ACT Emergency Services Agency Situation Report

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

ACT.504.001.0028 Exhibit 30.16.9 Health Emergency Control Centre Situation Report ACT.900.001.0001 Exhibit 35.10.1 Australian Capital Territory response to draft propositions ADC.500.001.0002 Exhibit 10.11.1 Adelaide Hills Council response to NTG-HB2-269 ADC.500.001.0804 Exhibit 10.11.3 AHC Bushfire Recovery Action Plan 19 March 2020 ADC.500.001.0945 Exhibit 10.11.4 Disaster Recovery Guide for Councils (SA) April 2017 ADC.501.001.0002 Exhibit 10.11.2 Adelaide Hills Council response to NTG-HB3-613 AEC.500.001.0001 Exhibit 6.12.8 AEMC. ‘Review of the regulatory frameworks for stand-alone power systems - priority 2, Final report’ AEC.500.001.0246 Exhibit 6.12.6 AEMC. ‘Review of the regulatory frameworks for stand-alone power systems - priority 1, Final report’ AEC.500.001.0434 Exhibit 6.12.9 AEMC. ‘Updating the regulatory frameworks for stand-alone power systems, Final report’ AEC.501.001.0003 Exhibit 6.12.1 Witness Statement - John Pierce AO

AEC.502.001.0246 Exhibit 6.12.2 Australian Energy Market Commission. ‘Applying the Energy Market Objectives’ AEC.502.001.0270 Exhibit 6.12.3 AusNet: Submission to AEMC Issues Paper on Stand-alone Power Systems AEC.502.001.0288 Exhibit 6.12.7 COAG Energy Council. ‘Australian Energy Market Commission Review of the Regulatory Framework for Distributor-led Stand-Alone Power Systems - Priority 1 Final Report, Response’

AEC.502.001.0480 Exhibit 6.12.5 COAG Energy Council. ‘Stand-alone energy systems in the electricity market, Consultation on regulatory implications’ AEC.502.001.0495 Exhibit 6.12.4 Letter from The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, Chair, COAG Energy Council to John Pierce enclosing ‘Terms of reference - review of changes required to the national electricity framework for stand-alone power systems’ AER.501.001.0002 Exhibit 6.10.1 Witness Statement - Clare Savage

AFC.500.001.0001 Exhibit 4.2.1 National Aerial Firefighting Centre Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB1-072) AFC.501.001.0001 Exhibit 4.2.8 Annexure 7: Firefighting aircraft of Australia AFC.502.001.0006 Exhibit 4.2.2 National Aerial Firefighting Centre Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-332) AFC.502.001.0049 Exhibit 4.1.2 Annexure 1: AFAC Commissioners and Chief Officers Strategic Committee Terms of Reference AFC.502.001.0051 Exhibit 34.2.2 AFAC Strategic Directions Achievement Report AFC.502.001.0079 Exhibit 4.1.3 Annexure 2: AFAC Research Committee Terms of Reference AFC.502.001.0081 Exhibit 4.1.40 AFAC Strategy 2019-2023

AFC.502.001.0101 Exhibit 4.1.4 Annexure 3: AFAC Collaboration Model

AFC.502.001.0141 Exhibit 4.1.32 Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council Limited - Constitution AFC.502.001.0171 Exhibit 4.1.5 Annexure 4: AFAC Doctrine Development and Management Policy AFC.502.001.0186 Exhibit 4.1.31 AFAC Charter v 1.5

AFC.502.001.0194 Exhibit 4.1.6 Annexure 5: AFAC Doctrine aligned to 5 key strategic directions 2017- 2021 AFC.502.001.0196 Exhibit 4.1.7 Annexure 6: AFAC Collaborative Network - Maximising Impact

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

AFC.502.001.0208 Exhibit 4.1.8 Annexure 7: AFAC Council Member Survey AFC.502.001.0248 Exhibit 4.1.9 Annexure 8: AFAC Data Quality Assessment Guideline AFC.502.001.0264 Exhibit 4.1.10 Annexure 9: AFAC The Effectiveness and Efficiency of Aerial Firefighting in Australia - Part 1 (please note that this was also produced under NAFC Response to NTG-HB2-332)

AFC.502.001.0341 Exhibit 4.1.11 Annexure 10: FireNote - Effectiveness and Efficiency of Aerial Fire Fighting in Australia AFC.502.001.0359 Exhibit 4.1.12 Annexure 11: Large Air Tanker Evaluation AFC.502.001.0500 Exhibit 4.1.13 Annexure 12: Large and Very Large Air Tanker Evaluation Project 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 prepared for the Government of NSW

AFC.502.001.0585 Exhibit 4.1.26 Commissioners and Chief Officers Strategic Committee - Arrangement for Interstate Assistance - Supporting Advice AFC.502.001.0640 Exhibit 4.1.14 Annexure 13: AIDR Strategy 2018-2021 AFC.502.001.0647 Exhibit 4.1.37 Operating Plan for the Exchange of Wildland Fire Management Resources Between Canadian and Australian

Participants

AFC.502.001.0676 Exhibit 4.1.15 Annexure 14: Contract in Relation to the Management and Delivery of Emergency Management Professional Development Products and Services on Behalf of the Attorney-General’s Department - Attorney-General’s Department and Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council Ltd

AFC.502.001.0724 Exhibit 4.1.16 Annexure 15: Evaluation of the Australian Institute of Disaster Resilience AFC.502.001.0833 Exhibit 4.1.17 Annexure 16: Terms of Reference - Health and Safety Technical Group AFC.502.001.0836 Exhibit 4.1.35 Operating Plan for the Exchange of Wildland Fire Management Resources Between United States of America and Australian Participants

AFC.502.001.0848 Exhibit 4.1.18 Annexure 17: Terms of Reference - Mental Health and Wellbeing Network AFC.502.001.0912 Exhibit 4.1.19 Annexure 18: National Statement of Capability for Fire and Emergency Services AFC.502.001.0971 Exhibit 4.1.20 Annexure 19: Guidance note - national resource prioritisation AFC.502.001.0976 Exhibit 4.1.21 Annexure 20: Terms of Reference - AIIMS Steering Committee AFC.502.001.0998 Exhibit 4.1.22 Annexure 21: Terms of Reference - National Working Group for Public Information and Warnings AFC.502.001.1008 Exhibit 4.1.23 Annexure 22: Working Towards an Australian Warning System AFC.502.001.1044 Exhibit 4.1.27 Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council - CCOSC Meeting - Interstate Deployments - End

of season summary 2019

AFC.502.001.1049 Exhibit 4.1.28 Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council CCOSC Meeting - NRSC deployments debrief summary - 2019/2020 bushfire season AFC.502.001.1056 Exhibit 4.1.29 Department of Home Affairs, Observations - National Resource Sharing Centre AFC.502.001.1057 Exhibit 4.1.30 AFAC NRSC Deployments Bushfire season 2019-2020

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

AFC.502.001.1061 Exhibit 4.1.33 CIFFC and NIFC After Action Review - Outcomes - April 2020 AFC.502.001.1421 Exhibit 4.2.3 Annexure 2: AFAC Position on Use of Chemicals in Bushfire Control and Prescribed Burning AFC.502.001.1428 Exhibit 4.2.4 Annexure 3: Example of protecting communications infrastructure AFC.502.001.1432 Exhibit 4.2.5 Annexure 4: Guidance note - national resource prioritisation AFC.502.001.1437 Exhibit 4.2.6 Annexure 5: Introduction to ARENA

AFC.502.001.1496 Exhibit 4.2.7 Annexure 6: NAFC contracts

AFC.502.001.1497 Exhibit 4.2.9 Annexure 8: Simulation to Support Aviation Related Training AFC.502.001.1566 Exhibit 4.2.11 Executed Commonwealth Standard Grant Agreement between the Commonwealth represented by Department of Industry, Innovation and Science and National Aerial Firefighting Centre AFC.502.001.1614 Exhibit 4.2.13 Deed of Variation - National Aerial Firefighting Program AFC.502.001.1641 Exhibit 4.2.10 Resource Management Agreement - Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council Limited and

Australian States and Territories

AFC.502.001.1697 Exhibit 4.2.14 Deed of Novation - National Aerial Firefighting Program AFC.502.001.1811 Exhibit 4.2.12 Deed of Variation - National Aerial Firefighting Program AFC.503.001.0001 Exhibit 4.1.24 Australasian Fire and Emergency Services Authorities Council Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-342)

AFC.503.001.0003 Exhibit 4.1.1 Australasian Fire and Emergency Services Authorities Council Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-337) AFC.504.001.0001 Exhibit 4.1.42 CCOSC_Summary_Report_2020-01-21 (1) AFC.505.001.0001 Exhibit 30.55.2 Australasian Fire and Emergency Services Authorities Council Response to Notice to Produce (NTP-HB2-304) AFC.505.001.0043 Exhibit 28.1.30 Guidance Note: Management of Fully Shared Resources AFC.505.001.0050 Exhibit 28.1.31 Guidance Note: Cost Sharing for re-deployment aviation resources AFC.505.001.0054 Exhibit 28.1.32 NAFC Guidance regarding allocation of Australian Government funding AFC.505.001.0057 Exhibit 28.1.199 ILU Responsibilities

AFC.505.001.0061 Exhibit 28.1.200 AFACC NRSC Deployment Manager Roles and Functions AFC.505.001.0139_R Exhibit 28.1.9 Letter to AFAC re ANZEMC collaboration with AFAC AFC.505.001.0141 Exhibit 30.55.1 CCOSC Terms of Reference

AFC.505.001.0145 Exhibit 28.1.2 AFAC Board Meeting Item for Decision AFC.505.001.0147 Exhibit 28.1.4 AFAC Council Meeting Item for Information AFC.505.001.0148 Exhibit 28.1.3 AFAC CEO Bulletin - CCOSC

AFC.505.001.0150 Exhibit 28.1.6 CCOSC Board Meeting Item for Decision AFC.505.001.0160 Exhibit 28.1.143 Email to CCOSC Members attaching EMA Resource Prioritisation Paper

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

AFC.505.001.0317 Exhibit 27.16.1 Agreement between the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council Ltd and NSW Rural Fire Service for the National Fire Danger Ratings Project Program Management Office AFC.505.001.0343 Exhibit 27.16.2 Deed of Variation No. 1 (National Fire Danger Ratings Project Program Management Office) AFC.505.001.0584 Exhibit 28.1.5 CCOSC Meeting Minutes

AFC.505.001.0609 Exhibit 28.1.7 CCOSC Meeting Minutes

AFC.505.001.0622 Exhibit 28.1.8 CCOSC Meeting Minutes

AFC.505.001.0637 Exhibit 28.1.10 CCOSC Meeting Minutes

AFC.505.001.0658 Exhibit 28.1.11 CCOSC Meeting Minutes

AFC.505.001.0681 Exhibit 28.1.12 CCOSC Meeting Minutes

AFC.505.001.0716 Exhibit 28.1.13 CCOSC Meeting Minutes

AFC.505.001.0724 Exhibit 28.1.14 CCOSC Meeting Minutes

AFC.505.001.0752 Exhibit 28.1.18 CCOSC Meeting Minutes

AFC.505.001.0758 Exhibit 28.1.20 CCOSC Meeting Minutes

AFC.505.001.0771 Exhibit 28.1.21 CCOSC Meeting Minutes

AFC.505.001.0802 Exhibit 28.1.27 CCOSC Meeting Minutes

AFC.505.001.0847 Exhibit 28.1.137 AFAC CCOSC Meeting Minutes: 6 December 2019 AFC.505.001.0863 Exhibit 28.1.168 AFAC CCOSC Meeting Minutes AFC.506.001.0004 Exhibit 28.1.204 Survey of the NRSC Deployment Debrief Summary of the 2019/2020 bushfire season: Survey Monkey results AFC.506.001.0016 Exhibit 34.2.4 Report on AFAC Experience with BNHCRC AFC.506.001.0496 Exhibit 28.1.132 Bushfire Strategic Planning Report 2019/2020 (Version 1.0) AFC.506.001.0536 Exhibit 28.1.159 Report: National Fire Retardant Project AFC.506.001.0543 Exhibit 28.1.205 CEO Bulletin: The Positioning of CCSOC within National Arrangements AFC.506.001.0650 Exhibit 28.1.158 Email from Luke Purcell to CCOSC Members re “Advice to CCOSC on Aerial Resources Requests” AFC.507.001.0004 Exhibit 28.1.1 Strategic Directions for Fire and Emergency Services in Australia and New Zealand 2014 - 2016 AFC.507.001.0012 Exhibit 28.1.162 Fire Simulator: Business Requirements Evaluation - Final Report AFC.507.001.0052 Exhibit 23.10.16 Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council, ‘Operations Plan - 2018’ AFC.507.001.0073 Exhibit 28.1.207 List of members of Resource Managers Group since 31 October 2019 AFC.507.001.0074 Exhibit 28.1.68 Email from Luke Purcell to various re “Interstate NZ Resource Managers NSW Fires” AFC.507.001.0076 Exhibit 28.1.69 Attachment to AFC.507.001.0074: State Strategic Planning Unit - Resourcing Overview - Monday 21 October

2019

AFC.507.001.0084 Exhibit 28.1.72 Resource Managers Teleconference - Meeting Notes AFC.507.001.0085 Exhibit 28.1.75 Email from NRSC Deployments to various re ‘Interstate/NZ Resources - NSW Fires’

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

AFC.507.001.0087 Exhibit 28.1.76 Email from NRSC Deployments to Jason Heffernan re ‘Indicative Interstate Assistance to NSW - 17 November 2019’ AFC.507.001.0088 Exhibit 28.1.77 Attachment to AFC.507.001.0087: Briefing Note: Interstate Assistance to NSW - October 2019 Bush Fires AFC.507.001.0090 Exhibit 28.1.78 Email from NRSC Deployments to various re ‘Fw: State Strategic Planning Unit briefing - Mon 28/10/19’ AFC.507.001.0092 Exhibit 28.1.79 Attachment to AFC.507.001.0090: State Strategic Planning Unit Overview Briefing AFC.507.001.0096 Exhibit 28.1.80 Email from Luke Purcell to various re ‘Interstate/NZ Resource Managers - NSW Fires’ AFC.507.001.0098 Exhibit 28.1.81 Attachment to AFC.507.001.0096: Outlook Meeting Invitation re ‘Interstate/NZ Resource Managers - NSW Bush

Fires’

AFC.507.001.0099 Exhibit 28.1.118 Email from Paul Considine to various re “Re: Request for deployment of AFAC NRSC Deployment Manager - Night Shift” AFC.507.001.0102 Exhibit 28.1.128 Email from Luke Purcell to various re “AFAC NRSC Strategic Planning and Future Resourcing” AFC.507.001.0104 Exhibit 28.1.129 Email from Jeremy Stubbs to various re “NRSC Planning Exercise and Report” AFC.507.001.0106 Exhibit 28.1.130 Attachment to AFC.507.001.0104 - Resource Commitment Estimate AFC.507.001.0107 Exhibit 28.1.138 Email sent 2:53pm from NRSC Duty officer to various re “Fw: Informal request for potential deployment of

Strike Team to Queensland”

AFC.507.001.0109 Exhibit 28.1.139 Email sent 2:59pm from NRSC Duty officer to various re “Fw: Informal request for potential deployment of Strike Team to Queensland” AFC.507.001.0112 Exhibit 28.1.140 Outlook Meeting Invitation re “Resource Managers Teleconference - QLD Request” AFC.507.001.0113 Exhibit 28.1.17 Project Brief: Towards a National Warnings Framework AFC.508.001.0010 Exhibit 29.19.1 Statement of Stuart Ellis AM

AFC.508.001.0016 Exhibit 28.1.209 AFAC CCOSC Meeting Minutes 17 July 2020 AFC.508.001.0025 Exhibit 34.2.6 CCOSC Meeting Minutes

AFC.508.001.0037 Exhibit 28.1.210 AFAC CCOSC Meeting Minutes 17 July 2020 and additional materials AFC.508.001.0084 Exhibit 29.19.2 Attachment SJE4 to statement of Stuart Ellis AM: Bureau of Meteorology, ‘Strengthening our Public Services’ AFC.508.001.0091 Exhibit 29.19.3 Attachment SJE5 to statement of Stuart Ellis AM: Presentation, ‘Big weather and how to survive it’ AFC.508.001.0100 Exhibit 29.19.4 Attachment SJE6 to statement of Stuart Ellis AM: Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience, ‘Terms of

Reference - Jurisdictional Emergency Management Education Network’

AFC.508.001.0103 Exhibit 29.19.16 Attachment SJE8 to statement of Stuart Ellis AM: JEMEN Membership as at July 2020 AFC.508.001.0104 Exhibit 29.19.23 Attachment SJE10 to statement of Stuart Ellis AM: Principles of Operation for the Training Resources Kits Working Group AFC.508.001.0116 Exhibit 29.19.24 Attachment SJE11 to statement of Stuart Ellis AM: National Resource Sharing Centre - Concept of Operations AFC.508.001.0130 Exhibit 29.19.25 Attachment SJE12 to statement of Stuart Ellis AM: AFAC Annual Report 2018-19

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

AFC.508.001.0283 Exhibit 29.19.5 Attachment SJE7(6) to statement of Stuart Ellis AM: Jurisdictional Emergency Management Education Network Agenda (Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience). Agenda Terms of Reference, Slides, papers AFC.508.001.0364 Exhibit 29.19.6 Attachment SJE7(9) to statement of Stuart Ellis AM: Jurisdictional Emergency Management Education Network Agenda (Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience) Agenda and Papers AFC.508.001.0474 Exhibit 29.19.8 Attachment SJE7(20) to statement of Stuart Ellis AM: Jurisdictional Emergency Management Education Network

2018-2019 Work Plan (Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience)

AFC.508.001.0478 Exhibit 29.19.7 Attachment SJE7(11) to statement of Stuart Ellis AM: Jurisdictional Emergency Management Education Network Agenda AFC.508.001.0534 Exhibit 29.19.9 Attachment SJE7(25) to statement of Stuart Ellis AM: Jurisdictional Emergency Management Education Network - Agenda - JEMEN 2018 Work Plan meeting AFC.508.001.0597 Exhibit 29.19.10 Attachment SJE7(33) to statement of Stuart Ellis AM: Summary of changes to Handbooks 2019 AFC.508.001.0614 Exhibit 29.19.11 Attachment SJE7(38) to statement of Stuart Ellis AM: Table summarising training/accreditation of States and

Commonwealth

AFC.508.001.0683 Exhibit 29.19.12 Attachment SJE7(45) to statement of Stuart Ellis AM: Jurisdictional Emergency Management Education Network Agenda (Australian Institute for Data Resilience) AFC.508.001.0790 Exhibit 29.19.13 Attachment SJE7(56) to statement of Stuart Ellis AM: Jurisdictional Emergency Management Education Network Agenda, Minutes, Action Summary, Jurisdictional Updates, Agenda Item 5 (AIDR Update), Agenda Item 6 (AIS

Skills 2019 Forecasts Report and role of JEME), Agenda Item 8 (Handbook update/discussion), AIDR Handbook Collection as at 1 July 2019, Agenda Item 9 (Update on Jurisdictional EM Educational data)

AFC.508.001.0844 Exhibit 29.19.14 Attachment SJE7(65) to statement of Stuart Ellis AM: Jurisdictional Emergency Management Education Framework Agenda, Minutes, Action Summary, Agenda Item 5 (AIDR update), Agenda Item 6 (Jurisdictional EM Education data spreadsheet), Agenda Item 6.1 (Australian Fire Danger Rating System), Agenda Item 8 (Elect JEMEN Chair)

AFC.508.001.0879 Exhibit 29.19.15 Attachment SJE7(66) to statement of Stuart Ellis AM: Jurisdictional Emergency Management Education Network Minutes, Action Summary AFC.508.001.1020 Exhibit 29.19.17 Attachment SJE9(1) to statement of Stuart Ellis AM: Australian Industry Standards Limited Skills Service Organisation - Technical Advisory Committee Terms of Reference AFC.508.001.1028 Exhibit 29.19.19 Attachment SJE9(10) to statement of Stuart Ellis AM: Emergency Management Technical Advisory Committee

Minutes (Australian Industry Standards)

AFC.508.001.1031 Exhibit 29.19.21 Attachment SJE9(14) to statement of Stuart Ellis AM: Emergency Management Technical Advisory Committee Minutes (Australian Industry Standards)

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

AFC.508.001.1033 Exhibit 29.19.20 Attachment SJE9(12) to statement of Stuart Ellis AM: Emergency Management Technical Advisory Committee Minutes (Australian Industry Standards) AFC.508.001.1035 Exhibit 29.19.22 Attachment SJE9(16) to statement of Stuart Ellis AM: Emergency Management Technical Advisory Committee Minutes (Australian Industry Standards) AFC.508.001.1037 Exhibit 29.19.18 Attachment SJE9(9) to statement of Stuart Ellis AM: Emergency Management Technical Advisory Committee

Minutes (Australian Industry Standards)

AFC.509.001.0001 Exhibit 28.1.208 National Resource Sharing Centre, Aide Memoire as of 14 July 2020 AFC.510.001.0001 Exhibit 34.2.1 Voluntary statement of Stuart Ellis

AFC.511.001.0001 Exhibit 34.1.2 Attachment - AFAC Council Meeting Minutes AFC.511.001.0011 Exhibit 34.1.3; Exhibit34.2.15 Attachment - AFAC Board Minutes and Action items (DRAFT)

AFC.511.001.0019 Exhibit 34.1.4 Attachment - AFAC National Resource Sharing Centre - Operating Plan 2020-21 AFC.511.001.0052 Exhibit 34.1.5 Attachment - Combined AFAC Council Meeting Agenda and Papers AFC.511.001.0078 Exhibit 31.54.2 A Capability Roadmap: Enhancing Emergency Management in Australia 2016 AFC.511.001.0425 Exhibit 34.1.6 Attachment - Air Activity Statement - AFAC contracted aircraft contributed to by the Commonwealth and

expenditure and use summary

AFC.511.001.0433 Exhibit 34.1.7 Attachment - National Aerial Firefighting Program - Independent Audit Report (DRAFT) AFC.511.001.0444 Exhibit 34.1.8 Attachment - Air Activity Statement - AFAC contracted aircraft contributed to by the Commonwealth and expenditure and use summary AFC.511.001.0452 Exhibit 34.1.9 Attachment - Transition deed between AFAC, NAFC and the States and Territories of Australia AFC.511.001.0474 Exhibit 34.1.10 Attachment - NAFC Strategic Committee Terms of Reference AFC.511.001.0477 Exhibit 34.1.11 Attachment - Contract in relation to the management and delivery of emergency management professional

development products and services on behalf of the Department of Home Affairs

AFC.511.001.0539 Exhibit 34.1.12 Attachment - KPMG, ‘Evaluation of NAFC and national arrangements for the provision of Aerial Firefighting Resources’ AFC.511.001.0577 Exhibit 34.1.13 Attachment - AFAC Privacy Policy AFC.511.001.0587 Exhibit 34.1.14 Attachment - AFAC Whistleblower Policy AFC.511.001.0598 Exhibit 34.1.15 Attachment - AFAC Investment Policy AFC.511.001.0629 Exhibit 34.1.16 Attachment - AFAC Conflict of Interest Policy AFC.511.001.0632 Exhibit 34.1.17 Attachment - Extract from AFAC Board meeting: AFAC Ltd Risk Management and Appetite AFC.511.001.0635 Exhibit 34.1.18 Attachment - AFAC Financial Delegations and Authority Policy AFC.511.001.0639 Exhibit 34.1.19 Attachment - AFAC Workplace Health, Safety and Welfare Policy

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

AFC.511.001.0643 Exhibit 34.1.20 Attachment - AFAC Grievance Resolution Policy AFC.511.001.0647 Exhibit 34.1.21 Attachment - AFAC Equal Opportunity and Diversity Policy AFC.511.001.0651 Exhibit 34.1.22 Attachment - AFAC Discrimination, Sexual Harassment & Bullying AFC.511.001.0656 Exhibit 34.1.23 Attachment - AFAC Sponsorship Policy AFC.511.001.0663 Exhibit 34.1.24 Attachment - AFAC Working from Home Policy AFC.511.001.0669 Exhibit 34.1.25 Attachment - AFAC Doctrine Development and Management Policy AFC.511.001.0684 Exhibit 34.1.26 Attachment - AFAC Office Values AFC.511.001.0685 Exhibit 34.1.27 Attachment - AFAC Detailed Risk Review AFC.511.001.0688 Exhibit 34.1.28 Attachment - AFAC Risk Summary AFC.511.001.0690 Exhibit 34.1.29 Attachment - AFAC Detailed Risk Assessment AFC.511.001.0716 Exhibit 34.1.30 Attachment - AFAC Annual Report for financial year ended 30 June 2020 AFC.511.001.0740 Exhibit 34.1.31 Attachment - Draft AFAC Annual Report 2019-20 AFC.511.001.0776 Exhibit 34.1.32 Attachment - AFAC Anticipated AFAC Board Member Responsibilities AFC.511.001.0778 Exhibit 34.1.33 Attachment - AFAC & Attorney-General’s Department, ‘A Capability Roadmap: Enhancing Emergency

Management in Australia’

AFC.511.001.0813 Exhibit 34.1.34 Attachment - AFAC Constitution AFC.511.001.0843 Exhibit 34.1.35 Attachment - AFAC Charter (DRAFT) AFC.511.001.0850 Exhibit 34.1.36 Attachment - AFAC CCOSC Original Terms of Reference AFC.511.001.0851 Exhibit 34.1.37 Attachment - CCOSC Meeting Minutes AFC.512.001.0001 Exhibit 34.1.1 Witness Statement of Stuart Ellis

AFC.513.001.0001 Exhibit 34.2.7 AFAC Response to Notice to Produce NTP-HB3-518 AFC.513.001.0003 Exhibit 34.2.8 AFAC Response to Notice to Give NTG-HB3-676 AFC.513.001.0006 Exhibit 34.2.9 AFAC Board Minutes 20 September 2019 AFC.513.001.0016 Exhibit 34.2.10 AFAC Extraordinary Board Meeting Minutes AFC.513.001.0019 Exhibit 34.2.11 AFAC Board Minutes and Action Items AFC.513.001.0027 Exhibit 34.2.12 AFAC Board Minutes and Action Items AFC.513.001.0032 Exhibit 34.2.13 AFAC Board Minutes and Action Items AFC.513.001.0042 Exhibit 34.2.14 AFAC Board Minutes and Action Items AFC.513.001.0049 Exhibit 34.2.16 AFAC Risk and Audit Committee Minutes AFC.513.001.0053 Exhibit 34.2.17 AFAC Risk and Audit Committee Minutes AFC.513.001.0057 Exhibit 34.2.18 AFAC Risk and Audit Committee Minutes

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

AFC.513.001.0061 Exhibit 34.2.20 AFAC Risk and Audit Committee Minutes (2) AFC.513.001.0065 Exhibit 34.2.19 AFAC Risk and Audit Committee Minutes (1) AFC.513.001.0069 Exhibit 34.2.21 AFAC Risk and Audit Committee Minutes (DRAFT) AFC.513.001.0074 Exhibit 34.2.22 National Aerial Firefighting Centre Strategic Committee Minutes AFC.513.001.0080 Exhibit 34.2.23 National Aerial Firefighting Centre Strategic Committee Minutes (18 December 2019) AFC.513.001.0082 Exhibit 34.2.24 National Aerial Firefighting Centre Circular Decision (6 January 2020) AFC.513.001.0083 Exhibit 34.2.25 National Aerial Firefighting Centre Strategic Committee Minutes (27 February 2020) AFC.513.001.0085 Exhibit 34.2.26 National Aerial Firefighting Centre Strategic Committee Minutes (31 March 2020) AFC.513.001.0092 Exhibit 34.2.27 National Aerial Firefighting Centre Strategic Committee Minute (4 June 2020) AFC.513.001.0097 Exhibit 34.2.28 National Aerial Firefighting Centre Strategic Committee Minutes (DRAFT) AFC.513.001.0104 Exhibit 34.2.29 Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience Governance Committee Meeting Minutes AFC.513.001.0112 Exhibit 34.2.30 Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience Governance Committee Meeting Minutes AFC.513.001.0119 Exhibit 34.2.31 CCOSC Emergency Teleconference Minutes AFC.513.001.0123 Exhibit 34.2.32 CCOSC Emergency Teleconference Minutes AFC.513.001.0126 Exhibit 34.2.33 CCOSC Meeting, ‘National Warning Framework’ AFC.513.001.0128 Exhibit 34.2.34 Attachment A - Metrix, ‘Multi Hazard Warnings Social Research - Research Report: Stage 4 Middle Level Name’ AFC.513.001.0129 Exhibit 34.2.35 Attachment B - ‘Working Towards and Australian Warning System’ AFC.513.001.0130 Exhibit 34.2.36 CCOSC Meeting Minutes

AFC.513.001.0133 Exhibit 34.2.3 AFAC Strategic Directions Achievement Report AFC.514.001.0001 Exhibit 34.2.37 Email from James Smart to RCNDA Notices responding to Notice to Produce NTP-HB4-500 on behalf of AFAC AFC.514.001.0004 Exhibit 34.2.38 AFAC and FFMG, ‘Development of a Framework for a Bushfire Fuel Classification’ AFC.514.001.0096 Exhibit 34.2.39 CCOSC Meeting Minutes

AFC.514.001.0105 Exhibit 34.2.40 AFAC Council Meeting Minutes AFC.514.001.0110 Exhibit 34.2.41 AFAC Board Meeting Minutes (Out of Session) AFC.514.001.0114 Exhibit 34.2.42 AFAC Council Paper, ‘Bushfire Fuel Classification Implementation Approach’ AFC.514.001.0139 Exhibit 34.2.43 Fire Emergency New Zealand: ‘Risk Assessment Report: ARENA’ AFC.515.001.0001 Exhibit 34.2.44 AFAC Response to Notice to Produce NTP-HB4-501 AFC.515.001.0002 Exhibit 34.2.45 AFAC, ‘Project Summary Report - Management of the National Aerial Firefighting Centre’ AFC.515.001.0005 Exhibit 34.2.46 AFAC Council Meeting Minutes AFC.515.001.0016 Exhibit 34.2.47 AFAC Emergency Management Professionalisation Scheme Strategy 2019-2023 AFC.515.001.0023 Exhibit 34.2.48 AFAC Annual General Meeting and Council Meeting Minutes

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

AFC.516.001.0001 Exhibit 38.19.2 The Australasian Inter-Service Incident Management System (Extract only) AGD.9001.0001.0001 Exhibit 26.27.1 Attorney-General’s Department Response (NTG-HB2-358) AGR.501.001.0001 Exhibit 15.15.1 Ausgrid’s response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-313) AHA.500.001.0001 Exhibit 33.35.1 Animal Health Australia Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-670) AHC.500.001.0001 Exhibit 30.18.1 Australian Heritage Council Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB1-103) AHD.500.001.0001 Exhibit 29.4.1 ACT Health Directorate Response to Notice to Give (NTG-HB2-347) AHD.500.001.0022 Exhibit 29.4.2 Attachment 1: ACT Health Directorate Response to Notice to Give (NTG- HB2-347) - ACT Health Emergency Sub-

Plan

AHD.500.001.0049 Exhibit 29.4.3 Attachment 2: ACT Health Directorate Response to Notice to Give (NTG- HB2-347) - Canberra Health Services Emergency Management Plan AHH.500.001.0001 Exhibit 29.11.1 Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-428) AID.500.001.0001 Exhibit 31.5.1 Response to Notice to Give Statement (NTG-HB3-617) Statement of Amanda Jane Leck AID.500.001.0021 Exhibit 31.5.2 Appendix 1 - Disaster Resilience Education; Young Australians for a disaster resilient future AID.500.001.0030 Exhibit 31.5.3 Appendix 2 - ‘Our World, Our Say: National survey of children and young people on climate change and disaster

risk’

AID.500.001.0058 Exhibit 31.5.4 Appendix 3 - ‘Our World, Our Say: Messages from Young People to the Australian Government’ AID.500.001.0106 Exhibit 31.5.5 Attachment 1 - Updated submission of AIDR AID.500.001.0128 Exhibit 31.5.6 Attachment 2 - AIDR Handbook Collection as at September 2020 AID.500.001.0133 Exhibit 31.5.7 Attachment 3 - Resilient Australia Awards 2019, Program Report AID.500.001.0152 Exhibit 31.5.8 Attachment 4 - Stakeholder Engagement: 1 January - 30 June 2020 AID.500.001.0156 Exhibit 31.5.9 Attachment 5 - AIDR Handbook program of work - prioritisation process AID.500.001.0158 Exhibit 31.5.10 Attachment 6 - Handbook Collection - Management Policy & Framework AID.500.001.0188 Exhibit 31.5.11 Attachment 7 - Australian Disaster Resilience Glossary Review Project AID.500.001.0189 Exhibit 31.5.12 Attachment 8 - Evaluation Report for the National Disaster Recovery Monitoring and Evaluation Database ALC.500.001.0001 Exhibit 7.11.8 NSW Aboriginal Land Council Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB1-078) ALS.500.001.0001 Exhibit 7.11.11 Letter detailing approach to responding to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB1-100) ALS.500.001.0003 Exhibit 7.11.12 Annexure A: Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB1-100) ALS.500.001.0016 Exhibit 7.11.13 Annexure B: South West Aboriginal Land & Sea Council, ‘The South West Conservation Estate Management: Co-

operative and Joint Management Agreement Fact Sheet and Templates’

ANS.001.001.0018 Exhibit 15.13.3 Bushfire Mitigation Plan: Electricity Distribution Network ANS.001.001.0073 Exhibit 15.13.4 Bushfire Mitigation Plan: Electricity Transmission Network ANS.001.001.0105 Exhibit 15.13.5 Vegetation Management Plan: AusNet Services (Distribution)

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

ANS.001.001.0145 Exhibit 15.13.6 Vegetation Management Plan: AusNet Services (Transmission) ANS.001.001.0313 Exhibit 15.13.7 Victorian Guideline for Requesting Mutual Aid ANS.500.001.0018_R Exhibit 15.13.1 AusNet Services’ response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2- 314) ANT.9001.0001.0002 Exhibit 27.14.5 Response by Australia's Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) to Notice to Give (NTG-HB1-322) ARC.500.001.0001 Exhibit 37.17.1 Australian Red Cross Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-285)

ARC.501.001.0001 Exhibit 2.8.1 Witness Statement of Noel Terence Clement, Australian Red Cross ARC.501.001.0031 Exhibit 2.8.1.1 Annexure NTC-1: The economic cost of the social impact of natural disasters, Deloitte Access Economics, Australia Business Roundtable for Disaster Resilience & Safer Communities, March 2016 ARC.501.001.0148 Exhibit 2.8.1.2 Annexure NTC-2: Australian Red Cross’ donation website for its Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund ARC.501.001.0150 Exhibit 2.8.1.3 Annexure NTC-3: Bundle of Australian Red Cross Media Releases dated 20 December 2019 to 3 February 2020 ARC.501.001.0157 Exhibit 2.8.1.4 Annexure NTC-4: Australian Red Cross emails to supporters dated 22 January 2020 and 6 February 2020 ARC.501.001.0162 Exhibit 2.8.1.5 Annexure NTC-5: Infographic

ARC.501.001.0165 Exhibit 2.8.1.6 Annexure NTC-6: Australian Red Cross social media posts ARC.501.001.0170 Exhibit 2.8.1.7 Annexure NTC-7: Australian Red Cross, Australian Bushfires Report 1 January to 15 April 2020 ARC.501.001.0179 Exhibit 2.8.1.8 Annexure NTC-8: Australian Bushfires: An update on the Red Cross Response ARC.501.001.0187 Exhibit 2.8.1.9 Annexure NTC-9: Australian Red Cross website blogs ARC.501.001.0202 Exhibit 2.8.1.10 Annexure NTC-10: Australian Red Cross Web Copy and Receipt Wording ARC.501.002.0001 Exhibit 26.8.1 Updates to Noel Clement’s Witness Statement dated 22 May 2020 ARP.9001.0001.0001 Exhibit 30.19.1 Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation response to NTG-HB3-624 ASA.501.001.0033 Exhibit 28.1.146 CCOSC Summary Report ASA.501.001.0039 Exhibit 28.1.157 CCOSC Summary Report ASA.501.001.0201 Exhibit 28.1.164 CCOSC Summary Report ASA.501.001.0265 Exhibit 28.1.131 Urgent Request for NRSC Deployment to CCOSC Members ASC.500.001.0302 Exhibit 10.42.1 Alpine Shire Council response to NTG-HB2-267 ASC.500.001.0316 Exhibit 30.49.1 Emergency Relief Centre Manual ASD.500.001.0006 Exhibit 3.3.1 Response of the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate to NTG-HB1-300 ASS.500.001.0001 Exhibit 4.2.16 Civil Aviation Safety Authority Response to Notice to Give Information NTG-HB1- 086 ASS.501.001.0001 Exhibit 30.33.1 Civil Aviation Safety Authority Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-554) ATT.500.001.0001 Exhibit 27.7.1 Witness statement of Cameron McKenna in response to Notice to Give (NTS-HB3-001) AWE.501.001.0001 Exhibit 3.1.1 Response of Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment to NTG-HB1-004 AWE.502.001.0001 Exhibit 3.1.2.1 Annexure A: spreadsheet listing relevant natural resource management and biodiversity conservation programs

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

AWE.502.001.0002 Exhibit 3.1.2.2 Annexure B: details of national databases and related resources that contribute to decision-making for threatened species and ecological communities AWE.502.001.0005 Exhibit 3.1.2.3 Annexure C: Map of national fire severity and fire extent information AWE.502.001.0006 Exhibit 3.1.2 Response of Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment to NTG-HB1-307 AWE.503.001.0001 Exhibit 7.1.18 Curriculum vitae - Dr Steve Read

AWE.503.001.0003 Exhibit 7.1.19 Publication record - Dr Steve Read AWE.9003.0001.0001 Exhibit 30.22.1 Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-352) AWE.9003.0001.0016 Exhibit 30.22.2 Annexure A - Agricultural Information AWE.9003.0001.0017 Exhibit 30.22.3 Annexure B - Analysis of exports from early 2020 AWE.9003.0001.0018 Exhibit 30.22.4 Annexure C - Forest information AWE.9003.0001.0019 Exhibit 30.22.5 Annexure D - NIAFE and PAEA AWE.9003.0001.0020 Exhibit 30.22.6 Annexure E - NIAFE and forests BBC.500.001.0002 Exhibit 19.25.1 Bushire Building Council of Australia response to NTG-HB1-088 BCA.002.003.002.0011 Exhibit 7.6.2 Department of Parks and Wildlife, ‘Corporate Policy Statement No. 19 - Fire Management’ BCA.002.003.002.0012 Exhibit 7.6.3 Department of Parks and Wildlife, ‘Corporate Policy Statement No. 88 - Prescribed Burning’ BCA.002.003.002.0018 Exhibit 7.6.4 Conservation and Parks Commission, ‘Position Statement: Prescribed burning on vested lands’ BCA.002.003.002.0027 Exhibit 7.6.5 Parks and Wildlife Service, ‘Bushfire Risk Management Framework - Managing fuel hazards on public lands to

control bushfire risk’

BCA.002.006.0028 Exhibit 7.6.6 The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, ‘Fire Management Guideline - 1: Aboriginal Interests in Fire Management’ BCA.003.001.0003 Exhibit 7.6.1 Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (WA) Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB1-150) BCA.501.001.0005 Exhibit 25.8.1 Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (WA) Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-

HB1-150)

BCA.502.001.0001 Exhibit 38.21.1 Map of Fire Burnt Area for period January 1988 to September 2020 BFI.500.001.0021 Exhibit 27.2.2 Attachment 2 to witness statement of Tristan Morris: Bushfire.io - Data - Orroral Valley ACT and NSW BFI.500.001.0026 Exhibit 27.2.1 Attachment 1 to witness statement of Tristan Morris: Bushfire.io - Data - Where the fire is vs may be BFI.501.001.0001 Exhibit 14.4.1 Statement of Tristan Morris (NTS-HB2-008) BMC.500.001.0003 Exhibit 10.43.1 Blue Mountains City Council response to NTG-HB1- 064 BMC.501.001.0001 Exhibit 19.8.1 Blue Mountains City Council Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB1-064) BMC.503.001.0002 Exhibit 10.43.2 Blue Mountains City Council response to NTG-HB2- 261 BNT.500.001.0055 Exhibit 23.9.4 Bushfires NT General Orders and Standard Operating Procedures 2019

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

BNT.500.001.0589 Exhibit 36.1.1 Greg Mullins AFSM, Review of Bushfires NT BNT.501.001.0002 Exhibit 25.17.1 Annexure JT-7 Risk Management Framework (attachment to Notice to Give NTG-HB2-226) BNT.501.001.0020 Exhibit 23.9.3 Annexure JT-8 Emergency Plan Bushfires NT 2018 (attachment to Notice to Give NTG-HB2-226) BNT.501.001.0031 Exhibit 25.17.3 Annexure JT-9 NT Deployment to other jurisdictions during the 209- 2020 fire season (attachment to Notice to

Give NTG-HB2-226)

BNT.501.001.0065 Exhibit 20.13.1 Bushfires NT response to NTG-HB2-226 BNT.503.001.0013 Exhibit 28.1.119 Situation Report - NSW and QLD Fires BNT.503.001.0020 Exhibit 28.1.124 Attachment to email of 19 November 2020 - Document titled ‘Response to the Questions raised by the Minister on 17 November 2019’

BNT.503.001.0024 Exhibit 28.1.123 Email from Collene Bremner to Ken Baulch, subject “FW: Minister Correspondence Draft: for discussion during CCOSC call at 10:00AM today BNT.503.001.0042 Exhibit 28.1.70 Email from Collene Bremner to Joanne Townsend, subject ‘Fwd: CCOSC Summary Report, NSW Fires, Thursday 24 October 2019’ BNT.503.001.0045 Exhibit 28.1.71 National Resource Sharing Centre: Situational Report - NSW Fires BOM.0001.0001.0043 Exhibit 27.14.8 Special Climate Statement 71—severe fire weather conditions in southeast Queensland and northeast New

South Wales in September 2019

BOM.0001.0001.0078 Exhibit 27.14.9 Special Climate Statement 72—dangerous bushfire weather in spring 2019 BOM.0001.0001.0106 Exhibit 27.14.10 Special Climate Statement 73—extreme heat and fire weather in December BOM.0001.0002.0067 Exhibit 30.21.4 AEMO - Summer Preparedness Briefing (in response to Notice to Give NTG-HB1-001) BOM.0001.0002.0128 Exhibit 30.21.6 Emergency Management Leadership Summit (tabled in response to Notice to Give NTG-HB1-001) BOM.0001.0002.0219 Exhibit 30.21.5 Presentation to AFAC/BNHCRC members on seasonal outlook for the Southern Fire season (in response to

Notice to Give NTG-HB1-001)

BOM.0001.0002.0251 Exhibit 30.21.3 Severe Weather season briefing to Commissioners and Chief Officers Strategic Committee of AFAC (in response to Notice to Give NTG-HB1- 001) BOM.0001.0002.0314 Exhibit 30.21.2 Severe Weather Season Preparedness briefing for Industry (in response to Notice to Give NTG-HB1-001) BOM.0001.0002.0370 Exhibit 30.21.1 Changes to Fire Weather in Queensland (in response to Notice to Give NTG-HB1-001) BOM.0001.0003.0001 Exhibit 38.4.1 Recent Fire Events Affecting Australia; Recent Conditions and outlook BOM.501.001.0001 Exhibit 6.4.1 Response of the Bureau of Meteorology to Notice to Give (NTG-HB1- 001) BOM.502.001.0001 Exhibit 1.1.1 BoM Presentation (Dr Karl Braganza), The influence of climate variability and change on the 2019-2020

Australian bushfire season

BOM.502.001.0078 Exhibit 1.1.7 Curriculum Vitae - Dr Karl Braganza

BOM.503.001.0001 Exhibit 1.1.2 Earth Systems and Climate Change Hub publication, Bushfires and climate change in Australia

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

BOM.503.001.0005 Exhibit 1.1.3 Earth Systems and Climate Change Hub publication, East coast lows and climate change in Australia BOM.503.001.0009 Exhibit 1.1.4 Earth Systems and Climate Change Hub publication, Thunderstorms and climate change in Australia BOM.503.001.0013 Exhibit 1.1.5 Earth Systems and Climate Change Hub publication, Tropical cyclones and climate change in Australia BOM.503.001.0017 Exhibit 1.1.6 BOM and CSIRO Report, State of the Climate 2018 BOM.504.001.0001 Exhibit 6.4.9 Curriculum vitae - Shoni Maguire

BOM.504.001.0003 Exhibit 6.4.10 Curriculum vitae - Todd Smith

BOM.8001.0001.0001 Exhibit 33.7.1 Bureau of Meteorology (Graham Hawke) Response to Notice to Give Witness Statement (NTS-HB3-006) BOM.9002.0001.0002 Exhibit 6.4.2 Response of the Bureau of Meteorology to Notice to Give (NTG-HB1- 312) BOM.9002.0001.0012 Exhibit 6.4.3 Attachment 1: Inter-governmental Agreement on the Provision of Bureau of Meteorology Hazard Services to the States and Territories, Council of Australian Governments

BOM.9002.0001.0064 Exhibit 6.4.4 Attachment 2:Australian Emergency Management Arrangements, Australian Disaster Resilience Handbook Collection BOM.9002.0001.0104 Exhibit 6.4.5 Attachment 3A: Presentation titled ‘Overview of the Bureau’s Observations, Infrastructure, Technology, Modelling and Services’, Bureau of Meteorology BOM.9002.0001.0154 Exhibit 6.4.6 Attachment 4: Presentation titled ‘Weekly climate hazards outlook: Recent conditions and outlooks’, Bureau of

Meteorology

BOM.9002.0001.0173 Exhibit 6.4.7 Attachment 5: Reports, reviews, assessments or other documents which contain the most comprehensive summaries of data concerning weather and climate conditions observed within the 2019/2020 bushfire season (but outside the April 2019 to 30 November 2019 time period).

BOM.9002.0001.0174 Exhibit 6.4.8 Attachment 6: Examples of Incident Weather Forecasts that were issued during the 2019-20 fire season BOM.9002.0003.0003 Exhibit 27.14.6 Bureau of Meteorology response to Notice to Give (NTG-HB1-312) BOM.9002.0003.0013 Exhibit 27.14.7 Attachment 1: Fire danger Hazard maps taken from Special Climate Statement 71 BOM.9003.0001.0001 Exhibit 37.4.1 Bureau of Meteorology Response to Draft Proposition E.8 BOM.9004.0001.0001 Exhibit 37.4.3 Australian Fire Danger Rating System - Research Prototype BOM.9004.0001.0385 Exhibit 37.4.4 Meteorological Note 214: Improved Formulae for the McArthur Forest Fire Danger Meter BOM.9004.0001.0401 Exhibit 37.4.5 I.R. Noble, G.A.V. Bary and A.M. Gill, ‘McArthur’s fire-danger meters expressed as equations’ Australian Journal

of Ecology 5

BOM.9004.0001.0405 Exhibit 37.4.6 Meteorological Note 147: Equations for the McArthur Mark 4 Grassland Fire Danger Meter BOM.9004.0002.0001 Exhibit 37.4.2 Bureau of Meteorology Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB4-003) BUC.500.001.0001 Exhibit 26.1.1 BCA BizRebuild Submission 10 June 2020 BUC.500.002.0001 Exhibit 26.1.3 Attachment 1: BCA / BizRebuild: Contributions from BCA members BUC.500.002.0023 Exhibit 26.1.4 Attachment 2: BCA / BizRebuild: Testimonials

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

BUC.500.002.0026 Exhibit 26.1.2 Business Council of Australia Supplementary Submission BUC.501.001.0001 Exhibit 26.1.5 Video: Halp - Matching Generosity BUC.501.001.0002 Exhibit 26.1.6 Video: BizRebuild - Mogo Pop-Up Mall BUC.501.001.0003 Exhibit 26.1.7 Artists impression of Mogo Pop-Up Mall BUC.501.001.0006 Exhibit 26.1.8 Photograph of site for Mogo Pop-Up Mall BUC.502.001.0001 Exhibit 31.18.1 Business Council of Australia Supplementary Submission: Attachment 2 - revised BVC.500.001.0001 Exhibit 10.35.1 Bega Valley Shire Council response to NTG-HB2-260 BVC.501.001.0269 Exhibit 30.47.2 Bega Valley LGA Evacuation Centres updated November 2019 BVC.501.001.1178 Exhibit 23.10.11 State Tsunami Plan (NSW) BVC.501.001.1199 Exhibit 30.47.1 Bushfire Evacuation Plan - Roy Wotton Gardens, Cnr Alms Street and Bimmil Street, Eden CAL.500.001.0001 Exhibit 31.6.1 CALC Response to Notice to Give Information NTG-HB1-008 CAR.500.001.0001 Exhibit 2.7.1 Witness Statement - Kate Carnell, Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman CAR.501.001.0001 Exhibit 2.7.4 Article, Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, ‘Bushfire Financial Support call centre

opens for small business’, 19 March 2020

CAR.501.001.0003 Exhibit 2.7.3 Article, Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, ‘My Business Health reaches out to bushfire-hit small business owners’, 18 February 2020 CAR.501.001.0005 Exhibit 2.7.2 Article, Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, ‘Small business bushfire package to offer some relief: Ombudsman’, 20 January 2020 CBB.001.001.0001 Exhibit 15.8.1 Witness statement of Chris Beatson (NTS-HB2-012) CFA.0001.0001.2000 Exhibit 7.2.6 Inspector-General for Emergency Management, ‘Review of performance targets for bushfire fuel management

on public land’

CFA.0001.0001.3062 Exhibit 7.2.2 Victoria State Government, ‘Safer together - A new approach to reducing the risk of bushfire in Victoria’ CFA.0001.0003.0162 Exhibit 7.2.3 CFA Victoria, ‘On the Land - Agricultural Fire Management Guidelines’ CFA.0001.0003.0202 Exhibit 7.2.4 CFA Victoria, ‘Roadside Fire Management Guidelines’ CFA.0002.0001.0125 Exhibit 30.37.2 Evacuation for Management of Emergencies CIS.500.001.0137 Exhibit 30.48.1 City of Swan Local Emergency Management Arrangement CIS.500.001.0259 Exhibit 10.17.1 City of Swan response to NTG-HB2-270 CJN.001.001.0001 Exhibit 2.5.6 NSW Disaster Recovery Office Dashboard Impact Analysis CJN.001.001.0014 Exhibit 20.24.2 MAP - NSW - Bushfires by LGA - Impacts - North 18/3/2020 CJN.001.001.0015 Exhibit 20.24.3 MAP - NSW - Bushfires by LGA - Impacts - South 18/3/2020 CJN.002.001.0038 Exhibit 4.1.41 Strategic Directions for Fire and Emergency Services in Australia and New Zealand 2017-2021 CJN.002.001.0050 Exhibit 30.36.2 Evacuation Management Guidelines

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

CJN.002.001.0156 Exhibit 30.36.4 NSW Agriculture and Animal Services Functional Area Supporting Plan CJN.002.001.0502 Exhibit 20.24.4 Community Recovery Toolkit CJN.002.001.0603 Exhibit 20.24.5 NSW Recovery Plan

CJN.003.001.0001 Exhibit 20.24.1 Department of Communities and Justice (Office of Emergency Management) response to NTG-HB2-216 CJN.004.001.0001 Exhibit 23.1.2 Department of Communities and Justice (Office of Emergency Management) Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB1-027) CLQ.001.001.0001 Exhibit 25.4.1 State of Queensland Introductory Submissions to Notices to Give Information and Produce Documents CLQ.001.001.0014 Exhibit 20.31.1 Opening Submission - State of Queensland CLQ.001.001.0047 Exhibit 9.3.3 Department of the Premier and Cabinet (Qld) response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-401) CLQ.001.001.0071 Exhibit 20.1.1 State of Queensland response to NTG-HB2-467 CLQ.001.001.0140 Exhibit 20.1.2 Annexure 1: Queensland State Disaster Management Plan CLQ.001.001.0266 Exhibit 20.1.3 Annexure 2: Prevention, Preparedness, Response and Recovery Disaster Management Guideline CLQ.001.001.0391 Exhibit 20.1.4 Annexure 3: 2019 Queensland Bushfires Dashboard CLQ.001.001.0393 Exhibit 20.1.5 Annexure 4: Evaluation Report - Tropical Cyclone Debbie Cat D Economic recovery Package CLQ.001.001.0472 Exhibit 20.1.6 Annexure 5: Evaluation report - Tropical Cyclone Debbie Community recovery Package CLQ.001.001.0553 Exhibit 20.1.7 Annexure 6: Value for money strategy CLQ.001.001.0609 Exhibit 33.22.1 State of Queensland Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-537) CLQ.001.001.0622 Exhibit 33.22.2 State of Queensland Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-516) CLQ.001.001.0635 Exhibit 30.38.2 State of Queensland Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-545) CLQ.001.001.0650 Exhibit 32.3.1 State of Queensland Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-626) CLQ.001.001.0695 Exhibit 32.3.2 Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-626) Annexure C CLQ.001.001.0698 Exhibit 32.3.3 Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-626) Annexure E CLQ.001.001.0699 Exhibit 32.3.4 Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-626) Annexure D CLQ.002.001.0001 Exhibit 30.11.1 List of 2015 - 2020 Declarations under s64 CLQ.002.001.0003 Exhibit 30.11.2 Queensland Government Gazette (Extraordinary) CLQ.002.001.0007 Exhibit 30.11.3 Submission for ministerial approval with subject “Declaration of State of Fire Emergency for Queensland” CLQ.002.001.0035 Exhibit 30.11.4 Queensland Government Gazette (Extraordinary) CLQ.002.001.0039 Exhibit 30.11.5 Submission for ministerial approval with subject “amendment to the State of Fire Emergency declaration” CLQ.002.001.0054 Exhibit 30.11.6 Queensland Government Gazette (Extraordinary) CLQ.002.001.0078 Exhibit 30.11.7 Queensland Government Gazette (Extraordinary) CLQ.002.001.0092 Exhibit 30.11.8 Queensland Government Gazette (Extraordinary)

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

CLQ.002.001.0100 Exhibit 30.11.9 Declaration of a disaster situation - State level CLQ.002.001.0179 Exhibit 30.38.4 Monsoon Trough Rainfall and Flood Review -Report 3: 2018-19: Queensland Government Response CLQ.002.001.0183 Exhibit 30.38.5 2019 Paradise Dam Preparedness Review - Report 1:2019-20: Queensland Government Response CLQ.002.001.0190 Exhibit 30.38.6 Cyclone Debbie Review Action Plan CLQ.002.001.0200 Exhibit 30.38.7 Review - Efficacy of Recovery Governance - Queensland Government Action Plan CLQ.002.001.0203 Exhibit 30.38.8 2018 Queensland Bushfires Review Report - Report 2: 2018-19: Queensland Government Response CLQ.003.001.0001 Exhibit 35.5.1 State of Queensland response to draft propositions (table) CLQ.003.001.0002 Exhibit 33.22.6 Disaster Management Research Framework CLQ.003.001.0005 Exhibit 33.22.7 Emergency Management Sector Adaptation Plan CLQ.003.001.0021 Exhibit 33.22.9 Independent Review of the EPBC Act, Interim Report, Professor Graeme Samuel AC CLQ.003.001.0145 Exhibit 33.22.3 Pathways to a climate resilient Queensland: Queensland Climate Adaptation Strategy 2017-2030 CLQ.003.001.0181 Exhibit 33.22.5 Queensland Emergency Management Risk Framework, section 3.5 of the Queensland Prevention,

Preparedness, Response and Recovery Disaster Management Guideline

CLQ.003.001.0188 Exhibit 35.5.2 State of Queensland submissions in response to draft propositions CLQ.500.001.0001 Exhibit 30.38.3 State of Queensland Response to Notice to Produce (NTP-HB3-511) CMA.500.001.0001 Exhibit 38.1.5 Letter from the Commonwealth regarding Public Safety Mobile Broadband evidence CMA.8001.0001.0001 Exhibit 6.9.1 Witness Statement - Nerida O’Loughlin PSM CMA.8001.0001.0018 Exhibit 6.9.2 Annexure 1: Media release, The Hon Paul Fletcher MP, Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts.

‘Telecommunications network resilience’

CMA.8001.0001.0021 Exhibit 6.9.3 Annexure 2: Letter from The Hon Paul Fletcher MP, Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, to Ms Nerida O’Loughlin PSM dated 7 February 2020 CMA.8001.0001.0023 Exhibit 6.9.4 Annexure 3: Report, Australian Communications and Media Authority, ‘Impacts of the 2019-20 bushfires on the telecommunications network’ CMA.8001.0001.0046 Exhibit 6.9.5 Annexure 4: Media release, ‘The Hon Paul Fletcher MP, Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the

Arts. ‘Strengthening telecommunications emergency resilience’

CMA.8001.0001.0048 Exhibit 6.9.6 Annexure 5: Media release, Communications Alliance. ‘Natural Disasters Impact Telecommunications Services’ CNT.500.001.0002 Exhibit 25.22.1 Tropical Cyclone Trevor - Debrief CNT.500.001.0007 Exhibit 25.22.2 Debrief Report: 2019 Queensland Tropical Monsoon Event Deployments, Department of the Chief Minister CNT.500.001.0019 Exhibit 25.22.3 Tropical Cyclone Trevor: Debrief Points CNT.500.001.0021 Exhibit 25.22.4 Severe Tropical Cyclone Trevor: Mullins After-Incident Review 2019 Recommendation - Alignment to the 2019-

22 TEMC Strategic Plan

CSB.500.001.0001 Exhibit 26.3.1 Council of Small Business Organisations Australia response to NTG-HB2-353

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

CSI.500.001.0001 Exhibit 6.5.1 Response of CSIRO to Notice to Give (NTG-HB1-002) CSI.502.001.0001 Exhibit 1.2.2 Curriculum Vitae - Dr Helen Cleugh

CSI.502.001.0003 Exhibit 1.2.3 Curriculum Vitae - Dr Michael Grose

CSI.502.001.0005 Exhibit 6.5.3 Curriculum vitae - Dr Daniel Metcalfe

CSI.502.001.0046 Exhibit 6.5.2 Response of CSIRO to Notice to Give (NTG-HB1-313) CSI.505.001.0001 Exhibit 1.2.1 CSIRO Presentation, Dr Helen Cleugh and Dr Michael Grose CSI.506.001.0001 Exhibit 6.5.5 Annexure 1 to response to NTG-HB1-322: Presentation given to AFAC Built Environment Group on 7 November 2020, titled ‘Australian Technical Evaluation Network: Summary of ATEN and how it will operate’

CSI.506.001.0033 Exhibit 6.5.4 Response of CSIRO to NTG-HB1-322

CSI.508.001.0001 Exhibit 27.11.1 CSIRO response to Notice to Give (NTG-HB3-642) CSI.508.001.0027 Exhibit 27.1.2 CSIRO Climate and Disaster Resilience, Technical Report CSI.509.001.0001 Exhibit 33.8.7 Queensland Reconstruction Authority, ‘Cyclone Resilient Building Guidance for Queensland Homes ” CSI.509.001.0050 Exhibit 33.8.2 Australia International Council on Monuments and Sites: AICOMOS Bushfire Response (2020) CSI.509.001.0053 Exhibit 33.8.4 B Teague, R McLeod and S Pascoe, ‘The 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission Final Report: Volume II” CSI.509.001.0097 Exhibit 33.8.5 CSIRO, ‘The Australian Ecosystems Models Framework’ CSI.509.001.0100 Exhibit 33.8.3 J Pickrell, ‘Thousands of ancient Aboriginal sites probably damaged in Australian fires’ CSI.509.001.0104 Exhibit 33.8.6 CSIRO, ‘Transport logistics-TraNSIT’ CSI.510.001.0001 Exhibit 37.6.2 Letter from CSIRO regarding comments on Draft Proposition E.8 CSI.900.002.0003 Exhibit 35.2.1 CSIRO response to draft propositions (version 2.1) (table) CTH.900.001.0001 Exhibit 35.1.1 Commonwealth response to draft propositions (table) CTH.900.001.0002 Exhibit 35.1.2 Commonwealth submissions in relation to draft propositions CTH.901.001.0003 Exhibit 33.11.1 Australian Government Public Data Policy Statement CTH.901.001.0005 Exhibit 33.11.4 Data Availability and Transparency Bill 2020, Exposure Draft - Consultation Paper CTH.901.001.0038 Exhibit 33.11.6 Data Availability and Transparency (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2020, Exposure Draft - Explanatory

Memorandum

CTH.901.001.0041 Exhibit 33.11.5 Data Availability and Transparency (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2020, Exposure Draft CTH.901.001.0048 Exhibit 33.11.2 Data Availability and Transparency Bill 2020, Exposure Draft CTH.901.001.0152 Exhibit 33.11.3 Data Availability and Transparency Bill 2020, Exposure Draft - Explanatory Memorandum CTH.901.001.0226 Exhibit 33.11.7 Data Availability and Transparency Regulations 2020, Exposure Draft CTH.901.001.0235 Exhibit 33.11.8 Data Availability and Transparency Regulations 2020, Exposure Draft - Explanatory Statement CTH.901.001.0240 Exhibit 33.11.9 Data Availability and Transparency Bill 2020, Exposure Draft - Independent Privacy Impact Assessment CTH.902.001.0003 Exhibit 35.1.3 Commonwealth further submissions in relation to draft propositions

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

CTH.903.001.0001 Exhibit 33.11.10 Australian Council of Social Services, ‘Bushfire crisis - ACOSS calls for Government action on recovery, preparation and prevention’ CTH.903.001.0003 Exhibit 33.11.11 Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, ‘Effective Commonwealth-State Relations’ CTH.903.001.0005 Exhibit 33.11.12 Prime Minister Morrison, Transcript of Address, National Press Club CTH.903.001.0016 Exhibit 33.11.13 Protecting Critical Infrastructure and Systems of National Significance, Consultation Paper CTH.903.001.0050 Exhibit 33.11.14 Response of former Prime Minister Turnbull on ABC’s Q&A, ‘The End of an Era, Q&A 2019 Finale’ CTH.903.001.0086 Exhibit 33.11.15 WebEx Town Hall, ‘Protecting Critical Infrastructure and Systems of National Significance’ CVC.500.001.0001 Exhibit 10.13.1 Clarence Valley Council response to NTG-HB3-608 DAF.001.001.0001 Exhibit 7.4.3 Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (Qld) Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB1-104) DAR.500.001.0001 Exhibit 30.3.1 Curriculum vitae of Mr Campbell Darby DCC.500.001.0001 Exhibit 12.1.1 City of Darwin’s response to NTG-HB2-271 DEF.0001.0001.0007 Exhibit 5.4.1 Department of Defence: ‘Defence Assistance to the Civil Community (DACC) Manual 2017 - Edition 2’ DEF.0001.0001.0100 Exhibit 5.4.2 Letter from Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC, Minister for Defence to General Angus J Campbell, AO, DSC

dated 11 November 2019.

DEF.0001.0001.0131 Exhibit 5.5.1 Chief of the Defence Force: ‘Minute: Period of Service during Call Out’ signed 4 January 2020 DEF.0001.0001.0230 Exhibit 30.23.11 Decision Brief for VCDF - DACC Manual DEF.0001.0001.0238 Exhibit 30.23.12 Ministerial Submission - DACC Manual Review DEF.0001.0002.0010 Exhibit 5.5.6 Army Knowledge Centre: ‘AKC Insights Summary (2) - Op Bushfire Assist 19-20’ dated 21 February 2020 DEF.0001.0002.0013 Exhibit 5.5.7 Army Knowledge Centre: ‘AKC Insights Summary (3) - Op Bushfire Assist 19-20’ dated 6 March 2020 DEF.0001.0002.0017 Exhibit 5.5.5 Army Knowledge Centre: ‘AKC Insights Summary - Op Bushfire Assist 19-20’ dated 7 February 2020 DEF.0001.0002.0031 Exhibit 5.4.6 Department of Defence: ‘Noting Brief for Secretary and CDF: Review of Op Bushfire Assist 19-20 - Initial

Departmental Insights’

DEF.0001.0002.0053 Exhibit 30.23.10 First Impressions Report - OP QLD ASSIST 2017 DEF.0001.0002.0098 Exhibit 5.4.5 Commonwealth of Australia: ‘Revocation of Order to Call Out the Australian Defence Force Reserves’ DEF.0001.0002.0123 Exhibit 37.3.1 OMINDEF Advice - Disabled Access to Evacuation Planning during Op. BUSHFIRE ASSIST DEF.0001.0002.0165 Exhibit 30.23.9 Ministerial Submission to MINDEF re DACC3 cost considerations DEF.0001.0003.0001 Exhibit 5.5.2 Chief of the Defence Force: ‘Minute: Period of Service during Call Out’ signed 6 January 2020 DEF.0001.0003.0005 Exhibit 5.5.4 Chief of the Defence Force: ‘Minute: Period of Service during Call Out’ signed 11 January 2020 DEF.0001.0003.0007 Exhibit 5.5.3 Chief of the Defence Force: ‘Minute: Period of Service during Call Out’ signed 9 January 2020 DEF.0001.0003.0020 Exhibit 5.4.3 Minister for Defence: ‘Minute Paper for the Executive Council: Order to Call Out the Australian Defence Force

Revocation’

DEF.0001.0003.0025 Exhibit 5.4.4 Commonwealth of Australia: ‘Order to Call Out the Australian Defence Force Reserves’

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

DEF.0001.0004.0001 Exhibit 30.23.6 Defence Assistance to the Civil Community Manual (DACC) (updated 7 June 2019) DEF.0001.0004.0094 Exhibit 30.23.7 Letter from AGS - Access to the DACC Manual DEF.0002.0001.0002 Exhibit 5.5.8 Video: Royal Australian Navy: ‘HMAS Choules Op Bushfire Assist 2019 20’ DEF.0002.0001.0003 Exhibit 5.5.9 Video: Australian Army: ‘Op Bushfire Assist - Support to Kangaroo Island’ DEF.0002.0001.0004 Exhibit 5.5.10 Video: Royal Australian Air Force: ‘Operation Bushfire Assist air base operations - RAAF Base East Sale’ DEF.500.001.0001 Exhibit 30.23.8 Department of Defence Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB1-091) DEF.501.001.0001 Exhibit 36.5.1 Letter providing update on Australian Defence Force Spending (BUSHFIRE ASSIST) DEF.8001.0001.0001 Exhibit 5.3.1 Witness Statement - Vice Admiral David Johnston, AO, RAN DEF.8002.0001.0001 Exhibit 5.2.1 Witness Statement - Lieutenant General Greg Bilton, AM, CSC DEF.9001.0001.0002 Exhibit 30.23.4 Department of Defence Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB1-091) DEF.9002.0001.0001 Exhibit 30.23.1 Department of Defence Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-001) DEF.9003.0001.0001 Exhibit 30.23.2 Department of Defence Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-002) DEF.9004.0001.0001 Exhibit 30.23.3 Department of Defence Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-003) DEF.9005.0001.0001 Exhibit 30.23.5 Department of Defence Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-241) DEF.9006.0001.0001 Exhibit 33.3.1 Department of Defence and Australian Defence Force Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-671) DEF.9007.0001.0001 Exhibit 37.3.2 Letter from Department of Defence to the Royal Commission regarding Headquarters of the 2nd Division of the

Army

DELW.0001.0001.0001 Exhibit 7.2.14 Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, ‘Managing Victoria’s bushfire risk - Fuel Management report 2018-19’ DELW.0001.0001.0586 Exhibit 7.2.21 The Victorian Traditional Owner Cultural Fire Knowledge Group, ‘The Victorian Traditional Owner Cultural Fire Strategy’ DELW.0001.0002.2195 Exhibit 19.18.3 Planning Group’s Regulatory Framework: Enhancing disaster resilience in Victoria’s built environment DELW.0001.0002.2217 Exhibit 19.18.2 Planning Group’s Action Plan 2018-2019: Enhancing disaster resilience in Victoria’s built environment DELW.0002.0001.1531 Exhibit 7.2.15 Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, CFA Victoria and Forest Fire Management Victoria,

‘Joint Fuel Management Program 2019/20 - 2021/2022 - Barwon South West FFMVic Region / South West CFA Region’ DELW.0002.0001.1607 Exhibit 7.2.16 Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, CFA Victoria and Forest Fire Management Victoria, ‘Joint Fuel Management Program 2019/20 - 2021/2022 - Gippsland FFMVic Region / South East CFA Region’ DELW.0002.0001.1667 Exhibit 7.2.17 Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, CFA Victoria and Forest Fire Management Victoria,

‘Joint Fuel Management Program 2019/20 - 2021/2022 - Grampians FFMVic Region / West CFA Region’

DELW.0002.0001.1702 Exhibit 7.2.18 Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, CFA Victoria and Forest Fire Management Victoria, ‘Joint Fuel Management Program 2019/20 - 2021/2022 - Hume FFMVic Region / North East CFA Region’

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

DELW.0002.0001.1775 Exhibit 7.2.19 Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, CFA Victoria and Forest Fire Management Victoria, ‘Joint Fuel Management Program 2019/20 - 2021/2022 - Loddon Mallee FFMVic Region / North West CFA Region’

DELW.0002.0001.3067 Exhibit 7.2.7 Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, ‘Strategic bushfire management plan - Alpine and Greater Gippsland’ DELW.0002.0001.3095 Exhibit 7.2.8 Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, ‘Strategic bushfire management plan - Alpine and North East’ DELW.0002.0001.3123 Exhibit 7.2.9 Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, ‘Strategic bushfire management plan - Barwon Otway’ DELW.0002.0001.3165 Exhibit 7.2.10 Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, ‘Strategic bushfire management plan - East Central’ DELW.0002.0001.3203 Exhibit 7.2.11 Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, ‘Strategic bushfire management plan - Mallee and

Murray Goulburn’

DELW.0002.0001.3231 Exhibit 7.2.12 Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, ‘Strategic bushfire management plan - South Western’ DELW.0002.0001.3259 Exhibit 7.2.13 Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, ‘Strategic bushfire management plan - West Central’ DELW.0002.0001.3522 Exhibit 20.16.1 Victoria’s bushfire emergency: Biodiversity response and recovery DELW.0003.0002.0021 Exhibit 7.2.20 Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, ‘Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Framework for

Bushfire Management on Public Land’

DELW.0003.0002.0072 Exhibit 7.2.5 Department of Sustainability and Environment, ‘Code of Practice for Bushfire Management on Public Land’ DELW.500.001.0001 Exhibit 3.6.1 Response of Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (Victoria) to NTG-HB1-302 DELW.501.001.0001 Exhibit 3.6.2.1 Image A: Collection of Eastern Bristlebird from Cape Howe site DELW.501.001.0002 Exhibit 3.6.2.2 Image B: Eastern Bristlebird arriving in Melbourne for transfer to Zoos Victoria DELW.501.001.0003 Exhibit 3.6.2.3 Image C: Eastern Bristlebird arriving in Melbourne for transfer to Zoos Victoria (2) DELW.501.001.0004 Exhibit 3.6.2.10 Image J: Eastern Bristlebird back in own habitat DELW.501.001.0005 Exhibit 3.6.2.6 Image F: Eastern Bristlebird on board boat to Mallacoota DELW.501.001.0006 Exhibit 3.6.2.4 Image D: Eastern Bristlebird ready to board boat back to Mallacoota DELW.501.001.0007 Exhibit 3.6.2.5 Image E: Loading boat to Mallacoota DELW.501.001.0008 Exhibit 3.6.2.8 Image H: Release of Eastern Bristlebird (2) DELW.501.001.0009 Exhibit 3.6.2.9 Image I: Release of Eastern Bristlebird (3) DELW.501.001.0010 Exhibit 3.6.2.7 Image G: Release of Eastern Bristlebird (1) DELW.503.001.0001 Exhibit 24.2.1 Department of Environment, Land Water and Planning (Vic) Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB1-

302)

DELW.507.001.0001 Exhibit 9.3.9 Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (Vic) response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-398)

Appendix 11 Exhibits 143

Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

DFA.9001.0001.0002 Exhibit 30.26.1 Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Response to Notice to Give (NTG-HB2-415) DFJ.501.001.0001 Exhibit 2.2.1 Witness Statement - Associate Professor Fay Johnston DFJ.502.001.0001 Exhibit 2.2.1.1 Annexure: Vardoulakis S, Jalaludin B, Morgan G, Hanigan I and Johnston F, ‘Bushfire Smoke: Urgent Need for a National Health Protection Strategy’

DHHS.0001.0001.0371 Exhibit 29.8.2 Annexure 1: State Health Emergency Response Arrangements - Community pharmacies liaison protocol DHHS.0001.0001.0374 Exhibit 29.8.3 Annexure 2: Health and Human Services Sector - Emergency Management Policy DHHS.0001.0001.0389 Exhibit 29.8.4 Annexure 3: Hume Region - Emergency relief and recovery plan DHHS.0001.0001.0460 Exhibit 29.8.5 Annexure 4: Guidelines for Interjurisdictional Assistance (Community Recovery) 2020 V3.3 (Social Recovery

Reference Group Australia)

DHHS.0001.0001.0562 Exhibit 29.8.6 Annexure 5: State Emergency Response Arrangements: Primary health liaison officer protocol DHHS.0001.0001.0586 Exhibit 29.8.7 Annexure 6: Relocation, sheltering and evacuation guide DHHS.0001.0001.0606 Exhibit 29.8.8 Annexure 7: Residential aged care services - natural hazards ready resource DHHS.0001.0001.0709 Exhibit 29.8.9 Annexure 8: State Health Emergency Response Plan (Edition 4) DHHS.0001.0001.0769 Exhibit 29.8.10 Annexure 9: Vulnerable people in emergencies policy DHHS.0001.0002.0001 Exhibit 29.8.11 Annexure 10: Emergency Planning Summer Preparedness Checklists - Bairnsdale Regional Health Service DHHS.0001.0002.0071 Exhibit 29.8.12 Annexure 12: Emergency Planning Committee - Bairnsdale Regional Health Service DHHS.0001.0002.0075 Exhibit 29.8.13 Annexure 13: Area Warden Emergency Response Action Card - Bairnsdale Regional Health Service DHHS.0001.0002.0077 Exhibit 29.8.14 Annexure 14: Area Warden Emergency Response Overview - Bairnsdale Regional Health Service DHHS.0002.0001.0001 Exhibit 29.8.1 Vic Department of Health and Human Services Response to Notice to Give (NTG-HB2-457) DHK.500.001.0001 Exhibit 31.11.1 Dr Heather Keith Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB1-093) DHN.500.001.0002 Exhibit 29.9.2 Annexure A: State Emergency Management Plan DHN.500.001.0082 Exhibit 29.9.3 Annexure B: NSW Health Services Functional Area Supporting Plan DHN.500.001.0134 Exhibit 29.9.4 Annexure C: Major Incident Medical Services Supporting Plan DHN.500.001.0168 Exhibit 29.9.5 Annexure D: Mental Health Services Supporting Plan DHN.500.001.0192 Exhibit 29.9.6 Annexure E: Public Health Services Supporting Plan to HEALTHPLAN DHN.500.001.0217 Exhibit 29.9.7 Annexure F: NSW Health Incident Coordination Framework DHN.500.001.0237 Exhibit 29.9.1 NSW Ministry of Health Response to Notice to Give (NTG-HB2-348) DHQ.001.001.0005 Exhibit 29.7.1 Queensland Health Response to Notice to Give (NTG-HB2-454) DHQ.001.001.0019 Exhibit 29.7.2 Attachment A: Health Service Directive - Disasters and Emergency Incidents DHQ.001.001.0029 Exhibit 29.7.3 Attachment B: Mental Health Sub-plan DHQ.001.001.0060 Exhibit 29.7.4 Attachment C: Queensland Blood Supply Emergency and Contingency Plan (Annex to the Queensland Health

Disaster Plan)

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

DHQ.001.001.0078 Exhibit 29.7.5 Attachment D: Chemical Biological Radiological Plan (Annex to the Queensland Health Disaster Plan) DHQ.001.001.0121 Exhibit 29.7.6 Attachment E: Tsunami Notification Arrangements (Annex to the Queensland Health Disaster Plan) DHQ.001.001.0136 Exhibit 29.7.7 Attachment F: Disaster and Emergency Incident Plan DHQ.001.001.0212 Exhibit 29.7.8 Attachment G: Pandemic Influenza Plan DHQ.001.001.0271 Exhibit 29.7.9 Attachment H: Mass Casualty Incident Plan DHQ.001.001.0330 Exhibit 29.7.10 Attachment I: Public Health Sub-Plan DHQ.001.001.0369 Exhibit 29.7.11 Attachment J: Heatwave Management Sub-Plan DHQ.001.001.0404 Exhibit 29.7.12 Attachment K: Information for Public Health - Public health messaging for landscape fire smoke DHQ.001.001.0416 Exhibit 29.7.13 Attachment L: Public health response to landscape fire smoke events DHW.455.001.1372 Exhibit 29.10.2 Attachment: SA Health Emergency Management Framework DHW.455.001.1398 Exhibit 29.10.3 Attachment: SA Health Emergency Management Command Structure - Roles and Responsibilities DHW.455.001.1408 Exhibit 29.10.4 Attachment: SA Health Major Incident Plan DHW.455.001.1775 Exhibit 29.10.5 Attachment: Disaster Resilience Policy Directive DHW.455.001.1828 Exhibit 29.10.6 Attachment: SA Health Power Dependency Strategy DHW.455.011.0001 Exhibit 29.10.1 SA Health Response to Notice to Give (NTG-HB2-455) DJPR.0001.0001.0001 Exhibit 33.21.1 Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (Vic) Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-422) DJPR.0001.0001.0020 Exhibit 33.21.2 Annexure 1 to Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-422) DJPR.0001.0001.0039 Exhibit 33.21.3 Annexure 2 to Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-422) DJPR.0001.0001.0066 Exhibit 33.21.4 Annexure 3 to Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-422) DMC.001.001.0250 Exhibit 33.23.1 Central Queensland Bushfires Recovery Plan 2018-21 DMC.001.001.0664 Exhibit 30.38.1 Evacuation: Responsibilities, Arrangements and Management DMC.001.001.0836 Exhibit 33.22.8 Queensland Disaster Management Training Framework DMC.001.001.0921 Exhibit 19.36.1 Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction DMC.001.001.1097 Exhibit 20.3.1 Queensland Disaster Management Arrangements DMC.001.001.1192 Exhibit 27.21.1 QLD Emergency Alert Manual DMC.002.001.0001 Exhibit 25.3.1 Queensland Disaster Management Committee Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-219) DOP.500.001.0001 Exhibit 7.9.1 Dr Owen Price Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB1-074) DPC.500.001.0001 Exhibit 23.4.7 State Emergency Management Committee Lessons Report: 2018-19 Bushfires in Tasmania, on and following 28

December 2018

DPC.501.001.0001 Exhibit 33.31.1 Department of Premier and Cabinet (Tas) Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-553) - Scenario Response 1

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

DPC.501.001.0007 Exhibit 33.31.2 Department of Premier and Cabinet (Tas) Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-553) - Scenario Response 2 DPC.501.001.0013 Exhibit 33.31.3 Department of Premier and Cabinet (Tas) Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-553) - Scenario Response 3 DPC.501.001.0017 Exhibit 33.31.4 Department of Premier and Cabinet (Tas) Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-553) - Scenario

Response 4

DPC.501.001.0021 Exhibit 33.31.5 Department of Premier and Cabinet (Tas) Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-553) - Scenario Response 5 DRN.001.001.0001 Exhibit 33.16.1 Department of Regional NSW Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-420) DRN.001.001.0011 Exhibit 33.16.2 Annexure A to Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-420) DRN.001.001.0012 Exhibit 33.16.3 Annexure B to Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-420) DRN.001.001.0013 Exhibit 33.16.4 Annexure C to Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-420) DRN.001.001.0014 Exhibit 33.16.5 Annexure D to Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-420) DRT.500.001.0001 Exhibit 6.7.7.0 Exhibit RT-01 to witness statement of Dr Richard Thornton, containing the following documents: DRT.500.001.0004 Exhibit 6.7.7.1 BNHCRC response to NTG-NB1-055 DRT.500.001.0029 Exhibit 6.7.7.2 BNHCRC - Research projects achievements and outcomes DRT.500.001.0122 Exhibit 6.7.7.3 BNHCRC - Postgraduate research DRT.500.001.0186 Exhibit 6.7.7.4 BNHCRC - Tactical Research Fund frequently asked questions DRT.500.001.0190 Exhibit 6.7.7.5 BNHCRC - Public submission to this Royal Commission dated 27 April 2020 DRT.500.001.0219 Exhibit 6.7.7.6 Australian Disaster Resilience Handbook - Public Information and Warnings DRT.500.001.0272 Exhibit 6.7.7.7 Australian Disaster Resilience Handbook - Warning Message Construction: Choosing Your Words DRT.500.001.0291 Exhibit 6.7.7.8 BNHCRC 2018 Review

DRT.500.001.0303 Exhibit 6.7.7.9 Response to the BNHCRC 2018 Review DRT.500.001.0308 Exhibit 6.7.7.10 SGS Economics and Planning - The value of the BNHCRC (draft executive summary) DRT.500.001.0324 Exhibit 6.7.7.11 BNHCRC Report - Risk ownership for natural hazards: summary of key research findings DRT.500.001.0360 Exhibit 6.7.7.12 BNHCRC Report - The uncomfortable conversation: understanding value through risk ownership DRT.500.001.0375 Exhibit 6.7.7.13 Owning the future: risk ownership and strategic decision-making for natural hazards (Australian Journal of

Emergency Management)

DRT.500.001.0384 Exhibit 6.7.7.14 BNHCRC Report - Understanding Bushfire Risk, Warnings And Responses: A Study Of The 2018 Reedy Swamp Fire DRT.500.001.0511 Exhibit 6.7.7.15 BNHCRC Report - Cascading extreme weather beyond our experience: are we ready? A report on the 12th Australasian Natural Hazards Management Conference

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

DRT.500.001.0540 Exhibit 6.7.7.16 Australian Government Clean Energy Regulator - Savanna fire management methods (print out from website) DRT.500.001.0543 Exhibit 6.7.7.17 Delivering effective savanna fire management for defined biodiversity conservation outcomes: an Arnhem Land case study (International Journal of Wildland Fire) DRT.500.001.0559 Exhibit 6.7.7.18 Extreme weather and statewide power failure, South Australia, 2016 (print out from website) DRT.500.001.0564 Exhibit 6.7.7.19 NBN - What happens during a power blackout? (print out from website) DRT.500.001.0570 Exhibit 6.7.7.20 BNHCRC Hazard Note - Australian Seasonal Bushfire Outlook: April 2020 DRT.500.001.0575 Exhibit 6.7.7.21 United States: National Significant Wildland Fire Potential Outlook by Predictive Services National Interagency

Fire Center (Issued May 1, 2020)

DRT.500.001.0585 Exhibit 6.7.7.22 Canada: Natural Resources Canada - Fire Weather Maps DRT.500.001.0589 Exhibit 6.7.6 Dr Richard Thornton (Bushfires and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre) - Witness statement (response to NTS-HB2-408) DSB.501.001.0001 Exhibit 3.2.1 Witness Statement - Dr Sally Box

DSB.501.001.0049 Exhibit 3.2.1.1 Annexure A: Wildlife and threatened species bushfire recovery expert panel communique DSB.501.001.0075 Exhibit 3.2.1.2 Annexure B: Roundtables on Bushfire Recovery DSB.501.001.0079 Exhibit 3.2.1.3 Annexure C: Response to Question 6 of the Second Notice: Extract from DAWE Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB1-004)

DSB.501.001.0085 Exhibit 3.2.1.4 Annexure D: Maps of bushfire impacts on indicative distribution of Slaty Red Gum, bushfire impacts on indicative distribution of Kangaroo Island Dunnart, preliminary area for environmental analysis - 2019/20 fires DSB.501.001.0088 Exhibit 3.2.1.5 Annexure E1: Bushfire impact (as of 2020-04-28) of EPBC-listed indicative distribution for the Upland Basalt Eucalypt Forests of the Sydney Basin Bioregion DSB.501.001.0089 Exhibit 3.2.1.6 Annexure E2: Priority matrix for fire affected Threatened Ecological Communities, including map of priority

threatened ecological communities for recovery actions by NRM region

DSB.501.001.0093 Exhibit 3.2.1.7 Annexure F1: Wildlife and threatened species bushfire recovery expert panel: Provisional list of animals requiring urgent management intervention DSB.501.001.0101 Exhibit 3.2.1.8 Annexure F2: Technical report: Rapid analysis of impacts of the 2019-20 fires on animal species, and prioritization of species for management response, Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment DSB.501.001.0131 Exhibit 3.2.1.9 Annexure G1: Wildlife and threatened species bushfire recovery expert panel: Provisional list of plants requiring

urgent management intervention

DSB.501.001.0154 Exhibit 3.2.1.10 Annexure G2: Interim national prioritization of Australian plants affected by the 2019-2020 bushfire season, Research for the Wildlife and Threatened Species Bushfire Recovery Expert Panel DSB.501.001.0209 Exhibit 3.2.1.11 Annexure H: Australian Government Bushfire Recovery Package for Wildlife and their Habitat: Provisional list of priority invertebrate species requiring urgent management intervention or on-ground assessment

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

DSB.501.001.0235 Exhibit 3.2.1.12 Annexure I: Response to Question 13 of the Second Notice: Further extract from DAWE Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB1- 004) DSB.501.001.0239 Exhibit 3.2.1.13 Annexure J1: National Environmental Science Programme, Threatened Species Recovery Hub Steering Committee Terms of Reference (Version 1 - V2.1) DSB.501.001.0246 Exhibit 3.2.1.14 Annexure J2: National Environmental Science Programme, Threatened Species Recovery Hub, ‘Preliminary Draft

Design considerations for post natural disaster (fire) on-ground assessment of status of species, ecological communities, habitats and threats'

DSB.501.001.0367 Exhibit 3.2.1.15 Exhibit A: ‘Protected species in bushfire affected areas’ DSB.501.001.0368 Exhibit 3.2.1.16 Exhibit B: Analysis of ecological communities listed under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 which occur in areas affected by bushfires between 1 July 2019 and 11 February 2020 in southern and eastern Australia

DSB.501.001.0369 Exhibit 3.2.1.17 Exhibit C1 - Bird species trait analysis DSB.501.001.0370 Exhibit 3.2.1.18 Exhibit C2 - Crayfish species analysis DSB.501.001.0371 Exhibit 3.2.1.19 Exhibit C3 - Fish species analysis DSB.501.001.0372 Exhibit 3.2.1.20 Exhibit C4 - Frogs species analysis DSB.501.001.0373 Exhibit 3.2.1.21 Exhibit C5 - Invertebrates (other than crayfish) species analysis DSB.501.001.0374 Exhibit 3.2.1.22 Exhibit C6 - Mammal species analysis DSB.501.001.0375 Exhibit 3.2.1.23 Exhibit C7 - Reptiles species analysis DSB.501.001.0376 Exhibit 3.2.1.24 Exhibit C8 - Traits used for each group DSS.9001.0001.0001 Exhibit 30.29.1 Department of Social Services Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-359) DSS.9001.0001.0012 Exhibit 30.29.2 Attachment A to NTG-HB2-359 DSS.9002.0001.0001 Exhibit 30.34.1 Digital Transformation Agency Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-665) DTD.500.001.0001 Exhibit 30.54.1 Dr Thomas Duff Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-648) DTP.500.001.0001 Exhibit 6.7.1 Witness statement - Associate Professor Trent Penman DUN.500.001.0029 Exhibit 10.33.3 Impact Statement: Norseman West Complex Shire of Dundas 16 December 2019 - 20 January 2020 DUN.502.001.0001 Exhibit 10.33.1 Shire of Dundas response to NTG-HB3-602 EAU.500.001.0001 Exhibit 15.10.2 Attachment Q6_A1 to Dr Jill Cainey’s witness statement - Network Safety Forum Agenda EAU.500.001.0002 Exhibit 15.10.3 Attachment Q6_A2 to Dr Jill Cainey’s witness statement - LiDAR Forum Agenda EAU.500.001.0003 Exhibit 15.10.4 Attachment Q6_A3 to Dr Jill Cainey’s witness statement - ENA Electricity Network Service Provider Vegetation

Management Variability Report

EAU.500.001.0043 Exhibit 15.10.5 Attachment Q6_A4 to Dr Jill Cainey’s witness statement - ENA Guidelines for Safe Vegetation Management Work Near Live Overhead Lines

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

EAU.500.001.0080 Exhibit 15.10.6 Attachment Q6_A5 to Dr Jill Cainey’s witness statement - Vegetation Risk Management for Overhead Electricity Networks EAU.500.001.0128 Exhibit 15.10.8 Attachment Q10_A1 to Dr Jill Cainey’s witness statement - ENA Climate Risk and Resilience Industry Guidance Manual EAU.500.001.0666 Exhibit 15.10.9 Attachment Q19_A1 to Dr Jill Cainey’s witness statement - Regulatory frameworks for distributor-led stand-

alone power systems - response to draft rules

EAU.500.001.0674 Exhibit 15.10.10 Attachment Q24_A1 to Dr Jill Cainey’s witness statement - National Research Priorities for Natural Hazards Emergency Management and Resilience EAU.500.001.0698 Exhibit 15.10.7 Attachment Q6_A6 to Dr Jill Cainey’s witness statement - Project IGNIS - AMC Meeting 5 December EAU.500.001.0711 Exhibit 15.10.1 Dr Jill Cainey’s witness statement (in response to NTS-HB1-406) EEN.500.007.0001 Exhibit 15.18.1 Ergon Energy’s response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-317) EGC.500.001.0209 Exhibit 30.50.1 Gippsland Emergency Relief Centre Standard Operating Procedures EGC.500.001.0395 Exhibit 10.7.4 Bushfire Relief Grant Agreement - Bairnsdale Chamber of Commerce and Industry EGC.500.001.0405 Exhibit 10.7.5 Bushfire Relief Grant Agreement - Mallacoota Wilderness Business and Tourism EGC.502.001.0001 Exhibit 10.7.3 East Gippsland Shire Council submission to Inspector General for Emergency Management inquiry into the

201920 Victorian Fire Season

EGC.502.001.0044 Exhibit 10.7.1 East Gippsland Shire Council response to NTG-HB1-066 EGC.503.001.0001 Exhibit 10.7.2 East Gippsland Shire Council response to NTG-HB2-265 EGX.500.002.0178 Exhibit 38.15.1 Energex Bushfire Risk Management Plan 2019-20 EGX.500.007.0001 Exhibit 15.17.1 Energex’s response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-316) ELN.501.001.0001 Exhibit 15.16.1 Electranet’s revised response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2- 315) EMC.005.001.0009 Exhibit 20.21.1 State Emergency Management: A Strategic Framework for Emergency Management in Western Australia (Local

Recovery Guidelines)

EMC.008.001.0004 Exhibit 25.10.1 State Emergency Management Committee (WA) Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-215) EMC.500.001.0002 Exhibit 30.40.2 State Emergency Management Committee Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-215) EMO.503.001.0001 Exhibit 6.11.1 Witness Statement - Audrey Zibelman EMO.504.001.0001 Exhibit 6.11.5 Australian Energy Market Operator. ‘NEM Lack of Reserve Framework Report,’ Reporting period 1 October 2019

to 31 December 2019

EMO.504.001.0027 Exhibit 6.11.4 Australian Energy Market Operator. ‘NEM Lack of Reserve Framework Report,’ Reporting period 1 January 2020 to 31 March 2020 EMO.504.001.0052 Exhibit 6.11.2 Australian Energy Market Operator. ‘Quarterly Energy Dynamics Q1 2020: Market Insights and WA Market Operations’

Appendix 11 Exhibits 149

Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

EMO.504.001.0096 Exhibit 6.11.3 Australian Energy Market Operator. ‘Quarterly Energy Dynamics Q4 2019: Market Insights and WA Market Operations’ EMO.504.001.0138 Exhibit 6.11.6 Australian Energy Market Operator. ‘Reliability and Emergency Reserve Trader (RERT) Quarterly Report Q1 2020: A report for the National Electricity Market’ EMO.504.001.0180 Exhibit 6.11.7 Australian Energy Market Operator. ‘Reliability and Emergency Reserve Trader (RERT) Quarterly Report Q4

2019: A report for the National Electricity Market’

EMQ.001.001.0001 Exhibit 18.2.21 Assurance and Excellence Development Program EMQ.001.001.0114 Exhibit 18.2.22 Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience, Lessons Management (2019) EMQ.001.001.0269 Exhibit 18.2.6 Emergency Management Assurance (v1, dated July 2014) EMQ.001.001.0309 Exhibit 18.2.5 Emergency Management Assurance Framework (v2, dated June 2019) EMQ.001.001.0339 Exhibit 18.2.12 Stakeholder Engagement Framework 2014-2018 EMQ.001.001.0349 Exhibit 18.2.13 IGEMx website extract

EMQ.001.001.0378 Exhibit 18.2.8 Lessons Management Framework EMQ.001.001.0401 Exhibit 18.2.14 Queensland Disaster Management Lexicon EMQ.001.001.0418 Exhibit 18.2.7 Standard for Disaster Management (June 2019) EMQ.001.001.0460 Exhibit 18.2.15 QFES, Queensland PPRR Disaster Management Guideline EMQ.001.001.0585 Exhibit 18.2.20 Queensland State Disaster Management Plan EMQ.001.001.0711 Exhibit 18.2.11 Queensland Bushfires Review (Report 2: 2019-20) EMQ.001.001.0859 Exhibit 18.2.16 2019 Queensland Bushfires Review: Research with Community Members (Final Report) EMQ.001.001.1045 Exhibit 18.2.17 2018 Queensland Bushfires Review (Report: Quantitative Research with Community Members) EMQ.001.001.1251 Exhibit 18.2.18 Lessons and Insights from Significant Bushfires in Australia and Overseas: Informing the 2018 Queensland

Bushfires Review (May 2019)

EMQ.001.001.1299 Exhibit 18.2.19 The science behind the Queensland bushfire and heatwave event: Informing the 2018 Queensland Bushfires Review (May 2019) EMQ.001.001.1374 Exhibit 18.2.10 The 2018 Queensland Bushfires Review (Report 2: 2018-2019) EMQ.002.001.0016 Exhibit 18.2.3 IGEM response to Notice to Give (NTG-HB1-041) EMQ.002.001.0020 Exhibit 18.2.4 IGEM response to Notice to Give (NTG-HB2-218) EMQ.003.001.0001 Exhibit 18.2.2 Annexure 1: Accountabilities in practice fact sheets EMQ.003.001.0034 Exhibit 18.2.1 Witness statement - Alistair Dawson (NTS-HB2-013) EMV.0001.0001.0522 Exhibit 14.3.5 Emergency Management Operational Review 2015-2016 EMV.0001.0001.0651 Exhibit 14.3.6 Emergency Management Operational Review 2016-2017 EMV.0001.0001.0963 Exhibit 27.17.3 Post Season Operations Review - Fire Danger Period 2012-13

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

EMV.0001.0001.1053 Exhibit 27.17.4 Post Season Operations Review - Fire Danger Period 2013-14 EMV.0001.0001.1192 Exhibit 20.15.3 State Initial Impact Assessment Arrangements V 2.0 EMV.0001.0001.1226 Exhibit 20.15.4 State Recovery Plan v.3.1 EMV.0001.0003.0353_R Exhibit 20.15.5 Daily Relief and Recovery Report as at 2345hrs EMV.0001.0003.0399 Exhibit 14.3.7 Emergency Management Manual Victoria EMV.0001.0003.0963 Exhibit 14.3.8 Media Release - Travellers urged to carefully monitor conditions as fire danger increases EMV.0002.0001.0007 Exhibit 28.1.150 Premier’s Declaration of a State of Disaster (Victoria) EMV.0002.0001.0029 Exhibit 28.1.152 Variation to Declaration of a State of Disaster (Victoria) EMV.0002.0001.0031 Exhibit 28.1.153 Victoria Government Gazette EMV.0003.0003.0064 Exhibit 27.23.5 State of Victoria (Emergency Management Victoria), Victorian Emergency Operations Handbook, edition 2

(December 2019)

EMV.0003.0003.0217 Exhibit 38.7.1 Victorian Preparedness Framework EMV.0003.0003.0249 Exhibit 27.17.2 Victorian Warning Protocol - October 2017 EMV.0003.0003.0439 Exhibit 20.15.2 Critical Infrastructure Resilience Strategy EMV.0003.0003.0798 Exhibit 27.17.1 National Review of Warnings and Information - Final Report EMV.0003.0003.0910 Exhibit 20.15.1 Resilient Recovery Strategy EMV.0003.0003.1083 Exhibit 33.20.1 State Emergency Response Plan: Storms Sub-Plan EMV.0004.0001.0001 Exhibit 33.19.6 Fundamentals of Emergency Management (Class 1 Emergencies), Section 2: Victoria’s Emergency Management

Principles

EMV.0005.0001.0068 Exhibit 7.2.1 Victoria’s State Response to NTGs EMV.0005.0001.0068_UR Exhibit 14.3.2 Victoria’s State Response to NTGs (including EMV response to NTG-HB1- 026) EMV.0007.0001.0001 Exhibit 14.3.1 Victoria’s State Response to NTGs (including EMV response to NTG-HB2- 213) EMV.0008.0001.0001 Exhibit 20.14.6 Victoria’s Opening Submissions EMV.0009.0001.0001 Exhibit 10.53.1 Response to Issues Paper: Local governments and natural disasters EMV.0010.0001.0001 Exhibit 14.3.9 Statement of Kate Fitzgerald (NTS-HB2-009) EMV.0013.0001.0004 Exhibit 27.17.5 Covering email for Memorandum re Emergency Management - Operational Communications EMV.0013.0001.0005 Exhibit 28.1.173 Email from Steve Warrington to various re “Memo to the Chiefs re CCOSC paper National Warnings

Recommendations”

EMV.0013.0001.0008 Exhibit 28.1.175 Email from Michael Grainger to Andrew Crisp re “200428 - VicPol Feedback - Memo to the Chiefs re CCOSC paper National Warnings Recommendations” EMV.0013.0001.0014 Exhibit 28.1.174 Email from Tim Wiebusch to various re “Memo to the Chiefs re CCOSC paper National Warnings Recommendations

Appendix 11 Exhibits 151

Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

EMV.0013.0001.0017 Exhibit 28.1.171 Emergency Management Victoria - Memorandum re “National Warnings Framework - changes warning levels” with annexure EMV.0013.0001.0028 Exhibit 28.1.134 Email from Steve Warrington to various re “National Strategic Resource Assessment” EMV.0013.0001.0031 Exhibit 28.1.117 Email from Tim Weibusch to Andrew Crisp re “FYI: NSW & Qld Deployments and the National Disaster Rescue

Challenge (NDRC)”

EMV.0013.0001.0033 Exhibit 28.1.172 Emergency Management Victoria - Memorandum re “National Warnings Framework - changes warning levels” EMV.0013.0001.0041 Exhibit 28.1.111 Attachment to EMV.0013.0001.0031 - NSW Rural Fire Service, Media Release - Dangerous fire conditions - Catastrophic Fire Danger EMV.0014.0001.0001 Exhibit 18.1.6 ACP-05 - Annual Assurance Summary 2016-17 EMV.0014.0001.0042 Exhibit 18.1.7 ACP-06 - Annual Assurance Summary 2017-18 EMV.0014.0001.0087 Exhibit 18.1.8 ACP-07 - Annual Assurance Summary 2018-19 EMV.0014.0001.0132 Exhibit 18.1.9 ACP-08 - Assurance Framework for Emergency Management EMV.0014.0001.0222 Exhibit 18.1.10 ACP-10 - Forward Projection of Reviews for 2017-2021 EMV.0014.0001.0235 Exhibit 18.1.11 ACP-11 - Forward Projection of Reviews for 2018-2022 EMV.0014.0001.0248 Exhibit 18.1.12 ACP-12 - Forward Projection of Reviews for 2020 EMV.0014.0001.0261 Exhibit 18.1.13 ACP-13 - Annual Forward Plan of Reviews for 2015 EMV.0014.0001.0274 Exhibit 18.1.14 ACP-14 - Annual Forward Plan of Reviews for 2016 EMV.0014.0001.0291 Exhibit 18.1.15 ACP-15 - Annual Forward Plan of Reviews for 2017 EMV.0014.0001.0304 Exhibit 18.1.16 ACP-16 - Annual Forward Plan of Reviews for 2018 EMV.0014.0001.0321 Exhibit 18.1.17 ACP-17 - Annual Forward Plan of Reviews for 2019 EMV.0014.0001.0342 Exhibit 18.1.18 ACP-18 - IGEM’s Independent Inquiry into the 2019-2020 Victorian Fire Season, Terms of Reference EMV.0014.0001.0345 Exhibit 18.1.19 ACP-19 - Review of Emergency Management for High-Risk Victorian Communities, IGEM report EMV.0014.0001.0450 Exhibit 18.1.20 ACP-20 - Review of impact assessment and consequence management EMV.0014.0001.0522 Exhibit 18.1.21 ACP-21 - Review of connecting and collaborating with the private sector and community organisations, IGEM

report

EMV.0014.0001.0571 Exhibit 18.1.22 ACP-22 - Review of connecting with and preparing communities for major emergencies in Victoria, IGEM report EMV.0014.0001.0644 Exhibit 18.1.23 ACP-23 - Review of Victoria’s emergency management sector preparedness for major emergencies, IGEM report EMV.0014.0001.0697 Exhibit 18.1.1 Witness statement - Tony Pearce (NTS-HB2-014) EMV.0014.0001.0727 Exhibit 18.1.2 ACP-01 - Current IGEM organisational structure chart EMV.0014.0001.0729 Exhibit 18.1.3 ACP-02 - Professional Profile of Tony Pearce EMV.0014.0001.0736 Exhibit 18.1.4 ACP-03 - IGEM Practice Statement

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

EMV.0014.0001.0739 Exhibit 18.1.5 ACP-04 - Annual Assurance Summary 2015-16 EMV.0015.0001.0001 Exhibit 20.14.1 State of Victoria response to NTG-HB2-465 EMV.0015.0001.0059 Exhibit 20.14.2 Attachment 1: State recovery report EMV.0015.0001.0065 Exhibit 20.14.3 Attachment 2: Monitoring and Evaluation framework EMV.0015.0001.0103 Exhibit 20.14.4 Attachment 3: Community Engagement framework EMV.0015.0001.0114 Exhibit 20.14.5 Attachment 4: Community recovery toolkit EMV.0018.0001.0001 Exhibit 23.3.1 Emergency Management Victoria response to Notice to Give (NTG-HB2- 527) - Interstate Assistance scenarios EMV.505.001.0001 Exhibit 30.37.1 Victoria Government Gazette (2 August 2020) - Premier’s Declaration of a State of Disaster ENE.500.001.0001 Exhibit 15.11.1 Endeavour Energy’s response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2- 505) ENH.500.001.0006 Exhibit 33.37.2 Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-662) - Attachment A - Terms of Reference ENH.500.001.0008 Exhibit 33.37.3 Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-662) - Attachment B - Bushfire smoke and health: Summary

of the current evidence

ENH.500.001.0011 Exhibit 33.37.1 Environmental Health Standing Committee Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-662) ENN.500.001.0032 Exhibit 7.7.1 Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NT) Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB1-021) ENN.500.001.0032_UR Exhibit 25.14.1 Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NT) Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB1-

021)

ENN.500.001.0060 Exhibit 25.14.2 Annexure JT-1 Central Rock-rat monitoring and feral cat control in the West MacDonnell Ranges ENN.500.001.0078 Exhibit 25.14.3 Annexure JT-2 Monitoring of Central Rock-rat occupancy after an extensive wildfire in early 2019 ENN.500.001.0082 Exhibit 25.14.4 Annexure JT-3 Threatened species affected by fire March 2020 ENN.500.001.0083 Exhibit 25.14.5 Annexure JT-4 Fire Management Zones ENN.500.001.0084 Exhibit 25.14.6 Annexure JT-5 Gamba Grass Declaration Zones ENN.500.001.0085 Exhibit 25.14.7 Annexure JT-6 ERF Approved Projects ENN.501.001.0001 Exhibit 9.3.10 Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NT) response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-402) EPA.500.001.0002 Exhibit 7.8.1 Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate (ACT) Response to Notice to Give Information

(NTG-HB1-024)

EPA.500.001.0002_UR Exhibit 19.1.1 NTG-HB1-024 response provided by the ACT Government Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate EPA.500.001.0023 Exhibit 19.1.2 NTP-HB1-021 response provided by the ACT Government Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate EPA.500.001.0030 Exhibit 23.11.30 Attachment P: Phoenix Fire Spread Simulational Fire Spread Prediction (attached to Response to Notice to Give

NTG-HB1-024)

Appendix 11 Exhibits 153

Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

EPA.500.001.0036 Exhibit 23.11.29 Attachment O: ACT Parks and Conservation Service Fire Behaviour Analyst (FBAN) Operational Manual 2019 - 2020 (attached to Response to Notice to Give NTG-HB1-024) EPA.500.001.0044 Exhibit 23.11.26 Attachment O: ACT 7 Day FFDI Forecast (attached to Response to Notice to Give NTG-HB1-024) EPA.500.001.0045 Exhibit 23.11.28 Attachment O: Orroral Fire Behaviour Calculation (attached to Response to Notice to Give NTG-HB1-024) EPA.500.001.0046 Exhibit 23.11.27 Attachment O: Orroral Fire Impact Likelihood Map (attached to Response to Notice to Give NTG-HB1-024) EPA.500.001.0047 Exhibit 23.11.23 Attachment O: Static Grids - 6 Day FDI Look Ahead for the ACT (attached to Response to Notice to Give NTG-

HB1-024)

EPA.500.001.0048 Exhibit 23.11.25 Attachment O: 6 Day Bushfire Potential - Breakdown of % Area by FLI Category (attached to Response to Notice to Give NTG-HB1-024) EPA.500.001.0049 Exhibit 23.11.24 Attachment O: 6 Day Bushfire Potential - Readiness Level Consideration (attached to Response to Notice to Give NTG-HB1-024) EPA.500.001.0062 Exhibit 23.11.20 Attachment J: Independent Operational Review - Potters Hill fire, Namadgi National Park, 10-18 March 2018

(attached to Response to Notice to Give NTG-HB1-024)

EPA.500.001.0095 Exhibit 7.8.7 ‘Strategic Bushfire Management Plan 2019-2024’ EPA.500.001.0175 Exhibit 23.11.16 Attachment F: BOP Funding Sources 2008 - 2020 (attached to Response to Notice to Give NTG-HB1-024) EPA.500.001.0176 Exhibit 23.11.17 Attachment G: BOP Priority Criteria (attached to Response to Notice to Give NTG-HB1-024) EPA.500.001.0178 Exhibit 23.11.18 Attachment H: BOP Resource Allocation 2008 - 2020 (attached to Response to Notice to Give NTG-HB1-024) EPA.500.001.0179 Exhibit 23.11.19 Attachment I: BOP Funding and results 2007 - 2018 (attached to Response to Notice to Give NTG-HB1-024) EPA.500.001.0180 Exhibit 23.11.21 Attachment K: Planned Prescribed Burning 2008-2020 (attached to Response to Notice to Give NTG-HB1-024) EPA.500.001.0181 Exhibit 23.11.2 Attachment C: BOP Completion Rate 2009 - 2019 (attached to Response to Notice to Give NTG-HB1-024) EPA.500.001.0182 Exhibit 23.11.15 Attachment C: Bushfire Operations Plan 2008 - 2009 (attached to Response to Notice to Give NTG-HB1-024) EPA.500.001.0215 Exhibit 23.11.14 Attachment C: Bushfire Operations Plan 2009 - 2010 (attached to Response to Notice to Give NTG-HB1-024) EPA.500.001.0286 Exhibit 23.11.12 Attachment C: Bushfire Operations Plan February 2011 (attached to Response to Notice to Give NTG-HB1-024) EPA.500.001.0340 Exhibit 23.11.13 Attachment C: Bushfire Operations Plan 2010 - 2011 (attached to Response to Notice to Give NTG-HB1-024) EPA.500.001.0391 Exhibit 23.11.11 Attachment C: Bushfire Operations Plan 2011 - 2012 (attached to Response to Notice to Give NTG-HB1-024) EPA.500.001.0423 Exhibit 23.11.10 Attachment C: Bushfire Operations Plan 2012 - 2013 (attached to Response to Notice to Give NTG-HB1-024) EPA.500.001.0469 Exhibit 23.11.3 Attachment C: ACT LM Map 2012 - 2013 (attached to Response to Notice to Give NTG-HB1-024) EPA.500.001.0491 Exhibit 23.11.9 Attachment C: Bushfire Operations Plan 2013 - 2014 (attached to Response to Notice to Give NTG-HB1-024) EPA.500.001.0595 Exhibit 23.11.8 Attachment C: Bushfire Operations Plan 2014 - 2015 (attached to Response to Notice to Give NTG-HB1-024) EPA.500.001.0702 Exhibit 23.11.7 Attachment C: Bushfire Operations Plan 2015 - 2016 (attached to Response to Notice to Give NTG-HB1-024) EPA.500.001.0777 Exhibit 23.11.6 Attachment C: Bushfire Operations Plan 2016 - 2017 (attached to Response to Notice to Give NTG-HB1-024) EPA.500.001.0837 Exhibit 23.11.5 Attachment C: Bushfire Operations Plan 2017 - 2018 (attached to Response to Notice to Give NTG-HB1-024)

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

EPA.500.001.0904 Exhibit 23.11.4 Attachment C: Bushfire Operations Plan 2018 - 2019 (attached to Response to Notice to Give NTG-HB1-024) EPA.500.001.1020 Exhibit 7.8.3 ‘2019/20 Bushfire Operations Plan’

EPA.500.001.1096 Exhibit 3.3.2 Attachment A: Orroral Valley Fire Rapid Risk Assessment Namadgi National Park, Rapid Risk Assessment Team EPA.500.001.1145 Exhibit 23.11.22 Attachment L: National Bushfire Management (Policy Statement for Forests and Rangelands) (attached to Response to Notice to Give NTG- HB1-024) EPA.500.001.1173 Exhibit 7.8.4 ‘ACT Aboriginal Fire Management Plan 2015-16’ EPA.500.001.1184 Exhibit 7.8.5 ACT Parks and Conservation Services and Territory and Municipal Services, ‘Aboriginal Cultural Guidelines for

Fuel and Fire Management Operations in the ACT’

EPA.500.001.1245 Exhibit 19.1.3 ACT Planning system overview - Natural disaster related information EPA.500.001.1248 Exhibit 23.11.1 Attachment B: Pre-suppression Resource Atlas 2018 - 2019 (attached to Response to Notice to Give NTG-HB1-024) EPA.500.001.1469 Exhibit 19.34.4 Vision Statement (Final)

EPA.500.001.1491 Exhibit 19.34.3 Roadmap (Final)

EPA.500.001.1526 Exhibit 19.34.2 Gap Analysis (Final)

EPA.500.001.1591 Exhibit 19.34.1 Current State Review (Final)

EPA.500.001.1656 Exhibit 19.1.6 Capability and Investment Plan for the ACT (Volume 1 - Final) EPA.500.001.1698 Exhibit 19.1.5 Capability and Investment Plan for the ACT (Volume 2 with detailed analysis - Final) EPA.500.001.1787 Exhibit 19.1.4 Inter-Jurisdictional Action Plan for the ACT, Commonwealth and New South wales, Discussion Paper (Final) EPA.501.001.0001 Exhibit 23.12.1 Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate (ACT) Response to Notice to Give Information

(NTG-HB2-231)

EPA.502.001.0001 Exhibit 7.13.8 Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate (ACT) response to Notice to Give (NTG-HB2-403) EPS.388.001.0001 Exhibit 29.10.7 SA Environmental Protection Authority Response to Notice to Give (NTG-HB2-388) EPV.0001.0001.0001 Exhibit 29.8.15 Vic Environment Protection Authority Response to Notice to Give (NTG- HB2-390) ESA.500.001.0002 Exhibit 23.13.1 Attachment A: Annual Bushfire Preparedness Program 2019 - 2020 (attachment to Response to Notice to Give

NTG-HB1-015)

ESA.500.001.0003 Exhibit 23.13.2 Attachment B: ACT Bushfire Management Standards (attachment to Response to Notice to Give NTG-HB1-015) ESA.500.001.0021 Exhibit 23.13.3 Attachment C: ACT Recovery Sub Plan (attachment to Response to Notice to Give NTG-HB1-015) ESA.500.001.0074 Exhibit 7.8.2 Australian Capital Territory Emergency Services Agency Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB1-015) ESA.500.001.0074_UR Exhibit 19.2.1 ACT Emergency Services Agency response to Notice to Give (NTG-HB1- 015) ESA.501.001.0326 Exhibit 7.8.6 Emergencies (Strategic Bushfire Management) Plan 2019 ESA.501.001.2451 Exhibit 23.2.7 Territory Wide Risk Assessment 2017

Appendix 11 Exhibits 155

Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

ESA.502.001.0002 Exhibit 23.14.2 Attachment A: Governance and Assurance Plan (Strategic Bushfire Management Plan 2019 - 2024) ESA.502.001.0036 Exhibit 23.14.3 Attachment B: Emergencies (Concept of Operations for bush and grass fires in the Australian Capital Territory) Commissioner’s Guidelines 2017 ESA.502.001.0067 Exhibit 23.2.6 Memorandum of Understanding between the ACT RFS and NSW RFS ESA.502.001.0085 Exhibit 23.14.4 Attachment D: MOU between ACT Emergency Services Agency and The CEO of the Office of Environment and

Heritage (NSW)

ESA.502.001.0097 Exhibit 23.14.5 Attachment E: ADF Support

ESA.502.001.0098 Exhibit 23.14.6 Attachment F: ADF Support

ESA.502.001.0100 Exhibit 23.14.7 Attachment G: ADF Support to ACT ESA (Canberra Fire Season January 2020) ESA.502.001.0117 Exhibit 23.14.1 Australian Capital Territory Emergency Services Agency Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-211) ESA.502.001.0705 Exhibit 23.2.5 ACT Strategic Bushfire Capability Framework ESA.502.001.0738 Exhibit 23.2.3 Emergencies (Concept of Operations for bush and grass fires in the Australian Capital Territory) Commissioner’s

Guidelines 2017

ESA.502.001.0768 Exhibit 23.2.4 Emergencies (Concept of Operations for bush and grass fires in the Australian Capital Territory) Commissioner’s Guidelines Amendment 2018 ESA.502.001.0930 Exhibit 27.18.1 Enhancing Bush/Grass Fire Pubic Messaging for ACT Emergency Services Agency - Report by Associate Professor Dominque Greer and Dr Paula Dootson ESA.504.001.0001 Exhibit 23.2.1 ACT Emergency Services Agency response to Notice to Give (NTG-HB2- 523) - Interstate Assistance scenarios ESA.507.001.0003 Exhibit 30.43.1 ACT Emergency Services Agency Operational Review of the Bushfire Season 2019/20 ESA.508.001.0001 Exhibit 32.8.2 Australian Capital Territory Emergency Services Agency Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-652)

Part B

ESA.508.001.0006 Exhibit 32.8.3 Australian Capital Territory Emergency Services Agency Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-652) Part C ESA.508.001.0008 Exhibit 32.8.4 Australian Capital Territory Emergency Services Agency Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-652) Part G ESA.508.001.0010 Exhibit 32.8.7 Australian Capital Territory Emergency Services Agency Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-652)

Part K

ESA.508.001.0012 Exhibit 32.8.8 Australian Capital Territory Emergency Services Agency Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-652) Part L ESA.509.001.0002 Exhibit 32.8.5 Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate (ACT) Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-652) Part J

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

ESA.509.001.0005 Exhibit 32.8.6 Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate (ACT) Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-652) Part J - Annexure E ESA.510.001.0002 Exhibit 33.33.4 Australian Capital Territory Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-652) Parts A (questions 2(a) and 3(a)-(b)), D, E, F, H and I ESA.510.001.0033 Exhibit 32.8.1 Australian Capital Territory Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-652) Annexure D ESC.500.001.0001 Exhibit 10.3.1 Eurobodalla Shire Council response to NTG-HB1-061 ESC.501.001.0002 Exhibit 10.3.2 Eurobodalla Shire Council response to NTG-HB2-263 ESC.502.001.0001 Exhibit 10.3.3 Eurobodalla Shire Council response to NTG-HB3-611 ESC.503.001.0001 Exhibit 10.44.1 Eurobodalla Shire Council (Youth Services) response to NTG-HB3-604 ESC.503.001.0005 Exhibit 10.44.2 Attachment 1: Youth in recovery forums summary ESE.001.001.0081 Exhibit 38.14.1 Essential Energy Response to the NSW Independent Bushfire Inquiry ESE.001.001.1359 Exhibit 15.12.7 Operational Manual: Business Continuity Plan: Overarching Business Continuity Strategies ESE.001.001.1396 Exhibit 15.12.6 Operational Manual: eTech Business Continuity Incident Management ESE.001.001.1429 Exhibit 37.18.1 Emergency Response Plan

ESE.001.001.1558 Exhibit 38.14.3 Essential Energy Company Procedure ESE.001.001.1914 Exhibit 15.12.5 Vegetation Management Plan ESE.001.001.1951 Exhibit 15.12.4 Bushfire Risk Management Plan (Essential Energy) ESE.001.001.1997 Exhibit 15.12.3 Company Procedure: Major Incident Management Plan ESE.001.001.2365 Exhibit 38.14.2 Formal Safety Assessment Loss of Supply ESE.002.001.0001 Exhibit 15.12.1 Essential Energy’s response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2- 318) ESQ.001.001.0310 Exhibit 7.4.5 National Resource Management, ‘Fuel management methods to mitigate fire hazard’ ESQ.001.001.0984 Exhibit 7.4.6 National Resource Management, ‘QWPS fire management operations and governance’ ESQ.001.001.0995 Exhibit 7.4.4 National Resource Management, ‘Fire management partnerships with Traditional Owners on protected areas’ ESQ.002.001.0012 Exhibit 7.4.2 Department of Environment and Science (Qld) Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB1-019) ESQ.002.001.0012_UR Exhibit 19.13.1 QLD Government Department of Environment and Science response to NTG-HB1-019 ESQ.002.001.0050 Exhibit 29.7.14 Qld Department of Environment and Science Response to Notice to Give (NTG-HB2-389) ESTA.0001.0002.0001 Exhibit 15.7.1 Amended witness statement of Martin Francis Smyth (NTS-HB2-006) EVE.002.000.0001 Exhibit 15.19.1 EvoEnergy’s response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-319) EWS.017.003.0003 Exhibit 7.5.8 ‘Code of Practice for Fire Management on Public Land in South Australia’ EWS.017.003.0022 Exhibit 24.7.3 Fire Management Policy and Procedure Manual EWS.017.003.0455 Exhibit 24.7.4 Heads of Agencies Agreement for Fire Management on Public Land

Appendix 11 Exhibits 157

Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

EWS.017.003.0458 Exhibit 7.5.6 Department of Environment and Natural Resources, ‘Overall Fuel Hazard Guide for South Australia’, second edition EWS.017.003.0494 Exhibit 24.7.5 Prescribed Burns July 2005 to June 2010 EWS.017.003.0495 Exhibit 24.7.6 Prescribed Burns July 2010 to June 2015 EWS.017.003.0496 Exhibit 24.7.7 Prescribed Burns July 2015 to Dec 2019 EWS.020.012.0001 Exhibit 24.7.2 DEW Fire Management Budget Summary EWS.500.001.0003 Exhibit 7.5.2 Department for Environment and Water (SA) Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB1-020) EWS.502.001.0002 Exhibit 24.7.1 Department for Environment and Water (SA) Supplementary Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB1-

020)

FAI.500.001.0001 Exhibit 7.11.2 Attachment 1: Firesticks Alliance Indigenous Corporation Flyer FAI.500.001.0005 Exhibit 7.11.3 Attachment 2a: Email from Oliver Costello (CEO, FIresticks Alliance Indigenous Corporation) to the Prime Minister and others titled, ‘Bushfire Response: Importance of Cultural Burning Brief and Meeting in Canberra 11am 12 Feb 2020’

FAI.500.001.0007 Exhibit 7.11.4 Attachment 2b: Firesticks Alliance Indigenous Corporation, ‘Ministerial advice - The importance of Cultural Burning to protect and enhance Country while reducing Fuel Loads and improve Bushfire Risk Management in Australia’

FAI.500.001.0010 Exhibit 7.11.5 Attachment 3: Firesticks Alliance Indigenous Corporation, ‘Firesticks Mentoring and Training Program Investment Proposal’ FAI.500.001.0022 Exhibit 7.11.6 Attachment 4: Firesticks Alliance Indigenous Corporation, ‘Summary Report - Fire Circle on Empowering Indigenous leadership, cultural fire and land management practices, and First Nations people and businesses

impacted by bushfires’

FAI.500.001.0038 Exhibit 7.11.7 Attachment 5: Firesticks Alliance Indigenous Corporation and National Indigenous Fire Workshop, ‘National Indigenous Fire Workshop - Bundanon 12-15 July 2018’ FAI.500.001.0110 Exhibit 7.11.1 Firesticks Alliance Indigenous Corporation Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB1-059) FCA.500.001.0001 Exhibit 2.6.1 Australian Financial Complaints Authority response to NTG FCA.501.001.0001 Exhibit 2.6.2 Australian Financial Complaints Authority - Notice to Give Information - supplementary data update FCN.001.001.0001 Exhibit 23.1.5 Forestry Corporation of NSW Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB1-067) FEC.219.001.0001 Exhibit 24.11.2 2014-15 South Australian State Emergency Risk Assessment FEC.219.001.0055 Exhibit 20.8.1 State Emergency Management Plan Part 1: Overview v 1.2 March 2019 FEC.219.001.0137 Exhibit 20.8.2 State Emergency Management Plan Part 2: Arrangements FEC.219.001.0328 Exhibit 20.8.3 State Emergency Management Plan Part 3: Guidelines and Frameworks, Annex F: Lessons Management

Framework

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

FEC.219.001.0380 Exhibit 20.8.4 State Emergency Management Plan Part 3: Guidelines and Frameworks, Annex G: Recovery Activities FEC.219.001.0404 Exhibit 30.39.1 Managing Animals in Emergencies: A Framework for South Australia FEC.219.001.0440 Exhibit 30.39.2 Guidelines for Planning for People with Assistance Animals in Emergencies FEC.219.001.0453 Exhibit 20.8.5 State Emergency Management Plan Part 3: Guidelines and Frameworks, Annex K: People at Risk in Emergencies

Framework v1

FEC.220.001.0015 Exhibit 24.11.1 South Australian Fire and Emergency Services Commission Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-220) FEC.360.001.0001 Exhibit 23.6.1 Independent Review into South Australia’s 2019-20 Bushfire Season FEC.636.001.0001 Exhibit 33.28.2 State of South Australia Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-636) FES.002.001.0001 Exhibit 25.5.2 Attachment 1: Western Australian Fire and Emergency Service Manual, Part One: Overview FES.002.001.0002 Exhibit 25.5.3 Attachment 2: Critical Infrastructure Types FES.002.001.0003 Exhibit 25.5.4 Attachment 3: Avon Valley - Bushfire Response Plan 2017/18 FES.002.001.0004 Exhibit 25.5.5 Attachment 4: Emergency Management Intelligence Branch, ‘Climate change: where to from here?’ FES.002.001.0005 Exhibit 25.5.6 Attachment 5: State Bushfire Advisory Council, ‘Terms of Reference’ FES.002.001.0006 Exhibit 25.5.7 Attachment 6: Policy 75: Bushfire Risk Management FES.002.001.0007 Exhibit 25.5.8 Attachment 7: Workforce and Diversity Action Plan 2020-2022 FES.002.001.0008 Exhibit 25.5.9 Attachment 8: Information Note, ‘Why we need to manage forest fuel loads in the urban interface zone’ FES.002.001.0009 Exhibit 25.5.10 Attachment 9: OD 3 - Operations - Directive 3.11 - Air Operations FES.003.001.0003 Exhibit 25.5.1 Witness Statement of Darren Terry Klemm AFSM FES.003.001.0006 Exhibit 25.11.1 Witness Statement of Darren Terry Klemm AFSM FES.003.001.0008 Exhibit 25.11.18 Department of Fire and Emergency Services (WA) Second response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-

212)

FES.003.001.0009 Exhibit 23.8.2 Witness Statement of Commissioner Darren Klemm AFSM FES.003.001.0010 Exhibit 23.8.5 Attachment DTK1: Map depicting the location of DFES resources across Western Australia FES.003.001.0011 Exhibit 23.8.6 Attachment DTK2: Western Australian Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability Strategy 2016-2024 FES.003.001.0012 Exhibit 23.8.7 Attachment DTK3: Incident Analysis Policy FES.003.001.0013 Exhibit 23.8.3 Attachment DTK4: Department of Fire & Emergency Services (WA), ‘Lessons Management Framework’ FES.003.001.0014 Exhibit 23.8.8 Attachment DTK5: State Emergency Management Committee (SEMC) Communique of 4 October 2019 FES.004.001.0001 Exhibit 25.11.2 Attachment 1 - Heads of Agreement for Partnership and Joint Bushfire Management Service Delivery between

Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions and Department of Fire and Emergency Services

FES.004.001.0002 Exhibit 25.11.3 Attachment 2 - Western Australian Regional - Inter Agency Bushfire Command and Control Arrangements FES.004.001.0003 Exhibit 25.11.4 Attachment 3 - Western Australian Fire and Emergency Service Manual (Part Two: State Operations Centre)

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

FES.004.001.0004 Exhibit 25.11.5 Attachment 4 - Directive 3.1 - Emergency Management SAP 3.1.C All Hazards Liaison Group FES.004.001.0005 Exhibit 25.11.6 Attachment 5 - Western Australian Fire and Emergency Service Manual (Part Five: Incident Management Teams) FES.004.001.0006 Exhibit 25.11.7 Attachment 6 - Directive 3.2 - Incident Control SAP 3.2.B - Information and Warnings FES.004.001.0007 Exhibit 25.11.8 Attachment 7 - Directive 3.1 - WA Fire & Emergency Services - SAP 3.1.D - Telephone Warning System FES.004.001.0008 Exhibit 25.11.9 Attachment 8 - Uptake of DFES communication channels - summary of statistics for 2019/2020 bushfire season FES.004.001.0009 Exhibit 25.11.10 Attachment 9 - 2019 Brand and Community Perceptions Report FES.004.001.0010 Exhibit 25.11.11 Attachment 10 - Bushfire Centre of Excellence Knowledge Management Plan 2020-2024 FES.004.001.0011 Exhibit 25.11.12 Attachment 11 - Selection, Use, Care and Maintenance of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (AFAC) FES.004.001.0012 Exhibit 25.11.13 Attachment 12 - State Operations Air Desk Procedures Manual FES.004.001.0013 Exhibit 25.11.14 Attachment 13 - Western Australian Aerial Fire Suppression Operating Procedures 2019-2020 FES.004.001.0014 Exhibit 25.11.15 Attachment 14 - Air Attack Supervisor Flight Log/Incident Report FES.004.001.0015 Exhibit 25.11.16 Attachment 15 - DFES Air Operations Training Program FES.004.001.0016 Exhibit 25.11.17 Attachment 16 - Review of Aviation Roles in Fire and Emergency Management (AFAC and NAFC) FES.004.001.0017 Exhibit 25.11.19 Directive 3.3 - Operational Support - SOP 3.3.2 - Road Hazard Management FES.004.001.0018 Exhibit 25.11.20 Road Opening - Risk Assessment FES.004.001.0019 Exhibit 25.11.21 Defence Assistance to the Civil Community - Ready Reckoner FES.004.001.0020 Exhibit 25.11.22 Fact Sheet - DFRAWA Activation Process FES.005.001.0001 Exhibit 25.23.6 State Emergency Management: A Strategic Framework for Emergency Management in Western Australia Plan FES.005.001.0003 Exhibit 25.23.8 State Emergency Welfare Plan (Interim) FES.005.001.0008 Exhibit 30.40.3 State Support Plan Animal Welfare in Emergencies Plan FES.005.001.0010 Exhibit 25.23.2 WA Fire and Emergency Services Manual - Part One: Overview FES.005.001.0011 Exhibit 25.23.3 WA Fire and Emergency Services Manual - Part Two: State Operations Centre FES.005.001.0014 Exhibit 25.23.4 WA Fire and Emergency Services Manual - Part Five: Incident Management Teams FES.005.001.0017 Exhibit 25.23.5 State Emergency Management: A Strategic Framework for Emergency Management in Western Australia Policy FES.005.001.0017 Exhibit 33.26.15 State Emergency Management: A Strategic Framework for Emergency Management in Western Australia Policy FES.005.001.0018 Exhibit 25.23.7 State Emergency Management: A Strategic Framework for Emergency Management in Western Australia

Procedure

FES.005.001.0023 Exhibit 30.40.1 Community Evacuation in Emergencies Guideline FES.005.001.0028 Exhibit 25.23.1 State Hazard Plan - Fire

FES.005.001.0073 Exhibit 33.27.1 Emergency Preparedness Report FES.005.001.0100 Exhibit 27.20.1 Department of Fire and Emergency Services - Directive 3.2 - Information and Warnings

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

FES.005.001.0108 Exhibit 27.15.9 Metrix Consulting presentation titled ‘Optimising Emergency WA: Warnings and Incidents Report’ FES.005.001.0147 Exhibit 38.11.1 Impact Statement: Norseman West Complex Shire of Coolgardie,16 December 2019 - 20 January 2020 FES.007.001.0002 Exhibit 20.19.1 State of Western Australia response to NTG-HB2-469 FES.007.001.0003 Exhibit 20.19.2 Attachment 2a: Recovery Key Areas of Focus 2019-2021 FES.007.001.0004 Exhibit 20.19.3 Attachment 2b: Yarloop Harvey Waroona recovery update to SEMC State Recovery Controller FES.007.001.0005 Exhibit 20.19.4 Attachment 2c: Comprehensive Impact Assessment review: Phase 1 FES.007.001.0008 Exhibit 20.19.5 Attachment 2f: Response to request for information about DRFA FES.007.002.0001 Exhibit 33.26.2 State of Western Australia Supplementary Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-469) FES.007.002.0002 Exhibit 33.26.3 State of Western Australia Supplementary Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-469) FES.007.002.0003 Exhibit 33.26.4 State of Western Australia Supplementary Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-469) FES.008.001.0001 Exhibit 33.26.5 State of Western Australia Supplementary Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-513) FES.008.001.0002 Exhibit 33.26.6 State of Western Australia Supplementary Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-513) FES.008.001.0003 Exhibit 33.26.7 State of Western Australia Supplementary Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-513) FES.009.001.0002 Exhibit 25.11.23 State of Western Australia Response to Notice to Produce (NTP-HB2-361) FES.504.001.0001 Exhibit 23.8.4 Attachment 1: DFES State Administrative Procedure 3.1A - Emergency Incident Expenditure FES.504.001.0007 Exhibit 23.8.1 Department of Fire and Emergency Services (WA) response to Notice to Give (NTG-HB2-529) - Interstate

Assistance scenarios

FIC.500.001.0001 Exhibit 26.4.1 Financial Counselling Australia response to NTG-HB2-453 FIN.9001.0001.0002 Exhibit 30.24.1 Department of Finance Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-246) FON.500.001.0001 Exhibit 26.20.1 Foodbank Australia response to NTG-HB2-296 FPA.500.001.0001 Exhibit 7.12.1 Australian Forest Products Association response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB1-084) FPC.500.001.0001 Exhibit 25.7.1 Forest Products Commission (WA) Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB1-089) FRN.001.002.7993 Exhibit 19.5.1 NSW Government Response to the Final Recommendations of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission. FRN.001.002.8035 Exhibit 33.13.1 Standard Operational Guidelines v37 FRN.002.001.0001 Exhibit 23.1.4 Fire and Rescue NSW Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2 201) FRN.003.001.0001 Exhibit 7.3.2 Fire and Rescue NSW Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB1-010) FRN.003.001.0001_UR Exhibit 23.1.3 Fire and Rescue NSW Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB1 010) FRN.003.002.0078 Exhibit 28.1.202 Email from Amanda Ibbotson to David Lewis and Philippa Long re “CCOSC - Notice to produce” FRN.003.002.0550 Exhibit 28.1.136 CCOSC Talking Points - 06 December 2019 FRN.003.002.0559 Exhibit 28.1.203 FW: CCOSC Teleconference Outcomes FRN.003.003.0004 Exhibit 28.1.193 Email from Luke Purcell to various re “AIDR Major Incidents Report 2019-2020”

Appendix 11 Exhibits 161

Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

FRN.003.003.0024 Exhibit 28.1.165 CCOSC Summary Report Prepared by the AFAC NRSC As at 1700, Wednesday 11th March 2020 FRN.003.003.0031 Exhibit 28.1.161 CCOSC Summary Report Prepared by the AFAC NRSC As at 1600, Friday 21st February 2020 FRN.003.003.0038 Exhibit 28.1.141 CCOSC Summary Report FRN.003.003.0047 Exhibit 28.1.67 Luke Purcell to various re “CCOSC Update: NSW Fires, Tuesday 22 October 2019” FRN.003.003.0049 Exhibit 28.1.55 Email from Luke Purcell to various re “CCOSC Update: Queensland Severe Fire Event 2019” FRN.003.003.0056 Exhibit 28.1.163 CCOSC Summary Report Prepared by the AFAC NRSC As at 1600, Wednesday 4 March 2020 FRN.003.003.0153 Exhibit 28.1.154 CCOSC Summary Report Friday 3rd January 1700hrs FRN.003.003.0167 Exhibit 28.1.52 Email from CCC to various re “Emergency CCOSC Teleconference: Queensland Fires - 1600hrs, Monday 9

September 2019”

FRN.003.003.0210 Exhibit 28.1.61 Email from Paul Considine to various re “New South Wales request for interstate resources” FRN.003.003.0212 Exhibit 28.1.50 Email from Paul Considine to various re “Queensland and New South Wales fires update 7 September 2019” FRN.003.003.0214 Exhibit 28.1.51 Email from Paul Considine to various re “Queensland and New South Wales fires update 9 September 2019” FRN.003.003.0217 Exhibit 28.1.49 Email from Paul Considine to various re “Queensland and New South Wales fires update” FRN.003.003.0219 Exhibit 28.1.149 Email from Paul Considine to various re “Queensland international contingent available for redeployment - EOIs

sought”

FRN.003.003.0221 Exhibit 28.1.135 Email from Luke Purcell to various re “Transcript of doorstop, Parliament House (FED)” FSA.068.001.0014 Exhibit 7.5.4 South Australian Forestry Corporation Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB1-068) GEO.501.001.0001 Exhibit 1.3.1 Australian Government Geoscience Australia - Observations and eohazard Modelling in Respect to Earthquakes and Tsunamis in Australia

GEO.501.001.0048 Exhibit 1.3.2 Curriculum Vitae - Leesa Carson

GEO.502.001.0002 Exhibit 6.6.1 Response of Geoscience Australia to Notice to Give (NTG-HB1-319) GEO.503.001.0001 Exhibit 6.6.2 Curriculum vitae - Alison Rose

GEO.504.001.0001 Exhibit 6.6.6 Presentation titled ‘Geoscience Australia evidence to the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements’ GEO.9003.0001.0001 Exhibit 6.6.3 Response of Geoscience Australia to Notice to Give (NTG-HB1-315) GEO.9003.0001.0003 Exhibit 30.30.1 Annexure A - Community Outcomes and Recovery Sub-Committee Agenda (annexed to response to Notice to

Give NTG-HB1-315)

GEO.9003.0001.0005 Exhibit 30.30.2 Annexure B - Follow-up material provided by Geoscience Australia to the CORS secretariat (annexed to response to Notice to Give NTG-HB1- 315) GEO.9003.0001.0027 Exhibit 30.30.3 Annexure C - Agenda Item 13 paper “Discussion on Lessons Management from Previous Disaster Season” (annexed to response to Notice to Give NTG-HB1-315) GEO.9003.0001.0031 Exhibit 6.6.4 Annexure D: Presentation titled ‘CORS Recovery Lessons Management: Themes for 2018/19’

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

GEO.9003.0001.0042 Exhibit 30.30.4 Annexure E - Dr Jane Sexton input for themes/lessons to CORS secretariat (annexed to response to Notice to Give NTG-HB1-315) GEO.9003.0001.0047 Exhibit 6.6.5 Annexure F: Agency Updates: Community Safety Group GIV.500.001.0001 Exhibit 26.21.1 GIVIT response to NTG-HB2-299 GSS.500.001.0001 Exhibit 15.5.2 Witness statement of Geoff Spring (NTS-HB2-304) HAF.0003.0001.0001 Exhibit 38.2.3 Terms of Reference - Community Outcomes and Recovery Subcommittee (CORS) - Endorsed by ANZEMC HAF.0003.0001.0004 Exhibit 28.1.16 Mitigation and Risk Sub-committee - Terms of Reference 2018 HAF.0003.0001.0006 Exhibit 28.1.15 Australia-New Zealand Emergency Management Committee: Terms of Reference 2018 HAF.0003.0001.0010 Exhibit 28.1.22 Summary of Decisions and Outcomes: Ministerial Council for Police and Emergency Management HAF.0003.0001.0024 Exhibit 28.1.19 Australia-New Zealand Emergency Management Committee (ANZEMC): Teleconference Meeting Summary of

Outcomes

HAF.0003.0001.0036 Exhibit 28.1.23 Australia-New Zealand Emergency Management Committee (ANZEMC) Teleconference Meeting Summary of Outcomes - 17 September 2018 HAF.0003.0001.0053 Exhibit 28.1.28 Mitigation and Risk Sub-committee (MaRS): Teleconference meeting - Summary of Outcomes - 3 April 2019 HAF.0003.0001.0057 Exhibit 28.1.33 Ministerial Council for Police and Police and Emergency Management Resolutions HAF.0003.0001.0062 Exhibit 28.1.58 Mitigation and Risk Sub-committee - Summary of Outcomes - Teleconference - Tuesday 30 July 2019 HAF.0003.0001.0068 Exhibit 28.1.160 MARS - Summary of Outcomes - Meeting 15 November 2019 HAF.0003.0001.0083 Exhibit 28.1.127 Ministerial Council for Police and Emergency Management Terms of Reference HAF.0003.0001.0084 Exhibit 28.1.26 Mitigation and Risk Sub-committee (MaRS): Workshop/Meeting - Summary of Outcomes - 8 February 2019 HAF.0003.0001.0088 Exhibit 28.1.25 ANZEMC Meeting - Summary of Outcomes - 21 February 2019 HAF.0003.0001.0109 Exhibit 30.2.2 ANZEMC Community Outcomes and Recovery Sub-committee Summary of Outcomes 15 April 2019 HAF.0003.0001.0116 Exhibit 28.1.29 Special ANZEMC Teleconference: Summary of Outcomes - 16 April 2019 HAF.0003.0001.0132 Exhibit 28.1.24 Summary of Outcomes: Out of Session Teleconference - 19 December 2018 HAF.0003.0001.0142 Exhibit 28.1.48 ANZEMC - Agreed Resolutions and Communique HAF.0003.0001.0154 Exhibit 28.1.85 Extra-ordinary ANZEMC Teleconference - 2 October 2019 HAF.0003.0001.0478 Exhibit 5.1.33 Emergency Management Australia, ‘NATCATDISPLAN - National Catastrophic Natural Disaster Plan’, version 2-1 HAF.0003.0001.0494 Exhibit 5.1.31 ‘Australasian Arrangement for Interstate Assistance - Fire and Emergency Services’ HAF.0003.0001.0504 Exhibit 5.1.32 ‘Operating Plan - Made under the Australasian Arrangement for Interstate Assistance - Fire and Emergency

Services

HAF.0003.0001.0519 Exhibit 5.1.30 Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. ‘Australian Government Crisis Management Framework’, version 2.2 HAF.0003.0001.0584 Exhibit 27.14.11 2019 Strategic review of the efficacy of new and emerging telephony- based emergency warning technologies

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

HAF.0003.0001.0639 Exhibit 5.1.25 Department of Home Affairs. ‘Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements 2018’ HAF.0003.0001.0712 Exhibit 5.1.26 Department of Home Affairs. ‘Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements 2018 - Guideline 1 - An essential public asset’ HAF.0003.0001.0713 Exhibit 5.1.27 Department of Home Affairs. ‘Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements 2018 - Guideline 2 - Counter disaster

operations’

HAF.0003.0001.0717 Exhibit 5.1.28 Department of Home Affairs. ‘Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements 2018 - Guideline 3 - Category C assessment framework’ HAF.0003.0001.0731 Exhibit 5.1.29 Department of Home Affairs. ‘Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements 2018 - Guideline 4 - Insurance arrangements’ HAF.0003.0001.0734 Exhibit 5.1.37 Department of Home Affairs, ‘Emergency Response Fund Program Guidelines’ HAF.0003.0002.0001 Exhibit 5.1.34 Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, ‘Australian Government Crisis Committee - Terms of

Reference’, version 2.2

HAF.0003.0002.0004 Exhibit 5.1.35 Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, ‘Terms of Reference for the National Crisis Committee’, version 2.0 HAF.0003.0002.0009 Exhibit 5.1.36 ‘COMDISPLAN Activations’ HAF.0003.0002.0047 Exhibit 4.1.34 Arrangement between the Department of Agriculture and the Department of the Interior of the United States,

on the one side, and Emergency Management Australia, on the other side, concerning the exchange of wildlands fire management resources

HAF.0003.0002.0055 Exhibit 4.1.36 Arrangement between the Department of Natural Resources of Canada and Emergency Management Australia on the exchange of wildland fire management resources HAF.0005.0001.0001 Exhibit 28.1.43 CCOSC Meeting Minutes HAF.0005.0001.0010 Exhibit 28.1.53 AFAC CCOSC Meeting Minutes 9 September 2019 HAF.0005.0001.0013 Exhibit 28.1.94 AFAC CCOSC Meeting Minutes: 31 October 2019 HAF.0005.0001.0030 Exhibit 28.1.110 AFAC CCOSC Meeting Minutes: 9 November 2019 HAF.0005.0001.0033 Exhibit 28.1.113 AFAC CCOSC Meeting Minutes: 11 November 2019 HAF.0005.0001.0037 Exhibit 28.1.121 AFAC CCOSC Meeting Minutes: 19 November 2019 HAF.0005.0001.0041 Exhibit 28.1.145 AFAC CCOSC Meeting Minutes: 20 December 2019 HAF.0005.0001.0045 Exhibit 28.1.147 AFAC CCOSC Meeting Minutes: 27 December 2019 HAF.0005.0001.0049 Exhibit 28.1.155 Updated AFAC CCOSC Meeting Minutes - 3 January 2020 HAF.0005.0002.0008 Exhibit 28.1.213 Guidance Note - National Resource Prioritisation HAF.0005.0002.0026 Exhibit 28.1.73 Special Teleconference - Resource Prioritisation - Draft Agenda HAF.0005.0002.0046 Exhibit 28.1.74 Special Teleconference - Resource Prioritisation - Minutes

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

HAF.0005.0003.0001 Exhibit 28.1.198 ANZEMC, Out of session paper endorsement summary - Resource prioritisation paper HAF.0005.0004.0018 Exhibit 28.1.142 Annual ANZEMC - AFAC Teleconference - Resolutions HAF.0005.0004.0044 Exhibit 28.1.47 Agenda Item 3 - Outcomes and action items from the Ministerial Council for Police and Emergency Management meeting held on 28 June 2019

HAF.0005.0004.0048 Exhibit 28.1.125 Ministerial Council for Police and Emergency Management Meeting Annotated Agenda HAF.0005.0004.0053 Exhibit 28.1.126 Ministerial Council for Police and Emergency Management Resolutions HAF.0005.0005.0004 Exhibit 28.1.170 Extraordinary ANZEMC Teleconference - Resolutions and Communique - 13 February 2020 HAF.0005.0005.0029 Exhibit 28.1.194 ANZEMC, National Resource Prioritisation Paper - 21 May 2020 HAF.0005.0005.0053 Exhibit 28.1.66 Ministerial Council for Police and Emergency Management Senior Officials - Group Meeting - Annotated Agenda HAF.0005.0006.0011 Exhibit 28.1.191 ANZEMC Teleconference - Resolutions and Communique - 23 April 2020 HAF.0005.0006.0019 Exhibit 28.1.169 Extraordinary ANZEMC Teleconference - Resolutions and Communique - 31 October 2019 HAF.0005.0007.0006 Exhibit 28.1.42 CCOSC Meeting agenda and annexed documents HAF.0005.0007.0287 Exhibit 28.1.178 Commissioners and Chief Officers Strategic Committee (CCOSC) Agenda and Papers HAF.0005.0007.0360 Exhibit 28.1.179 AFAC CCOSC Meeting Minutes: 30 April 2020 HAF.0005.0007.0368 Exhibit 28.1.93 CCOSC Meeting Agenda and Background Papers HAF.0006.0001.0001 Exhibit 28.1.156 OP Bushfire Assist, Commander’s Operational Overview, Major General Jake Ellwood, DSC, am HAF.0006.0001.0026 Exhibit 28.1.212 NSW RFS - CCOSC Briefing - 11 November 2019, Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons AFSM HAF.0006.0001.0037 Exhibit 28.1.114 AFAC - Situation Report - NSW Fires HAF.0006.0001.0053 Exhibit 28.1.115 QFES - State Operations Centre - Commissioner’s Snapshot HAF.0006.0001.0077 Exhibit 28.1.180 CCOSC EMA Briefing, Agenda Item 2.0 - Confirmation of Previous Minutes HAF.0006.0001.0078 Exhibit 28.1.189 CCOSC EMA Briefing, Agenda Item 4.8 - NAFC Issues HAF.0006.0001.0079 Exhibit 28.1.181 CCOSC EMA Briefing, Agenda Item 3.1 - Initial COVID-19 Considerations for the 2020/21 fire season HAF.0006.0001.0080 Exhibit 28.1.182 CCOSC EMA Briefing, Agenda Item 3.2 - Future NSRC operations HAF.0006.0001.0081 Exhibit 28.1.183 CCOSC EMA Briefing, Agenda Item 3.3 - AFAC NRSC ICT HAF.0006.0001.0082 Exhibit 28.1.184 CCOSC EMA Briefing, Agenda Item 3.5 - Private Sector Utilisation HAF.0006.0001.0083 Exhibit 28.1.185 CCOSC EMA Briefing, Agenda Item 3.6 - EMA Resource Prioritisation HAF.0006.0001.0085 Exhibit 28.1.186 CCOSC EMA Briefing, Agenda Item 3.8 - National Warning Framework HAF.0006.0001.0087 Exhibit 28.1.187 CCOSC EMA Briefing, Agenda Item 4.2 - AIA 2019 HAF.0006.0001.0088 Exhibit 28.1.188 CCOSC EMA Briefing, Agenda Item 4.3 - NRSC Deployment Debrief Summary 2019/2020 bushfire season HAF.0006.0001.0099 Exhibit 28.1.35 CCSOC EMA Briefing - Agenda Item 3.5 - AFAC NRSC Representative Role and Roster HAF.0006.0001.0100 Exhibit 28.1.36 CCSOC EMA Briefing - Agenda Item 3.8 - Australasian Arrangement for Interstate Assistance (AIA)

Appendix 11 Exhibits 165

Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

HAF.0006.0001.0101 Exhibit 28.1.37 CCSOC EMA Briefing - Agenda Item 3.9 - AFAC NRSC Deployment Registry Update HAF.0006.0001.0102 Exhibit 28.1.38 CCSOC EMA Briefing - Agenda Item 4.1 - AFAC NRSC Business Strategy 2019 2023 and Resourcing HAF.0006.0001.0103 Exhibit 28.1.39 CCSOC EMA Briefing - Agenda Item 4.2 - CCOSC Terms of Reference HAF.0006.0001.0108 Exhibit 28.1.40 CCSOC EMA Briefing - Agenda Item 4.7 - International Fire Roles HAF.0006.0001.0109 Exhibit 28.1.41 CCSOC EMA Briefing - Agenda Item 4.8 - National Warnings Framework HAF.0006.0001.0114 Exhibit 28.1.87 Agenda Item 4.1 - AIA HAF.0006.0001.0116 Exhibit 28.1.88 Agenda Item 4.3 - NRSC preparedness and strategic direction for interstate deployments HAF.0006.0001.0118 Exhibit 28.1.89 Agenda Item 5.5 National Warnings Update (1 Hour) HAF.0006.0001.0119 Exhibit 28.1.59 Letter from Joe Buffone (EMA) to Paul Considine (AFAC) re “Commissioners and Chief Officers Strategic

Committee (CCOSC) - Resource Prioritisation”

HAF.0006.0002.0001 Exhibit 28.1.201 Letter from Robert Cameron (EMA) to Major General Robert Noble (ADF) HAF.0006.0002.0002 Exhibit 28.1.46 ANZEMC Joint Co-chairs Brief - Agenda Item 9 - Australasian Arrangement for Interstate Assistance HAF.0006.0002.0005 Exhibit 28.1.45 Attachment A to Item 9 Paper - Extract of Guiding Principles for the Arrangement for Interstate Assistance HAF.0006.0002.0007 Exhibit 28.1.44 ANZEMC - Agenda Item 9 Paper - Australasian Arrangement for Interstate Assistance - 2019 Version HAF.0006.0002.0020 Exhibit 28.1.60 ANZEMC - Joint Co-chairs Brief - 2 October 2019 - Agenda Item 2 - Endorse Resolutions and Communique from

27 August 2019 meeting

HAF.0006.0002.0046 Exhibit 28.1.86 ANZEMC Special Teleconference - Resource Prioritisation Meeting Minutes Friday 25 October 2019 HAF.0008.0001.0001 Exhibit 22.1.1 Recovery Planning For Catastrophic Disasters - Workshop Report HAF.0008.0001.0033 Exhibit 22.1.2 Recovery Planning for Catastrophic Crisis Event Workshop - Picture Book HAF.0009.0001.0071 Exhibit 38.2.1 ANZEMC - 23 April 2020 - Agenda Item 3 -~Paper on National natural hazard data) - Proposed NDRISC

Development Project(2)

HAF.0009.0001.0124 Exhibit 28.1.195 Ministerial Council for Police and Emergency Management, ‘Communiqué - Ministerial Emergency Management Intersessional meeting - 22 May 2020’ HAF.0009.0001.0126 Exhibit 28.1.196 Ministerial Emergency Management Intersessional Meeting - Resolutions HAF.0009.0001.0130 Exhibit 28.1.197 Ministerial Council for Police and Emergency Management, ‘Ministerial Emergency Management Intersessional

Meeting 22 May 2020 - Annotated Agenda’

HAF.0009.0001.0214 Exhibit 38.2.2 ANZEMC - Community Outcomes and Recovery Sub-Committee (CORS) - Agenda Item 4: CORS Priorities and Forward Work Program HAF.0009.0001.0308 Exhibit 26.35.1 The First National Action Plan to implement the National Disaster Risk Reduction Framework HAF.0010.0001.0001 Exhibit 37.2.1 National Impact Assessment Framework: assessing the severity of disaster impact in the immediate aftermath

of an event

HAF.0010.0001.0093 Exhibit 37.2.2 National Impact Assessment Model: Impact Assessment Summary Report, Operational Guidelines

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

HAF.0011.0001.0001 Exhibit 30.27.11 Previous inquiries and recommendations relevant to the Commonwealth HAF.0011.0001.0136 Exhibit 30.27.12 Bushfire Inquiry Stocktake of Responses HAF.0011.0001.0137 Exhibit 30.27.13 Royal Commissions and inquiries into significant fire events HAF.0012.0002.0003 Exhibit 38.2.7 National Disaster Risk Information Services Capability: Pilot project outcomes report (public version) HAF.501.001.0001 Exhibit 33.1.1 Department of Home Affairs (Emergency Management Australia) Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-

HB1-003) - Part 1

HAF.503.001.0001 Exhibit 6.8.1 Witness Statement - Samuel Grunhard

HAF.504.001.0001 Exhibit 6.8.6 ‘Critical Infrastructure Resilience Strategy’ HAF.504.001.0041 Exhibit 6.8.7 ‘Critical Infrastructure Resilience Strategy Supplement - An overview of activities to deliver the Strategy’ HAF.504.001.0065 Exhibit 6.8.9 Communiqué, ‘Meeting of the Council of Australian Governments’ HAF.504.001.0069 Exhibit 6.8.8 Security of Critical Infrastructure Act 2018 (Cth) No. 29, 2018 HAF.505.101.0014 Exhibit 5.1.38 11 November 2019 - AGCC Outcomes - NSW, QLD, WA Bushfires HAF.507.001.0001 Exhibit 33.1.2 Supplementary evidence related to Secretary Pezzullo’s evidence HAF.8001.0001.0001 Exhibit 5.1.1 RCNNDA - Statement - NTS-HB1-402 - Robert Cameron OAM 25052020 complete with annexures HAF.8001.0001.0049 Exhibit 5.1.2 Annexure A: ‘National Disaster Risk Reduction Framework’ HAF.8001.0001.0073 Exhibit 5.1.3 Annexure B: Department of Home Affairs. ‘Australian Government Disaster Recovery Committee - Terms of

Reference’

HAF.8001.0001.0079 Exhibit 5.1.4 Annexure C

HAF.8001.0001.0171 Exhibit 5.1.5 Annexure D

HAF.8001.0001.0180 Exhibit 5.1.6 Annexure E: ‘COMDISPLAN 2017 - Australian Government Disaster Response Plan’ HAF.8001.0001.0196 Exhibit 5.1.7 Annexure F: ‘AFAC Commissioners and Chief Officers Strategic Committee - Terms of Reference’ HAF.8001.0001.0198 Exhibit 5.1.8 Annexure G: ‘Australian Government Disaster Response Plan (COMDISPLAN) Process’ HAF.8001.0001.0199 Exhibit 5.1.9 Annexure H: Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience. ‘National Emergency Risk Assessment Guidelines’,

second edition

HAF.8001.0001.0288 Exhibit 5.1.10 Annexure I: Department of Home Affairs, ‘Crisis Appreciation & Strategic Planning (CASP) - Guidebook HAF.8001.0001.0338 Exhibit 5.1.11 Annexure J: National Resilience Taskforce. ‘Profiling Australia’s Vulnerability - The interconnected causes and cascading effects of systemic disaster risk’ HAF.8001.0001.0390 Exhibit 5.1.12 Annexure K1: ‘Climate and disaster risks: Introduction’ HAF.8001.0001.0410 Exhibit 5.1.13 Annexure K2: ‘Climate and disaster risks: Guidance on Governance’ HAF.8001.0001.0436 Exhibit 5.1.14 Annexure K3: ‘Climate and disaster risks: Guidance on Vulnerability’ HAF.8001.0001.0492 Exhibit 5.1.15 Annexure K4: ‘Climate and disaster risks: Guidance on Scenarios’ HAF.8001.0001.0536 Exhibit 5.1.16 Annexure K5: ‘Climate and disaster risks: Guidance on Prioritisation’

Appendix 11 Exhibits 167

Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

HAF.8001.0001.0596 Exhibit 5.1.17 Annexure K6: ‘Climate and disaster risks: Terms and Concepts’ HAF.8001.0001.0620 Exhibit 5.1.18 Annexure L: Article, Peter Hannam. ‘Incredible, secret firefighting mission saves famous ‘dinosaur trees’ HAF.8001.0001.0641 Exhibit 5.1.19 Annexure N

HAF.8001.0001.0661 Exhibit 5.1.20 Annexure O

HAF.8001.0001.0692 Exhibit 5.1.21 Annexure P: ‘List of aircraft contracted through NAFC 2019-20’ HAF.8001.0001.0699 Exhibit 5.1.22 Annexure Q: ‘Commonwealth Standard Grant of Agreement between the Commonwealth represented by Department of Industry, Innovation and Science and National Aerial Firefighting Centre’ HAF.8001.0001.0733 Exhibit 5.1.23 Annexure R: ‘Australian Government disaster and climate resilience reference group - Terms of reference (May

2020)’

HAF.8001.0001.0738 Exhibit 5.1.24 Annexure S: Social Recovery Reference Group Australia. ‘Guidelines for Interjurisdictional Assistance (Community Recovery) 2019’, version 3.3 HAF.8002.0001.0011 Exhibit 6.8.2 Annexure A: Australian Government. ‘Critical Infrastructure Resilience Strategy: Policy Statement’ HAF.8002.0001.0027 Exhibit 6.8.3 Annexure B: Australian Government. ‘Critical Infrastructure Resilience Strategy: Plan’ HAF.8002.0001.0043 Exhibit 6.8.4 Annexure C: ‘Decision Making During a Crisis: A Practical Guide’ HAF.8002.0001.0063 Exhibit 6.8.5 Annexure D: PricewaterhouseCoopers report prepared for the Department of Home Affairs. ‘National

Architecture Project’

HAF.8003.0001.0001 Exhibit 29.22.1 Statement of Mr Robert Cameron OAM HAF.8004.0001.0001 Exhibit 30.7.1 Witness Statement of Mr Michael Pezzullo AO in response to Notice to Give (NTS-HB3-007) HAF.9001.0001.0013 Exhibit 7.1.1 Department of Home Affairs (Emergency Management Australia) Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB1-003)

HAF.9001.0001.0014 Exhibit 30.27.1 Department of Home Affairs (Emergency Management Australia) Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB1-003) HAF.9002.0001.0002 Exhibit 30.27.2 Department of Home Affairs (Emergency Management Australia) Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-244) HAF.9003.0001.0001 Exhibit 20.28.1 Emergency Management Australia response to NTG-HB2-520 HAF.9003.0001.0021 Exhibit 30.27.3 Annexure A - Discussion Paper - Streamlining the Category C Activation Process (attached to response to

Notice to Give NTG-HB2-520)

HAF.9003.0002.0001 Exhibit 20.28.2 Emergency Management Australia response to NTG-HB2-520 - Question 7 HAF.9003.0003.0001 Exhibit 37.2.7 Department of Home Affairs (Emergency Management Australia) Supplementary Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-520) regarding review of DRFA HAF.9004.0001.0001 Exhibit 30.27.4 Department of Home Affairs (Emergency Management Australia) Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-

HB2-543)

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

HAF.9004.0001.0005 Exhibit 30.27.6 Annexure B - Draft Pilot brief HAF.9004.0001.0026 Exhibit 30.27.7 Annexure C - BBCA Star Rating Government Brief HAF.9004.0001.0064 Exhibit 30.27.8 Annexure D - BBCA Star Rating Proposal HAF.9004.0002.0001 Exhibit 30.27.5 Annexure A - various correspondence HAF.9004.0003.0001 Exhibit 37.2.6 Department of Home Affairs (Emergency Management Australia) Supplementary Response to Notice to Give

Information (NTG-HB2-543)

HAF.9005.0001.0002 Exhibit 30.27.10 Department of Home Affairs (Emergency Management Australia) Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-616) HAF.9006.0001.0001 Exhibit 33.2.1 Department of Home Affairs (Emergency Management Australia) Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-673) HAF.9007.0001.0001 Exhibit 37.2.4 Department of Home Affairs (Emergency Management Australia) Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-

HB4-002)

HAF.9007.0002.0001 Exhibit 37.2.5 Department of Home Affairs (Emergency Management Australia) Supplementary Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB4-002) and Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-244) HAF.9008.0001.0001 Exhibit 38.2.4 Department of Home Affairs (Emergency Management Australia) Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB4-004) HAF.9008.0001.0091 Exhibit 38.2.5 Sendai Project 2018 data collection sheets HAF.9008.0001.0092 Exhibit 38.2.6 Sendai Project Description HEA.0001.0001.0001 Exhibit 29.1.11 Australian Health Protection Principal Committee - Emergency Teleconference - National Bushfire Crisis -

Outcomes

HEA.0001.0001.0004 Exhibit 29.1.12 Australian Health Protection Principal Committee - Emergency Teleconference - National Bushfire Crisis - Outcomes HEA.0001.0001.0007 Exhibit 29.1.13 Australian Health Protection Principal Committee - Emergency Teleconference - National Bushfire Crisis - Outcomes HEA.9001.0001.0001 Exhibit 29.1.1 Department of Health Response to Notice to Give (NTG-HB2-339) Question 9 Only HEA.9001.0001.0003 Exhibit 29.1.2 Department of Health Response to Notice to Give (NTG-HB2-339) Question 23 Only HEA.9001.0002.0001 Exhibit 29.1.3 Department of Health Response to Notice to Give (NTG-HB2-339) HEA.9002.0001.0001 Exhibit 6.7.4 Department of Health (Medical Research Future Fund) response to Notice to Give (NTG-HB1-700) HPO.500.001.0019 Exhibit 15.20.1 Horizon Power’s response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-320) IAA.500.001.0001 Exhibit 30.31.2 Annexure A - Executive order

IAA.500.001.0003 Exhibit 30.31.3 Annexure B - Expertise Indigenous Fire Management IAA.500.001.0004 Exhibit 30.31.4 Annexure C - ranger map

Appendix 11 Exhibits 169

Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

IAA.500.001.0006 Exhibit 30.31.1 Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB1-077) IAG.001.001.0011 Exhibit 1.5.2 Report - SCG Economics and Planning: At what cost? Mapping where natural perils impact on economic growth and communities IAG.001.001.0046 Exhibit 1.5.3 Report - Cindy Bruyère, Greg Holland, Andreas Prein, James Done: Severe Weather in a Changing Climate IAG.500.001.0001 Exhibit 31.1.1 Severe Weather in a Changing Climate 2nd Edition IAG.501.001.0001 Exhibit 36.3.1 Presentation by Dr Bruce Buckley titled ‘Severe Weather in a Changing Climate, 2nd Edition: A Regional

Interpretation’

ICA.500.001.0001_E Exhibit 2.5.5 Insurance Council of Australia response to NTG-HB1-007 ICA.501.001.0001 Exhibit 19.30.2 Insurance Council of Australia’s response to NTG-HB2-340 ICA.501.001.0001_E Exhibit 2.5.4 Insurance Council of Australia response to NTG-HB2-340 ICI.500.001.0001 Exhibit 7.11.10 Attachment 1: ‘NAFI Service Funding 2020’ ICI.500.001.0008 Exhibit 7.11.9 Indigenous Carbon Industry Network Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB1-099) IND.0001.0001.0001 Exhibit 7.1.4 Data on the area of land burnt (in hectares) as a result of prescribed burning of savanna and temperate

grassland and woodland (1989- 2007)

IND.0001.0001.0002 Exhibit 7.1.5 Data on the area of land burnt (in hectares) as a result of prescribed burning of savanna and temperate grassland and woodland (1989- 2008) IND.0001.0001.0003 Exhibit 7.1.10 Data on land use, land use change and forestry as a result of both wildfires and prescribed burning (1973-2009) IND.0001.0001.0012 Exhibit 7.1.6 Data on the area of land burnt (in hectares) as a result of prescribed burning of savanna and temperate

grassland and woodland (1989- 2009)

IND.0001.0001.0013 Exhibit 7.1.11 Data on land use, land use change and forestry as a result of both wildfires and prescribed burning (1973-2010) IND.0001.0001.0022 Exhibit 7.1.7 Data on the area of land burnt (in hectares) as a result of prescribed burning of savanna and temperate grassland and woodland (1989- 2010) IND.0001.0001.0023 Exhibit 7.1.12 Data on land use, land use change and forestry as a result of both wildfires and prescribed burning (1973-2011) IND.0001.0001.0032 Exhibit 7.1.8 Data on the area of land burnt (in hectares) as a result of prescribed burning of savanna and temperate

grassland and woodland (1989- 2011)

IND.0001.0001.0035 Exhibit 7.1.13 Data on land use, land use change and forestry as a result of both wildfires and prescribed burning (1973-2010) IND.0001.0001.0036 Exhibit 7.1.17 Data on land use, land use change and forestry as a result of both wildfires and prescribed burning (1990-2016) IND.0001.0001.0037 Exhibit 7.1.9 Data on the area of land burnt (in hectares) as a result of prescribed burning of savanna and temperate grassland and woodland (1990- 2013)

IND.0001.0001.0038 Exhibit 7.1.14 Data on land use, land use change and forestry as a result of both wildfires and prescribed burning (1973-2013) IND.0001.0001.0039 Exhibit 7.1.15 Data on land use, land use change and forestry as a result of both wildfires and prescribed burning (1973-2014) IND.0001.0001.0040 Exhibit 7.1.16 Data on land use, land use change and forestry as a result of both wildfires and prescribed burning (1990-2015)

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

IND.0003.0001.0001 Exhibit 27.8.2 Bushfire Earth Observation Taskforce Report on the role of space-based Earth observations to support planning, response and recovery for bushfire IND.9001.0001.0001 Exhibit 7.1.3 Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB1-037) IND.9002.0001.0002 Exhibit 6.5.6 Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources response to Notice to Give (NTG-HB2-247) IND.9003.0001.0001 Exhibit 27.8.1 Australian Space Agency response to Notice to Give Information (NTG- HB1-313) INF.0001.0001.0001 Exhibit 30.28.2 Attachment - Protocol for notification of major service disruptions INF.0001.0001.0007 Exhibit 30.28.3 Attachment - Protocol for notification of major service disruptions (attached to response to Notice to Give

NTG-HB2-243)

INF.8001.0001.0001 Exhibit 27.10.1 Witness statement of Richard Windeyer in response to Notice to Give (NTS-HB2-305) INF.8001.0001.0006 Exhibit 27.10.2 Annexure A: Council of Australian Governments Communique, Adelaide, 12 December 2018 INF.8001.0001.0113 Exhibit 27.10.3 Annexure C: Spectrum for public safety radiocommunications: Current ACMA initiatives and decisions INF.8001.0001.0138 Exhibit 27.10.4 Annexure D: Five-year spectrum outlook 2019-23: The ACMA’s spectrum management work program INF.8001.0001.0216 Exhibit 27.10.5 Annexure E: Communications policy objectives for the allocation of the 850 and 900 MHz bands INF.9001.0001.0002 Exhibit 30.28.1 Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications (Cth) Response to Notice

to Give Information (NTG-HB2-243)

INF.9002.0001.0002 Exhibit 30.28.4 Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications (Cth) Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-338) IPL.500.001.0017 Exhibit 14.15.1 Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics response to Notice to Give (NTG-HB2-240) ISC.500.001.0001 Exhibit 10.27.1 Indigo Shire Council response to NTG-HB3-601 ITC.501.001.0001 Exhibit 27.6.1 Witness statement of Dean Calapai in response to Notice to Give (NTS- HB3-012) JMC.500.001.0001 Exhibit 4.6.1 Response to Notice to Give Information (McDermott Aviation) JPR.001.001.0003 Exhibit 36.2.1 Cross Border Commissioner Quarterly Report - Q1 2019 JPR.001.001.0009 Exhibit 36.2.3 Cross Border Commissioner Quarterly Report - Q2 2019 JPR.001.001.0013 Exhibit 36.2.8 Cross Border Commissioner Quarterly Report - Q3 2019 JPR.001.001.0017 Exhibit 36.2.5 Cross Border Commissioner Quarterly Report - Q4 2019 JPR.001.001.0023 Exhibit 36.2.7 Cross Border Commissioner Quarterly Report - Q1 2020 JPR.001.001.0026 Exhibit 36.2.9 Cross Border issues list

JPR.001.001.0046 Exhibit 36.2.2 Cross Border issues list

JPR.001.001.0074 Exhibit 36.2.4 Cross Border issues list

JPR.001.001.0092 Exhibit 36.2.6 Cross Border issues list

JPR.001.001.0245 Exhibit 36.2.11 Cross Border issues list - DHHS

JPR.001.001.0248 Exhibit 36.2.10 Letter from Cross Border Commissioner to Department of Health and Human Services

Appendix 11 Exhibits 171

Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

JPR.001.001.0250 Exhibit 36.2.13 Cross Border issues list - DJACS

JPR.001.001.0253 Exhibit 36.2.12 Letter from Cross Border Commissioner to Department of Justice and Community Safety JPR.001.001.0255 Exhibit 36.2.15 Cross Border issues list - DPJR

JPR.001.001.0271 Exhibit 36.2.14 Letter from Cross Border Commissioner to Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions JPR.001.001.0273 Exhibit 36.2.17 Cross Border issues list - DTF

JPR.001.001.0289 Exhibit 36.2.16 Letter from Cross Border Commissioner to Department of Treasury and Finance JPR.001.001.0293 Exhibit 36.2.19 Cross Border issues list

JPR.001.001.0321 Exhibit 36.2.18 Letter from Cross Border Commissioner to Department of Justice and Community Safety JPR.001.002.0001 Exhibit 13.5.1 Witness statement of Mr Luke Wilson

KAV.500.001.0001_R Exhibit 4.7.1 Response to Notice to Give Information (Australian Helicopter Association and Kestrel Aviation) KEM.500.001.0004 Exhibit 10.19.1 Kempsey Shire Council response to NTG-HB3-610 KIC.500.001.0002 Exhibit 10.9.2 Kangaroo Island Council response to NTG-HB2-268 KIC.501.001.0001 Exhibit 10.9.4 Key Hazards and Risks Summary: Emergency Management Plan, Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island

Zone

KIC.502.001.0012 Exhibit 10.9.1 Kangaroo Island Council response to NTG-HB1-062 KIC.502.001.0032 Exhibit 10.9.3 Kangaroo Island Bushfire Management Area Plan KIC.503.001.0001 Exhibit 30.44.1 Witness Statement of Mr John Fernandez LCC.500.001.0010 Exhibit 10.45.1 Lithgow City Council response to NTG-HB2-262 LCC.500.001.0033 Exhibit 10.45.2 Recovery Action Plan January 2020 LEP.500.001.0001 Exhibit 1.5.1 Witness Statement - Mark Leplastrier

LGA.500.001.0001 Exhibit 10.37.1 Australian Local Government Association response to NTG-HB2-272 LGA.501.001.0001 Exhibit 10.37.2 Australian Local Government Association response to NTG-HB2-458 LGA.501.001.0007 Exhibit 10.37.3 Attachment 1: Submission to the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements LGA.502.001.0001 Exhibit 19.32.1 Australian Local Government Association response to scenarios LGC.500.001.0001 Exhibit 10.39.1 LGAQ response to NTG-HB2-459 LGC.500.001.0020 Exhibit 10.39.2 Attachment 1: National Royal Commission into Black Summer Bushfires Submission LGC.500.001.0045 Exhibit 10.39.3 Attachment 2: Queensland Climate Resilient Councils Flyer 2020 LGC.500.001.0047 Exhibit 10.39.4 Attachment 3: Queensland Climate Change Adaptation Governance Assessment: Summary results for Climate

Change Governance Assessment of Queensland Local Governments

LGC.500.001.0074 Exhibit 10.39.5 Attachment 4: QCoast2100 Program Flyer LGC.501.001.0001 Exhibit 19.14.1 Local Government Association of Queensland letter cover letter regarding the response to scenarios LGC.501.001.0002 Exhibit 19.14.2 Local Government Association of Queensland response to scenarios

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

LGN.500.001.0001 Exhibit 10.38.2 Appendix 2: LGNSW Draft Submission to NSW Independent Bushfire Inquiry LGN.500.001.0038 Exhibit 10.38.1 Local Government NSW response to NTG-HB2-462 LGN.501.001.0006 Exhibit 19.6.1 Local Government NSW response to scenarios LIS.500.001.0001 Exhibit 30.53.1 Lismore City Council Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-647) LSA.500.001.0001 Exhibit 10.40.1 Local Government Association of South Australia response to NTG-HB2- 460 LSA.501.001.0006 Exhibit 19.16.1 Local Government Association of South Australia response to scenarios MAU.500.001.0001 Exhibit 10.41.2 Annexure A: MAV Org Chart May 2020 MAU.500.001.0002 Exhibit 10.41.3 Annexure B: Municipal Association of Victoria Final Report: Improving Emergency Management in Local

Government Program

MAU.500.001.0012 Exhibit 10.41.4 Annexure C: Protocol for Inter-council Emergency Management Resource Sharing MAU.500.001.0026 Exhibit 10.41.1 Municipal Association of Victoria response to NTG- HB2-461 MAU.501.001.0001 Exhibit 19.19.1 Municipal Association of Victoria response to scenarios MDH.500.001.0001 Exhibit 2.1.1 Witness Statement - Professor Lisa Gibbs MDH.500.001.0027 Exhibit 2.1.1.1 Annexure A: Gibbs L, Bryant R, Harms L, Forbes D, Block K, Gallagher HC, et al. ‘Beyond Bushfires: Community

Resilience and Recovery Final Report’, Melbourne, Australia

MDH.500.001.0060 Exhibit 2.1.1.2 Annexure B: Bryant RA, Gibbs L, Gallagher HC, Pattison P, Lusher D, MacDougall C, et al. ‘Longitudinal Study of Changing Psychological Outcomes Following the Victorian Black Saturday Bushfires’, Aust N Z J Psychiatry (2018) Vol 52(6), 542-51

MDH.500.001.0071 Exhibit 2.1.1.3 Annexure C: Gibbs L, Nursey J, Cook J, Ireton G, Alkemade N, Roberts M, et al. ‘Delayed disaster impacts on academic performance of primary school children’, Child Development (2019) Vol 90(4), 1402- 1412 MDH.500.001.0083 Exhibit 2.1.1.4 Annexure D: Gallagher HC, Block K, Gibbs L, Forbes D, Lusher D, Molyneaux R, et al. ‘The effect of group involvement on post-disaster mental health: A longitudinal multilevel analysis’, Social Science and Medicine

(2019) Vol 220, 167-75

MDH.500.001.0093 Exhibit 2.1.1.5 Annexure E: Molyneaux R, Gibbs L, Bryant RA, Humphreys C, Hegarty K, Kellett C, et al. ‘Interpersonal violence and mental health outcomes following disaster’, British J Psych Open (2020) Vol 6(1), 1-7 MDH.501.001.0001 Exhibit 2.1.2 University of Melbourne, Phoenix Australia & Australian Red Cross, Helping children and young people cope with crisis: Information for parents and caregivers MDH.501.001.0049 Exhibit 2.1.3 University of Melbourne, Phoenix Australia & Australian Red Cross, Parenting: coping with crisis MDH.502.001.0001 Exhibit 2.3.2 Australian Disaster Resilience Handbook Collection: Health and Disaster Management MDH.503.001.0001 Exhibit 2.1.4 Resources for parents and caregivers - Australian Red Cross MEG.500.001.0001 Exhibit 27.15.7 Metrix Consulting presentation titled: ‘Fire Danger Rating System and Warnings Social Research: Stage 2,

Qualitative Research Report Evaluating Current State and Future Direction’

Appendix 11 Exhibits 173

Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

MEG.500.001.0143 Exhibit 27.15.10 Optimisation survey: NFDRS and Warning Systems, Stage 3 Online Survey - Creative Optimisations of Systems MEG.500.001.0160 Exhibit 27.15.11 Metrix Consulting presentation titled: ‘Fire Danger Rating: Desk Research Summary’ MEG.500.001.0174 Exhibit 27.15.5 Metrix Consulting presentation titled: ‘National Warnings Evaluation: Quantitative debrief session’ (Stage 1) MEG.500.001.0203 Exhibit 27.15.6 Metrix Consulting presentation titled: ‘Fire Danger Rating System and Warnings Social Research: Stage 1, Survey

Report Benchmarking Community Understanding and Action’

MEG.500.001.0308 Exhibit 27.15.2 Survey: National Alerts and Warnings - Stage 1 Online Survey MEG.500.001.0330 Exhibit 27.15.12 Metrix Consulting presentation titled: ‘National Fire Danger Rating System Social Research: Summary National Fire Danger Rating System Presentation, Stages 1 to 3’ MEG.500.001.0362 Exhibit 27.15.13 Metrix Consulting presentation titled: ‘National Fire Danger Rating System Social Research: Summary National

Fire Danger Rating System Research Report, Stages 1 to 3’

MEG.500.001.0435 Exhibit 27.15.18 Metrix Consulting presentation titled: ‘Multi Hazard Warnings Social Research: Summary Research Presentation, Stages 1 to 3’ MEG.500.001.0464 Exhibit 27.15.16 Metrix Consulting presentation titled: ‘Multi Hazard Warnings Social Research: Research Report , Stages 1 to 3’ MEG.500.001.0603 Exhibit 27.15.3 Recruitment Screener: SA CFS NFDRS Recruitment Screener - Stage 2 MEG.500.001.0608 Exhibit 27.15.17 Discussion Guide: SA CFS - National Alerts and Warnings - Focus Groups Discussion Guide, Stage 2 MEG.500.001.0616 Exhibit 27.15.8 Metrix Consulting presentation titled: ‘Fire Danger Rating System and Warnings Social Research: Stage 2 -

Visitor Intercepts’

MEG.500.001.0636 Exhibit 27.15.19 Metrix Consulting presentation titled: ‘National Fire Danger Rating and Multi Hazard Warning System Social Research: Research Report, Australian Capital Territory Stages 1 to 3’ MEG.500.001.0729 Exhibit 27.15.20 Metrix Consulting presentation titled: ‘National Fire Danger Rating and Multi Hazard Warning System Social Research: Research Report, New South Wales Stages 1 to 3’ MEG.500.001.0822 Exhibit 27.15.21 Metrix Consulting presentation titled: ‘National Fire Danger Rating and Multi Hazard Warning System Social

Research: Research Report, Northern Territory Stages 1 to 3’

MEG.500.002.0001 Exhibit 27.15.22 Metrix Consulting presentation titled: ‘National Fire Danger Rating and Multi Hazard Warning System Social Research: Research Report, Queensland Stages 1 to 3’ MEG.500.002.0094 Exhibit 27.15.23 Metrix Consulting presentation titled: ‘National Fire Danger Rating and Multi Hazard Warning System Social Research: Research Report, South Australia Stages 1 to 3’ MEG.500.002.0187 Exhibit 27.15.24 Metrix Consulting presentation titled: ‘National Fire Danger Rating and Multi Hazard Warning System Social

Research: Research Report, Tasmania Stages 1 to 3’

MEG.500.002.0280 Exhibit 27.15.25 Metrix Consulting presentation titled: ‘National Fire Danger Rating and Multi Hazard Warning System Social Research: Research Report, Victoria Stages 1 to 3’

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

MEG.500.002.0374 Exhibit 27.15.26 Metrix Consulting presentation titled: ‘National Fire Danger Rating and Multi Hazard Warning System Social Research: Research Report, Western Australia Stages 1 to 3’ MEG.500.002.0467 Exhibit 27.15.14 Survey results: All Hazard Warnings - Stage 3 National Survey: Topline Summary of Results - Supporting messaging MEG.500.002.0468 Exhibit 27.15.15 Survey results: All Hazard Warnings - Stage 3 National Survey: Topline Summary of Results MEG.500.002.0469 Exhibit 27.15.4 Survey: SA CFS National Warnings, Kangaroo Island - Stage 2 Visitor Intercept Questionnaire MEG.500.002.0478 Exhibit 27.15.27 Research proposal prepared for South Australian Country Fire Service: National Warnings Framework - Further

Evaluation and Optimisation

MEG.500.002.0485 Exhibit 27.15.1 SA CFS - Social Research New National Fire Danger Rating System: Response to Tender MFS.204.004.0016 Exhibit 24.10.1 SA Metropolitan Fire Service Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-204) MIC.500.001.0001 Exhibit 9.4.7 Research Centre for Future Landscapes response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-394) MIR.001.001.0001 Exhibit 19.21.2 Publication - Changes to the Map of Bush Fire Prone Areas MIR.001.001.0002 Exhibit 25.9.4 Transitions for alterations and extensions in bushfire prone areas until 1 May 2021 MIR.001.001.0004 Exhibit 25.9.5 Section 39 transitional bush fire application to modify or not apply a bush fire building standard MIR.001.001.0006 Exhibit 25.9.6 Building in bush fire prone areas

MIR.001.003.0001 Exhibit 25.9.7 A guide to the building approvals process in WA MIR.004.001.0001 Exhibit 25.9.1 Compliance and enforcement policy MIR.004.002.0001 Exhibit 25.9.2 General Inspection Report Three - Bushfire building requirements in Western Australia MIR.004.003.0001 Exhibit 25.9.3 Final Report - General Inspection Report One: A general inspection into metal roof construction in WA MIR.501.001.0001 Exhibit 19.21.1 Statement of the Acting Director for Policy, Standards and Engineering, Mr Nabil Yazdani, in response to NTG-

HB1-151

MOR.500.001.0001 Exhibit 10.1.1 Moreton Bay Regional Council response to NTG-HB3-606 MOR.500.002.0001 Exhibit 30.45.1 Email from C Peterson to Royal Commission dated 30 June 2020 in relation to “Follow-up question from hearings” NBN.004.001.0775_R Exhibit 15.4.27 Chief Executive Officers Report NBN.100.001.0016_R Exhibit 15.4.25 Outreach Deployment Brief - NBN local W/C 13th January - Travel Wed 15th - 17th Jan 2020 NBN.100.001.0465_R Exhibit 15.4.26 NBN Bushfire Response Update NBN.100.002.0202_R Exhibit 15.4.24 XRT Structure to handle the Critical Bushfire Situation - January 2020 NBN.100.002.0256_R Exhibit 15.4.23 South East Australia Bushfire Recovery Coordination Team Presentation NBN.100.002.0460_R Exhibit 15.4.9 NBN Executive Response Team Situation Report - 4pm 5 January 2020 to 10am 6 January 2020 NBN.100.002.0466_R Exhibit 15.4.10 NBN Executive Response Team Situation Report - 10am 6 January 2020 to 4pm 6 January 2020 NBN.100.002.0473_R Exhibit 15.4.11 NBN Executive Response Team Situation Report - 4pm 6 January 2020 to 10am 7 January 2020

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

NBN.100.002.0480_R Exhibit 15.4.12 NBN Executive Response Team Situation Report - 10am 7 January 2020 to 4pm 7 January 2020 NBN.100.002.0487_R Exhibit 15.4.13 NBN Executive Response Team Situation Report - 4pm 7 January 2020 to 10am 8 January 2020 NBN.100.002.0494_R Exhibit 15.4.14 NBN Executive Response Team Situation Report - 10am 8 January 2020 to 10am 9 January 2020 NBN.100.002.0500_R Exhibit 15.4.15 NBN Executive Response Team Situation Report - 10am 9 January 2020 to 10am 10 January 2020 NBN.100.002.0506_R Exhibit 15.4.16 NBN Executive Response Team Situation Report - 10am 10 January 2020 to 10am 11 January 2020 NBN.100.002.0511_R Exhibit 15.4.17 NBN Executive Response Team Situation Report - 10am 11 January 2020 to 10am 12 January 2020 NBN.100.002.0515_R Exhibit 15.4.18 NBN Executive Response Team Situation Report - 10am 12 January 2020 to 10am 13 January 2020 NBN.100.002.0519_R Exhibit 15.4.19 NBN Executive Response Team Situation Report - 10am 13 January 2020 to 10am 15 January 2020 NBN.100.002.0524_R Exhibit 15.4.20 NBN Executive Response Team Situation Report - 10am 15 January 2020 to 10am 17 January 2020 NBN.100.002.0529_R Exhibit 15.4.21 NBN Executive Response Team Situation Report - 10am 18 January 2020 to 10am 20 January 2020 NBN.100.002.0534_R Exhibit 15.4.3 NBN Executive Response Team Situation Report - South Eastern Australia Bushfire Emergency - 2 Jan 2020 to 3

Jan 2020

NBN.100.002.0539_R Exhibit 15.4.4 NBN Executive Response Team Situation Report - 10am 3 January 2020 to 4pm 3 January 2020 NBN.100.002.0544_R Exhibit 15.4.5 NBN Executive Response Team Situation Report - 4pm 3 January 2020 to 10am 4 January 2020 NBN.100.002.0549_R Exhibit 15.4.6 NBN Executive Response Team Situation Report - 10am 4 January 2020 to 4pm 4 January 2020 NBN.100.002.0555_R Exhibit 15.4.7 NBN Executive Response Team Situation Report -4pm 4 January 2020 to 10am 5 January 2020 NBN.100.002.0560_R Exhibit 15.4.8 NBN Executive Response Team Situation Report -10am 5 January 2020 to 4pm 5 January 2020 NBN.100.002.1420_R Exhibit 15.4.22 Emergency Management Framework NBN.500.001.0001_R Exhibit 15.4.1 NBN’s response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-256) NBN.500.002.0001_R Exhibit 15.4.2 NBN’s response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-442) NCB.001.001.0001 Exhibit 13.6.1 Witness statement of Mr James McTavish NCB.001.001.0018 Exhibit 13.6.2 NSW Cross Border Commissioner Business Plan, 2015-18 NCB.001.001.0026 Exhibit 13.6.3 ACT-NSW MoU for Regional Collaboration 2016-2019 NCB.001.001.0032 Exhibit 13.6.4 ACT-NSW MoU Worklist 2016-17 NCB.001.001.0043 Exhibit 13.6.5 ACT-NSW MoU Report 2016-17

NCB.001.001.0053 Exhibit 13.6.6 ACT-NSW MoU Worklist 2017-18 NCB.001.001.0069 Exhibit 13.6.7 ACT-NSW MoU Report 2017-18

NCB.001.001.0091 Exhibit 13.6.8 ACT-NSW MoU Work Plan 2018-19 NCB.001.001.0109 Exhibit 13.6.9 Summaries of MoUs and related documents NCB.001.001.0143 Exhibit 13.6.10 QLD-NSW Statement of Principles and Priorities for Cross Border Collaboration 2016-19 NCB.001.001.0149 Exhibit 13.6.11 QLD-NSW Statement Worklist 2016-17

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

NCB.001.001.0159 Exhibit 13.6.12 QLD-NSW Statement Report 2016-17 NCB.001.001.0167 Exhibit 13.6.13 QLD-NSW Statement Worklist 2017-18 NCB.001.001.0180 Exhibit 13.6.14 QLD-NSW Statement Report 2017-18 NCB.001.001.0198 Exhibit 13.6.15 QLD-NSW Statement Worklist 2018-19 NCC.500.001.0001 Exhibit 29.3.1 National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre Response to Notice to Give (NTG-HB1-702) NCC.501.001.0001 Exhibit 29.3.2 AUSMAT Bushfire Relief - Concept Paper NCC.501.001.0003 Exhibit 29.3.4 AUSMAT Bushfire Relief deployment NCC.501.001.0006 Exhibit 29.3.3 AUSMAT Bushfire Relief deployment NCC.501.001.0009 Exhibit 29.3.5 AUSMAT Post Disaster: Health and Community Rapid Needs Assessment NCC.501.001.0015 Exhibit 29.3.6 AUSMAT Team Situation Report

NCC.501.001.0021 Exhibit 29.3.8 AUSMAT Team Situation Report

NCC.501.001.0028 Exhibit 29.3.9 AUSMAT Team Situation Report

NCC.501.001.0035 Exhibit 29.3.10 AUSMAT Team Situation Report NCC.501.001.0041 Exhibit 29.3.11 AUSMAT Team Situation Report NSW NCC.501.001.0047 Exhibit 29.3.12 AUSMAT Team Situation Report NSW NCC.501.001.0057 Exhibit 29.3.13 AUSMAT Team Situation Report NSW NCC.501.001.0064 Exhibit 29.3.14 AUSMAT Team Situation Report NSW NCC.501.001.0072 Exhibit 29.3.15 AUSMAT Team Situation Report NSW NCC.501.001.0079 Exhibit 29.3.16 AUSMAT Team Situation Report NSW NCC.501.001.0087 Exhibit 29.3.7 AUSMAT Team Situation Report

NEP.500.001.0010 Exhibit 29.5.17 Annexure 1: Air Quality Index bands and pollutant thresholds NEP.500.001.0011 Exhibit 29.5.18 Annexure 2: Map of locations of NT EPA monitoring stations NEP.500.001.0012 Exhibit 29.5.16 NT Environment Protection Agency Response to Notice to Give (NTG- HB2-391) NES.501.001.0012 Exhibit 23.9.1 Northern Territory Police Fire and Emergency Services response to Notice to Give (NTG-HB2-528) - Interstate

Assistance scenarios

NFA.500.001.0001 Exhibit 31.14.1 NSW Farmers Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-357) NFF.500.001.0001 Exhibit 26.5.1 National Farmers Federation (NFF) Response to NTG-HB2-355 NHM.9001.0001.0001 Exhibit 6.7.2 National Health and Medical Research Council’s response to Notice to Give (NTG-HB1-701) NHM.9001.0001.0004 Exhibit 6.7.3 Attachment A: Spreadsheet containing NHMRC grants NIN.500.001.0002 Exhibit 27.5.1 Witness statement of Marcus Ehrlich in response to Notice to Give (NTS HB3-003) NIN.500.001.0011 Exhibit 27.5.3 Attachment 2: Fire Detection and Monitoring with Long Range Drones

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

NIN.500.001.0016 Exhibit 27.5.4 Attachment 3: Hazard Reduction Burns Flyer NIN.500.001.0018 Exhibit 27.5.5 Attachment 4: Ninox Robotics System Capability Statement NIN.500.001.0022 Exhibit 27.5.6 Attachment 5: Ninox Robotics submission to the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements NIN.500.001.0031 Exhibit 27.5.8 Technical datasheet - Reach

NIN.500.001.0053 Exhibit 27.5.7 Technical datasheet - Transition

NIN.500.001.0055 Exhibit 27.5.2 Attachment 1: NSW Rural Fire Service (case study) NND.001.00161 Exhibit 26.36.1 Submission of Marilyn Schoonderwoerd to the Royal Commission NND.001.00275.01 Exhibit 19.31.1 National desktop review of Bushfire Building Regulations NND.001.00276.01 Exhibit 19.31.2 Bushfire Sprinkler Systems - Need for further research NND.001.00284 Exhibit 29.16.1 Submission of Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences NND.001.00305.05 Exhibit 33.39.6 The Potential Role of the Commonwealth in Responding to Catastrophic Disasters NND.001.00324.01 Exhibit 26.9.1 Submission of The Salvation Army to the Royal Commission NND.001.00325.01 Exhibit 29.16.3 Submission of Fortem Australia NND.001.00349.01 Exhibit 29.16.6 Submission of Australian Child & Adolescent Trauma, Loss and Grief Network NND.001.00363.01 Exhibit 17.2.1 Submission of Major General Peter Dunn, AO made on behalf of the Conjola Community Recovery Association NND.001.00408.01_E Exhibit 2.5.9 Snowy Valleys Council Submission NND.001.00522 Exhibit 29.16.7 Submission of Jane H. Greacen

NND.001.00644 Exhibit 12.45.1 Submission of Nambucca Valley Council NND.001.00652.02 Exhibit 17.1.1 Attachment to Submission of Institute of Foresters of Australia and Australian Forest Growers NND.001.00692.01 Exhibit 26.11.1 Save the Children: ‘Children’s experiences and needs in the 2019-20 bushfires: consolidated submission to inquiries into the 2019-20 bushfire season’

NND.001.00695 Exhibit 29.16.4 Submission of National Rural Health Alliance NND.001.00776.01 Exhibit 26.12.1 Team Rubicon Australia submission to the Royal Commission NND.001.00782 Exhibit 26.13.1 Submission of Eleanor Tree on behalf of Housing Relief Limited NND.001.00789.01 Exhibit 19.24.2 Submission of the Planning Institute of Australia to the Royal Commission NND.001.00824.01 Exhibit 4.1.25 Submission - Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC) NND.001.00827.01 Exhibit 26.16.1 Submission of FIA to the Royal Commission NND.001.00846.01 Exhibit 19.27.1 Submission of Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute and Melbourne School of Design, University of

Melbourne to the Royal Commission

NND.001.00866 Exhibit 12.43.1 Submission of Southern Downs Regional Council NND.001.00897.01 Exhibit 14.4.2 Bushfire.io - Submission to the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements NND.001.00906.01 Exhibit 17.2.2 Submission of Major General Peter Dunn, AO

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

NND.001.00949.01 Exhibit 29.16.10 Submission of Doctors for the Environment Australia NND.001.00969.01 Exhibit 9.2.8 Jessica Weir, Bhiamie Williamson and Francis Markham submission to the Royal Commission NND.001.00982.01 Exhibit 7.12.8 Hancock Victorian Plantations (HVP) submission to the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements

NND.001.00988.01 Exhibit 9.2.10 Vanessa Cavanagh submission to the Royal Commission NND.001.01011.01 Exhibit 26.14.1 Submission of Homelessness NSW to the Royal Commission NND.001.01013.02 Exhibit 19.33.1 Building our nation’s resilience to natural disasters NND.001.01013.03 Exhibit 19.33.2 Building an open platform for natural disaster resilience decisions NND.001.01013.04 Exhibit 19.33.3 Building resilient infrastructure NND.001.01062.02_E Exhibit 2.5.8 Towong Shire Council Submission NND.001.01084.01 Exhibit 26.10.1 St Vincent de Paul Society submission to the Royal Commission NND.001.01091.01 Exhibit 9.2.2 Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation submission to the Royal Commission into National Natural

Disaster Arrangements

NND.001.01091.02 Exhibit 9.2.3 Annexure A (Part 1): Post Wildfire Indigenous Heritage Survey, Volume 1: Background, Survey, Results and Recommended Management Options NND.001.01091.03 Exhibit 9.2.4 Annexure A (Part 2): Post Wildfire Indigenous Heritage Survey, Volume 2: Management of Impacts from Wildfire and Suppression Activities NND.001.01091.04 Exhibit 9.2.5 Annexure B: Gunaikurnai Whole of Country Plan NND.001.01092.02 Exhibit 12.44.1 Submission of Corangamite Shire Council NND.001.01141.01 Exhibit 19.26.1 Submission of the Property Council of Australia to the Royal Commission entitled Building resilient communities

into the future

NND.001.01143.01 Exhibit 14.1.6 ABC Submission to the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements NND.001.01184.01 Exhibit 15.10.11 Energy Networks Australia submission to the Royal Commission NND.001.01190.01 Exhibit 26.18.1 Submission of ACSA to the Royal Commission NND.001.01205.01 Exhibit 29.16.9 Submission of The Pharmacy Guild of Australia NND.001.01206.01 Exhibit 7.12.3 Forest Industry Federation WA submission to the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster

Arrangements

NND.001.01221.01 Exhibit 26.37.1 Submission of Mark Duckworth (Deakin University), Professor Frank Archer (Monash University) and Dudley McArdle (Monash University) to the Royal Commission. NND.001.01234 Exhibit 26.19.1 Submission of Pauline Cook on behalf of Monaro Family Support NND.001.01235.01 Exhibit 16.1.1 Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria (VFBV) Submission to the Royal Commission into Natural Disaster

Arrangements

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

NND.001.01235.01_0095 Exhibit 16.1.2 Annexure 1: Volunteer Charter NND.001.01235.01_0096 Exhibit 16.1.3 Annexure 2: Emergency Management Statement NND.001.01235.01_0097 Exhibit 16.1.4 Annexure 3: Volunteer Welfare and Efficiency Survey NND.001.01235.01_0117 Exhibit 16.1.5 Annexure 4: Volunteer Welfare and Efficiency Survey - National Report NND.001.01235.01_0137 Exhibit 16.1.6 Annexure 5: Volunteer Attitudes Towards Planned Burning NND.001.01235.01_0155 Exhibit 16.1.7 Annexure 6: VFBV Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission Submission Precis NND.001.01241.01 Exhibit 12.42.1 Submission of Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council NND.001.01261.01 Exhibit 26.24.1 Submission of Volunteering Queensland to the Royal Commission NND.001.01281.02 Exhibit 9.2.13 Shawn Fletcher et al submission to the Royal Commission NND.001.01286 Exhibit 26.38.1 Submission of Cobargo Bushfire Relief Centre to the Royal Commission NND.001.01309.01 Exhibit 9.2.6 Kimberly Land Council Submission to the Royal Commission NND.001.01311.01 Exhibit 26.31.1 Submission of IFAW to the Royal Commission NND.001.01313 Exhibit 26.39.1 Submission of Greater Mogo Fire Recovery to the Royal Commission NND.001.01360.02 Exhibit 38.16.1 Menzies Research Centre Policy Paper: Strengthening Resilience - Managing national disasters after the 2019-

2020 bushfire season

NND.001.01366.01 Exhibit 26.25.1 Submission of Volunteering Australia to the Royal Commission NND.001.01368.01 Exhibit 19.29.1 Climate Change Risk to Australia’s Built Environment: A Second Pass National Assessment NND.001.01376.01 Exhibit 26.40.1 Submission of Australian National University to the Royal Commission NND.001.01379.01 Exhibit 26.7.1 VCOSS submission to the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements NND.001.01380.01 Exhibit 26.22.1 Submission of Minderoo Foundation to the Royal Commission NND.300.001.0001 Exhibit 35.12.1 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Ballarat Technologies P L NND.300.001.0002 Exhibit 35.12.2 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Chris Drake NND.300.001.0003 Exhibit 35.12.3 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - David Bowman NND.300.001.0004 Exhibit 35.12.4 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Thomas Morley NND.300.002.0001 Exhibit 35.12.5 D20 25489 - RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Vanessa Cobham NND.300.002.0002 Exhibit 35.12.6 D20 25492 - RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - St Vincent de Paul NND.300.002.0003 Exhibit 35.12.7 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Brian Boyd NND.300.002.0004 Exhibit 35.12.8 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Friends of the Earth (Cam Walker) NND.300.002.0005 Exhibit 35.12.9 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - SA Veterinary Emergency Management NND.300.003.0001 Exhibit 35.12.10 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Lismore Citizens Flood Review Group NND.300.003.0002 Exhibit 35.12.11 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Stamford Rural Fire Brigade

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

NND.300.003.0003 Exhibit 35.12.12 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - University of Melbourne NND.300.004.0001 Exhibit 35.12.13 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Asthma Australia NND.300.004.0002 Exhibit 35.12.14 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Australian Red Cross NND.300.004.0003 Exhibit 35.12.15 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC NND.300.004.0004 Exhibit 35.12.16 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Dr Jenny Fisher NND.300.004.0032 Exhibit 35.12.17 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Floodplain Management Australia NND.300.004.0060 Exhibit 35.12.18 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Pain Australia NND.300.004.0088 Exhibit 35.12.19 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - RSPCA NND.300.005.0001 Exhibit 35.12.21 RCNDA - Draft proposition Response - Australian Business Roundtable for Disaster Resilience & Safer

Communities

NND.300.005.0002 Exhibit 35.12.22 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Australian Communications Consumer Action Network NND.300.005.0003 Exhibit 35.12.23 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - AFAC NND.300.005.0004 Exhibit 35.12.24 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Australian Federation of Air Pilots NND.300.005.0005 Exhibit 35.12.25 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Australian Institute of Health and Welfare NND.300.005.0006 Exhibit 35.12.26 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Air Affairs Australia NND.300.005.0007 Exhibit 35.12.27 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Australian Local Government Association NND.300.005.0008 Exhibit 35.12.28 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Andrew Peters NND.300.005.0009 Exhibit 35.12.29 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Ann Jensen NND.300.005.0010 Exhibit 35.12.30 RCNDA - Draft proposition Response - Anthea Howard NND.300.005.0011 Exhibit 35.12.31 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Australian Child and Adolescent Trauma, Grief and Loss Network NND.300.005.0012 Exhibit 35.12.32 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Australian Radio Communications Industry Association NND.300.005.0013 Exhibit 35.12.33 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Australian Trucking Association NND.300.005.0014 Exhibit 35.12.34 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Australian Workers’ Union NND.300.005.0015 Exhibit 35.12.35 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Bullioh Fire Brigade NND.300.005.0016 Exhibit 35.12.36 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Bushfire Volunteers NND.300.005.0017 Exhibit 35.12.37 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Consumer Action Law Centre NND.300.005.0018 Exhibit 35.12.38 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Community Council for Australia NND.300.005.0019 Exhibit 35.12.39 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Centre for Atmospheric Chemistry, University of Wollongong NND.300.005.0020 Exhibit 35.12.40 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Centre for Disaster Management and Public Safety NND.300.005.0021 Exhibit 35.12.41 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Central Gippsland Essential Industries Group NND.300.005.0022 Exhibit 35.12.42 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Climate Council of Australia

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

NND.300.005.0023 Exhibit 35.12.43 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - David James NND.300.005.0024 Exhibit 35.12.44 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Dr Briony Towers NND.300.005.0025 Exhibit 35.12.45 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Dr Conroy NND.300.005.0026 Exhibit 35.12.46 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Eric Baldock NND.300.005.0027 Exhibit 35.12.47 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Essential Energy NND.300.005.0028 Exhibit 35.12.48 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Garry Squires NND.300.005.0029 Exhibit 35.12.50 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Greg McMahon NND.300.005.0030 Exhibit 35.12.51 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Griffith University NND.300.005.0031 Exhibit 35.12.52 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Heidi Chappelow NND.300.005.0032 Exhibit 35.12.53 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - HPV Plantations NND.300.005.0033 Exhibit 35.12.54 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - IAG NND.300.005.0034 Exhibit 35.12.55 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Ian Dunlop NND.300.005.0035 Exhibit 35.12.56 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Insurance Council of Australia NND.300.005.0036 Exhibit 35.12.57 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Investor Group on Climate Change NND.300.005.0037 Exhibit 35.12.58 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Independent Bushfire Group NND.300.005.0038 Exhibit 35.12.59 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - IPSGroup Pty Ltd NND.300.005.0039 Exhibit 35.12.60 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - John Cameron NND.300.005.0040 Exhibit 35.12.61 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - John McLean NND.300.005.0042 Exhibit 35.12.62 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Municipal Association of Victoria NND.300.005.0043 Exhibit 35.12.63 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - McDermott Aviation NND.300.005.0044 Exhibit 35.12.64 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Michael Sydney NND.300.005.0045 Exhibit 35.12.65 RCNDA -Draft Proposition Response - Minderoo Foundation NND.300.005.0046 Exhibit 35.12.66 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Monash University Disaster Resilience Initiative NND.300.005.0047 Exhibit 35.12.69 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Natural Hazards Consulting NND.300.005.0048 Exhibit 35.12.70 RCNDA - Draft Propositions Response - Letter - Australian Workers’ Union NND.300.005.0051 Exhibit 35.12.71 RCNDA - Draft Propositions Response - Letter - Consumer Action Law Centre NND.300.005.0052 Exhibit 35.12.72 RCNDA - Draft Propositions Response - Letter - Centre for Disaster Management and Public Safety NND.300.005.0062 Exhibit 35.12.73 RCNDA - Draft Propositions Response - Letter - Climate Council of Australia NND.300.005.0277 Exhibit 35.12.49 RCNDA - Draft Propositions Response - Letter - Greg McMahon NND.300.006.0001 Exhibit 35.12.74 RCNDA - Draft Propositions Response - Phil Tucak NND.300.006.0002 Exhibit 35.12.75 RCNDA - Draft Propositions Response - World Wide Fund for Nature Australia

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

NND.300.006.0003 Exhibit 35.12.76 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Australian Charities and Not-for- profits Commission NND.300.006.0004 Exhibit 35.12.77 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Institute of Foresters of Australia and Australian Forest Growers NND.300.006.0005 Exhibit 35.12.78 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Legal Aid NSW NND.300.006.0006 Exhibit 35.12.79 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Singtel Optus NND.300.006.0007 Exhibit 35.12.80 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Richard Stewart NND.300.006.0008 Exhibit 35.12.81 RCNDA - Draft proposition Response - Emerging Minds NND.300.006.0009 Exhibit 35.12.82 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Queensland Farmers Federation NND.300.006.0010 Exhibit 35.12.83 RCNDA- Draft Proposition Response - David Lindenmayer NND.300.006.0011 Exhibit 35.12.85 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - AAAA - Supplementary comments NND.300.006.0020 Exhibit 35.12.86 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Access All Inc NND.300.006.0021 Exhibit 35.12.87 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Commercial Radio Australia NND.300.006.0059 Exhibit 35.12.88 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Communications Alliance AMTA NND.300.006.0085 Exhibit 35.12.89 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Communications Alliance AMTA NND.300.006.0100 Exhibit 35.12.90 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Free TV NND.300.006.0114 Exhibit 35.12.91 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Law Council of Australia NND.300.006.0115 Exhibit 33.58.1 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response Letter- Fundraising Institute Australia NND.300.006.0115 Exhibit 35.12.92 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response Letter- Fundraising Institute Australia NND.300.006.0117 Exhibit 35.12.67 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Monash University - Attachment 1 NND.300.006.0121 Exhibit 35.12.93 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation NND.300.006.0122 Exhibit 35.12.94 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - National mental Health Commission NND.300.006.0126 Exhibit 35.12.95 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Sandy MacKenzie NND.300.006.0130 Exhibit 35.12.96 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - South-West Forests Defence Foundation Inc NND.300.006.0133 Exhibit 35.12.84 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response AAAA NND.300.006.0134 Exhibit 35.12.97 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Local Government Association SA NND.300.006.0135 Exhibit 35.12.98 RCNDA Draft Proposition Response - John Stein NND.300.006.0136 Exhibit 35.12.99 RCNDA Draft Proposition Response - Peter Dunn NND.300.006.0137 Exhibit 35.12.100 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response Richard Weller NND.300.006.0138 Exhibit 35.12.101 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response Janet Stein NND.300.006.0139 Exhibit 35.12.102 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Alan Hughes NND.300.006.0140 Exhibit 35.12.103 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Andrea Baldwin NND.300.006.0141 Exhibit 35.12.104 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Andy Lloyd

Appendix 11 Exhibits 183

Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

NND.300.006.0142 Exhibit 35.12.105 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Australian Financial Complaints Authority NND.300.006.0144 Exhibit 35.12.106 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Emergency Leaders for Climate Action NND.300.006.0146 Exhibit 35.12.107 RCNDA - Draft proposition Response - Local Government NSW NND.300.006.0147 Exhibit 35.12.108 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network NND.300.006.0148 Exhibit 35.12.109 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Royal Australian College of General Practitioners NND.300.006.0149 Exhibit 35.12.110 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Ray Bange NND.300.006.0150 Exhibit 35.12.111 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Red Helmet Technology NND.300.006.0151 Exhibit 35.12.112 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Robert Glasser NND.300.006.0155 Exhibit 35.12.113 RCNDA -Draft Proposition Response - Wildlife Health Australia Inc NND.300.007.0020 Exhibit 35.12.115 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Australian Institute of Architects NND.300.007.0046 Exhibit 35.12.116 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Financial Rights Legal Centre NND.300.008.0001 Exhibit 35.12.20 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Risk Frontiers NND.300.008.0002 Exhibit 35.12.114 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Actuaries Institute NND.300.008.0003 Exhibit 35.12.117 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - National Onsite Providers Association NND.300.008.0004 Exhibit 35.12.118 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - NSW Farmers NND.300.008.0005 Exhibit 35.12.119 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - NSW Aboriginal Land Council NND.300.008.0006 Exhibit 35.12.120 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Peter Attiwill NND.300.008.0007 Exhibit 35.12.121 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Queensland University Of Technology NND.300.008.0008 Exhibit 35.12.68 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Research Group- Monash University NND.300.008.0009 Exhibit 35.12.122 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Ronald James NND.300.008.0010 Exhibit 35.12.123 RCNDA - Draft Proposition Response - Save Perth Hills NND.300.008.0011 Exhibit 35.12.124 RCNDA - Draft Propositions Response - Save the Children NND.300.008.0012 Exhibit 35.12.125 RCNDA - Draft Propositions Response - Standards Australia NND.300.008.0013 Exhibit 35.12.126 RCNDA - Draft Propositions Response - The Salvation Army Australia NND.300.008.0014 Exhibit 35.12.127 RCNDA - Draft Propositions Response - Victorian Council of Social Service NND.300.008.0015 Exhibit 35.12.128 RCNDA - Draft Propositions Response - Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria NND.300.008.0016 Exhibit 35.12.129 RCNDA - Draft Propositions Response - Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria District 13 Council NND.300.008.0017 Exhibit 35.12.130 RCNDA - Draft Propositions Response - Victorian National Parks Association NND.300.008.0018 Exhibit 35.12.131 RCNDA - Draft Propositions Response - Volunteering Australia NND.300.008.0019 Exhibit 35.12.132 RCNDA - Draft Propositions Response - Volunteering Queensland NND.300.008.0020 Exhibit 35.12.133 RCNDA - Draft Propositions Response - Wildlife Carers Group

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

NND.300.010.0001 Exhibit 37.25.1 AGL Loy Yang Response to Draft Propositions NND.300.010.0002 Exhibit 37.24.1 Shoalhaven City Council Response to Draft Propositions NND.600.00041.01 Exhibit 7.12.2 Australian Forest Products Association, ‘Using fire and machines to better fire-proof our country towns’ NND.600.00054.01 Exhibit 30.1.17 Mr David Bennett AC QC’s submission to Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements NND.600.00090 Exhibit 29.11.3 Submission of Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association NND.600.00092 Exhibit 29.16.8 Submission of Dr Michael J Holland

NND.600.00152 Exhibit 20.32.1 ACT Government submission to the Royal Commission NND.600.00163 Exhibit 29.16.5 Submission of Australian Breastfeeding Association NND.600.00192 Exhibit 19.30.1 Submission of the Insurance Council of Australia to the Royal Commission NND.600.00199 Exhibit 29.16.12 Submission of Adjunct Associate Professor Karleen Gribble NND.600.00199.01 Exhibit 29.16.13 Annexure to Submission of Adjunct Associate Professor Karleen Gribble NND.600.00203 Exhibit 26.6.1 Submission of Legal Aid NSW to the Royal Commission NND.600.00232 Exhibit 26.30.2 Submission of RSPCA Queensland to the Royal Commission NND.600.00246 Exhibit 15.5.1 Submission of Centre for Disaster Management and Public Safety NND.600.00248 Exhibit 7.12.4 Submission of the Victorian Farmers Federation to the Royal Commission NND.600.00248 Exhibit 26.2.2 Submission of the Victorian Farmers Federation to the Royal Commission NND.600.00257 Exhibit 26.32.1 Submission of WWF Australia to the Royal Commission NND.600.00259 Exhibit 26.44.1 Submission of CPA Australia to the Royal Commission NND.600.00266 Exhibit 14.5.1 Community Broadcasting Association of Australia Submission to the Royal Commission into National Natural

Disaster Arrangements

NND.600.00285 Exhibit 19.28.1 Submission of the Australian Institute of Architects to the Royal Commission NND.600.00320.01 Exhibit 26.15.1 Submission of Justice Connect to the Royal Commission NND.600.00329.01 Exhibit 7.12.5 AgForce Queensland submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into the impact on the agricultural sector of vegetation and land management policies, regulations and restrictions

NND.600.00329.02 Exhibit 7.12.6 AgForce Queensland submission to the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements NND.600.00330 Exhibit 26.23.1 Submission of ACOSS to the Royal Commission NND.600.00339.01 Exhibit 26.28.1 Submission of WIRES to the Royal Commission NND.600.00381 Exhibit 19.17.1 Submission of the Tasmanian Government to the Royal Commission NND.600.00384 Exhibit 9.2.1 Cape York Land Council response to Notice to Give (NTG-HB1-079) NND.600.00397 Exhibit 29.16.11 Submission of Robyn Schofield

NND.600.00500.01 Exhibit 38.18.3 Attachment to Submission: Dentons: Final Currowan Fire impact at Willinga Park and Bawley Point NND.600.00500.02 Exhibit 38.18.1 Submission of Willinga Park to the Royal Commission

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

NND.600.00500.03 Exhibit 38.18.2 Attachment to Submission: Dentons: Currowan Fire impact at Willinga Park and Bawley Point NND.800.001.00002.01 Exhibit 30.1.10 Submission in response to Issues Paper 1: Constitutional Framework for the Declaration of a National Emergency (Mr Ronald James AFSM) NND.800.001.00005.01 Exhibit 30.1.11 Submission in response to Issues Paper 1: Constitutional Framework for the Declaration of a National

Emergency (Associate Professor Luke Beck)

NND.800.001.00006.01 Exhibit 30.1.12 Submission in response to Issues Paper 1: Constitutional Framework for the Declaration of a National Emergency (Ms Susanne Tongue) NND.800.001.00007 Exhibit 29.17.1 Response of Graham R Brown NND.800.001.00008 Exhibit 29.17.2 Response of Cedric Robin Hingee NND.800.001.00009 Exhibit 29.17.3 Response of IPSGroup Pty Ltd NND.800.001.00010.01 Exhibit 29.17.4 Response of Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council Ltd NND.800.001.00012 Exhibit 29.17.5 Response of CareFlight NT NND.800.001.00013 Exhibit 31.70.1 Anonymous Response NND.800.001.00014 Exhibit 31.70.2 Response of Mr Campbell McKenzie NND.800.001.00015 Exhibit 31.70.3 Response of Mr James Gray NND.800.001.00016 Exhibit 12.8.1 Response to Issues Paper 3 - Local governments and natural disasters (City of Bunbury) NND.800.001.00017 Exhibit 12.4.1 Response to Issues Paper 3 - Local governments and natural disasters (Bundaberg Regional Council) NND.800.001.00018 Exhibit 31.70.4 Response of Mr Neil T. M. Hamilton NND.800.001.00019 Exhibit 12.35.1 Response to Issues Paper 3 - Local governments and natural disasters (Town of Victoria Park) NND.800.001.00020 Exhibit 12.11.1 Response to Issues Paper 3 - Local governments and natural disasters (City of Hobart) NND.800.001.00021 Exhibit 12.2.1 Response to Issues Paper 3 - Local governments and natural disasters (Alpine Shire Council) NND.800.001.00022 Exhibit 31.70.5 Response of Ms Simone Plummer NND.800.001.00023 Exhibit 31.70.6 Response of Mr Gavin Ho NND.800.001.00023.01 Exhibit 31.70.7 Attachment to Response of Mr Gavin Ho - Undergraduate thesis NND.800.001.00024 Exhibit 12.17.1 Response to Issues Paper 3 - Local governments and natural disasters (Greater Bendigo City Council) NND.800.001.00024.01 Exhibit 12.17.2 Attachment 1: Northern Victorian Integrated Municipal Emergency Management Plan: City of Greater Bendigo NND.800.001.00024.02 Exhibit 12.17.3 Attachment 2: “In an emergency, what is your plan?” NND.800.001.00025 Exhibit 31.70.8 Response of Mr Edward Andrews NND.800.001.00026 Exhibit 12.41.1 Response to Issues Paper 3 - Local governments and natural disasters (Clarence Valley Council) NND.800.001.00027 Exhibit 12.40.1 Response to Issues Paper 3 - Local governments and natural disasters (West Tamar Council) NND.800.001.00028 Exhibit 12.12.1 Response to Issues Paper 3 - Local governments and natural disasters (City of Wanneroo) NND.800.001.00029 Exhibit 31.70.9 Response of Mr Maxwell Philip Margetts

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

NND.800.001.00029.01 Exhibit 31.70.10 Attachment to Response of Mr Maxwell Philip Margetts NND.800.001.00030.01 Exhibit 12.23.1 Amended response to Issues Paper 3 - Local governments and natural disasters NND.800.001.00031 Exhibit 31.70.11 Response of Mr Peter James Stewart NND.800.001.00031.01 Exhibit 31.70.12 Attachment to Response of Mr Peter James Stewart NND.800.001.00032 Exhibit 12.36.1 Response to Issues Paper 3 - Local governments and natural disasters (Townsville City Council) NND.800.001.00032.01 Exhibit 12.36.2 Attachment 1: Further responses to Issues Paper 3 - Local governments and natural disasters NND.800.001.00033 Exhibit 31.70.13 Response of Mr John Anwin NND.800.001.00034.01 Exhibit 12.33.1 Response to Issues Paper 3 - Local governments and natural disasters (Snowy Valleys Council) NND.800.001.00036 Exhibit 12.18.1 Response to Issues Paper 3 - Local governments and natural disasters (Hawkesbury City Council) NND.800.001.00037 Exhibit 31.70.14 Response of Mrs Alayna Gleeson NND.800.001.00037.01 Exhibit 12.22.1 Response to Issues Paper 3 - Local governments and natural disasters (Mid-Western Regional Council) NND.800.001.00038 Exhibit 12.9.1 Response to Issues Paper 3 - Local governments and natural disasters (City of Gold Coast) NND.800.001.00039.01 Exhibit 12.38.1 Response to Issues Paper 3 - Local governments and natural disasters (Western Australian Local Government

Association)

NND.800.001.00039.02 Exhibit 12.38.2 Attachment: Local Waste Management Arrangements for Emergency Events NND.800.001.00040 Exhibit 12.19.1 Response to Issues Paper 3 - Local governments and natural disasters (Hinchinbrook Shire Council) NND.800.001.00040.01 Exhibit 12.19.2 Attachment 1: Submission by Mayor Jayo to Issues Paper 3 NND.800.001.00041 Exhibit 12.7.1 Response to Issues Paper 3 - Local governments and natural disasters (City of Belmont) NND.800.001.00042.01 Exhibit 17.2.3 Response of Major General Peter Dunn, AO to Local Government Issues Paper NND.800.001.00043 Exhibit 12.32.1 Response to Issues Paper 3 - Local governments and natural disasters (Snowy Monaro Regional Council) NND.800.001.00044 Exhibit 12.3.1 Response to Issues Paper 3 - Local governments and natural disasters (Bega Valley Shire Council) NND.800.001.00045 Exhibit 31.70.15 Response of Mr Dudley McArdle NND.800.001.00045.01 Exhibit 31.70.16 Attachment to Response of Mr Dudley McArdle - university thesis NND.800.001.00046 Exhibit 31.70.17 Response to Mr Nico Padovan NND.800.001.00047 Exhibit 12.31.1 Response to Issues Paper 3 - Local governments and natural disasters (Shoalhaven City Council) NND.800.001.00047.01 Exhibit 12.31.2 Additional response to Question 4 - Issues Paper: Local government and natural disasters NND.800.001.00048 Exhibit 26.41.1 Submission of Northern Beaches Council in response to Issues Paper 3: Local governments and natural disasters NND.800.001.00049 Exhibit 31.70.18 Anonymous Response NND.800.001.00050 Exhibit 26.42.1 Submission of the Town of Port Hedland in response to Issues Paper 3: Local governments and natural disasters NND.800.001.00051 Exhibit 12.34.1 Response to Issues Paper 3 - Local governments and natural disasters (Sutherland Shire Council) NND.800.001.00052 Exhibit 31.70.19 Response of Mr Maurice Smith

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

NND.800.001.00054 Exhibit 29.11.2 Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association Response to Health Issues Paper NND.800.001.00054 Exhibit 29.17.6 Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association Response to Health Issues Paper NND.800.001.00055 Exhibit 12.10.1 Response to Issues Paper 3 - Local governments and natural disasters (City of Greater Geraldton) NND.800.001.00056 Exhibit 29.20.1 Response of Arianne Allen NND.800.001.00057 Exhibit 29.20.2 Response of Jeff Harbourd NND.800.001.00058 Exhibit 29.20.3 Response of Alan Hughes NND.800.001.00058.01 Exhibit 29.20.4 Annexure to Response of Alan Hughes NND.800.001.00058.02 Exhibit 29.20.5 Annexure to Response of Alan Hughes NND.800.001.00059 Exhibit 29.20.6 Response of David Freeman NND.800.001.00060 Exhibit 29.20.7 Response of Garry Paris NND.800.001.00061 Exhibit 29.20.8 Response of Ballogie Rural Fire Brigade NND.800.001.00062.01 Exhibit 29.17.7 Response of Dr Kaitlyn Watson & Dr Elizabeth McCourt NND.800.001.00062.02 Exhibit 29.17.8 Annexure to Response of Dr Kaitlyn Watson & Dr Elizabeth McCourt: Deeble Institute Issues Brief - Improving

Pharmacist Involvement in Pandemic Influenza Planning and Response in Australia

NND.800.001.00062.03 Exhibit 29.17.9 Annexure to Response of Dr Kaitlyn Watson & Dr Elizabeth McCourt: The Evolution of Pharmacists’ Roles in Disasters, from Logistics to Assessing and Prescribing NND.800.001.00062.04 Exhibit 29.17.10 Annexure to Response of Dr Kaitlyn Watson & Dr Elizabeth McCourt: Do Disasters Predict International Pharmacy Legislation? NND.800.001.00062.05 Exhibit 29.17.11 Annexure to Response of Dr Kaitlyn Watson & Dr Elizabeth McCourt: Defining Pharmacists’ Roles in Disasters: A

Delphi Study

NND.800.001.00062.06 Exhibit 29.17.12 Annexure to Response of Dr Kaitlyn Watson & Dr Elizabeth McCourt: Continuation of opioid Replacement Program Delivery in the Aftermath of Cyclones in Queensland, Australia: A Qualitative Exploration of the Perspectives of Pharmacists and Opioid Replacement Therapy Staff

NND.800.001.00062.07 Exhibit 29.17.13 Annexure to Response of Dr Kaitlyn Watson & Dr Elizabeth McCourt: Are Pharmacists Willing to Work in Disasters? NND.800.001.00062.08 Exhibit 29.17.14 Annexure to Response of Dr Kaitlyn Watson & Dr Elizabeth McCourt: Call for Disaster-Specific Pharmacy Legislation NND.800.001.00062.09 Exhibit 29.17.15 Annexure to Response of Dr Kaitlyn Watson & Dr Elizabeth McCourt: Disaster Health Management: DO

Pharmacists Fit in the Team?

NND.800.001.00063 Exhibit 29.20.9 Response of Bruce David Forrest NND.800.001.00064 Exhibit 29.17.16 Response of Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) NND.800.001.00065 Exhibit 29.17.17 Response of National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

NND.800.001.00066 Exhibit 29.20.10 Response of Andreas Sneikus NND.800.001.00067 Exhibit 29.20.11 Response of Tim Ahchow NND.800.001.00068.01 Exhibit 29.17.18 Response of Dr David Shearman NND.800.001.00069.01 Exhibit 29.17.19 Response of Dr Penelope Burns NND.800.001.00070 Exhibit 29.20.12 Response of IPSGroup Pty Ltd NND.800.001.00071 Exhibit 29.17.20 Response of Bianca Jackson NND.800.001.00072 Exhibit 29.17.21 Response of Capital Health Network NND.800.001.00072.01 Exhibit 29.17.22 Annexure to Response of Capital Health Network: Submission to NSW Independent Bushfire Inquiry NND.800.001.00072.03 Exhibit 29.17.23 Annexure to Response of Capital Health Network: COVID-19 External Governance Northern Region Response:

Proposed Northern Region Response Structure

NND.800.001.00072.04 Exhibit 29.17.24 Annexure to Response of Capital Health Network: General Practice Emergency Management Coordination NND.800.001.00073.01 Exhibit 29.17.25 Response of Queensland University of Technology NND.800.001.00074.01 Exhibit 29.17.26 Response of Consumers Health Forum of Australia NND.800.001.00075 Exhibit 29.17.27 Response of Queensland Nurses and Midwives' Union NND.800.001.00076.01 Exhibit 29.17.28 Response of World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine NND.800.001.00077 Exhibit 29.17.29 Response of Danila Dilba Health Service NND.800.001.00078 Exhibit 29.20.13 Response of Amber Technology Limited NND.800.001.00078.01 Exhibit 29.20.14 Annexure to Response of Amber Technology Limited NND.800.001.00078.02 Exhibit 29.20.15 Annexure to Response of Amber Technology Limited NND.800.001.00079 Exhibit 29.17.30 Response of NSW Smart Sensing Network NND.800.001.00080 Exhibit 29.17.31 Response of Monash University Disaster Resilience Initiative (MUDRI) Monash University NND.800.001.00081.01 Exhibit 29.17.32 Response of Wentworth Healthcare Ltd - Nepean Blue Mountains PHN NND.800.001.00082.01 Exhibit 29.17.33 Response of Doctors for the Environment Australia NND.800.001.00082.02 Exhibit 29.17.34 Cover letter to Response of Doctors for the Environment Australia NND.800.001.00083 Exhibit 29.17.35 Response of Mental Health Australia NND.800.001.00083.01 Exhibit 29.17.36 Annexure to Response of Mental Health Australia: Reference List NND.800.001.00084.01 Exhibit 29.17.37 Response of College of Health and Medicine, Australian National University NND.800.001.00085.01 Exhibit 29.17.38 Response of Universities (several) - lead by University of Melbourne NND.800.001.00086 Exhibit 29.17.39 Response of Monash University Disaster Resilience Initiative NND.800.001.00087.01 Exhibit 29.17.40 Response of Centre for Air Pollution, Energy and Health Research (CAR) NND.800.001.00088 Exhibit 29.20.16 Response of Mr Ben Cosier

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

NND.800.001.00089 Exhibit 29.20.17 Response of Mr Robert Webb NND.800.001.00090 Exhibit 29.20.18 Response of Dr Joanne Wainer NND.800.001.00091 Exhibit 29.20.19 Response of Mr Cameron Jones on behalf of Air Affairs Australia NND.800.001.00091.01 Exhibit 29.20.20 Annexure to Response of Mr Cameron Jones on behalf of Air Affairs Australia NND.800.001.00092 Exhibit 29.20.21 Response of Mr John Seymour NND.800.001.00094.02 Exhibit 29.20.22 Response of Mr Tarron Newman on behalf of Red Helmet Technology NND.800.001.00095 Exhibit 29.20.23 Response of Ms Ruth Ryan on behalf of Hancock Victorian Plantations Pty Limited NND.800.001.00096.01 Exhibit 29.20.24 Response of Mr Paul Considine on behalf of AFAC NND.800.001.00097 Exhibit 29.20.25 Response of Mr Philip Ingamells NND.800.001.00098.01 Exhibit 29.20.26 Response of Mr Brent Ryan on behalf of Nokia Solutions and Networks NND.800.001.00099.01 Exhibit 29.20.27 Response of Mr Michael Gallagher on behalf of Northrop Grumman Australia NND.800.001.00100 Exhibit 29.20.28 Response of Mr Thomas Ellingworth NND.800.001.00101 Exhibit 29.20.29 Response of Mr Paul Ludvik on behalf of Auria Wireless Pty Ltd NND.800.001.00102 Exhibit 29.20.30 Response of Ms Nerida Bradley on behalf of Australian Land Conservation Alliance NND.800.001.00103 Exhibit 29.20.31 Response of Mr William Stockdale NND.800.001.00104 Exhibit 29.20.32 Response of Mr David Minife NND.800.001.00105 Exhibit 29.17.41 Response of Exercise & Sports Science Australia NND.800.001.00105.01 Exhibit 29.17.42 Annexure to Response of Exercise & Sports Science Australia: Supporting Documentation (About Exercise &

Sports Science Australia + Reference List)

NND.800.001.00106 Exhibit 29.20.33 Response of OneFortyOne Plantations NND.800.001.00107 Exhibit 29.20.34 Response of Public Service Association NSW NND.800.001.00107.01 Exhibit 29.20.35 Annexure to Response of Public Service Association NSW NND.800.001.00108.01 Exhibit 29.17.43 Response of Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) NND.800.001.00109 Exhibit 29.13.5 Asthma Australia Response to Health Issues Paper NND.800.001.00110 Exhibit 31.70.20 Anonymous Response NND.800.200.00001 Exhibit 30.1.1 Submission in response to Issues Paper 1: Constitutional Framework for the Declaration of a National

Emergency (Professor Cheryl Saunders AO)

NND.800.200.00002 Exhibit 30.1.3 Submission in response to Issues Paper 1: Constitutional Framework for the Declaration of a National Emergency (Mr David F Jackson AM QC) NND.800.200.00003.01 Exhibit 30.1.2 Submission in response to Issues Paper 1: Constitutional Framework for the Declaration of a National Emergency (Professor George Williams AO)

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

NND.800.200.00004 Exhibit 30.1.13 Submission in response to Issues Paper 1: Constitutional Framework for the Declaration of a National Emergency (IPS Group Pty Ltd) NND.800.200.00005.01 Exhibit 30.1.14 Submission in response to Issues Paper 1: Constitutional Framework for the Declaration of a National Emergency (Ms Jesse Rowan) NND.800.200.00006 Exhibit 30.1.8 Submission in response to Issues Paper 1: Constitutional Framework for the Declaration of a National

Emergency (State of New South Wales)

NND.800.200.00007.01 Exhibit 30.1.15 Submission in response to Issues Paper 1: Constitutional Framework for the Declaration of a National Emergency (Professor David Shearman AM FRACP) NND.800.200.00008 Exhibit 30.1.9 Submission in response to Issues Paper 1: Constitutional Framework for the Declaration of a National Emergency (State of Queensland) NND.800.200.00009 Exhibit 30.1.5 Submission in response to Issues Paper 1: Constitutional Framework for the Declaration of a National

Emergency (State of South Australia)

NND.800.200.00010 Exhibit 30.1.7 Submission in response to Issues Paper 1: Constitutional Framework for the Declaration of a National Emergency (State of Victoria) NND.800.200.00011.01 Exhibit 30.1.6 Submission in response to Issues Paper 1: Constitutional Framework for the Declaration of a National Emergency (State of Western Australia) NND.800.200.00012 Exhibit 27.23.1 Submission of Professor John Williams and Henry Heuzenroeder NND.800.200.00013 Exhibit 30.1.16 Submission in response to Issues Paper 1: Constitutional Framework for the Declaration of a National

Emergency (Property Council of Australia)

NND.800.200.00014 Exhibit 12.25.1 Response to Issues Paper 3 - Local governments and natural disasters (Nambucca Valley Council) NND.800.200.00015 Exhibit 30.1.4 Submission in response to Issues Paper 1: Constitutional Framework for the Declaration of a National Emergency (Commonwealth of Australia) NND.800.200.00016.01 Exhibit 12.28.1 Response to Issues Paper 3 - Local governments and natural disasters (Shire of Carnamah) NND.800.200.00017 Exhibit 31.70.21 Response of Lismore Citizens Flood Review Group NND.800.200.00018.02 Exhibit 12.5.1 Response to Issues Paper 3 - Local governments and natural disasters (Burnie City Council) NND.800.200.00019 Exhibit 12.6.1 Response to Issues Paper 3 - Local governments and natural disasters (Central Highlands Council) NND.800.200.00020.01 Exhibit 12.13.1 Response to Issues Paper 3 - Local governments and natural disasters (Corrangamite Shire Council) NND.800.200.00022 Exhibit 12.14.1 Letter from Mr Anthony Basford dated 18 June 2020 in relation to Local Government Issues Paper. NND.800.200.00022.01 Exhibit 12.14.2 Response by East Gippsland Shire Council to Issues Paper 3 - Local governments and natural disasters NND.800.200.00023 Exhibit 12.16.1 Response to Issues Paper 3 - Local governments and natural disasters (Glenorchy City Council) NND.800.200.00024 Exhibit 12.20.1 Response to Issues Paper 3 - Local governments and natural disasters (Kyogle Council) NND.800.200.00024.01 Exhibit 12.20.2 Kyogle LGA: Community-Managed Action Plan for an Emergency Evacuation Centre

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

NND.800.200.00025.01 Exhibit 31.70.22 Response of Local Government Association Tasmania NND.800.200.00026.01 Exhibit 12.27.1 Response to Issues Paper 3 - Local governments and natural disasters (Scenic Rim Regional Council) NND.800.200.00027 Exhibit 12.29.1 Response to Issues Paper 3 - Local governments and natural disasters (Shire of Dardanup) NND.800.200.00028.01 Exhibit 12.30.1 Response to Issues Paper 3 - Local governments and natural disasters (Shire of Narrogin) NND.800.200.00029 Exhibit 26.43.1 Submission of the Southern Metropolitan Municipal Emergency Management Enhancement Group in response

to Issues Paper 3: Local governments and natural disasters

NND.800.200.00030.01 Exhibit 12.39.1 Response to Issues Paper 3 - Local governments and natural disasters (Wellington Shire Council) NND.800.200.00031 Exhibit 31.70.23 Response of Australian Government Solicitor on behalf of: the Bureau of Meteorology; the Department of Home Affairs; the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications; and Geoscience Australia.

NND.800.200.00031.01 Exhibit 31.70.24 Attachment to Response of Australian Government Solicitor on behalf of: the Bureau of Meteorology; the Department of Home Affairs; the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications; and Geoscience Australia.

NND.800.200.00031.02 Exhibit 31.70.25 Attachment to Response of Australian Government Solicitor on behalf of: the Bureau of Meteorology; the Department of Home Affairs; the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications; and Geoscience Australia.

NND.800.200.00032 Exhibit 12.15.1 Response to Issues Paper 3 - Local governments and natural disasters (Eurobodalla Shire Council) NND.800.200.00033 Exhibit 12.21.1 Response to Issues Paper 3 - Local governments and natural disasters (Local Government Association of Queensland) NND.800.200.00034 Exhibit 12.24.1 Response to Issues Paper 3 - Local governments and natural disasters (Municipal Association of Victoria) NND.800.200.00035 Exhibit 12.26.1 Response to Issues Paper 3 - Local governments and natural disasters (Rockhampton Regional Council) NND.800.200.00036 Exhibit 12.37.1 Response to Issues Paper 3 - Local governments and natural disasters (Towong Shire Council) NND.800.200.00037 Exhibit 31.70.26 Response of Insurance Council of Australia NND.800.200.00038.01 Exhibit 29.20.36 Response of Mooroolbark Firestation NND.800.200.00038.02 Exhibit 29.20.37 Annexure to Response of Mooroolbark Firestation NND.800.200.00039.01 Exhibit 29.20.38 Response of Robert O’Connor NND.800.200.00041.01 Exhibit 29.20.39 Response of Terence O’Brian NND.800.200.00042.01 Exhibit 29.17.44 Response of Australasian College For Emergency Medicine NND.800.200.00043 Exhibit 29.1.4 Commonwealth Department of Health Response to Health Issues Paper NND.800.200.00045 Exhibit 29.7.15 Queensland Health Response to Health Issues Paper NND.800.200.00046 Exhibit 29.17.45 Response of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons NND.800.200.00047.01 Exhibit 29.20.40 Response of Allie Guegan

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

NND.800.200.00048 Exhibit 29.20.41 Response of Ferntree Gully Urban Fire Brigade NND.800.200.00049.01 Exhibit 29.20.42 Response of Scott Chirnside NND.800.200.00050.01 Exhibit 29.20.43 Response of Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria - District 7 Council NND.800.200.00052.01 Exhibit 29.17.46 Response of Australian College of Nursing NND.800.200.00053 Exhibit 29.20.44 Response of Commonwealth Government NND.800.200.00054.01 Exhibit 29.20.45 Response of Simon Steele NND.800.200.00055 Exhibit 29.20.46 Response of South Australian Country Fire Service NND.800.200.00056 Exhibit 29.20.47 Response of South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service NND.800.200.00057 Exhibit 29.20.48 Response of Andrew Rickets NND.800.200.00058.01 Exhibit 29.20.49 Response of Chris Lloyd NND.800.200.00059.01 Exhibit 29.20.50 Response of Fiona Burns NND.800.200.00060 Exhibit 29.20.51 Response of Queensland Fire and Emergency Services NND.800.200.00061.01 Exhibit 29.17.47 Annexure to Response of National Mental Health Commission NND.800.200.00062.01 Exhibit 29.17.48 Annexure to Response of Royal Flying Doctors Service NND.800.200.00063 Exhibit 29.4.4 ACT Government Response to Health Issues Paper NND.800.200.00064 Exhibit 29.17.49 Response of Royal Australian College of Physicians NND.800.200.00065.01 Exhibit 29.20.52 Annexure to Response of Echuca Fire Brigade NND.800.200.00066.02 Exhibit 29.20.53 Response of Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office NND.800.200.00067 Exhibit 29.8.16 Victorian Government Solicitor's Office Response to Health Issues Paper NND.800.200.00068 Exhibit 31.70.27 Response of Strathbogie Shire Council NND.800.200.00069 Exhibit 31.70.28 Response of City of Perth NOT.001.001.1154 Exhibit 28.11.1 Notice to Produce issued to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (NTP-HB2-351) NOT.500.001.2222 Exhibit 7.13.2 Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-397) issued to the New South Wales Rural Fire Service NOT.500.001.2230 Exhibit 7.13.1 Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-398) issued to Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

(Vic)

NOT.500.001.2238 Exhibit 7.13.4 Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-399) issued to South Australian Country Fire Service (SA) NOT.500.001.2246 Exhibit 7.13.3 Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-401) issued to the Department of the Premier and Cabinet (Qld) NOT.500.001.2254 Exhibit 7.13.6 Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-402) issued to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NT)

NOT.500.001.2262 Exhibit 7.13.7 Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-403) issued to the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate (ACT) NOT.500.001.2319 Exhibit 7.13.5 Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-400) issued to Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage (WA)

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

NRA.500.001.0002 Exhibit 6.3.2 Annexure A: Bushfire Royal Commission - Australian Government response to the 2019 North Queensland Monsoon Trough event NRA.500.001.0003 Exhibit 6.3.3 Annexure B: Bushfire Royal Commission - Australian Government response to drought NRA.500.001.0004 Exhibit 6.3.1 National Drought and North Queensland Flood Response and Recovery Agency response NRA.501.001.0001 Exhibit 6.3.4 The social and economic cost of the North and Far North Queensland Monsoon Trough (2019) NSC.500.001.0001 Exhibit 10.46.1 Noosa Shire Council response to NTG-HB1-083 NSC.501.001.0153 Exhibit 30.51.1 Evacuation Centre Checklist NSC.501.001.0255 Exhibit 10.46.3 Noosa Shire Council 2019 Bushfires - Local Recovery Plan (Approved) NSC.501.001.0288 Exhibit 10.46.2 Noosa Shire Council response to NTG-HB2-258 NSW.001.001.0001 Exhibit 20.23.1 State of NSW response to NTG-HB2-466 NSW.001.001.0040 Exhibit 20.23.2 Annexure A - NTG-466 Online Dashboard 1 July 2020 NSW.001.001.0047 Exhibit 20.23.3 Annexure B - NTG-466 Q12 Bush Fire Assistance - Master List NSW.001.001.0048 Exhibit 20.23.4 Annexure C - NSW Impacted Assets Register Summary 6 June 2020 NSW.001.001.0049 Exhibit 20.23.5 Annexure D - NTG-466-Q18 - Table Percentage of Properties identified with Asbestos NSW.001.001.0050 Exhibit 20.23.6 Annexure E - NTG-466-Q21 - Table breakdown of impacted area by land use NSW.001.001.0051 Exhibit 20.23.7 Annexure F - NTG-466-Q1 Recovery Committee Structure NSW.002.001.0001 Exhibit 23.15.1 State of New South Wales Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-511) NSW.003.001.0001 Exhibit 33.12.4 State of New South Wales Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-535) NSW.004.001.0001 Exhibit 30.10.1 Order Declaring a State of Emergency - NSW Bush Fires NSW.004.001.0005 Exhibit 30.10.2 Order Declaring State of Emergency in Relation to Bushfires - Gladys Berejiklian NSW.004.001.0007 Exhibit 30.10.3 Letter from NSW RFS to The Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP recommending a State of Emergency NSW.004.001.0008 Exhibit 30.10.4 Updated Advice from the Rural Fire Service Commissioner Concerning NSW Bushfires NSW.004.001.0012 Exhibit 30.10.5 Letter from NSW RFS to The Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP recommending a State of Emergency NSW.004.001.0014 Exhibit 30.10.6 Order Declaring a State of Emergency - NSW Bushfires NSW.004.001.0022 Exhibit 30.10.7 Letter from NSW RFS to The Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP recommending a State of Emergency NSW.004.001.0024 Exhibit 30.10.8 Order Declaring a State of Emergency - NSW Bushfires NSW.004.001.0032 Exhibit 30.10.9 Order Declaring State of Emergency in Relation to Bushfires - Gladys Berejiklian NSW.005.001.0001 Exhibit 33.12.2 State of New South Wales Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-635) Questions 2 and 3 NSW.005.001.0004 Exhibit 33.12.1 State of New South Wales Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-635) Question 1 NSW.005.001.0006 Exhibit 33.12.3 State of New South Wales Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-635) - Attachment 1 NSW.005.002.0001 Exhibit 33.12.5 State of New South Wales Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-639)

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

NSW.006.001.0001 Exhibit 30.36.1 Final Report of the NSW Bushfire Inquiry NSW.007.001.0001 Exhibit 30.36.5 State of New South Wales Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-550) NSW.009.001.0001 Exhibit 37.8.1 State of New South Wales Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-627) Response to Part I NSW.009.001.0009 Exhibit 32.1.7 State of New South Wales Response to Notice to Give information (NTG-HB3-627) - Annexure E NSW.009.002.0001 Exhibit 32.1.1;

Exhibit32.1.4

State of New South Wales Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-627) - Response to Parts A, B, C, K and L NSW.009.002.0027 Exhibit 32.1.2 State of New South Wales Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-627) - Response to Parts D-H NSW.009.002.0034 Exhibit 32.1.3 State of New South Wales Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-627) - Response to Part I NSW.009.002.0041 Exhibit 32.1.5 State of New South Wales Response to Notice to Give information (NTG-HB3-627) - Annexure C NSW.009.002.0043 Exhibit 32.1.6 State of New South Wales Response to Notice to Give information (NTG-HB3-627) - Annexure D NSW.011.001.0001 Exhibit 37.8.2 Cross Border Sub-Plan - Annexure 5.2 City of Gold Coast Local Disaster Management Plan NSW.500.001.0001 Exhibit 7.3.1 NSW Response to the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements - 12 May 2020 NSW.500.001.0001_UR Exhibit 19.3.1 NSW Whole of Government response to NTG-HB1-038, NTG-HB1-018, NTG- HB1-010, NTG-HB1-067 and NTG-HB1-027 NSW.502.001.0001 Exhibit 21.1.2 Tooth, Li and McWha, ‘National Insurance Project - Final Report: For the Mitigation and Risk Sub-Committee of Australia-New Zealand Emergency Management Committee’ NSW.502.001.0098 Exhibit 21.1.1 NSW Supplementary Response to NTG-HB2-466 NSW.503.001.0001 Exhibit 23.1.6 NSW Office of Emergency Management, ‘A Lessons Management Framework for NSW Emergency Management Sector’ NSW.503.001.0029 Exhibit 23.1.7 New South Wales Rural Fire Service, ‘Bush Fire Environmental Assessment Code for New South Wales’ NSW.503.001.0058 Exhibit 23.1.8 New South Wales State Emergency Management Plan NSW.506.001.0001 Exhibit 29.23.1 Statement of Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons AFSM NSW.507.001.0001 Exhibit 30.36.6 National Insurance Project Final Report NSW.508.001.0001 Exhibit 30.36.7 Response of Rural Fire Service NSW to Notice to Produce (NTP-HB3- 509) - Summary table of previous bushfire inquiries NSW.509.001.0001 Exhibit 30.36.8 Letter from Crown Solicitors Office regarding evidence of Commissioner Fitzsimmons NSW.509.001.0003 Exhibit 30.36.9 Chronology of Meetings of Strategic Level Emergency Management Committees between 1 September 2019 and 31 January 2020 NSW.512.001.0001 Exhibit 33.12.6 NSW Climate Change Policy Framework NSW.900.001.0003 Exhibit 35.3.1 State of New South Wales response to draft propositions (table) NTA.001.001.0001 Exhibit 15.6.1 NSW Telco Authority Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-320) NTA.001.002.0001 Exhibit 15.6.2 Witness statement of Kylie De Courteney (NTS-HB2-005)

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

NTA.001.002.0015 Exhibit 15.6.3 Annexure A: NSW Telco Authority Corporate Plan 2019-20 NTA.001.002.0024 Exhibit 15.6.4 Annexure B: New South Wales State Emergency Management Plan NTA.001.002.0104 Exhibit 15.6.5 Annexure C: NSW Telecommunications Services Functional Area Supporting Plan (TELCOPLAN) NTA.001.002.0128 Exhibit 15.6.6 Annexure D: Australia Public Safety Mobile Broadband (PSMB) National Objectives (Version 1.1) NTA.001.002.0138 Exhibit 15.6.7 Annexure E: Australia Public Safety Mobile Broadband (PSMB) High Level Requirements (Version 1.2) NTA.001.002.0191 Exhibit 15.6.8 Annexure F: Request for Proposal (RFP), National Safety Mobile Broadband; Proof of Concept NTA.001.002.0223 Exhibit 15.6.9 Annexure G: Request for Information (RFI) NTA.001.002.0254 Exhibit 15.6.10 Annexure H: Operational Communications Strategy NTA.001.002.0282 Exhibit 15.6.11 Annexure I: National Public Safety Broadband, Project Management Office Charter NTA.001.002.0295 Exhibit 15.6.12 Annexure J: PSMB Program Delivery Forum, Membership list NTA.001.002.0297 Exhibit 15.6.13 Annexure K: Senior Official Committee (PSMB SOC), Membership list NTC.500.001.0001 Exhibit 7.12.7 Northern Territory Cattleman’s Association response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB1-058) NTE.500.001.0002 Exhibit 20.12.1 Northern Territory Emergency Services response to NTG-HB2-225 NTE.501.001.2964 Exhibit 23.9.2 Territory Emergency Plan

NTF.500.001.0134 Exhibit 25.16.13 Annexure SE-13 Darwin Parks Fire Action Plan 2020 NTF.501.001.0020 Exhibit 25.18.1 Northern Territory Fire and Rescue Service Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB1-013) NTF.504.001.0002 Exhibit 25.19.1 Northern Territory Fire and Rescue Service Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-205) NTH.500.001.0001 Exhibit 29.5.1 NT Department of Health Response to Notice to Give (NTG-HB2-349) NTH.500.001.0011 Exhibit 29.5.2 Annexure 1: NT COVID-19 Hazard Arrangement Governance Structure NTH.500.001.0012 Exhibit 29.5.3 Annexure 2: NT Health Pandemic Plan NTH.500.001.0050 Exhibit 29.5.4 Annexure 3: Northern Region Medical Group incorporating the TEHS Emergency Plan NTH.500.001.0142 Exhibit 29.5.5 Annexure 4: Southern Region Medical Group Emergency Management Plan NTH.500.001.0201 Exhibit 29.5.6 Annexure 5: Cyclone Information and Procedures NTH.500.001.0211 Exhibit 29.5.7 Annexure 6: Emergency or Disaster Preparedness PHC Remote Guidelines NTH.500.001.0216 Exhibit 29.5.8 Annexure 7: Local Emergency Plans PHC Remote Guidelines NTH.500.001.0220 Exhibit 29.5.9 Annexure 8: Northern Region Medical Group Vulnerable Persons Emergency Management Guideline NTH.500.001.0242 Exhibit 29.5.10 Annexure 9: Business Continuity Management Central Australia Health Service Policy NTH.500.001.0246 Exhibit 29.5.11 Annexure 10: Business Continuity Management Top End Health Service Policy NTH.500.001.0249 Exhibit 29.5.12 Annexure 11: Cyclone (Code Brown) Office of the Chief Executive Plan NTH.500.001.0255 Exhibit 29.5.13 Annexure 12: Emergency Management Royal Darwin Hospital, Palmerston Regional Hospital Plan NTH.500.001.0303 Exhibit 29.5.14 Annexure 13: Mass Casualties (Code Brown) Royal Darwin Hospital, Palmerston Regional Hospital Plan

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

NTH.500.001.0378 Exhibit 29.5.15 Annexure 14: COVID-19 Public Health Disability Support Services Sub Plan NTP.500.002.0220 Exhibit 19.10.3 Tennant Creek Land Use Plan 2019 NTP.500.002.0291 Exhibit 19.10.2 Northern Territory Critical Infrastructure Resilience Framework describes strategy to prevent compromise of critical infrastructure in the Northern Territory

NTP.500.002.0597 Exhibit 19.10.4 Capability and Investment Plan, Northern Territory NTP.501.001.0002 Exhibit 7.7.2 Northern Territory Planning Commission (NT) Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB1-034) NTP.501.001.0026 Exhibit 19.10.1 Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics (NT) response to Notice to Give (NTG-HB1-034) - Statement of Andrew Kirkman (Chief Executive)

NTP.501.001.0050 Exhibit 25.15.1 Annexure AK-01 - Northern Territory Capability and Investment Plan (attachment to Response to Notice to Give NTG-HB1-034) NTP.501.001.0155 Exhibit 25.15.2 Annexure AK-02 - Transport Group Emergency Response and Recovery Plan 2019-2020 (Northern Region - Darwin Metropolitan including Katherine, Nhulunbuy, Gulf) (attachment to Response to Notice to Give NTG-

HB1-034)

NTP.501.001.0187 Exhibit 25.15.3 Annexure AK-03 - NTFRS Alice Springs Fire Management Vacant Crown Land Recommendations 2020 (attachment to Response to Notice to Give NTG-HB1-034) NTT.500.001.0060 Exhibit 20.10.1 Statement of L Darragh CSC in response to NTG-HB2-471 NTT.500.001.0117 Exhibit 20.10.2 Annexure LD-1 NT Emergency Management Structure NTT.500.001.0119 Exhibit 20.10.3 Annexure LD-2 WebEOC Incident Details for TC Trevor NTT.500.001.0120 Exhibit 20.10.4 Annexure LD-3 Situation Update 10 - TC Trevor - Wednesday 3 April 2019.docx V3 NTT.500.001.0128 Exhibit 20.10.5 Annexure LD-4 TC Trevor After-Incident Review NTT.500.001.0161 Exhibit 20.10.6 Annexure LD-5 Independent Operational Review into the Management of Daly River Flooding and TC Marcus NTT.500.001.0209 Exhibit 20.10.7 Annexure LD-6 IAM-NT example screenshots NTT.500.001.0219 Exhibit 20.10.8 Annexure LD-7 DRFA Event Activation NTT.500.001.0220 Exhibit 20.10.9 Annexure LD-8 2020-21 DRFA expenditure thresholds NTT.500.001.0221 Exhibit 20.10.10 Annexure LD-9 NT_Parks_Wildfires_2019 NTT.500.001.0222 Exhibit 20.10.11 Annexure LD-10 Calculations of parks effected by wildfire in 2019 NTT.501.001.0002 Exhibit 25.20.1 Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-512) NTT.501.001.0010 Exhibit 25.20.2 Northern Territory Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-512) NTT.501.001.0011 Exhibit 25.20.3 Annexure TH-2 - Emergency services revenue and expenditure NTT.501.001.0012 Exhibit 25.20.4 Annexure TH-3 - Recovery revenue and expenditure 2018-2020 NTT.502.001.0005 Exhibit 25.21.1 Northern Territory Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-541) NTT.503.001.0001 Exhibit 33.32.1 Northern Territory Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-541)

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

NTT.505.001.0002 Exhibit 30.41.3 Territory Emergency Management Council Minutes NTT.505.001.0018 Exhibit 30.41.4 Territory Emergency Management Council Minutes NTT.506.001.0001 Exhibit 30.41.2 Attachment to Statement of Meeta Ramkumar NTT.506.001.0246 Exhibit 30.41.1 Statement of Meeta Ramkumar, Senior Director Sustainability and Compliance (Response to Give Information

NTG-HB2-551)

NTT.507.001.0001 Exhibit 32.7.7 Northern Territory Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-630) - Annexure - NT Disaster Recovery Funding NTT.507.001.0025 Exhibit 32.7.3 Northern Territory Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-630) - Response to Parts C, F and I NTT.508.001.0012 Exhibit 32.7.1 Northern Territory Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-630) - Response to Part A NTT.509.001.0023 Exhibit 32.7.2 Northern Territory Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-630) - Response to Part B NTT.509.001.0033 Exhibit 32.7.5 Northern Territory Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-630) - Response to Parts G and H NTT.509.001.0050 Exhibit 32.7.4 Northern Territory Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-630) - Parts D, E, K and L NTT.509.001.0064 Exhibit 32.7.8 Northern Territory Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-630) - Annexure C NTT.509.001.0082 Exhibit 32.7.6 Northern Territory Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-630) - Part J NTT.509.001.0103 Exhibit 32.7.9 Northern Territory Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-630) - Annexure E NTT.900.001.0003 Exhibit 35.9.1 Northern Territory response to draft propositions (table) NTT.901.001.0001 Exhibit 35.9.2 Northern Territory further submissions in response to draft propositions OPT.001.001.1420_R Exhibit 15.2.5 RE: Request for Confirmation and Additional Input: Minister Fletcher’s visit to the South Coast on Tuesday 21

January

OPT.001.001.1475_R Exhibit 15.2.7 Email in relation to urgent request for information from Premier’s Office - Telstra connectivity Bonang/Buchan Valley/Gelantipy OPT.001.001.3146_R Exhibit 15.2.4 List of infrastructure impacted by the bushfire season OPT.003.001.1732_E Exhibit 15.2.8 Executive Summary - Impact By Location OPT.007.001.0019_R Exhibit 15.2.6 Email in relation to Optus Site status NSW/QLD bushfires OPT.500.001.0005_R Exhibit 15.2.1 Optus’ Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-254) OPT.501.001.0005 Exhibit 15.2.2 Optus’ Supplementary Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG- HB2-254) OPT.503.001.0001 Exhibit 15.2.3 Optus’ response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-441) PAM.500.001.0001 Exhibit 29.12.2 Annexure 1: An Australian Disaster: The 1983 Bushfires, A. C. McFarlane, International Journal of Mental Health

1990, Vol 19 (2) 36- 47

PAM.500.001.0007 Exhibit 29.12.3 Annexure 2: Ash Wednesday: The Effects of A Fire, A. C. McFarlane and B. Raphael, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry 1984, Vol 18 341-351

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

PAM.500.001.0018 Exhibit 29.12.4 Annexure 3: PTSD: the need to use emergency knowledge to improve systems of care and clinical practice in Australia, Alexander C. McFarlane and Richard A. Bryant, Australasian Psychiatry 2017, Vol 25(4) 329-332 PAM.500.001.0021 Exhibit 29.12.5 Annexure 4: Federal Framework on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (Government of Canada) PAM.500.001.0115 Exhibit 29.12.1 Professor Alexander McFarlane Response to Notice to Give Witness Statement (NTS-HB2-003) PAM.500.001.0214 Exhibit 29.12.6 Annexure 5: PTSD: Synthesis of Research and Clinical Studies, The Australian Bushfire Disaster, Alexander

Cowell McFarlane, International Handbook of Traumatic Stress Syndromes, edited by John P. Wilson and Beverley Raphael, Plenum Press, New York

PAY.500.001.0019 Exhibit 31.8.1 Professor Alan York Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB1-090) PBU.500.001.0001 Exhibit 2.3.1.1 Annexure 1: Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network, ‘Planning for Disaster Management’ PBU.500.001.0045 Exhibit 2.3.1.2 Annexure 2: General Practice Roundtable (GPRT) Meeting 25 June 2013 PBU.500.001.0047 Exhibit 2.3.1 Witness Statement - Dr Penelope Burns

PCD.500.001.0001 Exhibit 31.9.1 Department of Defence Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB1-091) PCS.273.001.0138 Exhibit 20.7.2 Resilience and rebuilding framework PCS.311.001.0012 Exhibit 20.7.1 Department of the Premier and Cabinet South Australia response to NTG-HB2-311 PCS.512.001.0001 Exhibit 30.39.9 Keeping South Australians Safe: extreme weather events - Government of South Australia response PCS.512.001.0052 Exhibit 30.39.10 Keeping South Australians Safe: extreme weather events - Progress Report on the SA Government’s response PCS.512.001.0076 Exhibit 30.39.11 Keeping South Australians Safe: extreme weather events - 12 months on PCS.512.001.0085 Exhibit 30.39.12 Keeping South Australians Safe: extreme weather events - 18 months on PCS.512.001.0099 Exhibit 30.39.13 SEMC Independent Review of the Extreme Weather Event - Traffic light report PCS.512.001.0101 Exhibit 30.39.14 Attachment A: Traffic Light Report on outstanding recommendations PCS.548.001.0001 Exhibit 30.39.3 Department of Premier and Cabinet (SA) Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-548) PCS.548.001.0011 Exhibit 30.39.4 Attachment to Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-548) PCS.548.001.0046 Exhibit 30.39.5 Attachment to Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-548) PCS.548.001.0091 Exhibit 30.39.6 Attachment to Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-548) PCS.548.001.0093 Exhibit 30.39.7 Attachment to Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-548) PCS.548.001.0095 Exhibit 30.39.8 Attachment to Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-548) PDB.500.001.0002 Exhibit 7.9.5 Professor David Bowman Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB1-054) PDB.501.001.0001 Exhibit 7.9.6 Curriculum Vitae of Professor David Bowman PDL.500.001.0001 Exhibit 7.9.11 Professor David Lindenmayer Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB1-098) PDL.500.001.0019 Exhibit 7.9.12 Attachment: Publications Catalogue for Research on Wildfire PHP.500.001.0001 Exhibit 31.10.1 Professor Hugh Possingham Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB1-092) PHU.500.001.0001 Exhibit 4.5.1 Response to Notice to Give Information (Aerial Application Association of Australia)

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

PHZ.500.001.0001 Exhibit 7.9.13 Dr Philip Zylstra Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-396) PIA.500.001.0001 Exhibit 19.24.1 Planning Institute of Australia response to NTG-HB1-071 PID.001.001.0002 Exhibit 20.20.1 Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (WA) response to NTG-HB2-421 PID.001.001.0003 Exhibit 20.20.2 Attachment 1 to Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (WA) response to NTG-HB2-421 -

Impacts of 2019-2020 Natural Hazard Season - Fires and Flood

PID.001.001.0004 Exhibit 20.20.3 Attachment 2 to Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (WA) response to NTG-HB2-421 - 2019/2020 DPIRD response areas PID.500.001.0001 Exhibit 25.12.1 Department of Primary Industries & Regional Development (WA) Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-230) PIN.001.001.0014 Exhibit 19.4.8 Notice to Give Information - NTG-HB2-229 Response by Department of Planning, Industry and Environment PIN.001.001.2787 Exhibit 7.3.9 Aboriginal Cultural Fire Management Position Statement PIN.001.003.0337 Exhibit 19.4.1 Reducing Vulnerability of Buildings to Flood Damage: Guidance on Building in Flood Prone Areas. PIN.001.003.0627 Exhibit 19.4.2 Managing Flood Risk through Planning Opportunities: Guidance on Land Use Planning in Flood Prone Areas. PIN.001.003.1725 Exhibit 19.4.7 Floodplain Risk Management Guideline: Practical Consideration of Climate Change PIN.001.003.1783 Exhibit 19.4.3 Designing Safer Subdivisions: Guidance on Subdivision Design in Flood Prone Areas. PIN.002.001.0029 Exhibit 7.3.7 Office of Environment & Heritage - NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, ‘Living with Fire in NSW National

Parks - A strategy for managing bushfires in national parks and reserves 2012-2021’

PIN.002.001.0062 Exhibit 7.3.8 Office of Environment & Heritage - NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, ‘Fire Management Manual 2018-2019’ PIN.002.001.0398 Exhibit 7.3.11 Office of Environment & Heritage, ‘NPWS Enhanced Bushfire Management Program (EBMP) Strategic Delivery Plan - Priorities and actions for 2017-2022’ PIN.002.001.0466 Exhibit 7.3.10 Office of Environment & Heritage, ‘NPWS Cultural Fire Management Policy’ PIN.002.001.0473 Exhibit 7.3.12 ‘Guidelines for Community (Low Risk) Cultural Burning on NPWS Managed Lands PIN.002.002.0001 Exhibit 29.9.8 NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment Response to Notice to Give (NTG-HB2-387) PIN.002.002.0020 Exhibit 29.9.9 Air Quality Program Logic map

PIN.002.002.0021 Exhibit 29.9.10 Reporting air quality across NSW factsheet PIN.002.002.0027 Exhibit 29.9.11 Clean Air Metric

PIN.002.002.0031 Exhibit 29.9.12 Air quality index

PIN.002.002.0032 Exhibit 29.9.13 Health Alerts Forecasts Messages PIN.002.002.0035 Exhibit 29.9.14 Northstar Air Quality - Review of international air quality indices PIN.002.002.0122 Exhibit 29.9.15 Monitoring air quality across NSW factsheet PIN.002.002.0124 Exhibit 29.9.16 Emergency incident air quality monitoring

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

PIN.002.002.0126 Exhibit 29.9.17 Compliance register for NSW Air Quality Monitoring site PIN.002.002.0127 Exhibit 29.9.18 Enhancing air quality forecasting and modelling factsheet PIN.002.002.0129 Exhibit 29.9.19 Modular Emission Modelling System Factsheet PIN.002.002.0131 Exhibit 29.9.20 Bushfire Coordinating Committee Policy No. 3/10 - Bushfire Smoke Management PIN.002.002.0137 Exhibit 29.9.21 NSW Government Hazard Reduction Smoke Communications Protocol V1.0 PIN.002.002.0147 Exhibit 29.9.22 NSW Government Hazard Reduction Smoke Management Protocol V0.3 PIN.003.001.1479 Exhibit 19.4.6 Local Environmental Plans: A guide to preparing local environmental plans PIN.003.001.2025 Exhibit 19.4.4 Planning circular: Planning for coastal hazards PIN.003.001.2031 Exhibit 19.4.5 Planning circular: Planning for Bushfire Protection 2019 PIN.003.002.0001 Exhibit 19.4.9 List of Directions issued by the Minister for Planning to relevant planning authorities PIN.501.001.0001 Exhibit 3.5.1.1 Wollemi Pine Recovery Plan (2007) PIN.501.001.0048 Exhibit 3.5.1.2 Wollemi Pine Recovery Plan (1998) PIN.501.001.0117 Exhibit 3.5.1.14 Fire Management Strategy - Wollemi National Park (Dept of Environment and Conservation, 2006) PIN.501.001.0211 Exhibit 3.5.1.15 Images from the Wollemi Pine Operation PIN.501.001.0221 Exhibit 3.5.1.16 Wollemi Pine Site Hygiene Protocol (2019) PIN.501.001.0223 Exhibit 3.5.1.3 Wollemi National Park Fire Management Strategy 2015 (area C1) PIN.501.001.0224 Exhibit 3.5.1.4 Wollemi National Park Fire Management Strategy 2015 (area C2) PIN.501.001.0225 Exhibit 3.5.1.5 Wollemi National Park Fire Management Strategy 2015 (area C3) PIN.501.001.0226 Exhibit 3.5.1.6 Wollemi National Park Draft Fire Management Strategy 2013 (area A3) PIN.501.001.0227 Exhibit 3.5.1.7 Wollemi National Park Fire Management Strategy 2015 (area D1) PIN.501.001.0228 Exhibit 3.5.1.8 Wollemi National Park Fire Management Strategy 2015 (area D2) PIN.501.001.0229 Exhibit 3.5.1.9 Wollemi National Park Fire Management Strategy 2015 (area D3) PIN.501.001.0230 Exhibit 3.5.1.10 Wollemi National Park Draft Fire Management Strategy 2013 (area A1) PIN.501.001.0231 Exhibit 3.5.1.11 Wollemi National Park Draft Fire Management Strategy 2013 (area A2) PIN.501.001.0232 Exhibit 3.5.1.12 Wollemi National Park Draft Fire Management Strategy 2013 (area B1) PIN.501.001.0233 Exhibit 3.5.1 Witness Statement - Mr David Crust

PIN.502.001.0001 Exhibit 3.5.1.13 Wollemi National Park Draft Fire Management Strategy 2013 (area B2) PIN.503.001.0001 Exhibit 3.5.2 Department of Planning, Industry and Environment response to NTG- HB1-312 PIN.504.001.0001 Exhibit 3.5.3 Extract from Wollemi Pines operation footage courtesy of Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (NSW)

PIN.506.001.0001 Exhibit 7.3.13 Curriculum Vitae - Ms Naomi Stephens

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

PIN.507.001.0001 Exhibit 19.4.11 Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (NSW) response to Notice to Give (NTG-HB1-018) PIS.424.001.0001 Exhibit 20.6.1 Department of Primary Industries and Regions SA response to NTG-HB2- 424 PIS.424.011.0029 Exhibit 20.6.6 Map of Major Fires in South Australia

PIS.424.011.0035 Exhibit 20.6.2 Cudlee Creek Bush Fire - Primary Production Enterprises PIS.424.011.0037 Exhibit 20.6.3 Kangaroo Island Fire Complex - Primary Production Enterprises PIS.424.011.0038 Exhibit 20.6.4 South East Bushfires (Bunbury/Coonalpyn/Keilira) - Primary Production Enterprises PIS.424.011.0039 Exhibit 20.6.5 Yorketown Bushfire - Primary Production Enterprises PIS.424.011.0087 Exhibit 20.6.7 2019-20 Bushfire Season: Agriculture and Primary Production Impact Assessment PIT.500.001.0001 Exhibit 20.11.2 Annexure AT-01 - Fire scars by year report PIT.500.001.0006 Exhibit 20.11.3 Annexure AT-02 - Fire Scars NT 2019

PIT.500.001.0007 Exhibit 20.11.4 Annexure AT-03 - Fire Scars 2020

PIT.500.001.0024 Exhibit 20.11.1 Department of Primary Industry and Resources (NT) response to NTG- HB2-425 PJK.500.001.0001 Exhibit 7.9.8 Professor Jamie Kirkpatrick Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB1-076) PJS.500.001.0001 Exhibit 27.12.1 Witness statement of Professor Jason Sharples in response to Notice to Give (NTS-HB3-004) PKT.500.001.0072 Exhibit 7.9.7 Associate Professor Kevin Tolhurst Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB1-075) PLH.001.001.0002 Exhibit 19.20.2 Bushfire Planning and Policy Review - A Review into the WA Framework for Planning and Development in

Bushfire Prone Areas

PLH.001.001.0009 Exhibit 19.20.4 Review of State Planning Policy 3.7 - Planning in Bushfire Prone Areas and the Guidelines for Planning in Bushfire Prone Areas PLH.002.001.0001 Exhibit 25.6.17 Action Plan for Planning Reform - Better planning, better places PLH.002.001.0002 Exhibit 25.6.1 Guidelines for Planning in Bushfire Prone Areas PLH.002.001.0003 Exhibit 25.6.2 Guidelines for Planning in Bushfire Prone Areas - Appendices PLH.002.001.0004 Exhibit 25.6.15 Greater Bunbury Region Scheme - Floodplain Management Policy 2017 PLH.002.001.0007 Exhibit 25.6.16 Model Subdivision Conditions Schedule PLH.002.001.0010 Exhibit 25.6.18 Position Statement: Renewable energy facilities PLH.002.001.0011 Exhibit 25.6.13 Position Statement: Tourism land uses in bushfire prone areas PLH.002.001.0012 Exhibit 25.6.14 Peel Region Scheme - Floodplain Management Policy PLH.002.001.0013 Exhibit 25.6.7 State Planning Policy 1 - State Planning Framework PLH.002.001.0014 Exhibit 25.6.8 Statement of Planning Policy No. 2 - Environment and Natural Resources Policy PLH.002.001.0015 Exhibit 25.6.9 State Planning Policy 2.5 - Rural Planning PLH.002.001.0016 Exhibit 25.6.4 State Planning Policy No. 2.6 - State Coastal Planning Policy PLH.002.001.0017 Exhibit 25.6.10 State Planning Policy 2.9 - Water Resources

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

PLH.002.001.0018 Exhibit 25.6.11 Statement of Planning Policy No. 3 - Urban Growth and Settlement PLH.002.001.0019 Exhibit 25.6.3 Western Australian Planning Commission, ‘State Planning Policy No. 3.4 - Natural Hazards and Disasters’ PLH.002.001.0020 Exhibit 19.20.3 State Planning Policy 3.7 - Planning in Bushfire Prone Areas PLH.002.001.0021 Exhibit 25.6.12 Statement of Planning Policy No. 6.1 - Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge Policy PLH.002.001.0022 Exhibit 25.6.6 State Coastal Planning Policy Guidelines PLH.002.001.0023 Exhibit 25.6.5 State Planning Strategy 2050

PLH.003.001.0003 Exhibit 19.20.1 Statement of the Chairman of the WA Planning Commission, David John Caddy, in response to NTG-HB1-036 PLH.500.001.0001 Exhibit 9.3.2 Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage (WA) response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-400) PMC.0001.0001.0650 Exhibit 27.23.3 Draft Climate and Disaster Resilience report by CSIRO PMC.0001.0001.0684 Exhibit 6.2.14 Exhibit 2: Industry impacts for bushfire affected LGA regions PMC.0001.0001.1118 Exhibit 6.2.13 Exhibit 1: Local government area (LGA) database PMC.0001.0002.0446 Exhibit 27.23.4 COAG Communique of 13 March 2020 PMC.0002.0001.0003 Exhibit 38.1.2 Peak Bodies Coordination Forum PMC.0002.0001.0047 Exhibit 38.1.3 NBRA Charities Forum Minutes PMC.0003.0001.0001 Exhibit 23.10.15 CSIRO, ‘Climate and Disaster Resilience’ PMC.500.001.0001 Exhibit 2.5.2 Partial Response of National Bushfire Recovery Agency to Notice to Give Information dated 12 May 2020 (NTG-

HB2- 330)

PMC.501.001.0003 Exhibit 2.5.1 Time lapse animation of South Eastern Australian Bushfires PMC.502.001.0299 Exhibit 6.2.15 National Bushfire Recovery Agency response to Notice to Give (NTG- HB2-330) PMC.504.001.0001 Exhibit 37.1.2 Response to question about review relating to NATCATDISPLAN and COMDISPLAN arising from evidence of Secretary Gaetjens

PMC.505.001.0002 Exhibit 38.1.4 Australian Government Crisis Management Framework - Version 2.3 PMC.8001.0001.0297 Exhibit 6.2.1 Witness Statement - Andrew Colvin APM OAM PMC.8001.0001.0345 Exhibit 6.2.2 Annexure 1: National Bushfire Recovery Agency high level structure PMC.8001.0001.0362 Exhibit 6.2.3 Annexure 2: National Principles for Disaster Recovery PMC.8001.0001.0365 Exhibit 6.2.4 Annexure 3: Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements 2018 PMC.8001.0001.0438 Exhibit 6.2.5 Annexure 4: Commonwealth Bushfire Relief and Recovery Funding Factsheet PMC.8001.0001.0449 Exhibit 38.3.1 Bushfire Recovery Implementation Update PMC.8001.0001.0493 Exhibit 6.2.6 Annexure 6: Resilience NSW Bushfire Recovery Dashboard PMC.8001.0001.0513 Exhibit 6.2.7 Annexure 8: Spreadsheet containing data relevant to bushfire impacts on the built, natural, economic and social

environments

PMC.8001.0001.0527 Exhibit 6.2.8 Annexure 9: State Recovery Report

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

PMC.8001.0001.0533 Exhibit 6.2.9 Annexure 10: ‘Insights into communication and engagement in bushfire affected areas’, National Bushfire Recovery Agency (NBRA) PMC.8001.0001.0571 Exhibit 6.2.10 Annexure 11: Communication Framework: National Bushfire Recovery PMC.8001.0001.0574 Exhibit 6.2.11 Annexure 12: NBRA Liaison Network PMC.8001.0001.0582 Exhibit 6.2.12 Annexure 13: National Bushfire Recovery Agency: Social Media Communication Strategy PMC.8002.0001.0001 Exhibit 30.8.1 Witness Statement of Mr Philip Gaetjens in response to Notice to Give (NTS-HB3-008) PMC.8003.0001.0001 Exhibit 38.1.1 Letter regarding NATCATDISPLAN and COMDISPLAN evidence given by Secretary Gaetjens PMC.8003.0001.0003 Exhibit 37.1.3 Response to question arising from 24 September letter concerning evidence of Secretary Gaetjens PMC.9002.0001.0001 Exhibit 20.27.1 National Bushfire Recovery Agency Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-519) PMC.9003.001.001 Exhibit 30.35.1 Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-666) PMC.9004.0001.0001 Exhibit 33.4.1 Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-672) PMC.9005.0001.0001 Exhibit 37.5.1 National Bushfire Recovery Agency Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB4-001) PPA.500.001.0001 Exhibit 7.9.10 Professor Peter Attiwill Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB1-094) PPG.500.001.0001 Exhibit 7.9.2 Professor Philip Gibbons Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB1-096) PRB.500.001.0001 Exhibit 7.9.3 Curriculum Vitae of Professor Ross Bradstock PRB.500.001.0014 Exhibit 7.9.4 Professor Ross Bradstock Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB1-097) PSA.500.001.0001 Exhibit 31.16.1 Primary Producers SA Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-361) PTS.030.004.9803 Exhibit 19.15.2 State Planning Policies for South Australia PTS.030.006.1352 Exhibit 38.10.1 Australian Standard AS 3959:2018 - Construction of buildings in bushfire prone areas PTS.233.001.0012 Exhibit 14.12.1 Department of Planning, Transport & Infrastructure (SA) Response to Notice to Give (NTG-HB2-233) PTS.500.001.0003 Exhibit 7.5.3 Department of Planning, Transport & Infrastructure (SA) Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB1-033) PTS.501.001.0002 Exhibit 19.15.1 NTG-HB1-033 response by the South Australian Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure PWA.500.001.0003 Exhibit 15.21.1 Powercor’s response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-322) PWC.500.001.0001 Exhibit 15.26.1 Power and Water Corporation’s response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-321) PWR.500.001.0001 Exhibit 15.22.1 Powerlink’s response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-323) QFF.500.001.0001 Exhibit 31.15.1 Queensland Farmers Federation Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-360) QFS.001.001.1500 Exhibit 20.2.8 Queensland Bushfire Review Report 2 2019-20 - Queensland Government Response QFS.001.002.1163 Exhibit 25.1.3 Queensland Emergency Risk Management Framework - Risk Assessment Process Handbook QFS.001.002.1618 Exhibit 25.1.4 Risk Management Framework 2019 QFS.001.002.6386 Exhibit 23.7.3 Memorandum of Understanding between QFES and the ADF QFS.001.002.7694 Exhibit 28.1.92 CCOSC - Summary table Final - SPL comments

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

QFS.001.002.7701 Exhibit 28.1.190 CCOSC - Summary Table Final - SPL comments QFS.001.002.8216 Exhibit 28.1.34 CCOSC - Summary Table Final

QFS.001.002.8227 Exhibit 28.1.91 CCOSC - Summary table Final

QFS.001.002.8236 Exhibit 28.1.177 CCOSC - Summary Table Final QFS.002.001.0012 Exhibit 7.4.1 Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB1-011) QFS.002.001.0012_UR Exhibit 19.12.1 Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB1-011) QFS.002.001.0039 Exhibit 25.1.1 Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-202) QFS.002.001.0085 Exhibit 23.7.1 Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) Response to Notice to Give (NTG-HB2-525) - Interstate

Assistance scenarios

QFS.002.001.0090 Exhibit 30.38.9 Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-555) QFS.003.001.0001 Exhibit 9.1.1 Operation Cool Burn 2020, Bushfire Risk Assessment Guide QFS.501.001.0001 Exhibit 23.7.2 Witness Statement of Commissioner Greg Leach QRA.001.001.0001 Exhibit 20.2.7 2019 - Betterment Program Guidelines - Monsoon Trough QRA.001.001.0361 Exhibit 20.2.6 Central Queensland Bushfires Recovery Plan 2018-21 QRA.001.001.2022 Exhibit 20.2.5 North and Far North Queensland Monsoon Trough Recovery Plan QRA.001.001.2174 Exhibit 20.2.4 North and Far North Queensland Monsoon Trough State Recovery Plan Progress Report QRA.001.001.2253 Exhibit 20.2.3 Queensland Recovery Plan

QRA.001.001.2313 Exhibit 33.22.4 Queensland Strategy for Disaster Resilience QRA.001.001.2337 Exhibit 38.13.2 Resilient Queensland

QRA.001.001.2389 Exhibit 38.13.1 Resilient Queensland in Action QRA.001.001.2853 Exhibit 20.2.2 Queensland Disaster Relief and Recovery Guidelines QRA.002.001.0003 Exhibit 20.2.1 Queensland Reconstruction Authority response to NTG-HB2-217 RCL.500.001.0001 Exhibit 3.7.1 Witness Statement - Mr Rohan Clarke

RCN.001.001.1177 Exhibit 31.19.1 Barriers to effective climate change adaptation (inquiry report no 59) RCN.001.001.1715_E Exhibit 31.51.2 National Disaster Insurance Review: Inquiry into flood insurance and related matters RCN.001.001.1886 Exhibit 23.16.1 Office of Emergency Management Bega Valley Fires Independent Review RCN.001.002.0095 Exhibit 9.2.9 Aboriginal Peoples and the Response to the 2019-2020 Bushfires RCN.001.003.5766 Exhibit 27.14.14 Review of Australia’s Ability to Respond to and Recovery From Catastrophic Disasters - report by the

Catastrophic Disasters Emergency Management Capability Working Group

RCN.001.005.5135 Exhibit 18.2.26 Review of local governments’ emergency warning capability (Report 1: 2014-15) RCN.001.005.5215 Exhibit 18.2.24 2015 Review of Seqwater and SunWater Warnings Communications (Report 1: 2015-16) RCN.001.005.5487 Exhibit 18.2.32 Review of cyclone and storm tide sheltering arrangements (Report 3: 2014-2015)

Appendix 11 Exhibits 205

Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

RCN.001.005.7693 Exhibit 18.2.30 Review of capability at a district and local level - Mackay disaster district (Report 1: 2016-17) RCN.001.005.7750 Exhibit 18.2.25 2018 Review of capability at a district and local level - Townsville disaster district RCN.001.005.8779 Exhibit 31.48.1 Northern Australia Insurance Inquiry: Second Interim Report RCN.001.005.9181 Exhibit 18.2.9 Review - Efficacy of recovery governance (Report 1: 2018-19) RCN.001.005.9308 Exhibit 18.2.29 Paradise Dam Preparedness Review (Report 1: 2019-2019) RCN.001.005.9434 Exhibit 23.10.3 AFAC Independent Operational Review: A review of the management of the Tasmanian fires of December 2018

- March 2019

RCN.500.001.1863 Exhibit 2.9.2 Transcript: Evidence of Kirsty Hargreaves RCN.500.001.2188 Exhibit 2.4.2 Transcript: Evidence of Tim Cashmore

RCN.500.001.2316 Exhibit 3.4.2 Transcript: Evidence of Caroline Paterson RCN.500.001.2351 Exhibit 3.8.2 Transcript: Evidence of Denis Rose

RCN.500.001.2407 Exhibit 13.3.2 Transcript of evidence of Mr Brian Windebank RCN.500.001.2530 Exhibit 13.2.2 Transcript of evidence of Ms Mary Hoodless RCN.500.001.2557 Exhibit 20.26.1 Transcript of evidence of Jenny and Arthur Robb RCN.500.001.2594 Exhibit 20.25.1 Transcript of evidence of Kevin and Milusa Giles RCN.500.001.2615 Exhibit 28.1.95 Transcript of Proceedings - AFAC CCOSC Meeting and ABC Interviews with State and Territory Representatives -

item 4.1

RCN.500.001.2632 Exhibit 28.1.96 Transcript of Proceedings - AFAC CCOSC Meeting and ABC Interviews with State and Territory Representatives - item 5 RCN.500.001.2638 Exhibit 28.1.97 Transcript of Proceedings - AFAC CCOSC Meeting and ABC Interviews with State and Territory Representatives - Warnings RCN.500.001.2646 Exhibit 28.1.98 Transcript of Proceedings - AFAC CCOSC Meeting and ABC Interviews with State and Territory Representatives -

Bureau of Meteorology

RCN.500.001.2659 Exhibit 28.1.100 Transcript of Proceedings - AFAC CCOSC Meeting and ABC Interviews with State and Territory Representatives - Craig Reucassel interview with Robert Cameron RCN.500.001.2663 Exhibit 28.1.101 Transcript of Proceedings - AFAC CCOSC Meeting and ABC Interviews with State and Territory Representatives - Interview between Shane Fitzsimmons and Craig Reucassel RCN.500.001.2668 Exhibit 28.1.102 Transcript of Proceedings - AFAC CCOSC Meeting and ABC Interviews with State and Territory Representatives -

Interview between Paul Baxter and Craig Reucassel

RCN.500.001.2672 Exhibit 28.1.103 Transcript of Proceedings - AFAC CCOSC Meeting and ABC Interviews with State and Territory Representatives - Interview between Chris Hardman and Craig Reucassel

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

RCN.500.001.2678 Exhibit 28.1.104 Transcript of Proceedings - AFAC CCOSC Meeting and ABC Interviews with State and Territory Representatives - Interview between Steve Warrington and Craig Reucassel RCN.500.001.2683 Exhibit 28.1.105 Transcript of Proceedings - AFAC CCOSC Meeting and ABC Interviews with State and Territory Representatives - Interview between Tim Wiebusch and Craig Reucassel RCN.500.001.2687 Exhibit 28.1.106 Transcript of Proceedings - AFAC CCOSC Meeting and ABC Interviews with State and Territory Representatives -

Chris Reucassel Interview with Andrew Crisp

RCN.500.001.2692 Exhibit 28.1.107 Transcript of Proceedings - AFAC CCOSC Meeting and ABC Interviews with State and Territory Representatives - Chris Reucassel Interview with Darren Klemm RCN.500.001.2697 Exhibit 28.1.108 Transcript of Proceedings - AFAC CCOSC Meeting and ABC Interviews with State and Territory Representatives - Chris Reucassel Interview with Chris Arnol RCN.700.000.0002 Exhibit 2.4.1 Video evidence of Tim Cashmore, Principal of Mallacoota College RCN.701.000.0003 Exhibit 13.2.1 Video of Ms Mary Hoodless

RCN.701.001.0189 Exhibit 13.2.3 Map of Jingellic

RCN.702.000.0003 Exhibit 3.4.1 Video Evidence of Caroline Paterson, Kangaroo Island RCN.703.000.0002 Exhibit 2.9.1 Video evidence of Kirsty Hargreaves, Mallacoota Real Estate RCN.704.000.0002 Exhibit 1.4.1 Video of evidence of Professor Sue Townsend RCN.705.000.0001 Exhibit 3.8.1 Video Evidence of Denis Rose

RCN.706.000.0001 Exhibit 13.3.1 Video of Mr Brian Windebank

RCN.707.001.0014 Exhibit 13.4.1 Witness statement of Ms Louise Irving RCN.709.000.0001 Exhibit 13.1.2 Video of Mr Adam Weinert

RCN.711.000.0001 Exhibit 20.25.2 Video evidence of Kevin and Milusa Giles RCN.712.000.0001 Exhibit 20.26.2 Video evidence of Jenny and Arthur Robb RCN.713.000.0001 Exhibit 17.12.1 Firefighters Helmet Cam - Wards River Video RCN.714.000.0001 Exhibit 17.20.1 Mogo Video

RCN.715.000.0001 Exhibit 17.21.1 Lake Conjola Video

RCN.715.000.0002 Exhibit 17.13.1 Manyana Video

RCN.716.000.0001 Exhibit 17.19.1 Buchan Video

RCN.717.000.0001 Exhibit 17.16.1 Video

RCN.718.000.0001 Exhibit 17.15.1 Armidale Video

RCN.718.000.0002 Exhibit 17.14.1 Blue Mountains Video

RCN.718.000.0003 Exhibit 17.17.1 Midcoast Big Island Fire Video

RCN.719.000.0001 Exhibit 17.18.1 Video

Appendix 11 Exhibits 207

Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

RCN.720.000.0001 Exhibit 17.11.1 Kangaroo Island Video

RCN.721.001.0001 Exhibit 19.27.2 ‘Urban planning capabilities for bushfire: treatment categories and scenario testing’, Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience RCN.723.000.0001 Exhibit 28.10.1 CCOSC Meeting, 31 October 2019 - Agenda Item 4.1 - Recording RCN.724.000.0001 Exhibit 28.10.2 CCOSC Meeting, 31 October 2019 - Agenda Item 5 - Recording RCN.725.000.0001 Exhibit 28.10.3 Darren Klemm, Department of Fire and Emergency Services WA - Recording RCN.726.000.0001 Exhibit 28.10.4 Chris Hardmann, Forest Fire Management Victoria - Recording RCN.727.000.0001 Exhibit 28.10.5 Chris Arnol, Tasmania Fire Service - Recording Extract RCN.728.000.0001 Exhibit 28.10.6 Robert Cameron, Emergency Management Australia - Recording RCN.729.000.0001 Exhibit 28.10.7 Shane Fitzsimmons, NSW Rural Fire Service - Recording RCN.900.001.0059 Exhibit 27.22.1 Australian Fire Danger Rating System - Changing how we describe and use Fire Danger Ratings RCN.900.001.0068 Exhibit 27.22.2 National Fire Danger Rating System (NFDRS) 5 Year Program Management Plan RCN.900.002.0026 Exhibit 31.20.2 Professor Gerry Fitzgerald, Dr Ghasem Toloo, Sara Baniahmani, Professor David Crompton and Professor Shilu

Tong, ‘Long-term consequences of flooding: a case study of the 2011 Queensland floods’ (2019) 34(1) Australian Journal of Emergency Management RCN.900.003.0348 Exhibit 29.16.2 The Australian Bushfires: Impacts on Health - The Evidence RCN.900.005.0088 Exhibit 7.10.1 Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council and Forest Fire Management Group, ‘National Guidelines for Prescribed Burning Strategic and Program Planning’ RCN.900.008.0001 Exhibit 2.5.7 National Bushfire Recovery Agency Map showing 2019-2020 Burnscar and Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangement declared Local Government Areas RCN.900.009.0005 Exhibit 4.1.39 Annual Information Statement 2019 - Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council Limited RCN.900.009.0009 Exhibit 4.1.38 AFAC Annual Report (for financial year ending 30 June 2019) RCN.900.010.0001 Exhibit 6.2.16 Resilience NSW Bushfire Recovery Dashboard RCN.900.011.0001 Exhibit 6.7.5 Climate Compass, A climate risk management framework for Commonwealth agencies, August 2018 RCN.900.012.0001 Exhibit 7.1.2 Australia’s State of the Forests Report 2018 RCN.900.012.1291 Exhibit 31.45.1 The Auditor-General Audit Report No. 24 2013-14 Performance Audit: Emergency Defence Assistance to the Civil Community RCN.900.013.0001 Exhibit 10.48.1 Councils and Emergencies: Capability and Capacity Evaluation Report RCN.900.013.0001 Exhibit 20.17.1 Councils and Emergencies: Capability and Capacity Evaluation Report RCN.900.013.0077 Exhibit 10.48.2 Councils and emergencies position paper RCN.900.014.0001 Exhibit 9.4.1 Deloitte, ‘Scoping Study on a Cost Benefit Analysis of Bushfire Mitigation - Australian Forest Products Association’

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

RCN.900.014.0066 Exhibit 9.4.2 Forest Products Commission, ‘Djarlma Plan for the Western Australian Forestry Industry - A framework for action 2019-2030’ RCN.900.014.0094 Exhibit 9.4.3 G. W. Morgan, K. G. Tolhurst et al, ‘Prescribed burning in south-eastern Australia: history and future directions’ RCN.900.014.0120 Exhibit 9.4.4 Government of Western Australia, ‘Reframing Rural Fire Management - Report of the Special Inquiry into the

January 2016 Waroona Fire’, volume 1

RCN.900.014.0384 Exhibit 9.4.6 M. Jiang, B.E. Medlyn et al, ‘The fate of carbon in a mature forest under carbon dioxide enrichment’ RCN.900.014.0437 Exhibit 9.4.5 Memorandum of understanding for mutual support in planning and responding to bushfires within or near plantation estates and other bushfires as required RCN.900.015.0001 Exhibit 9.2.11 The Conversation article, ‘Friday essay: this grandmother tree connects me to Country. I cried when I saw her

burn’

RCN.900.015.0013 Exhibit 9.2.12 The Conversation article, ‘Strength from perpetual grief: how Aboriginal people experience the bushfire crisis’ RCN.900.016.0001 Exhibit 10.12.1 Screenshot of Adelaide Hills LGA RCN.900.016.0002 Exhibit 10.14.1 Screenshot of Clarence Valley LGA RCN.900.016.0003 Exhibit 10.34.1 Screenshot of Shire of Dundas

RCN.900.016.0005 Exhibit 10.28.1 Screenshot of Indigo LGA

RCN.900.016.0006 Exhibit 10.10.1 Screenshot of Kangaroo Island LGA RCN.900.016.0007 Exhibit 10.20.1 Screenshot of Kempsey LGA

RCN.900.016.0008 Exhibit 10.2.1 Screenshot of Moreton Bay LGA

RCN.900.016.0009 Exhibit 10.6.1 Screenshot of Richmond Valley LGA RCN.900.016.0010 Exhibit 10.32.1 Screenshot of Shoalhaven LGA RCN.900.016.0011 Exhibit 10.30.1 Screenshot of Southern Downs LGA RCN.900.016.0012 Exhibit 10.16.1 Screenshot of Sunshine Coast LGA RCN.900.016.0013 Exhibit 10.24.1 Screenshot of Snowy Valleys, Snowy Monaro and Towong LGAs RCN.900.016.0014 Exhibit 10.18.1 Screenshot of City of Swan LGA

RCN.900.016.0015 Exhibit 10.26.1 Screenshot of Wollondilly LGA RCN.900.018.0001 Exhibit 10.36.1 Screenshot of the Bega Valley LGA RCN.900.018.0002 Exhibit 10.8.1 Screenshot of East Gippsland LGA

RCN.900.018.0003 Exhibit 10.4.1 Screenshot of Eurobodalla LGA

RCN.900.019.0001 Exhibit 10.49.1 Communique: Australia-New Zealand Emergency Management Committee Meeting 27 August 2019 RCN.900.019.0004 Exhibit 10.50.1 Communique: Ministerial Council for Police and Emergency Management 20 November 2019 RCN.900.021.0001 Exhibit 10.52.1 NSW Rural Fire Service map of Clarence Valley RCN.900.022.0001 Exhibit 10.54.1 Response to Issues Paper: Local governments and natural disasters

Appendix 11 Exhibits 209

Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

RCN.900.022.0020 Exhibit 10.54.2 Annexure 1: Flood Data Service RCN.900.022.0022 Exhibit 10.54.3 Annexure 2: National Framework for Flood Warning Infrastructure RCN.900.023.0001 Exhibit 10.41A.1 Response to Issues Paper: Local governments and natural disasters RCN.900.024.0001 Exhibit 12.46.1 NGA19 16-19 June 2019 Resolutions RCN.900.025.0001 Exhibit 12.47.1 Metropolitan Municipality Map RCN.900.025.0002 Exhibit 12.47.2 Regional Municipalities Map RCN.900.026.0001 Exhibit 15.13.2 AusNet Services - Network Area Map RCN.900.026.0002 Exhibit 15.11.2 Endeavour Energy - Network Area Map RCN.900.026.0003 Exhibit 15.12.2 Essential Energy - Network Area Map RCN.900.026.0004 Exhibit 15.14.3 TransGrid - Inset Map

RCN.900.026.0005 Exhibit 15.14.2 TransGrid - Network Area Map RCN.900.027.0078 Exhibit 14.12.2 Department of the Premier and Cabinet, 'State Emergency Management Plan - Part 3 - Annexure H: Traffic Management during Emergencies’ RCN.900.027.0259 Exhibit 14.10.2 Emergency Management Victoria, ‘Joint Standard Operating Procedure - Traffic Management at Emergencies’ RCN.900.027.0270 Exhibit 14.10.1 VicRoads, ‘Maps of declared roads’ interactive internet application used to view, search and print electronic

maps of roads in Victoria

RCN.900.029.0001 Exhibit 14.10.3 Road Bushfire Risk Assessment Guidelines and Mapping Methodology RCN.900.032.0001 Exhibit 15.9.1 Meeting of the Council of Australian Governments: Adelaide - 12 December 2018 - Communique RCN.900.032.0006 Exhibit 15.9.2 Public Safety Mobile Broadband: Productivity Commission Research Report RCN.900.032.0427 Exhibit 15.9.3 Public Safety Mobile Broadband Strategic Roadmap RCN.900.033.0001 Exhibit 13.7.1 QLD Department of Premier and Cabinet Webpage Queensland-NSW cross-border collaboration RCN.900.034.0001 Exhibit 31.54.1 Australian Disaster Preparedness Framework: A guideline to develop the capabilities required to manage severe

to catastrophic disasters

RCN.900.034.0033 Exhibit 38.20.1 National Disaster Recovery Framework, Second Edition RCN.900.034.0092 Exhibit 20.30.1 National Strategy for Disaster Resilience RCN.900.035.0001 Exhibit 13.7.2 Cross Border Commissioner newsletter RCN.900.035.0008 Exhibit 13.7.3 Cross border talks begin between Victoria and South Australia RCN.900.035.0011 Exhibit 14.16.2 Appendix A: North East Water critical infrastructure rating (CIR) RCN.900.035.0022 Exhibit 14.16.3 Appendix B: Hydrodynamic modelling for bushfire management and recovery in the catchment from Melbourne

Water

RCN.900.035.0026 Exhibit 14.16.4 Appendix C: North East Victoria & Gippsland Bushfire Rapid Risk Assessment Team report from the 2013 Alpine fires

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

RCN.900.035.0099 Exhibit 14.16.5 Appendix D: SA Water experience with the application for coir logs RCN.900.035.0102 Exhibit 14.16.6 Appendix E: Melbourne Water’s experience with the application of debris racks and sediment dams RCN.900.035.0106 Exhibit 14.16.7 Appendix F: Managing water quality in the Huon River catchment RCN.900.035.0110 Exhibit 14.16.8 Appendix G: Drought, fires, floods and water quality RCN.900.035.0113 Exhibit 14.16.9 Appendix H: Monitoring water quality and managing turbidity after the Perth Hills bushfire RCN.900.035.0118 Exhibit 14.16.10 Appendix I: Lindfield Park Road rehydration project RCN.900.035.0122 Exhibit 14.16.11 Appendix J: Getting started on bushfire recovery RCN.900.035.0125 Exhibit 14.16.1 Bushfire Management - National good practice operational guidelines for the Australian water industry RCN.900.037.0001 Exhibit 15.9.4 Addendum to ACMA bushfire report: Updates received after publication RCN.900.039.0001 Exhibit 15.27.1 Aerial Application Association of Australia Ltd - Powerline Safety Program Flyer June 2017 RCN.900.040.0001 Exhibit 16.2.1 Extract from Report on Government Services, Part D, Section 9, Productivity Commission - Emergency services

for fire and other events - Data tables and contents

RCN.900.041.0001 Exhibit 16.3.11 Photograph of Goss River taken from Perrys Lockdown RCN.900.042.0001 Exhibit 15.9.5 NBN Truck - Photo

RCN.900.043.0001 Exhibit 18.2.23 Cyclone Debbie Review (Report 1: 2017-18) RCN.900.043.0141 Exhibit 18.2.27 2019 Monsoon Trough Rainfall and Flood Review RCN.900.044.0320 Exhibit 18.2.31 Review of state agency integration at local and district level (Report 2: 2014-2015) RCN.900.045.0001 Exhibit 16.3.1 Horden Road, Wentworth Falls

RCN.900.045.0002 Exhibit 16.3.2 Photograph of Mitchells Creek Trail RCN.900.045.0003 Exhibit 16.3.3 Photograph of Evans Lookout

RCN.900.045.0004 Exhibit 16.3.4 Tablelands Road, Wentworth Falls RCN.900.045.0005 Exhibit 16.3.5 Photograph of Kipper Creek

RCN.900.045.0006 Exhibit 16.3.6 Photograph of Kipper Creek

RCN.900.045.0007 Exhibit 16.3.7 Photograph of Nowra

RCN.900.045.0008 Exhibit 16.3.8 Photograph of Nowra

RCN.900.045.0009 Exhibit 16.3.9 Photograph of Thornton

RCN.900.045.0010 Exhibit 16.3.10 Photograph of Queensland Appliances at Queanbeyan RCN.900.046.0001 Exhibit 16.3.12 Photograph of Darlington Station RCN.900.047.0001 Exhibit 16.4.1 Volunteer video

RCN.900.049.0001 Exhibit 20.17.2 Victorian Emergency Management Strategic Action Plan Update #3 2018-2021 RCN.900.049.0037 Exhibit 18.2.28 Queensland Government Cyclone Debbie Review Action Plan

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

RCN.900.051.0001 Exhibit 20.17.3 Impact Assessment Guidelines for Class 1 Emergencies v 1.0 RCN.900.052.0001 Exhibit 17.3.1 Australian Capital Territory - Agency Diagram RCN.900.052.0005 Exhibit 17.4.1 New South Wales - Agency Diagrams RCN.900.052.0009 Exhibit 17.5.1 Northern Territory - Agency Diagram RCN.900.052.0014 Exhibit 17.6.1 Queensland - Agency Diagrams

RCN.900.052.0018 Exhibit 17.7.1 South Australia - Agency Diagrams

RCN.900.052.0023 Exhibit 17.8.1 Tasmania - Agency Diagrams

RCN.900.052.0026 Exhibit 17.9.1 Victoria - Agency Diagrams

RCN.900.052.0030 Exhibit 17.10.1 Western Australia - Agency Diagrams RCN.900.053.0001 Exhibit 18.3.1 Scenarios to identify decision making in relation to seeking interstate/CTH/international assistance (issued to the ACT) RCN.900.053.0002 Exhibit 18.3.2 Scenarios to identify decision making in relation to seeking interstate/CTH/international assistance RCN.900.054.0001 Exhibit 19.4.10 Building Momentum, State Infrastructure Strategy 2018-2038, Chapter 5 RCN.900.054.0013 Exhibit 19.24.3 National Land Use Planning Guidelines for Disaster Resilient Communities RCN.900.054.0112 Exhibit 19.35.1 Productivity Commission Inquiry into Natural Disaster Funding Arrangements (No.74) Volume 2: Supplement

(Extract - Chapter 6 Managing natural disaster risk to the built environment)

RCN.900.056.0001 Exhibit 18.1.24 Critical Infrastructure Resilience, 2018 Report RCN.900.057.0001 Exhibit 20.9.1 State Recovery Operations Strategic Report #17 RCN.900.058.0001 Exhibit 20.22.1 Local Emergency Management Arrangements Guideline and Model RCN.900.058.0048 Exhibit 20.22.4 SEWP Annex B - Reception of Australian Citizens and Approved Foreign Nationals Evacuated from Overseas RCN.900.058.0066 Exhibit 20.22.5 SEWP Annex C - Disaster Information Support and Care Centre RCN.900.058.0082 Exhibit 20.22.3 SEWP Annex A - Registration and Reunification RCN.900.058.0100 Exhibit 20.22.2 State Emergency Welfare Plan (SEWP) Interim Final June 2016 RCN.900.059.0001 Exhibit 25.10.3 State Emergency Management - Strategic Framework for Emergency Management - Plan RCN.900.059.0133 Exhibit 25.10.2 State Emergency Management - Strategic Framework for Emergency Management - Policy RCN.900.059.0228 Exhibit 25.10.4 State Emergency Management - Strategic Framework for Emergency Management - Procedure RCN.900.059.0420 Exhibit 25.10.5 State Hazard Plan - Fire

RCN.900.059.0467 Exhibit 25.10.6 State Support Plan - Emergency Public Information (SSP - Public Information) RCN.900.060.0001 Exhibit 23.10.2 Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) article: 2019-20 summer highlights need for enhanced energy system resilience RCN.900.061.0001 Exhibit 23.10.1 Video: BOM Severe Weather Update RCN.900.061.0002 Exhibit 23.10.13 Video - Climate outlooks - weeks, months and seasons

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RCN.900.062.0001 Exhibit 22.2.1 Organisation Chart: Department of Communities and Justice - Executive Structure RCN.900.063.0001 Exhibit 23.6.3 South Australian Government: Actions to be completed for the next bushfire season RCN.900.063.0003 Exhibit 23.6.2 South Australian Government’s response to the Independent Review into the 2019/20 South Australian Bushfire Season

RCN.900.064.0001 Exhibit 23.2.2 ACT Emergency Services Agency visual submission to the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements RCN.900.065.0001 Exhibit 23.10.8 Hazard Note (Issue 63): Australian Seasonal Bushfire Outlook: August 2019 RCN.900.065.0005 Exhibit 23.10.10 Hazard Note (Issue 75): Australian Seasonal Bushfire Outlook: July 2020 RCN.900.065.0009 Exhibit 23.10.4 Hazard Note (Issue 49): Northern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook 2018 RCN.900.065.0013 Exhibit 23.10.5 Hazard Note (Issue 51): Southern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook 2018 RCN.900.065.0017 Exhibit 23.10.7 Hazard Note (Issue 62): Northern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook 2019 RCN.900.065.0021 Exhibit 23.10.9 Hazard Note (Issue 68): Australian Seasonal Bushfire Outlook: December 2019 RCN.900.065.0029 Exhibit 23.10.6 Hazard Note (Issue 55): Southern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook 2018-19: November RCN.900.067.0001 Exhibit 28.1.151 Order declaring state of emergency in relation to bushfires (New South Wales) RCN.900.067.0002 Exhibit 28.1.112 Order declaring state of emergency in relation to bushfires (NSW) RCN.900.067.0003 Exhibit 28.1.144 Order declaring state of emergency in relation to bushfires (New South Wales) RCN.900.068.0001 Exhibit 23.10.12 Inspector-General for Emergency Management (VIC), ‘2019-20 Snapshot’ RCN.900.070.0001 Exhibit 23.10.14 Emergency Management Victoria, ‘Joint Standard Operating Procedure - Resource Request Process’ RCN.900.071.0001 Exhibit 23.1.12 NSW Office of Emergency Management, ‘Emergency Risk Management Framework’ RCN.900.071.0013 Exhibit 23.1.11 NSW Office of Emergency Management, ‘2017 State Level Emergency Risk Assessment - A collaborative effort

to build a NSW which is safer and more resilient to natural disasters’

RCN.900.071.0017 Exhibit 23.1.10 NSW Office of Emergency Management, ‘2017 State Level Emergency Risk Assessment - Executive Summary’ RCN.900.072.0001 Exhibit 25.1.2 Queensland State Natural Hazard Risk Assessment 2017 RCN.900.072.0097 Exhibit 24.4.1 Emergency Risks in Victoria - Report of the 2012-13 State Emergency Risk Assessment RCN.900.072.0153 Exhibit 24.15.1 Tasmanian Emergency Risk Assessment Guidelines Version 1.0 RCN.900.072.0249 Exhibit 24.3.1 Victorian Emergency Management Strategic Action Plan Update #3 2018-21 Progress Report RCN.900.072.0293 Exhibit 25.10.7 Western Australian Emergency Risk Management Guide 2015 RCN.900.073.0001 Exhibit 24.11.3 Analysis of South Australia’s Fire and Emergency Services RCN.900.074.0001_E Exhibit 31.51.1 Australia’s future tax system: Report to the Treasurer - Part One Overview RCN.900.074.0217 Exhibit 31.49.1 Financial Stability Review - 2019: Box C: Financial Stability Risks from Climate Change RCN.900.074.0223 Exhibit 31.51.3 Disclosure in General Insurance: Improving Customer Understanding - Discussion Paper RCN.900.074.0247_E Exhibit 31.50.1 NSW Review of Federal Financial Relations: Supporting the road to recovery - Draft Report

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

RCN.900.074.0347_E Exhibit 31.51.4 Restoring Trust in Australia’s Financial System: Financial Services Royal Commission Implementation Roadmap RCN.900.075.0001 Exhibit 29.15.1 Australian Health 2020: In Brief RCN.900.075.0077 Exhibit 29.14.1 Answering the Call - National Survey Report RCN.900.075.0205 Exhibit 29.1.7 Healthdirect webpage: Bushfires and your health RCN.900.075.0208 Exhibit 29.1.8 Chief Medical Officer’s and State and Territory Chief Health Officers’ guidance on health effects of exposure to

bushfire smoke

RCN.900.075.0212 Exhibit 29.8.17 State Smoke Framework

RCN.900.075.0229 Exhibit 29.1.6 Statement from the Acting Chief Medical Officer and State and Territory Chief Health Officers: Advice on the use of masks for those exposed to bushfire smoke RCN.900.075.0231 Exhibit 29.2.1 Communique

RCN.900.075.0234 Exhibit 29.8.18 Smoke Emission and Transport Modelling - Research Report 102 RCN.900.076.0001 Exhibit 29.1.5 An extract from the Addendum to the National Health Reform Agreement 2020-2025 RCN.900.076.0024 Exhibit 29.1.9 National Health Security Agreement between the Commonwealth of Australia and the States and Territories RCN.900.076.0041 Exhibit 29.1.10 Australia’s National Action Plan for Health Security 2019-2023 RCN.900.077.0001 Exhibit 31.47.1 “(In)Effective Disclosure: An experimental study of consumers purchasing home contents insurance” RCN.900.078.0001 Exhibit 27.1.1 Office of the Chief Scientist, Bushfire Research and Technology: Mapping Australia’s Capability RCN.900.079.0001 Exhibit 27.14.12 Disaster Resilience Education: young Australians for a disaster resilient future RCN.900.079.0028 Exhibit 27.14.3 BNHCRC Hazard Note (Issue 45): Community Preparedness, Warnings and Responses: NSW Fires 2017 RCN.900.080.0001 Exhibit 27.14.2 Joint media release of Hon Karen Andrews MP and Hon David Littleproud MP announcing $88.1 million for new

world class disaster research centre

RCN.900.081.0001 Exhibit 26.32.2 Australia’s 2019-2020 Bushfires: The Wildlife Toll RCN.900.082.0001 Exhibit 28.1.192 Email from Paul Considine to Emily Heffernan re Background Paper: National Natural Disaster Arrangements dated 7 May 2020 RCN.900.083.0001 Exhibit 30.5.2 Cheryl Saunders, ‘A New Federalism? The Role and Future of the National Cabinet’ RCN.900.084.0001 Exhibit 26.34.1 Monitoring Wildlife Recovery: Bushfire Expert Brief RCN.900.085.0001 Exhibit 30.15.1 Victoria - Second Variation to Declaration of a State of Disaster 9 January 2020 RCN.900.086.0001 Exhibit 27.22.3 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission final report - Volume 2, Chapter 9: Shared Responsibility RCN.900.087.0001 Exhibit 28.1.211 National Aerial Firefighting Centre - Meeting of the Strategic Committee Meeting RCN.900.087.0186 Exhibit 28.1.206 National Aerial Firefighting Strategy - Draft RCN.900.088.0001 Exhibit 27.14.1 The Australian Disaster Resilience Index: a summary, University of New England and BNHCRC RCN.900.089.0001 Exhibit 27.14.13 Research Infrastructure review, Final Report RCN.900.089.0089 Exhibit 27.10.6 Media release of Hon Mark Coulton MP titled ‘Strengthening telecommunications emergency resilience’

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RCN.900.090.0001 Exhibit 28.9.4 AFAC CCOSC Meeting Attendance Record RCN.900.090.0009 Exhibit 28.9.5 ANZEMC Meeting Attendance Record RCN.900.091.0001 Exhibit 30.6.2 Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, ‘COAG becomes National Cabinet’ RCN.900.091.0003 Exhibit 30.6.1 Terms of Reference - National Cabinet Review of COAG Councils and Ministerial Forums RCN.900.091.0006 Exhibit 30.6.3 Prime Minister, Media Release, ‘Update following National Cabinet meeting’ RCN.900.092.0001 Exhibit 29.21.1 AFAC - Report on Research Utilisation Review RCN.900.093.0001 Exhibit 27.23.10 Saunders, Stone, Quinn-Watson, A Constitution Shaped by Distance RCN.900.093.0007 Exhibit 27.23.11 Addendum to Tasmanian Cabinet Handbook RCN.900.093.0010 Exhibit 27.23.9 Bosomworth, Owen, Curnin, “Addressing challenges for future strategic- level emergency management:

reframing, networking and capacity building” (2017) 41(2)

RCN.900.093.0028 Exhibit 27.23.12 Australian Government Cabinet Handbook (13th edn) RCN.900.093.0058 Exhibit 27.23.6 Worboys, G. L. (2015) ‘Managing incidents’, in G. L. Worboys, M. Lockwood, A. Kothari, S. Feary and I. Pulsford (eds) Protected Area Governance and Management, pp. 823-850, ANU Press, Canberra RCN.900.093.0087 Exhibit 27.23.7 Management Advisory Committee, Connecting Government: Whole of Government Responses to Australia’s

Priority Challenges, Summary of Findings, 2004, p1

RCN.900.093.0341 Exhibit 27.23.2 CSIRO Climate and Disaster Resilience Report - Terms of Reference RCN.900.093.0345 Exhibit 27.23.8 Bhandari, Owen, and Trist, “Incident Management Approaches above the Incident Management Team Level in Australia’ (2015) 12(1) Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management RCN.900.094.0001 Exhibit 28.9.6 Consolidated schedule - State Emergency Management Committee Meetings RCN.900.095.0001 Exhibit 28.9.8 Timeline of Bushfires with State Declarations of Emergency/Disaster - December to February RCN.900.095.0002 Exhibit 28.9.7 Timeline of Bushfires with State Declarations of Emergency/Disaster - July to November RCN.900.096.0001 Exhibit 30.4.4 Brooks, Benjamin et al, ‘An Assessment of the Opportunities to Improve Strategic Decision-Making in

Emergency and Disaster Management’ (2016) 31(4) Australian Journal of Emergency Management 38

RCN.900.096.0007 Exhibit 30.4.1 Bearman, Chris et al, ‘Decision Making, Team Monitoring & Organisational Learning in Emergency Management Annual Report 2018-2019’ (Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, 2020) RCN.900.096.0033 Exhibit 30.4.7 Owen, Christine, Noreen Krusel and Loriana Bethune, ‘Implementing Research to Support Disaster Risk Reduction’ (2020) 35(3) Australian Journal of Emergency Management 54 RCN.900.096.0060 Exhibit 30.4.2 Bearman, Chris et al, ‘Using the Human Centred Design Method to Develop Tools for Non-Technical Skills in

Emergency Management’ (Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, 2020)

RCN.900.097.0001 Exhibit 30.6.8 Australian Local Government Association news titled ‘ALGA's exclusion from National Cabinet a lost opportunity’

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RCN.900.097.0005 Exhibit 30.6.9 Clarence Valley Council media release titled ‘Clarence Valley Council calls for Local Government representation on National Cabinet’ RCN.900.097.0009 Exhibit 30.6.7 The New Daily article titled ‘Dennis Atkins - Is national cabinet the best thing since Federation? Probably not’ RCN.900.097.0017 Exhibit 30.6.10 The Conversation article titled ‘Explainer - what is the national cabinet and is it democratic’ RCN.900.097.0020 Exhibit 30.6.6 CEDA article titled ‘National Cabinet at critical juncture’ RCN.900.097.0025 Exhibit 30.6.12 Guardian article: National Cabinet deliberations may not be exempt from FoI, legal advice says RCN.900.097.0030 Exhibit 30.6.11 The Mandarin article titled ‘Opinion - Aussies support the national cabinet, but they are hungry for ambitious

reform’

RCN.900.097.0035 Exhibit 30.5.1 Pursuit (University of Melbourne) article titled ‘The National Cabinet Has Worked. Can It Last?’ RCN.900.097.0047 Exhibit 30.6.5 Grattan Institute article titled ‘Will the gloss wear off the National Cabinet?’ RCN.900.098.0001 Exhibit 30.9.1 Webpage ‘The Protective Security Policy Framework’ RCN.900.099.0001 Exhibit 30.2.1 Presentation by Mark Crosweller AFSM, Head of the National Resilience Taskforce, titled ‘How Do We Prepare

for the Future?’

RCN.900.100.0001 Exhibit 30.4.5 Curnin, Steven, Benjamin Brooks and Christine Owen, ‘A Case Study of Disaster Decision-making in the Presence of Anomalies and Absence of Recognition’ (2020) 28(2) Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management 110 RCN.900.100.0013 Exhibit 30.4.3 Bosomworth, Karyn, Christine Owen and Steven Curnin, ‘Addressing Challenges for Future Strategic-Level Emergency Management: Reframing, Networking, and Capacity-Building.’ (2017) 41(2) Disasters 306 RCN.900.100.0031 Exhibit 30.4.6 Owen, Christine et al, ‘Enhancing Learning in Emergency Services Organisational Work.’ (2018) 77(4) Australian

Journal of Public Administration 715

RCN.900.100.0045 Exhibit 30.6.4 The Australian article titled ‘Scott Morrison has too much power over National Cabinet says expert’ RCN.900.101.0027 Exhibit 30.7.2 Transcript of Podcast

RCN.900.102.0001 Exhibit 30.2.3 Curriculum vitae of Mr Mark Crosweller AFSM RCN.900.103.0001 Exhibit 30.4.9 Curriculum vitae of Associate Professor Christine Owen RCN.900.103.0020 Exhibit 30.4.8 ‘Report on Research Utilisation review’ - Dr Christine Owen, Loriana Bethune and Dr Noreen Krusel RCN.900.104.0001 Exhibit 30.8.3 Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet organisation chart as at 6 February 2017 RCN.900.104.0002 Exhibit 30.8.2 Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet organisation chart as at 1 July 2020 RCN.900.107.0001 Exhibit 31.20.1 Whittaker, Dr Joshua, ‘Ten years after the Black Saturday fires, what have we learnt from post-fire research?’

(2019) 34(2) Australian Journal of Emergency Management

RCN.900.107.0007 Exhibit 31.56.1; Exhibit31.60.1 Kim A. Johnston, Maureen Taylor and Barbara Ryan, ‘Emergency management communication: The paradox of the positive in public communication for preparedness’ (2020) 46 Public Relations Review

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

RCN.900.107.0017 Exhibit 31.57.1 Whittaker, Joshua, Mel Taylor and Christopher Bearman, ‘Why don’t bushfire warnings work as intended? Responses to official warnings during bushfires in New South Wales, Australia’ (2020) 45 International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction

RCN.900.108.0001 Exhibit 33.50.1 Australian Bushfire and Climate Plan: Final report of the National Bushfire and Climate Summit 2020 RCN.900.109.0001 Exhibit 30.27.9 Website: Critical Infrastructure and Systems of National Significance Mapping and Analysis RCN.900.110.0001 Exhibit 31.21.1 Capturing Community Bushfire Readiness: Post-bushfire interview studies 2009-2014 RCN.900.111.0001 Exhibit 31.22.1 Disaster and Emergency Management for Environmental Health Practitioners: A guide for environmental health

practitioners in managing disasters and emergencies in Australian settings

RCN.900.112.0001 Exhibit 31.29.1 Lessons Learned from Cyclones in Northern Australia RCN.900.112.0092 Exhibit 31.58.1 James J. Porter and Suraje Dessai, ‘Mini-me: Why do climate scientists’ misunderstand users and their needs?’ (2017) 77 Environmental Science and Policy RCN.900.112.0098 Exhibit 31.31.1 Climate change information for local government RCN.900.112.0100 Exhibit 31.20.5 Major Incidents Report 2018-19 RCN.900.112.0152 Exhibit 31.20.6 Handbook - Communities Responding to Disasters: Planning for Spontaneous Volunteers RCN.900.112.0214 Exhibit 31.32.1 Standing Council on Police and Emergency Management Communique RCN.900.112.0216 Exhibit 31.65.1 Anne Twomey and Glenn Withers, ‘Federalist Paper: Australia’s Federal Future’, A Report for the Council for the

Australian Federation, April 2007

RCN.900.112.0277 Exhibit 31.66.1 Susan L. Clemens, Helen L. Berry, Brett M. McDermott and Catherine M. Harper, ‘Summer of sorrow: measuring exposure to and impacts of trauma after Queensland’s natural disasters of 2010-2011’ 2013 199 (8) Medical Journal Australia

RCN.900.112.0281 Exhibit 31.33.1 Australian Climate Science Capability Review RCN.900.112.0324 Exhibit 31.34.1 Spontaneous Volunteer Management - Resource Kit: Helping to manage spontaneous volunteers in emergencies RCN.900.112.0415 Exhibit 31.35.1 Approach, methods and results for co-producing a systems understanding of disaster: Technical Report

Supporting the Development of the Australian Vulnerability Profile

RCN.900.112.0633 Exhibit 31.36.1 Workshop Report: NextGen Climate Change Projections - Science ideas and issues for national climate change projections in Australia RCN.900.112.0644 Exhibit 31.21.2 Evaluation of Survive and Thrive: Final Report to the Country Fire Authority RCN.900.112.0739 Exhibit 31.37.1 Flood webpage

RCN.900.112.0746 Exhibit 31.37.2 Bob Cechet, Adrian Hitchman and Mark Edwards ‘Beating the Big Blows’ 2006 81 AusGeo News RCN.900.112.0748 Exhibit 31.38.1 Get Ready website

RCN.900.112.0749 Exhibit 31.21.3 Hazard Note: Addressing Conflicting Cues During Natural Hazards: Lessons from Emergency Agencies

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RCN.900.112.0753 Exhibit 31.20.3 Major Incidents Report 2016-17 RCN.900.112.0773 Exhibit 31.20.4 Major Incidents Report 2017-18 RCN.900.112.0817 Exhibit 31.39.1 Mapping Climate Services Capabilities in Australia RCN.900.112.0859 Exhibit 31.40.1 Spontaneous Volunteer Strategy: Coordination of Volunteer Effort in the Immediate Post Disaster Stage RCN.900.112.0890 Exhibit 31.41.1 The National Standards for Volunteer Involvement RCN.900.112.0910 Exhibit 31.63.1 Paul Holper, Dr Simon Torok, Kevin Hennessy, Greg Ayers, ‘National Environmental Science Program - Earth

Systems and Climate Change Hub science and services: Assessment of current capability and future directions’ - summary report’ 2018 RCN.900.112.0918 Exhibit 31.64.1 Jean P. Plautikof, Roger B. Street and Edward P. Gardiner, ‘Decision support platforms for climate change adaptation: an overview and introduction’ (2019) 153 Climatic Change RCN.900.112.0937 Exhibit 31.42.1 Tropical Cyclone Yasi 2011 - Post Cyclone Coastal Field Investigation RCN.900.112.1007 Exhibit 31.43.1 The Nature and Causes of Flooding in Toowoomba RCN.900.112.1093 Exhibit 31.44.1 Tropical Cyclones

RCN.900.112.1278 Exhibit 31.59.1 ‘Sending in the Military? First let’s get some legal issues straightened out’, David Letts RCN.900.112.1291 Exhibit 31.46.1 Improving resilience of Australia’s telco networks webpage RCN.900.114.0001 Exhibit 31.20.7 Megan Williams, Brigid Little, ‘Our World, Our Say: children and young people lead Australia’s largest climate and disaster risk survey’ (2020) 35(2) Australian Journal of Emergency Management

RCN.900.114.0030 Exhibit 31.20.8 Natassia Chrysanthos, ‘Young people want better disaster education after Black Summer fires’ (20 August 2020) Sydney Morning Herald RCN.900.115.0003 Exhibit 31.37.3 Coastal Erosion webpage

RCN.900.115.0009 Exhibit 31.61.1 David Bowman, Grant Williamson, Marta Yebra, Joshua Lizundla-Lolola, Maria Lucrecia Pettinari, Sami Shah, Ross Bradstock and Emilio Chuvieco, ‘Wildfires: Australia needs a national monitoring agency’ 13 August 2020 584 Nature

RCN.900.115.0189 Exhibit 31.30.1 TFS Chief Officer’s Command Doctrine RCN.900.115.0237 Exhibit 31.62.1 Ben Rimmer, Cheryl Saunders and Michael Commelin, ‘Working better with other jurisdictions - An ANZSOG research paper for the Australian Public Service Review Panel’ March 2019, Australia and New Zealand School of Government

RCN.900.116.0001 Exhibit 31.28.1 Australia’s revised arrangements for bushfire advice and alerts RCN.900.116.0023 Exhibit 31.23.1 Attorney-General’s Department, Australia’s Emergency Warning Arrangements RCN.900.117.0001 Exhibit 31.22.2 National Climate Resilience and Adaptation Strategy RCN.900.117.0081 Exhibit 31.67.1 Matthias M. Boer, Victor Resco de Dios and Ross A. Bradstock, ‘Unprecedented burn area of Australian mega

forest fires’ 2020 (10) Nature, Climate Change

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RCN.900.118.0001 Exhibit 31.24.1 National Environment Protection (Ambient Air Quality) Measure Public Consultation Draft RCN.900.118.0020 Exhibit 31.25.1 National Environment Protection (Ambient Air Quality) Measure Review - Review Report RCN.900.118.0075 Exhibit 31.26.1 Screenshot of Australian East Coast 1 January 2020 RCN.900.118.0076 Exhibit 31.27.1 Live air data webpage

RCN.900.118.0088 Exhibit 31.25.3 Proposed variation to the National Environmental Protection (Ambient Air Quality) Measure standards for ozone, nitrogen dioxide and sulfur dioxide RCN.900.118.0104 Exhibit 31.25.2 Variation to the Ambient Air Quality NEPM - particles standards RCN.900.118.0105 Exhibit 31.20.9 Australia’s Warning Principles poster RCN.900.119.0001 Exhibit 31.21.4 Hazard Note: On the Frontline: The Roles of Pharmacists in Disasters RCN.900.119.0003 Exhibit 31.21.5 Recruiting and Retaining Volunteer Firefighters in Australasia: An Integrative Summary of Research RCN.900.120.0001 Exhibit 31.52.1 News release: IAG releases bushfire risk fact sheets to help Australians prepare for bushfire season RCN.900.120.0004 Exhibit 31.52.2 Bushfire risk fact sheets to help Australians prepare RCN.900.120.0007 Exhibit 31.52.3 Bushfire Awareness Fire Facts RCN.900.120.0011 Exhibit 31.52.4 Changing Trends Across Australia - Changing Bushfire Risk Across the Seasons RCN.900.121.0001 Exhibit 31.22.3 Natural Hazards in Australia: Identifying Risk Analysis Requirements RCN.900.122.0001 Exhibit 31.3.1 Compound Natural Disasters in Australia: A Historical Analysis RCN.900.122.0032 Exhibit 31.21.6 Andrew Gissing, Matthew Timms, Stuart Browning, Lucinda Coates, Ryan Crompton, John McAneney,

‘Compound Natural Disasters in Australia: A Historical Analysis’

RCN.900.122.0063 Exhibit 31.53.1 Professor Nicholas Biddle, Dr Colleen Bryant, Professor Matthew Gray and Dinith Marasinghe, ‘Measuring and economic impact of early bushfire detection’ 2020 RCN.900.123.0001 Exhibit 34.2.5 ASIC Current and Historical Company Search RCN.900.123.0021 Exhibit 31.68.1 Ksenia Chmutina and Jason Von Meding, ‘A Dilemma of Language: “Natural Disasters” in Academic Literature’

2019 (10) International Journal of Disaster Risk Science

RCN.900.124.0002 Exhibit 31.69.1 “Editorial - Flood mitigation measures in an era of evolving flood risk’ (2020) 13(3) Journal of Flood Risk Management RCN.900.124.0005 Exhibit 31.55.1 Climate-resilient Infrastructure - OECD Environment Policy Paper No. 14 RCN.900.124.0053 Exhibit 31.2.1 Reimagining resilience in a post pandemic world RCN.900.124.0062 Exhibit 31.4.1 United In Science: A Multi-Organization High-Level Compilation Of The Latest Climate Science Information RCN.900.125.0001 Exhibit 33.14.1 A Capability Development Framework for NSW Emergency Management Sector RCN.900.125.0029 Exhibit 33.5.1 Climate Science for Australia’s Future RCN.900.125.0096 Exhibit 33.38.1 Scenario analysis of climate-related physical risk for buildings and infrastructure: climate science guidance

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RCN.900.125.0241 Exhibit 33.38.2 Scenario analysis of climate-related physical risk for buildings and infrastructure: climate science guidance - Technical Summary RCN.900.125.0253 Exhibit 33.38.3 Scenario analysis of climate-related physical risk for buildings and infrastructure: Financial Disclosure Guidelines RCN.900.125.0305 Exhibit 33.38.4 Scenario analysis of climate-related physical risk for buildings and infrastructure: Summary for Executives RCN.900.125.0327 Exhibit 33.15.1 A model-based indicator of capacity for biodiversity persistence using vascular plant records and habitat

condition

RCN.900.125.0389 Exhibit 33.42.1 Normalised insurance losses from Australian natural disaster: 1966- 2017 (2019) 18(5) Environmental Hazards 414-433 RCN.900.125.0410 Exhibit 33.43.1 Australia’s readiness for emergencies - Media release RCN.900.125.0413 Exhibit 33.8.1 The Australian Ecosystems Models Framework RCN.900.126.0001 Exhibit 33.41.1 Handbook - Community Engagement for Disaster Resilience RCN.900.126.0045 Exhibit 33.41.2 Handbook - Emergency Management Planning v 10 RCN.900.127.0001 Exhibit 33.18.1 Adaptation Planning webpage RCN.900.127.0004 Exhibit 33.6.1 Adapting to climate change webpage RCN.900.127.0006 Exhibit 33.24.1 Climate Adaptation Plan for the Wet Tropics 2020-2030 - Accept, Act, Adapt RCN.900.127.0022 Exhibit 33.32.2 Delivering the Climate Change Response: Towards 2050 - A Three-Year Action Plan for the Northern Territory

Government

RCN.900.127.0030 Exhibit 33.32.3 Northern Territory Climate Change Response: Towards 2050 RCN.900.127.0068 Exhibit 33.45.1 Hazard Definition & Classification Review: Technical Report RCN.900.127.0156 Exhibit 33.19.5 Victoria’s Climate Change Adaptation Plan 2017-2020 RCN.900.128.0001 Exhibit 33.44.1 Charitable Fundraising in Australia: Proposed cross-border recognition model for charitable fundraisers RCN.900.128.0013 Exhibit 33.31.6 Tasmania’s Climate Change Action Plan 2017-2021 RCN.900.128.0065 Exhibit 33.29.1 Prospering in a Changing Climate: A climate change adaptation framework for South Australia RCN.900.128.0137 Exhibit 33.25.1 Pathways to a climate resilient Queensland 2017-2030 RCN.900.128.0173 Exhibit 33.28.4 South Australia’s Climate Change Strategy 2015-2050: Towards a low carbon economy RCN.900.128.0233 Exhibit 33.39.1 Will Smith, Jessica K Weir and Timothy Neale, ‘Hazards, Culture and Indigenous Communities: Socio-

Institutional Modules for Utilisation’

RCN.900.130.0001 Exhibit 33.33.3 ACT Climate Change Adaptation Strategy: Living with a warming climate RCN.900.130.0097 Exhibit 33.26.8 Adapting to our changing climate RCN.900.131.0001 Exhibit 33.48.1 ‘Impact of Australia’s catastrophic 2019/20 bushfire season on communities and environment. Retrospective analysis and current trends’, 2020 (1) 44-56 Journal of Safety Science and Resilience

RCN.900.131.0014 Exhibit 33.39.5 Australian Seasonal Bushfire Outlook: September-November 2020

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

RCN.900.131.0018 Exhibit 33.49.1 After the Bushfires: Addressing the Health Impacts RCN.900.131.0028 Exhibit 33.39.3 Disasters and Economic Resilience in Small Regional Communities: The Case of Toodyay RCN.900.131.0070 Exhibit 33.39.2 The Value of Research from the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC RCN.900.132.0001 Exhibit 33.39.4 Impact-based forecasting for the coastal zone - East Coast Lows: annual report 2019-2020 RCN.900.132.0024 Exhibit 33.47.3 Special Report - Preparing for the Era of Disasters RCN.900.132.0048 Exhibit 33.46.1 ‘Use of Representative Climate Futures in impact and adaptation assessment’ (2012) Climatic Change 433-442

(Climate Future Framework)

RCN.900.133.0001 Exhibit 35.11.1 Public propositions responses Heatmap RCN.900.135.0001 Exhibit 33.51.1 M R Grose et al, ‘Insights From CMIP6 for Australia’s Future Climate’ 2020 8(5) Earth’s Future RCN.900.135.0025 Exhibit 33.56.1 A Climate Security Plan for America: A Presidential Plan for combating the Security Risks of Climate Change RCN.900.135.0074 Exhibit 33.47.2 After Covid-19: Australia and the world rebuild (Volume 1) RCN.900.135.0210 Exhibit 33.47.1 Australia rebuilt: Our future post-Covid-19, Chapter summary RCN.900.135.0217 Exhibit 33.52.1 ‘Earth may temporarily pass dangerous 1.5 warming limit by 2024, major new report says’ RCN.900.135.0223 Exhibit 33.53.1 Mitigation and Policy-in-Force Analysis RCN.900.135.0244 Exhibit 33.55.1 Jonathan Van Leeuwen and Andrew Gissing, ‘Business involvement in natural disasters in Australia and New

Zealand’, Conference Paper

RCN.900.135.0254 Exhibit 33.10.1 National Exposure Information System RCN.900.135.0260 Exhibit 35.11.2 Public propositions responses - Aggregate Response RCN.900.135.0268 Exhibit 33.54.1 Andrew Gissing, Neil Bibby ‘Readiness for the next major bushfire emergency’ (2020) 35(3) Australian Journal of Emergency Management 13

RCN.900.136.0001 Exhibit 33.57.1 National Natural Disaster Mental Health Framework RCN.900.138.0001 Exhibit 36.6.1 2019-20 Major Incidents Report: An overview of major incidents that have involved the fire and emergency services sector from July 2019 to June 2020 RCN.900.139.0001 Exhibit 37.19.1 Sunila Srivastava, ‘Evaluating disaster recovery programs’ 2018 33(1) Australian Journal of Emergency

Management

RCN.900.140.0001 Exhibit 37.1.1 AUSSPREDPLAN 2017 - Australian Government Space Re-Entry Debris Plan RCN.900.140.0014 Exhibit 37.16.1 Letter from Wendy Craik to Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin AC (Retd), Chair of the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements RCN.900.141.0001 Exhibit 37.16.2 Prospering in a low-emissions world: An updated climate policy toolkit for Australia RCN.900.142.0231 Exhibit 37.19.2 Handbook 4: Evacuation Planning RCN.900.142.0279 Exhibit 37.20.1 Building an open platform for natural disaster resilience decision - Deloitte report RCN.900.142.0383 Exhibit 37.6.1 Indigenous Land Management in Australia

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RCN.900.143.0001 Exhibit 37.21.1 A Blueprint for Disaster Management RD&D Supporting the SDGS RCN.900.144.0001 Exhibit 37.3.6 Defence Strategic Update

RCN.900.144.0069 Exhibit 37.3.5 Force Structure Plan

RCN.900.144.0195 Exhibit 37.13.1 Accountability in the Context of Disaster Risk Governance RCN.900.144.0842 Exhibit 37.10.1 Volunteer Strategy 2019-2022 RCN.900.144.0862 Exhibit 37.3.3 Defence Assistance to the Civil Community Manual RCN.900.144.0972 Exhibit 37.3.4 Defence Assistance to the Civil Community Policy RCN.900.144.0989 Exhibit 37.14.1 Consolidated Emergencies Act 1988 RCN.900.144.1029 Exhibit 37.23.2 Evidence Synthesis - State Emergency Management Committees RCN.900.144.1140 Exhibit 37.15.1 Emergency Management Assistance Compact (U.S. Congress PL 104-321) Joint Resolution RCN.900.144.1147 Exhibit 37.23.3 Letter from the Commission to Australian Government Solicitor RCN.900.144.1148 Exhibit 37.15.2 Department of Homeland Security - Stafford Act, as Amended, and Related Authorities RCN.900.145.0386 Exhibit 37.12.1 Authorities declare ‘state of fire emergency’ in parts of Queensland RCN.900.145.0389 Exhibit 37.8.3 Media Release - Premier declares State of Emergency RCN.900.145.0390 Exhibit 37.8.4 Media Release - Premier declares State of Emergency in NSW RCN.900.145.0391 Exhibit 37.8.5 Media Release - Premier declares third State of Emergency RCN.900.146.0001 Exhibit 37.23.1 State Emergency Management Committee chart RCN.900.147.0001 Exhibit 37.11.1 Building a national defence system against catastrophic bushfires RCN.900.148.0001 Exhibit 37.7.1 Melissa Parsons, Ian Reeve, James McGregor, Graham Marshall, Richard Stayner, Judith McNeill, Peter Hastings,

Sonya Glavac and Phil Morley, ‘The Australian Natural Disaster Resilience Index - Volume 1 - State of Disaster Resilience Report’

RCN.900.149.0001 Exhibit 37.22.1 Disaster Readiness for the Legal Assistance Sector - Presentation to Natural Disaster Royal Commission RCN.900.150.0001 Exhibit 38.17.1 National guidelines for managing donated goods RCN.900.152.0001 Exhibit 38.19.1 AFAC Board webpage

RCN.900.153.0001 Exhibit 38.22.1 Defining a meaningful framework for the Australian Fire Danger Rating System Research Prototype RCN.900.153.0008 Exhibit 38.6.1 Our Knowledge Our Way: Caring for Country RCN.900.153.0162 Exhibit 38.5.1 Report of the Native Title Tribunal: Part 5

RCN.900.154.0001 Exhibit 38.23.1 Fay H Johnston et al, ‘Unprecedented health costs of smoke-related PM2.5 from the 2019-20 Australian megafires’, Nature Sustainability, (September 2020) RCN.900.155.0001 Exhibit 38.24.1 Giovanni Di Virgilio et al, ‘Climate change increases the potential for extreme wildfires’, Geophysical Research Letters RCN.900.156.0001 Exhibit 38.11.2 Emergency Situation Declaration by Hazard Management Agency - Tropical Cyclone Damien

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

REC.500.001.0001 Exhibit 4.3.1 Australian Association for Unmanned Systems Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-335) RFS.001.001.0001 Exhibit 7.3.4 NSW Rural Fire Service Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-209) RFS.001.001.0001_UR Exhibit 14.2.2 NSW Rural Fire Service response to Notice to Give (NTG-HB2-209) RFS.002.001.0001 Exhibit 7.3.14 NSW Rural Fire Service Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB1-038) RFS.002.001.0001_UR Exhibit 14.2.1 NSW Rural Fire Service response to NTG-HB1-038 RFS.002.001.0037 Exhibit 38.12.3 NSW Rural Fire Service Replacement Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB1-038) RFS.003.001.0001 Exhibit 14.2.3 Statement of Robin Rogers, Commissioner NSW Rural Fire Service (NTS- HB2-010) RFS.004.001.0001 Exhibit 23.1.1 NSW Rural Fire Service response to Notice to Give (NTG-HB2-526) - Interstate Assistance scenarios RFS.5002.0001.0075 Exhibit 7.3.3 Bush Fire Coordinating Committee, ‘Bush Fire Risk Management Planning Guidelines for Bush Fire Management

Committees’

RFS.5002.0001.0240 Exhibit 30.36.3 Community Safety and Coordinated Evacuations Policy RFS.5002.0001.0941 Exhibit 33.17.1 NSW Critical Infrastructure Resilience Strategy RFS.5002.0001.0941 Exhibit 38.12.1 NSW Critical Infrastructure Resilience Strategy RFS.5002.0001.0977 Exhibit 7.3.5 NSW Rural Fire Service, ‘Bush Fire Environmental Assessment Code for New South Wales’ RFS.5002.0004.0009 Exhibit 14.2.4 Warnings and Public Information Protocol: NSW RFS Operational Protocol 1.1.5 Version 2.0 RFS.5002.0004.0041 Exhibit 14.2.7 Community Preparedness and Responses to the 2017 New South Wales Bushfires - Research for the NSW Rural

Fire Service

RFS.5002.0004.0431 Exhibit 27.19.1 Understanding Bushfire Risk, Warnings and Responses: A study of the 2018 Reed Swamp Fire - Research for the NSW Rural Fire Service RFS.5002.0004.0684 Exhibit 14.2.5 NSW Rural Fire Service: Fire Danger Rating System and Risk Communications Research RFS.5002.0004.1074 Exhibit 14.2.6 State Bush Fire Plan - A Sub Plan of the State Emergency Management Plan RFS.5002.0004.1074 Exhibit 23.1.9 State Bush Fire Plan - A Sub Plan of the State Emergency Management Plan RFS.5003.0001.0040_R Exhibit 28.1.116 Commissioners & Chief Officers Strategic Committee - Briefing - 11 November 2019 RFS.5003.0001.0053 Exhibit 28.1.122 Letter to Minister Littleproud re “Response to the questions raised by the Minister on 17 November 2019” RFS.5003.0001.0085 Exhibit 28.1.120 Response to the Questions raised by the Minister on 17 November 2019 RFS.5003.0001.0520 Exhibit 28.1.83 Email from Anthony Clarke to Shane Fitzsimmons re “Warnings report and briefing document” RFS.5003.0001.0521 Exhibit 28.1.84 Multi Hazard Warnings Social Research RFS.5003.0001.0620 Exhibit 28.1.82 NSW Rural Fire Service Briefing to Commissioner Fitzsimmons RFS.5003.0001.0624 Exhibit 28.1.90 PowerPoint titled - Commissioner’s & Chief Officer’s Standing Committee RFS.5003.0001.0801 Exhibit 28.1.109 NSW Rural Fire Service Briefing Document: NSW Bush Fires - Current Situation RFS.5003.0001.0883 Exhibit 28.1.176 NSW Rural Fire Service: Briefing RFS.5003.0001.0970_R Exhibit 28.1.167 Email from Paul Considine to various re “AFAC NRSC Briefing Note: COVID-19”

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

RFS.5003.0001.0974 Exhibit 28.1.148 Email from Paul Considine to various re “FW: Donation of Home Defense product” RFS.5003.0001.0976 Exhibit 28.1.133 Email from Paul Considine to various re “National Strategic Resource Assessment” RFS.5003.0001.1023_R Exhibit 28.1.166 CCOSC Briefing: COVID-19 and AFAC NRSC RFS.501.001.0001 Exhibit 7.3.6 Statement on Commissioner Rob Rogers AFSM RFS.502.001.0001 Exhibit 9.3.1 New South Wales Rural Fire Service response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-397) issued to the New

South Wales Rural Fire Service

RFS.503.001.0001 Exhibit 23.1.14 NSW Rural Fire Service, ‘2020/21 Bush Fire Season - Operational Arrangements - COVID19 RFS.503.001.0016 Exhibit 23.1.13 Resilience NSW, ‘A Capability Development Framework for NSW Emergency Management Sector’ RFS.505.001.0001 Exhibit 38.12.2 Letter from NSW Crown Solicitor’s Office regarding response to Notice to Give Information NTG-HB1-038 RHT.500.001.0001 Exhibit 27.3.1 Witness statement of Tarron Newman in response to Notice to Give (NTS-HB3-002) RHT.501.001.0001_E Exhibit 27.3.2 Alert2Me Screen Examples RMS.001.001.0001 Exhibit 14.11.1 Transport for NSW response to Notice to Give (NTG-HB2-236) RRA.500.001.0001 Exhibit 26.26.1 RedR Australia response to NTG-HB2-416 RRR.500.001.0009 Exhibit 26.17.1 FRRR response to NTG-HB2-298 RRY.500.001.0001 Exhibit 4.4.1 Hancock Victorian Plantations Pty Ltd (HVP) Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-336) RSN.500.001.0001 Exhibit 7.9.9 Richard Sneeuwjagt Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB1-101) RSP.500.001.0002 Exhibit 26.30.1 RSPCA combined response to Notices to Give Information RTA.500.001.0001 Exhibit 14.7.1 Witness Statement - Steven Shearer OAM RVC.500.001.0001 Exhibit 10.5.1 Richmond Valley Council response to NTG-HB3-607 RVC.501.001.0001 Exhibit 10.5.2 Richmond Valley Council response to NTG-HB3-614 RYC.500.001.0001 Exhibit 1.7.1 Report - Dr Ryan Peter Crompton

RYC.501.001.0001 Exhibit 27.14.4 Risk Frontiers and BNHCRC, Planning and Capability Requirements for Catastrophic and Cascading Disasters - Synthesis Report RYC.502.001.0001 Exhibit 36.4.1 Compound disaster slides

SAF.012.017.0001 Exhibit 24.5.2 Attachment - CRIIMSON/AIRS DFD Context Diagram SAF.012.017.0005 Exhibit 24.5.3 Attachment - CRIIMSON Diagram

SAF.203.002.3525 Exhibit 38.9.1 National Fire Danger Rating and All Hazard Warning System Social Research: Research Report, Stages 1 to 3 SAF.203.004.0017 Exhibit 24.6.1 Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-203) SAF.314.001.0001 Exhibit 28.1.63 Letter From Rob Rogers To Andrew Stark Re “Request For Assistance For NSW Fires” SAF.314.001.0005 Exhibit 28.1.62 Email from Sam Quigley to nrsc.deployments@afac.com.au re “RE: Interstate Assistance sought - NSW bush

fires”

SAF.314.001.0010 Exhibit 28.1.54 Email from NRSC Deployments to various re “Resource request for assistance, Queensland Fires”

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SAF.314.001.0014 Exhibit 28.1.57 Letter from Neil Gallant to Andrew Stark re “Request for Assistance for Queensland Severe Fire Event - Request No. 1” SAF.314.002.0038 Exhibit 28.1.65 SA Deploys to NSW Fires

SAF.314.002.0045_R Exhibit 28.1.64 Letter From Andrew Stark To Rob Rogers Re “Request For Assistance NSW Fires” SAF.314.002.0065 Exhibit 28.1.56 Letter from Andrew Stark to Neil Gallant re “Request For Assistance Queensland Fire And Emergency Services” SAF.399.001.0001 Exhibit 9.3.4 South Australian Country Fire Service Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-399) --Scenario 1 SAF.399.002.0001 Exhibit 9.3.5 South Australian Country Fire Service Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-399) --Scenario 2 SAF.399.003.0001 Exhibit 9.3.6 South Australian Country Fire Service Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-399) --Scenario 3 SAF.399.004.0001 Exhibit 9.3.7 South Australian Country Fire Service Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-399) --Scenario 4 SAF.399.005.0001 Exhibit 9.3.8 South Australian Country Fire Service Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-399) --Scenario 5 SAF.500.001.0005 Exhibit 7.5.1 South Australian Country Fire Service Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB1-012) SAF.500.001.0005_UR Exhibit 24.5.1 South Australian Country Fire Service Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB1-012) SAF.503.001.0001 Exhibit 7.5.5 State Bushfire Coordination Committee, ‘Bushfire Management Zone - Standard and Guidance for Use’ SAF.524.001.0001 Exhibit 23.5.1 South Australian Country Fire Service response to Notice to Give (NTG- HB2-524) - Interstate Assistance

scenarios

SAG.514.001.0001 Exhibit 24.13.1 Department of Treasury and Finance (SA) Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-514) SAG.514.001.0008 Exhibit 24.13.2 Excel spreadsheet containing appendices 1, 1.2, 2 and 2.1 SAG.515.001.0001 Exhibit 30.39.15 South Australian Country Fire Service letter regarding evidence provided on 4 August 2020 SAG.515.001.0006 Exhibit 30.39.16 South Australian State Emergency Service letter regarding evidence provided on 4 August 2020 SAG.515.001.0009 Exhibit 30.39.17 South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service letter regarding evidence provided on 4 August 2020 SAH.312.001.0011 Exhibit 24.12.1 South Australia Housing Authority Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-312) SAM.500.001.0001 Exhibit 14.6.1 Witness Statement - Samuel Marks SAP.310.001.0013 Exhibit 14.12.3 South Australia Police response to Notice to Give (NTG-HB2-310) SAP.411.001.0001 Exhibit 30.12.1 Approval of Extension of a Major Emergency Declaration - 28 May 2020 SAP.411.001.0002 Exhibit 30.12.2 Approval of Extension of a Major Emergency Declaration - 2 April 2020 SAP.411.001.0003 Exhibit 30.12.3 Approval of Extension of a Major Emergency Declaration - 27 June 2020 SAP.411.001.0004 Exhibit 30.12.4 Approval of Extension of a Major Emergency Declaration - 30 April 2020 SAP.411.001.0005 Exhibit 30.12.5 Declaration of a Major Emergency - 3 January 2015 SAP.411.001.0009 Exhibit 30.12.6 Declaration of a Major Emergency - 22 March 2020 SAP.411.001.0012 Exhibit 30.12.7 Declaration of a Major Emergency - 22 March 2020 SAP.411.002.0221 Exhibit 30.12.8 SA State Emergency Centre Briefing Summary 10 - 20 December 2019 SAP.411.002.0268 Exhibit 30.12.9 SA State Emergency Centre Briefing Summary 11 - 20 December 2019

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

SAP.411.002.0319 Exhibit 30.12.10 SA State Emergency Centre Briefing Summary 12 - 20 December 2019 SAP.411.002.0370 Exhibit 30.12.11 SA State Emergency Centre Briefing Summary 13 - 20 December 2019 SAP.411.002.0420 Exhibit 30.12.12 SA State Emergency Centre Briefing Summary 14 - 21 December 2019 SAP.411.002.0469 Exhibit 30.12.13 SA State Emergency Centre Briefing Summary 15 - 21 December 2019 SAP.411.002.0537 Exhibit 30.12.14 SA State Emergency Centre Briefing Summary 16 - 21 December 2019 SAP.411.002.0562 Exhibit 30.12.15 SA State Emergency Centre Briefing Summary 17 - 21 December 2019 SAP.411.002.0588 Exhibit 30.12.16 SA State Emergency Centre Briefing Summary 18 - 21 December 2019 SAP.411.002.0613 Exhibit 30.12.17 SA State Emergency Centre Briefing Summary 19 - 21 December 2019 SAP.411.002.0833 Exhibit 30.12.18 SA State Emergency Centre Briefing Summary 6 - 20 December 2019 SAP.411.002.0878 Exhibit 30.12.19 SA State Emergency Centre Briefing Summary 7 - 20 December 2019 SAP.411.002.0928 Exhibit 30.12.20 SA State Emergency Centre Briefing Summary 8 - 20 December 2019 SAP.411.002.0974 Exhibit 30.12.21 SA State Emergency Centre Briefing Summary 9 - 20 December 2019 SAP.500.001.0003 Exhibit 24.9.1 South Australian Police Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB1-039) SAS.500.001.0003 Exhibit 24.8.1 South Australian State Emergency Service Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB1-028) SAV.500.001.0001 Exhibit 26.29.1 SAVEM response to NTG-HB2-533 SCC.500.001.0001 Exhibit 10.15.1 Sunshine Coast Council response to NTG-HB1-063 SCC.501.001.0192 Exhibit 10.15.3 Evacuation Centre Management Sub-Plan SCC.501.001.0280 Exhibit 30.52.1 Sunshine Coast Council Animal Evacuation Management Group Procedure SCC.501.001.0396 Exhibit 10.15.4 Master List - Evacuation Centre Equipment SCC.501.001.0397 Exhibit 10.15.7 Sunshine Coast Council - Venue Register - Evacuation Centres and Places of Refuge SCC.501.001.0405 Exhibit 10.15.2 Sunshine Coast Council response to NTG-HB2-257 SCC.501.001.0424 Exhibit 10.15.6 Sunshine Coast Disaster Recovery Plan - 2017 Feb edition SCC.501.001.0496 Exhibit 10.15.5 Sunshine Coast Evacuation Sub-plan 2018 SCR.500.001.0001 Exhibit 27.9.1 SmartSat Cooperative Research Centre response to Notice to Give information (NTG-HB3-641) SDQ.001.001.0001 Exhibit 19.11.1 Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning response to NTG-HB1-032 SDQ.001.001.0436 Exhibit 25.2.1 Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning (QLD) Response to Notice to

Give Information (NTG-HB2-232)

SDQ.002.001.0009 Exhibit 19.11.2 Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning response to NTP-HB1-029 SDQ.002.001.0104 Exhibit 19.11.3 Queensland Government’s State Planning Policy SDQ.002.001.0195 Exhibit 19.11.7 State Planning Policy - State Interest Guidance material - Natural Hazards, risk and resilience - Bushfire SDQ.002.001.0238 Exhibit 19.11.8 Bushfire Resilient Communities - Technical Reference Guide for the State Planning Policy State Interest ‘Natural

Hazards, Risk and Resilience - Bushfire’

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

SDQ.002.001.0338 Exhibit 19.11.9 Planning for stronger, more resilient electrical infrastructure - improving the resilience of electrical infrastructure during flooding and cyclones SDQ.002.001.0356 Exhibit 19.11.6 Flood Resilient Building Guidance for QLD Homes SDQ.002.001.0496 Exhibit 19.11.4 Storm Tide Resilient Building Guidance for QLD Homes SDQ.002.001.0543 Exhibit 19.11.5 Cyclone Resilient Building Guidance for QLD Homes SDR.500.001.0001 Exhibit 10.29.1 Southern Downs Regional Council response to NTG- HB3-603 SER.500.001.0002 Exhibit 6.1.1 Witness Statement - Michelle Lees

SER.500.001.0022 Exhibit 6.1.3 Annexure B: Department of Human Services, ‘Emergency response to the February 2019 Far North Queensland floods - Post Activation Review’, Executive Summary SER.500.001.0027 Exhibit 6.1.4 Annexure C: Department of Human Services, ‘Emergency response to the February 2019 Far North Queensland floods - Post Activation Review: Final Report’ SER.500.001.0058 Exhibit 6.1.5 Annexure D: Department of Health, ‘Mental Health Support for Australians affected by the 2019-20 bushfires’ SER.8001.0001.0062 Exhibit 6.1.2 Annexure A: Curriculum vitae - Michelle Lees SER.9001.0001.0001 Exhibit 6.1.6 Services Australia response to Notice to Give (NTG-HB2-252) SER.9001.0001.0001_E Exhibit 2.5.3 Response of Services Australia to Notice to Give Information Dated 1 May 2020 (NTG-HB2-252) SER.9002.0001.0002 Exhibit 30.32.1 Services Australia Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-518) SER.9002.0001.0022 Exhibit 30.32.2 Attachment C: ‘EMG Bushfire Response’ with location for the Mobile Service Centre SHC.500.001.1235 Exhibit 10.31.5 Shoalhaven LGA Recovery Action Plan February 2020 SHC.501.001.0002_R Exhibit 10.31.1 Shoalhaven City Council response to NTG-HB1-065 SHC.502.001.0002 Exhibit 10.31.2 Shoalhaven City Council response to NTG-HB2-264 SHC.503.001.0002 Exhibit 10.31.3 Shoalhaven City Council response to NTG-HB3-612 SHP.500.001.0002 Exhibit 1.6.1 Witness Statement - Sharanjit Paddam

SHP.501.001.0001 Exhibit 1.6.2 Actuaries Institute, Australian Actuaries Climate Index SHP.501.001.0019 Exhibit 1.6.3 Australian Actuaries Climate Index: Some Comments on Extremes SHP.502.001.0001 Exhibit 1.6.4 Updates to data presented in Australian Actuaries Climate Index - Some Comments on Extremes presentation dated December 2018 at pages 7, 8 and 9

SMT.500.001.0001 Exhibit 27.13.1 Smartrak Response to Notice to Give (NTG-HB3-643) SOA.500.001.0003 Exhibit 24.14.1 Voluntary Submission from the South Australian Government on the involvement of the ADF in 2019-2020 bushfire response and recovery activities SPN.5000.0001.0002_R Exhibit 15.23.1 SA Power Network’s response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2- 324) redacted SRC.500.001.0001 Exhibit 10.23.1 Snowy Monaro Regional Council response to NTG-HB2-259 SRC.500.001.0233 Exhibit 10.23.4 Snowy Monaro LEMC Consequence Management Guide Bushfire 2019

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

SRC.500.001.0428 Exhibit 10.23.2 Snowy Monaro Recovery Action Plan 2019-2020 Bushfires SRC.500.001.0489 Exhibit 10.23.3 ADF Request for Assistance Form V2 SSA.468.001.0257 Exhibit 20.5.4 Guidelines for Managing Spontaneous Volunteers in South Australia SSA.468.001.0539 Exhibit 20.5.2 Local Government Disaster Recovery Assistance Arrangements SSA.468.001.0807 Exhibit 20.5.12 South Australia's Resilience Strategy 2019-2024: Stronger Together SSA.468.001.0905 Exhibit 20.29.2 A Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for Disaster Recovery Programs SSA.468.005.0032 Exhibit 20.5.3 2019-20 South Australian Bushfires: Category D - Recovery Exceptional Assistance Immediate Support Package

Guidelines

SSA.468.005.0036 Exhibit 20.29.1 Cross-border Assistance Guidelines SSA.468.005.0049 Exhibit 20.5.5 Deed of Agreement for Managing Spontaneous Volunteers in South Australia SSA.468.012.0072 Exhibit 20.5.6 Spreadsheet re payment of grant programs and assistance measures provided by the South Australian Government and Commonwealth

SSA.468.013.0001 Exhibit 20.5.7 South Australian Bushfires (2019 & 2020) - Impact on State Heritage Places SSA.468.016.0001 Exhibit 20.5.8 Damage Assessment Support Plan

SSA.468.017.0001 Exhibit 20.5.9 Bushfire Clean-up Progress and Schedule SSA.468.021.0001 Exhibit 20.5.10 Statewide Bushfire Statistics 2019/20 Season (Impacted Land by Tenure) SSA.468.022.0001 Exhibit 20.5.11 South Australian Habitat and Wildlife Bushfire Recovery Plan SSA.468.036.0002 Exhibit 20.5.13 Spreadsheet: Relief and recovery assistance provided by State of SA in response to natural disasters SSA.468.056.0001 Exhibit 20.5.1 South Australia response to NTG-HB2-468 SSA.500.002.0001 Exhibit 33.28.3 State of South Australia Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-640) SSA.539.001.0001 Exhibit 33.28.1 State of South Australia Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-539) SSA.632.001.0001 Exhibit 32.5.6 State of South Australia Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-632) Part F SSA.632.001.0005 Exhibit 32.5.7 State of South Australia Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-632) Part F - Annexure D SSA.632.001.0006 Exhibit 32.5.8 State of South Australia Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-632) Part G SSA.632.001.0012 Exhibit 32.5.9 State of South Australia Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-632) Part H SSA.632.001.0018 Exhibit 32.5.14 State of South Australia Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-632) Part K SSA.632.001.0024 Exhibit 32.5.16 State of South Australia Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-632) - Annexure - Handbook for

farm fire units

SSA.632.001.0040 Exhibit 32.5.1 State of South Australia Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-632) Part A SSA.632.001.0046 Exhibit 32.5.2 State of South Australia Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-632) Part B SSA.632.001.0056 Exhibit 32.5.3 State of South Australia Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-632) Part C SSA.632.001.0062 Exhibit 32.5.4 State of South Australia Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-632) Part D

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

SSA.632.001.0068 Exhibit 32.5.5 State of South Australia Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-632) Part E SSA.632.001.0073 Exhibit 38.8.1 Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-632) Annexure C SSA.632.001.0075 Exhibit 32.5.10 State of South Australia Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-632) Part I SSA.632.001.0081 Exhibit 32.5.11 State of South Australia Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-632) Part J SSA.632.001.0096 Exhibit 32.5.12 Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-632) Part J - Annexure E - Department of Environment and

Water

SSA.632.001.0097 Exhibit 37.9.1 Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-632) ForestrySA Response to Part J - Annexure E SSA.632.001.0098 Exhibit 32.5.13; Exhibit32.5.15 State of South Australia Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-632) Part L

SSA.632.001.0104 Exhibit 32.5.17 Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-632) - Annexure - State Emergency Management Plan Part 3: Guidelines and Frameworks, Annex A SSA.900.001.0003 Exhibit 35.4.1 State of South Australia response to draft propositions (table) SSA.901.001.0004 Exhibit 35.4.4 Attachment 1 to witness statement: South Australian Emergency Management Workforce Mapping Project SSA.901.001.0044 Exhibit 35.4.3 Witness statement of Assistant Commissioner Noel Bamford SSA.901.001.0047 Exhibit 35.4.2 State of South Australia submissions in response to draft propositions SSA.901.001.0054 Exhibit 33.28.6 Attachment A to AUSTRAUMAPLAN: AUSBURNSPLAN SSA.901.001.0066 Exhibit 33.28.5 AUSTRAUMAPLAN: Domestic Response Plan for Mass Casualty Incidents of national Consequence SSA.901.001.0112 Exhibit 33.28.7 Police Assistance to Neighbouring States arrangements SSA.901.001.0129 Exhibit 33.28.8 ‘Guidelines for the Management of Roadside Native Vegetation and Regrowth Vegetation (updated September

2020)’

SSA.901.001.0175 Exhibit 33.28.9 State Disaster Waste Management Capability Plan SSA.901.001.0202 Exhibit 33.28.10 Disaster Waste Management Guidelines SSA.901.001.0330 Exhibit 33.28.13 Attachment B to Common Alerting Protocol SSA.901.001.0344 Exhibit 33.28.14 Attachment C to Common Alerting Protocol SSA.901.001.0352 Exhibit 33.28.12 Attachment A to Common Alerting Protocol SSA.901.001.0393 Exhibit 33.28.11 Common Alerting Protocol SSC.001.001.0001 Exhibit 30.46.1 Sutherland Shire Council’s revised submission to the Royal Commission STA.501.001.0001 Exhibit 19.23.1 Standards Australia response to NTG-HB1-069, amended 7 July 2020 SVC.500.001.0001 Exhibit 10.21.1 Snowy Valleys Council response to NTG-HB3-609 SWA.001.001.0001 Exhibit 33.26.1 State of Western Australia Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-538) SWA.002.001.0001 Exhibit 30.14.1 Extension of State of Emergency Declaration SWA.003.001.0001 Exhibit 30.40.5 State of Western Australia Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-633)

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

SWA.004.001.0008 Exhibit 30.40.8 State Emergency Management Committee 2019 Emergency Preparedness Report SWA.004.001.0010 Exhibit 30.40.7 Draft 2020 Ferguson Recommendations Report Update SWA.004.001.0011 Exhibit 30.40.6 Lessons Identification Database SWA.005.001.0003 Exhibit 30.40.4 Attachment to Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-549) SWA.006.001.0001 Exhibit 32.4.1 State of Western Australia Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-629) SWA.006.001.0002 Exhibit 32.4.2 Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-629) - Attachments 1 and 2 SWA.006.001.0003 Exhibit 32.4.3 Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-629) - Annexure C SWA.006.001.0004 Exhibit 32.4.4 Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-629) - Annexure D SWA.006.001.0005 Exhibit 32.4.5 Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-629) - Annexure E SWA.007.001.0001 Exhibit 35.7.2 Western Australia submissions in relation to draft propositions SWA.007.001.0002 Exhibit 35.7.1 State of Western Australia response to draft propositions (table) SWA.502.001.0001 Exhibit 33.26.10 Emergency Management Capability Framework SWA.502.001.0006 Exhibit 33.26.13 Intergovernmental Agreement for the Australian Building Codes Board SWA.502.001.0035 Exhibit 33.26.11 Australia New Zealand Counter-Terrorism Committee, "National Counter-Terrorism Plan", 4th edition SWA.502.001.0079 Exhibit 33.26.16 Code of Practice for Wildlife Rehabilitation in Western Australia SWA.502.001.0133 Exhibit 33.26.14 National Framework to Improve Government Radiocommunications Interoperability: 2010 2020 SWA.502.001.0143 Exhibit 33.26.12 Department of Fire & Emergency Services (Office of Bushfire Risk Management), "Guidelines for Preparing a

Bushfire Risk Management Plan"

SWA.502.001.0235 Exhibit 33.26.9 Special Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, "Managing the risks of extreme events and disasters to advance climate change adaptation" SWA.502.001.0829 Exhibit 33.26.17 Department of Parks and Wildlife and the Australian Marine Oil Spill Centre Pty Ltd, Western Australian Oiled Wildlife Response Plan" TAN.501.001.0001 Exhibit 15.24.1 TasNetwork’s response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-326) TAS.500.001.0001 Exhibit 20.4.2 Tasmanian Emergency Management Arrangements TAS.500.001.0001 Exhibit 23.4.8 Tasmanian Emergency Management Arrangements TAS.500.001.0151 Exhibit 20.4.3 Attachment 2: State Recovery Plan

TAS.500.001.0152 Exhibit 20.4.7 Attachment 6: 2018/19 Bushfires Recovery Plan TAS.500.001.0174 Exhibit 20.4.5 Attachment 4: Recovery Partners Network Statement of purpose TAS.500.001.0175 Exhibit 20.4.6 Attachment 5: 2018/19 Bushfires Interim recovery Plan TAS.500.001.0198 Exhibit 20.4.8 Attachment 7: 2019-20 bushfires Impact and Needs Assessment - 14 January 2020 TAS.500.001.0204 Exhibit 20.4.9 Attachment 8: TRRA - Personal Hardship and Distress Assistance Policy TAS.500.001.0214 Exhibit 20.4.10 Attachment 9: TRRA - Natural Disaster Relief to Local Government Policy

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

TAS.500.001.0248 Exhibit 20.4.12 Attachment 11: People at Increased Risk in an Emergency Guide TAS.500.001.0266 Exhibit 20.4.13 Attachment 12: Southern Tasmania Extreme Weather Event Evaluation report - Part 1 TAS.500.001.0347 Exhibit 20.4.14 Attachment 13: Southern Tasmania Extreme Weather Event Evaluation report - Part 2 TAS.500.001.0426 Exhibit 20.4.15 Attachment 14: 31 May Estimates 2019/20 TAS.500.001.0427 Exhibit 20.4.16 Attachment 15: Protocol for Whole-of-Government Public Information Support in Emergencies TAS.500.001.0438 Exhibit 20.4.17 Attachment 16: Public Information Unit Operations Manual TAS.500.001.0452 Exhibit 20.4.1 State of Tasmania (Craig Limkin) Response to Notice to Give Witness Statement (NTS-HB2-016) TAS.501.001.0001 Exhibit 20.4.4 Attachment 3: State recovery Committee Terms of Reference TAS.501.001.0005 Exhibit 20.4.11 Attachment 10: TRRA - Community Recovery Policy TAS.502.001.0001 Exhibit 33.30.1 State of Tasmania Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-542) TAS.502.001.0002 Exhibit 33.30.2 Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-542) - Attachment 1 TAS.502.001.0005 Exhibit 33.30.3 Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-542) - Attachment 2 TAS.503.001.0001 Exhibit 30.13.2 Amendment of Declaration of State of Emergency TAS.503.001.0003 Exhibit 30.13.1 Declaration of State of Emergency TAS.503.001.0004 Exhibit 30.13.3 Extension of Declaration of State of Emergency TAS.504.001.0001 Exhibit 33.30.5 Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-634) - Attachment 1 TAS.504.001.0013 Exhibit 33.30.4 State of Tasmania Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-634) TAS.505.001.0001 Exhibit 30.42.1 Attachment to Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-547) TAS.507.001.0001 Exhibit 32.6.2 Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-628) - Tasmanian Emergency Management Arrangements TAS.507.001.0179 Exhibit 32.6.3 Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-628) - Annexure C TAS.507.001.0181 Exhibit 32.6.4 Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-628) - Annexure D TAS.507.001.0182 Exhibit 32.6.5 Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-628) - Annexure E TAS.507.001.0183 Exhibit 32.6.6 Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-628) - State Recovery Plan Issue 3 TAS.507.001.0225 Exhibit 32.6.7 Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-628) - Tasmanian Public Health Emergencies - Issue 2 TAS.507.001.0284 Exhibit 32.6.8 Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-628) - Tasmanian Mass Casualty Arrangements TAS.507.001.0314 Exhibit 32.6.9 Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-628) - Plan for the Delivery of Integrated Emergency

Management within the Department of Health and Human Services and Tasmanian Health Organisations

TAS.507.001.0362 Exhibit 32.6.10 Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-628) - Department of Human Services and Tasmanian Health Organisations Social Recovery Plan TAS.507.001.0396 Exhibit 32.6.11 Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-628) - Bushfire Smoke and Your Health TAS.507.001.0398 Exhibit 32.6.12 Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-628) - COVID-19 Request for Assistance Process TAS.507.001.0399 Exhibit 32.6.13 Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-628) - SEMC Principles for Assessing External Reviews

Appendix 11 Exhibits 231

Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

TAS.507.001.0403 Exhibit 32.6.1 State of Tasmania Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-628) TAS.900.001.0001 Exhibit 35.8.2 Tasmania supplementary response to draft proposition H.25 (table) TAS.900.001.0003 Exhibit 35.8.1 State of Tasmania response to draft propositions (table) TAS.901.001.0001 Exhibit 33.30.6 Intergovernmental Agreement on Australia’s National Counter- Terrorism Arrangements TCC.500.001.0001 Exhibit 14.13.2 Transport Canberra and City Services Road Closures for Bushfire Season 2019/20 TCC.500.001.0003 Exhibit 14.13.1 Transport Canberra and City Services response to Notice to Give (NTG- HB2-241) TCS.500.001.0002 Exhibit 7.7.3 Department of Tourism, Culture and Sport (NT) Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB1-042) TCS.500.001.0002_UR Exhibit 25.16.1 Department of Tourism, Culture and Sport (NT) Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB1-042) TCS.500.001.0037 Exhibit 25.16.2 Annexure SE-1 PWCNT Management Effectiveness Framework TCS.500.001.0062 Exhibit 25.16.3 Annexure SE-2 Memorandum: Policy for Approval - Managing Fire on Parks and Reserves TCS.500.001.0068 Exhibit 25.16.4 Annexure SE-3 Annual Fire Action Plan Litchfield National Park 2020 TCS.500.001.0094 Exhibit 7.7.4 Annexure SE-4: Litchfield National Park - Annual Fire Report 2019 TCS.500.001.0103 Exhibit 25.16.5 Annexure SE-5 Tjoritja/West MacDonnell National Park Report on the January 2019 Bushfire TCS.500.001.0126 Exhibit 25.16.6 Annexure SE-6 Improved Fire Management Action Register TCS.500.001.0127 Exhibit 25.16.7 Annexure SE-7 Litchfield National Park Integrated Conservation Strategy TCS.500.001.0147 Exhibit 25.16.8 Annexure SE-8 Territory Emergency Plan TCS.500.001.0214 Exhibit 25.16.9 Annexure SE-9 Emergency Management Committee Terms of Reference TCS.500.001.0218 Exhibit 25.16.10 Annexure SE-10 Limmen National Park Emergency Response Manual - Standard Operating Procedures 2019-

2020

TCS.500.001.0253 Exhibit 25.16.11 Annexure SE-11 Parks and Wildlife Jointly Managed Parks and Reserves TCS.500.001.0254 Exhibit 25.16.12 Annexure SE-12 Nitmiluk National Park Plan of Management TFG.500.001.0001 Exhibit 31.13.1 Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-364) TIN.500.001.0001 Exhibit 9.2.7 Timothy Neale, Jessica Weir, Will Smith and Alex Zahara response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-395) TLS.001.001.0057_R Exhibit 15.1.3 Major Event Report - Final Report - Qld Flood and Fires 24/11/2018 to 13/02/2018 TLS.001.001.3897_R Exhibit 15.1.10 Commercial Engineering Severe Weather Plan TLS.001.001.3965_R Exhibit 15.1.5 Bushfire Plan Field Service Delivery Queensland Area TLS.001.001.4001_R Exhibit 15.1.6 Bushfire Plan Field Service Delivery New South Wales Area TLS.001.001.4037_R Exhibit 15.1.7 Bushfire Plan Field Service Delivery Western Australia Area TLS.001.001.4146_R Exhibit 15.1.8 Bushfire Plan Field Service Delivery South Australia Area TLS.001.001.4181_R Exhibit 15.1.9 Bushfire Plan Field Service Delivery Victoria & Tasmania Areas TLS.001.001.5034_E Exhibit 15.1.4 Audit & Risk Committee Paper - 4. Impact of bushfires on network resilience

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

TLS.002.001.0053 Exhibit 15.1.1 Telstra’s response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-253) TLS.003.001.0001_R Exhibit 15.1.2 Telstra’s response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-440) TLS.004.001.0001 Exhibit 15.1.11 Temporary infrastructure - photos TLS.504.001.0001 Exhibit 31.7.1 Letter from Telstra regarding telecommunications, Rural Fire Service panel hearings and possible

recommendations in final report

TMQ.002.001.0008 Exhibit 14.9.1 Department of Transport and Main Roads response to Notice to Give (NTG-HB2-237) TMQ.002.001.0012 Exhibit 14.9.2 Enclosure A: Presentation - Roadside Bushfire Risk - How does TMR manage the risk? TMQ.002.001.0028 Exhibit 14.9.3 Enclosure B: 2019 Roadside Bushfire Risk Assessment Model - Summary Report prepared by Aurecon TMQ.002.001.0056 Exhibit 14.9.4 Enclosure C: 2019 Roadside Bushfire Risk Assessment Model - Detailed User Guide prepared by Aurecon TOW.500.001.0001 Exhibit 1.4.2 Transcript of evidence of Professor Sue Townsend TPF.500.001.0001 Exhibit 23.4.2 Attachment A: Inter-Agency Bushfire Management Protocol 2019-2020 (17th Edition) TPF.500.001.0020 Exhibit 23.4.3 Attachment B: 2019/20 State Bushfire Strategy TPF.500.001.0032 Exhibit 23.4.4 Attachment C: Tasmania Fire Service Operational Priorities TPF.500.001.0033 Exhibit 23.4.5 Attachment D: Options Analysis - McNeils Road TPF.500.001.0039 Exhibit 23.4.6 Attachment E: Fire Season Preparedness and Capability Brief TPF.500.001.0056 Exhibit 23.4.1 Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management (Tas) response to Notice to Give (NTG-HB2-530) -

Interstate Assistance scenarios

TRE.9001.0001.0001 Exhibit 30.25.1 The Treasury (ACT) Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-649) TRG.100.001.0210 Exhibit 15.14.10 Grid Operating Manual OM700 - Minimising Market Impact TRG.100.002.0157 Exhibit 15.14.11 Bushfire Risk Management Plan (TransGrid) TRG.100.003.0001 Exhibit 15.14.16 TransGrid Electricity Network Safety Management System Audit 2020 TRG.100.003.0209 Exhibit 15.14.6 Bushfire Formal Safety Assessment TRG.100.003.0402 Exhibit 15.14.4 ENSMS (Electricity Network Safety Management System) Performance Report 1 July to 30 September 2018 TRG.100.003.0487 Exhibit 15.14.5 Bushfire Preparedness Independent Audit Report 2017 TRG.100.003.0772 Exhibit 15.14.7 Network Reliability Safety Formal Safety Assessment TRG.100.004.0001 Exhibit 15.14.12 Business Continuity Management Framework TRG.100.004.0011 Exhibit 15.14.13 Crisis Management Plan Quick Reference Guide TRG.100.004.0064 Exhibit 15.14.9 Emergency Communications Plan 2019/20 TRG.100.004.0112 Exhibit 15.14.14 Electricity Network Safety Management System Description TRG.100.004.0239 Exhibit 15.14.15 Power System Emergency Response Plan TRG.100.004.0265 Exhibit 15.14.8 Regulatory Incident Reporting Procedure 2020 TRG.500.001.0019 Exhibit 15.14.1 TransGrid’s response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-328)

Appendix 11 Exhibits 233

Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

TSA.500.001.0001 Exhibit 26.9.2 The Salvation Army response to NTG-HB2-286 TSA.500.001.0012 Exhibit 26.9.3 Appendix A: Strategic Disaster Management Plan Overview TSA.500.001.0017 Exhibit 26.9.4 Appendix B: Phase One Recovery Grants Guidelines - Updated 12/2/2020 TSA.501.001.0001 Exhibit 26.9.5 The Salvation Army response to NTG-HB2-556 TSA.502.001.0001 Exhibit 31.17.1 The Salvation Army Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-556) TSB.500.001.0001 Exhibit 30.20.1 Australian Transport Safety Bureau response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB1-081) TSB.501.001.0001 Exhibit 4.2.15 Australian Transport Safety Bureau - A safety analysis of aerial firefighting occurrences in Australia - July 2000

to March 2020

TSC.500.001.0002 Exhibit 10.22.2 Attachment 1: State of readiness - emergency management responsibilities and activities TSC.500.001.0005 Exhibit 10.22.1 Towong Shire Council response to NTG-HB3-605 VDP.500.001.0001 Exhibit 26.10.2 St Vincent de Paul combined response to Notices to Give Information VDP.500.002.0001 Exhibit 26.10.3 St Vincent de Paul supplementary response to Notices to Give Information VFF.500.001.0001 Exhibit 26.2.1 Victorian Farmers Federation Response to NTG-HB2-356 VIC.0001.0001.0001 Exhibit 33.19.3 State of Victoria Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-510) VIC.0001.0001.0005 Exhibit 33.19.4 State of Victoria Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-510) - Appendix A VIC.0002.0001.0001 Exhibit 33.19.1 State of Victoria Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-536) VIC.0004.0001.0001 Exhibit 33.19.2 State of Victoria Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-544) VIC.0005.0001.0001 Exhibit 30.37.5 State of Victoria Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-637) VIC.0005.0001.0007 Exhibit 30.37.6 Attachment to Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-637) VIC.0006.0001.0001 Exhibit 30.37.3 State of Victoria Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-546) VIC.0009.0001.0001 Exhibit 30.37.4 IGEM - Inquiry into the 2019-20 Victorian Fire Season VIC.0011.0001.0001 Exhibit 32.2.1 State of Victoria Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-625) VIC.0011.0001.0039 Exhibit 32.2.2 Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-625) - Annexure A VIC.0011.0001.0042 Exhibit 32.2.3 Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-625) - Annexure B VIC.0011.0001.0043 Exhibit 32.2.4 Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-625) - Annexure C VIC.900.001.0001 Exhibit 35.6.1 State of Victoria response to draft propositions (table) VIF.0001.0002.0001 Exhibit 24.1.1 VicForests Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB1-085) VOD.500.001.0001_R Exhibit 15.3.1 Vodafone’s response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-255) VOD.503.001.0001 Exhibit 15.3.2 Vodafone’s response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-443) VTO.500.001.0001 Exhibit 31.12.1 Federation of Victorian Traditional Owner Corporations Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB1-095) WAH.001.001.0001 Exhibit 29.6.1 WA Department of Health Response to Notice to Give (NTG-HB2-354)

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Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

WAH.001.001.0002 Exhibit 29.6.2 Annexure 1: State Health Emergency Response Plan WAH.001.001.0003 Exhibit 29.6.3 Annexure 2: State Hazard Plan - Heatwave WAH.001.001.0004 Exhibit 29.6.4 Annexure 3: State Hazard Plan - Human Biosecurity WAH.001.001.0005 Exhibit 29.6.5 Annexure 4: State Emergency Management Exercise Framework WAH.001.001.0006 Exhibit 29.6.6 Annexure 5: Capability Framework WAH.001.001.0007 Exhibit 29.6.7 Annexure 6: Post Exercise Report - State Hazard Plan - Heatwave Discussion Exercise WAH.001.001.0008 Exhibit 29.6.8 Annexure 7: National Health Emergency Response Arrangements WAH.001.001.0009 Exhibit 29.6.9 Annexure 8: Austraumaplan - Domestic Response for Mass Casualty Incidents of National Consequence

(Australian Health Protection Principal Committee)

WAH.001.001.0010 Exhibit 29.6.10 Annexure 9: Severe Burn Injury (Annex to Austraumaplan) WAH.001.001.0011 Exhibit 29.6.11 Annexure 10: Paediatric (Annex to Austraumaplan) WAH.001.001.0012 Exhibit 29.6.12 Annexure 11: Criminal and Terrorism Incident (Annex to Austraumaplan) WAH.001.001.0013 Exhibit 29.6.13 Annexure 12: Domestic Health Response Plan for Chemical Biological, Radiological or Nuclear Incidents of

National Significance (Australian Government Department of Health)

WAH.001.001.0014 Exhibit 29.6.14 Annexure 13: New counselling for Waroona-Yarloop fire victims (media statement) WEP.500.001.0591 Exhibit 15.25.1 Western Power’s response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2- 329) WEW.001.001.0002 Exhibit 19.22.1 Statement of Executive Director of Strategic Policy, Sarah Cradyl McEvoy, in response to NTG-HB1-025 WEW.001.001.0004 Exhibit 29.6.15 WA Department of Water and Environmental Regulation Response to Notice to Give (NTG-HB2-392) -

Statement of Sarah Cradyl McEvoy

WHA.500.001.0001 Exhibit 33.34.1 Wildlife Health Australia Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-663) WHA.500.001.0012 Exhibit 33.34.2 Attachment to Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB3-663) WIE.500.001.0001 Exhibit 13.1.1 Witness Statement of Mr Adam Weinert WIR.500.001.0001 Exhibit 26.28.2 WIRES response to NTG-HB2-297 WIR.501.001.0001 Exhibit 26.28.4 WIRES supplementary response to NTG-HB2-297 WOL.500.001.0001 Exhibit 10.25.1 Wollondilly Shire Council response to NTG-HB3-600 WPA.500.001.0001 Exhibit 26.33.1 World Animal Protection Response to NTG-HB2-532 WPF.001.001.0004 Exhibit 25.13.1 Western Australia Police Force Response to Notice to Give Information (NTG-HB2-350) WRF.500.001.0001 Exhibit 14.8.1 Witness Statement - Campbell Dumesny WRT.001.001.0002 Exhibit 14.14.1 Main Roads response to Notice to Give (NTG-HB2-242) YLB.500.001.0001 Exhibit 27.4.3 The Yellow ALERT System: Briefing for the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department YLB.500.001.0008 Exhibit 27.4.1 Witness statement of Professor Steve Robson in response to Notice to Give (NTS-HB3-009) YLB.500.001.0016 Exhibit 27.4.6 ICA Media Release: Winner of the Insurance Council of Australia 2010 Resilience Award

Appendix 11 Exhibits 235

Document ID Exhibit no. Document name

YLB.500.001.0017 Exhibit 27.4.4 Article: LX Innovations wins Electronics Future Award YLB.500.001.0019 Exhibit 27.4.5 YellowBird ALERT: Key Points

YLB.500.001.0022 Exhibit 27.4.7 Letter to Professor Stephen Robson from Greg Mullins AFSM, NSW State Emergency Management Committee YLB.500.001.0023 Exhibit 27.4.2 YellowBird Phase II Trial Results

YRC.500.001.0001 Exhibit 10.47.1 Yarra Ranges Council response to NTG-HB1-082

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Appendix 12 Leave to Appear 12.1 The following parties were granted leave to appear, subject to conditions contained in the Order granting leave. They appear in the order in which leave was granted.

Table 22: Parties with Leave to Appear

Party Order ref Leave granted for Counsel Instructors

Commonwealth of Australia ORD-001 Entire hearing Stephen Free SC Anna Mitchelmore SC

Nicholas Kelly

Australian Government Solicitor

State of New South Wales ORD-001 Entire hearing Dr Sarah Pritchard SC Kirsten Edwards

Oliver Jones

James Emmett

Crown Solicitors Office

State of Queensland ORD-001 Entire hearing Mr Jonathan Horton QC

Ms Emma Hoiberg

Crown Law Queensland

State of Victoria ORD-001 Entire hearing Kristen Walker QC

(Solicitor-General of Victoria)

Richard Attiwill QC

Emrys Nekvapil

Helen Tiplady

Haroon Hassan

Katherine Brazenor

Glyn Ayres

Rachel Amamoo

Maya Narayan

Victorian Government Solicitors’ Office

Telstra Corporation Ltd ORD-002

ORD-016

29 May 2020

30 June 2020 - 2 July 2020

No appearance by counsel

Kate Morgan SC

Amy Campbell

Gilbert + Tobin

Australian Red Cross Society ORD-003 26 May 2020 Bruce Hodgkinson AM SC K&L Gates

Australian Energy Market Commission ORD-004 29 May 2020 Tom Clarke Allens

State of South Australia ORD-005 Entire hearing Todd Golding

Alison Doecke

Crown Solicitor’s Office

IAG Limited ORD-006 25 May 2020 James Foley In-house solicitors

Forestry Corporation of NSW ORD-007 Entire hearing N/A N/A

Appendix 12 Leave to Appear 237

Party Order ref Leave granted for Counsel Instructors

State of Western Australia

ORD-010

ORD-012

2 to 5 June 2020

Entire hearing

No appearance by counsel State Solicitor's Office

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

ORD-011

ORD-036

4 June 2020

22 September 2020

No appearance by counsel In-house solicitors

Northern Territory ORD-013 Entire hearing No appearance by

counsel

Solicitor for the Northern Territory

Australian Capital Territory

ORD-014 Entire hearing No appearance by counsel ACT Government Solicitor

East Gippsland Shire Council ORD-015 22 June 2020 No appearance by

counsel

Maddocks

Singtel Optus Pty Limited ORD-017 30 June 2020 - 2 July 2020 David Sulan Baker McKenzie

AusNet Services ORD-018 30 June 2020 -

2 July 2020

No appearance by counsel In-house solicitors

TransGrid ORD-019 30 June 2020 -

2 July 2020

Nick Kidd SC Allens

nbn co ORD-020 30 June 2020 -

2 July 2020

Anthony Cheshire SC Clayton Utz

TPG Telecom Limited (formerly Vodafone Hutchison Australia Pty Limited)

ORD-021 30 June 2020 - 2 July 2020 No appearance by counsel

Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Essential Energy ORD-022 30 June 2020 -

2 July 2020

No appearance by counsel In-house solicitors

Endeavour Energy ORD-023 30 June 2020 -

2 July 2020

No appearance by counsel In-house solicitors

State of Tasmania ORD-025 9 July 2020 -

onwards

Sarah Kay (Assistant Solicitor-General of Tasmania)

Office of the Solicitor-General

Standards Australia Limited ORD-026 8 July 2020 No appearance by

counsel

In-house solicitors

CSIRO ORD-029 3 August 2020 No appearance by

counsel

In-house solicitors

Mr Steven Warrington AFSM ORD-031 4 August 2020 - 5 August 2020

Andrew Woods Victorian

Government Solicitors’ Office

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Appendix 13 Bushfire History Project 13.1 The 2019-20 Bushfire History Project was a unique project developed by the Royal Commission. The project was launched on 15 May 2020 as an opportunity for people to record their personal experience and share photos and videos taken during

the 2019-2020 bushfires or the ongoing recovery. The material received formed part of the official records of the Royal Commission.

13.2 The Royal Commission invited people to:

• contribute videos or photographs taken during the 2019-2020 bushfires or the ongoing recovery, and/or

• submit a short video account explaining what they experienced during the bushfires.

13.3 The imagery captured bushfires as they burnt, firefighting efforts, fire damage, smoke haze, communities, people, recovery efforts and progress in fire affected communities.

13.4 A selection of these personal contributions were donated to the National Museum when the Royal Commission concluded its work, forming part of an upcoming exhibition at the museum. While the partnership with the National Museum of Australia helped tell the story of the 2019-2020 bushfires for future generations, the full collection of material received through the Royal Commission’s 2019-20 Bushfire History Project will form part of the official records of the Royal Commission held in the Australian National Archives.

13.5 As at 9 October 2020, the Royal Commission had received 1,864 individual items for the 2019-20 Bushfire History Project comprising:

• 1,504 photos

• 342 videos, and

• 18 written statements.

Table 23: 2019-20 Bushfire History Project contributions

Jurisdiction Photos Videos Statements Total

New South Wales 1,353 307 5 1,665

Queensland 6 0 10 16

South Australia 47 2 3 52

Victoria 94 32 0 126

Unknown 4 1 0 5

Total 1,504 342 18 1,864

13.6 Contributions represent a wide range of fire affected communities across Australia including: Armidale, Bakers Creek, Beechmont (Binna Burra Lodge), Bega Valley, Belrose, Berowa, Berrico, Bingie, Blue Mountains, Bowman River, Brogo, Bruthen, Buchan, Bulliac, Bundanoon, Central Coast, Colo Heights, Cooma Monaro, Cope, Copeland, Curricabaark, Currowan, Eden, Eurobodalla, Falls Creek, Gerringong, Glenn

Appendix 13 Bushfire History Project 239

Innes, Glouster, Greenwattle Creek & Gospers Mountain, Hallidays Point, Hawksbury, Hawksbury, Kangaroo Island, Kosciuszko, Mid North Coast, Milson's Passage, Mogo, Nymboida, Pappinbarra, Parma Creek, Peregian,Rainbow Flat, Rossi, Sarsfield, Springwood, Tumbarumba, Walwa, Wards River, Woodgate.

Figure 2: Bushfire History Project Contribution, Dylan Brandon, Bundanoon NSW.

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Appendix 14 2019-2020 Bushfire Season 14.1 The following information shows the progression of fire activity across Australia over the 2019-2020 season, and includes States of Emergency and States of Disaster as they were declared.

14.2 The first bushfires of the 2019-2020 season started in mid-winter, in New South Wales, on 18 July 2019.

14.3 Over the following months, fires burned across tens of millions of hectares of land, threatening and displacing hundreds of communities.

14.4 The information used to prepare the indicative 2019-2020 Bushfire Season table was drawn from a variety of sources, including evidence provided to us, publicly available information and data presented in the reports of the inquiries into the 2019-2020 bushfires undertaken in South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria.

14.5 Throughout our inquiry, we have seen examples of the different ways in which each state and territory collect, record and communicate information on the impact of a natural disaster - bushfires were no exception. The compilation of this table provides a further illustration of the challenges in producing a national picture as a result of the different ways in which each state and territory collect, record and communicate information relating to the impact of a natural disaster.

2019-2020 bushfire season - key dates

July and August 2019

Date Location Broader affected areas

18 July Port Macquarie, NSW Lindfield Park Road

20 August Mount Barney, QLD Carneys Creek, Mount Lindesay, Maroon,

Mount May and Palen Creek

31 August Bees Nest, NSW Guy Fawkes River National Park

September 2019

Date Location Broader affected areas

2 September Sarabah and North Stradbroke Island, QLD Sarabah fires include Binna Burra, Cainbable, Illinbah, Lower Beechmont,

Numinbah Valley and O’Reilly

5 September Long Gully Road, NSW Coongbar and Drake

6 September Stanthorpe and Applethorpe, QLD Gold Coast Hinterland

Lidsdale and Legume, NSW

Tenterfield, NSW

7 September Cobargo, NSW

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Date Location Broader affected areas

8 September Shark Creek, NSW

9 September Peregian Springs, QLD

13 September Girraween, NT

Kingsgate and Red Range, NSW

15 September Humpty Doo and Milne, NT

26 September Glen Rock, QLD Lefthand Branch, Merryvale, Mulgowie, and

Rosevale

Wollomombi, NSW

Bilingurr, WA

October 2019

Date Location Broader affected areas

3 October Castlereagh, NSW

4 October Bushby Flat, NSW Wyan, Myrtle Creek, Rappville and

Wineshanty and Mt Belmore State Forest

7 October Jackadgery, NSW

8 October Laidley, QLD Thornton and Townson

10 October Lachlan, TAS Glenfern and Mount Lloyd

17 October Kian Road, Carrai East (Willawarrin), and Carrai Creek, NSW Kian Road fires include Allgomera Creek, Bowraville, Bullingary, Burrapine,

Congarinni, Talarm, Macksville, South Arm, Taylors Arm, Warrell Creek and Fortescue Creek

18 October Rumba Dump Complex, NSW Bobin, Bulga Plateau, Caparra, Elands, Marlee, Tapin Tops National Park, and Wingham

19 October Backwater, NSW

25 October Knorrit Flat, NSW

26 October Gospers Mountain and Bills Crossing Crowdy, NSW Bills Crossing Crowdy fires include Crowdy Bay National Park, Johns River and Cattai

Creek

Darawank, NSW Forster-Tuncurry and Minimbah

27 October Derby, WA

Stockyard Flat, Kangawalla and Gulf Road, NSW

28 October Lake Innes, NSW Lake Cathie

29 October Black Snake Shacks, TAS

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November 2019

Date Location Broader affected areas

1 November Loxton, SA

2 November Wytaliba-Kangawalla, NSW

4 November Morton and Liberation Trail, NSW

5 November Cooroibah, QLD Ringtail Creek and Tewantin

6 November Wandsworth, NSW

7 November Toorumbee Complex, Hillville Road, Yarrowitch, Torrington, Woodford, Gum Scrub, NSW

Toorumbee Complex fires include Armidale Road, Bellbrook, Jacobs Spur and Willawarrin

Yarrowitch fire includes Oxley Wild River National Park

8 November Tarome, QLD

Myall Creek Road, Bora Ridge, Coombes Gap Complex, Willi Willi National Park, Tyringham and Muck Creek, Mount Nardi and Llangothlin, NSW

Regans Ford, WA

9 November Wanneroo and Cataby, WA

Cobraball, QLD

9-23 November Declaration of State of Fire Emergency - Queensland

11 November Duck Ponds, SA

Bretti, Nowendoc, Washpool National Park, North Rothbury and Greta, South Turramurra and Bril Bril, NSW

Bretti fires include Mares Run

11-17 November Declaration of State of Emergency - New South Wales

12 November Pechey, QLD Cressbrook Creek, Crows Nest, Esk,

Ravensbourne and Redbank Creek

12 November Bullsbrook, WA

13 November Noosa North Shore and Woodgate, QLD Woodgate fires include Burrum Heads, Buxton, Howard, Jarretts Road, Kinkuna

Waters, Pacific Haven and Walkers Point Road

Utakarra, Glenfield and Drummond Cove, WA

14 November Ebor, NSW

16 November Maroon, QLD

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Date Location Broader affected areas

20 November Yorke Peninsula, SA Foul Bay, Maitland, White Hut and

Yorketown

K’gari (Fraser Island), QLD

21 November Strathallan and Mt Glasgow and Tambo-35 Complex, VIC Mt Glasgow fire includes Amphitheatre Tambo-35 Complex fires include Bruthen,

Gelantipy, Sarsfield, Tambo Valley, W Tree, Wairewa and Wulgulmerang

Tambo 35 - Tambo Complex, VIC A group of fires that were eventually incorporated into one complex established around 5 January. These include:

Tambo 41 - Ensay, Tambo 27 - Buchan South, Tambo 40 - Gelantipy, Tambo 48 - Gelantipy, Tambo 49 - Gelantipy, Tambo 51 - Gelantipy, Tambo 50 - Wulgulmerang, Tambo 55 - Suggan Buggan, Tambo 57 - Shannonvale, Tambo 65 - Dinner Plain.

22 November Ovens 41 - Abbeyard, VIC The Ovens 41 - Abbeyard fire overran numerous fires and became a complex including: Ovens 18 - Abbeyard, Ovens 19 - Abbeyard, Ovens 21 - Tea Tree Range, Ovens 44 - Buckland Valley, Ovens 36 - Abbeyard, Ovens 42 - Buckland Valley, Ovens 43 - Buckland Valley, Ovens 35 - Mount Buffalo, Ovens 46 - Abbeyard.

23 November Lulworth, TAS Stoney Head and Beechford

Mount Royal and Kerry Ridge, NSW

25 November Ulan, NSW

26 November Currowan, Clyde Mountain and North Black Range, NSW Currowan fires include Badja River, Belowra, Bodalla, Bundle Hill, Deans Gap -

Sussex Inlet, Dignams Creek Area, Jerangle, Nerriga, Murramarang, Mystery Bay, Potato Point, Shoalhaven, South Durras, Ulladulla, Wagonga Scenic Drive, Tianjara and Comberton, Lake Conjola and Yatte Yattah

Clyde Mountain fires include Batemans Bay, Bimbimbie, Broulee, Buckenbowra, Long Beach, Malua Bay, Maloney’s Beach, Mogendoura, Mogo, Moruya River, Nelligen, Runnyford, South Durras and Surfside, Surf Beach, Tomakin and Rosedale

North Black Range fires include Majors Creek, Araluen and the Tallaganda National Park

Three Mile, NSW

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Date Location Broader affected areas

27 November Green Wattle Creek, NSW Walwa, Cudgewa, Corryong and Mt Kosciuszko

Ruined Castle, NSW

28 November Nambeelup, WA

30 November Meads Creek West, NSW

Snowy 16 - Snowy Complex, VIC A group of fires that were incorporated into one complex from around 5 January onwards. These include:

Tambo 39 - W Tree (including Tambo 38 - W Tree), Snowy 6 - Goongerah, Snowy 8 - Wallagaraugh, Snowy 9 - Cann River, Snowy 12 - Bonang, Snowy 13 - Bonang, Snowy 14 - Noorinbee, Snowy 15 - Chandlers Creek.

December 2019

Date Location Broader affected areas

1 December Waterbank, WA

3 December Forrestdale, WA

Cranebrook and Paterson, NSW

4 December Upper Turon, NSW

Cullacabardee, WA

Forest Ridge (Millmerran), QLD Condamine Farms and Cypress Gardens

Little L Complex, NSW Yengo National Park, Milbrodale, Paddock Run and Wrights Creek

6 December Napier, WA

Bundamba, QLD

9 December East Gippsland, VIC Anglers Rest, Benambra, Bendoc, Bindi, Blue

Rag Range, Bonang, Brookville, Buchan, Buldah, Cann River, Cape Conran, Chandlers Creek, Cobungra, Dargo, Ensay, Genoa, Gipsy Point, Glen Valley, Goongerah, Holstons, Hotham Heights, Johnsonville, Karbethong, Lakes Entrance, Mallacoota, Maramingo Creek, Marthavale, Noorinbee, Nowa Nowa, Omeo, Orbost, Reedy Flat, Sale, Swifts Creek, Tabberabbera, Tamboon, Tongio, Traralgon, Tubbut, Warragul, Wangarabell, Weeragua, Wingan River, Wonthaggi and Wroxham

10 December Yanchep, WA

11 December Toodyay, WA

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Date Location Broader affected areas

13 December Armadale, WA

14 December Yourdamung Lake, WA

15 December Mount Maria, QLD Promisedland, Pine Creek and Gregory River

Mogumber, WA

16 December Norseman, WA

17 December Forest Road (Comberton), NSW

19 December Israelite Bay, WA

19-26 December Declaration of State of Emergency - New South Wales

20 December Kangaroo Island, Cudlee Creek and Angle Vale, SA Kangaroo Island fires include Cygnet River, Dudley, Duncan, Menzies, Newland, Playford

Highway, Ravine and Vivonne Bay

Cudlee Creek fires include Brukunga, Charleston, Gumeracha, Harrogate, Kenton Valley, Lenswood, Lobethal, Mount Torrens and Woodside

Mt Mercer, Mt Lonarch and Midland-30, VIC

Grose Valley and Charleys Forest, NSW

Cundeelee, WA

21 December Budj Bim, VIC

22 December Pearce Basin, TAS

25 December Grampians, VIC

26 December Stirling Ranges, WA

Clyde Mountain, NSW Batemans Bay, Bimbimbie, Broulee, Buckenbowra, Long Beach, Maloney’s Beach, Mogendoura, Mogo, Moruya River, Nelligen, Runnyford, South Durras, Surfside

27 December Badja Forest Road, NSW Bermagui, Bodalla, Cadgee, Cobargo, Comerang, Coolagolite, Eurobodalla, Mcleods Hill, Nerrigundah, Quaama, Regatta, Tinpot, Turlinjah, Upper Brogo, Verona, Wallaga Lake, Wallaga Lake Heights, Wandella, Yowrie, Tilba and Wandella

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Date Location Broader affected areas

28 December Dunns Road-Snowy Mountains, NSW Adaminaby, Bago State Forest, Batlow, Bugtown, Corryong, Dunns Road-Snowy

Mountains, Ellerslie, Geehi, Green Hills, Guthega Village, Half Penny Hill, Jingellic, Khancoban, Kiandra, Maragle, Mount Ikes, Nine Mile Complex, Selwyn, Smiggin Holes, Talbingo, Tom Groggin, Tooma, Tumbarumba, Welaregang and Yaven Creek

29 December Green Valley, NSW-VIC Borrowye, Cudgewa, Cudgewa North, Guys Forest, Mount Alfred, Pine Mountain, Tintaldra, Walwa and Talmalmo

Big Belimba Creek, NSW Dampier State Forest and Bumbo Creek

Werri Berri and Good Good, NSW

Cann River-Banana Track and Upper Murray-Walwa, VIC

30 December Pelham, Fingal, Mangana and Tower Hill, TAS

Budj Bim, Hume, Suggan Buggan, Dandongadale and Abbeyard, VIC Abbeyard fires include Bennies, Bright, Brookside, Buckland, Buffalo River, Carboor,

Cheshunt, Davenport Village, Dinner Plain, Flour Bag, Harrietville, Hotham Heights, Markous, Mount Buffalo, Nug Nug, Rose River, Top Crossing, Wabonga, Wandiligong and Wongungarra

Ravine, Mitalie and Keilira, SA

Bega Valley and Badja Forest Road, NSW Bega Valley fires include Cobargo, Bermagui, Bega, Merimbula, Pambula, Tathra, Eden and

Wyndham

Badja Forest Road fires include Countegany, Inaloy Trail, Numeralla and Doubtful Gap Trail

Border Fire, NSW Nungatta, Yambulla and Paddys Flat

31 December Charmhaven and Greystanes, NSW

Macalister 43 - Hotham Heights, VIC Includes the Macalister 46 - Wongungarra and Ovens 47 - Mount Murray.

Tambo 60 - Shannonvale, VIC A group of fires that were eventually incorporated into one complex including:

Includes the Tambo 56 - Youngs Hut Track, Tambo 61 - Bundara, Tambo 62 - Bundara, Tambo 59 - Cobungra, and Tambo 58 - Cobungra fires.

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Date Location Broader affected areas

Upper Murray 26 - Upper Murray - Walwa, VIC The Upper Murray 26 - Upper Murray - Walwa fire overran numerous fires and

became a complex, including:

Upper Murray 30 - Nariel Valley, Upper Murray 29 - Stacey’s Bridge, Upper Murray 32 - Gibb Range, Upper Murray 33 - Mt Sassafras.

Orelia, WA

January 2020

Date Location Broader affected areas

1 January Snowy Complex, NSW-VIC. Tambo 60-Shannonvale and Tambo 64-Buenba and Goulburn 79-Alpine National Park fires, VIC

Sunbury, VIC

Tambo 64 - Buenba, VIC Includes the Upper Murray 35 - Mt Gibbo fire, Tambo 63 - Tom Groggin.

2 January Glenlusk, TAS

Dundas, WA

2-10 January Declaration of State of Emergency - New South Wales

2-11 January Premier Declaration of a State of Disaster - Victoria

2 January - 9 February

State of Alert Declaration - Australian Capital Territory

3 January Premier Declaration of a State of Disaster (variation to 2 January declaration) - Victoria

4 January Euroa and Huntly, VIC

East Ournie Creek and Morton, NSW Morton fires include Wingello, Bundanoon, Penrose, Exeter and Kangaroo Valley

6 January Hospital Hill, ACT

9 January Premier Declaration of State of Disaster (variation to 3 January variation) - Victoria

10 January Wodonga and Bulart, VIC Bulart fire includes Cavendish, Melville Forest and Gatum

Bugaldie, NSW

Atwell, WA

12 January Grass Patch and Anketell, WA

17 January French Island, VIC

19 January Pastoria and Pipers Creek, VIC Lancefield and Newham

20 January Kemerton, WA

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Date Location Broader affected areas

22 January Broomfield, VIC

Pialligo-Beard-Kallaroo, ACT

23 January Big Jack Mountain, Rocky Hall and Box Hill, NSW

26 January Glen Allen, NSW

27 January Orroral Valley, ACT Namadgi National Park and Tidbinbilla Nature

Reserve

Forrestfield and Lesmurdie, WA

28 January Rockingham, WA

31 January Winkleigh, TAS

Smythesdale and Myrniong, VIC

February 2020

Date Location Broader affected areas

1 February Clear Range and Postmans Trail, NSW

3 February Calabash, NSW

7 February Katanning, WA

15 February Ravensthorpe, WA

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Appendix 15 Declaration 15.1 The Australian Government’s suite of legislative powers, known as ‘heads of power’ are set out in Section 51 of the Constitution.

Table 24: Section 51 of the Constitution

The Parliament shall, subject to this Constitution, have power to make laws for the peace, order, and good government of the Commonwealth with respect to:

(i) trade and commerce with other countries, and among the States;

(ii) taxation; but so as not to discriminate between States or parts of States;

(iii) bounties on the production or export of goods, but so that such bounties shall be uniform throughout the Commonwealth;

(iv) borrowing money on the public credit of the Commonwealth;

(v) postal, telegraphic, telephonic, and other like services;

(vi) the naval and military defence of the Commonwealth and of the several States, and the control of the forces to execute and maintain the laws of the Commonwealth;

(vii) lighthouses, lightships, beacons and buoys;

(viii) astronomical and meteorological observations;

(ix) quarantine;

(x) fisheries in Australian waters beyond territorial limits;

(xi) census and statistics;

(xii) currency, coinage, and legal tender;

(xiii) banking, other than State banking; also State banking extending beyond the limits of the State concerned, the incorporation of banks, and the issue of paper money;

(xiv) insurance, other than State insurance; also State insurance extending beyond the limits of the State concerned;

(xv) weights and measures;

(xvi) bills of exchange and promissory notes;

(xvii) bankruptcy and insolvency;

(xviii) copyrights, patents of inventions and designs, and trade marks;

(xix) naturalization and aliens;

(xx) foreign corporations, and trading or financial corporations formed within the limits of the Commonwealth;

(xxi) marriage;

(xxii) divorce and matrimonial causes; and in relation thereto, parental rights, and the custody and guardianship of infants;

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(xxiii) invalid and old-age pensions;

(xxiiiA) the provision of maternity allowances, widows' pensions, child endowment, unemployment, pharmaceutical, sickness and hospital benefits, medical and dental services (but not so as to authorize any form of civil conscription), benefits to students and family allowances;

(xxiv) the service and execution throughout the Commonwealth of the civil and criminal process and the judgments of the courts of the States;

(xxv) the recognition throughout the Commonwealth of the laws, the public Acts and records, and the judicial proceedings of the States;

(xxvi) the people of any race for whom it is deemed necessary to make special laws;

(xxvii) immigration and emigration;

(xxviii) the influx of criminals;

(xxix) external affairs;

(xxx) the relations of the Commonwealth with the islands of the Pacific;

(xxxi) the acquisition of property on just terms from any State or person for any purpose in respect of which the Parliament has power to make laws;

(xxxii) the control of railways with respect to transport for the naval and military purposes of the Commonwealth;

(xxxiii) the acquisition, with the consent of a State, of any railways of the State on terms arranged between the Commonwealth and the State;

(xxxiv) railway construction and extension in any State with the consent of that State;

(xxxv) conciliation and arbitration for the prevention and settlement of industrial disputes extending beyond the limits of any one State;

(xxxvi) matters in respect of which this Constitution makes provision until the Parliament otherwise provides;

(xxxvii) matters referred to the Parliament of the Commonwealth by the Parliament or Parliaments of any State or States, but so that the law shall extend only to States by whose Parliaments the matter is referred, or which afterwards adopt the law;

(xxxviii) the exercise within the Commonwealth, at the request or with the concurrence of the Parliaments of all the States directly concerned, of any power which can at the establishment of this Constitution be exercised only by the Parliament of the United Kingdom or by the Federal Council of Australasia;

(xxxix) matters incidental to the execution of any power vested by this Constitution in the Parliament or in either House thereof, or in the Government of the Commonwealth, or in the Federal Judicature, or in any department or officer of the Commonwealth.

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Table 25: Summary of state and territory declaration powers

Jurisdiction Key emergency powers

New South Wales The minister provides direction or authorisation to any government department to do or refrain from doing things in order to respond to the emergency. The minister may direct or authorise an emergency services officer to undertake required activities and permits officers to do anything necessary to ensure compliance with the directive, including the use of reasonable force.

Victoria Victorian Police are authorised to close roads, prohibit a person from entering an area, direct any person to leave the area and authorise a person to stay in the area if appropriate.

The minister provides direction to any government agencies concerning activities to be undertaken, or refrained from being undertaken, in a state of emergency.

Queensland The Chairperson of the State group or a relevant district disaster coordinator, holds the power to authorise a declared disaster officer to exercise general or limited powers. A declared disaster officer includes police officers, fire officers, ambulance officers, health officers or any other relevant persons. This authorisation however, must be conditional and can be made orally or in writing, but if provided orally should be made in writing as soon as reasonably practical. Requirement for written authorisation of any destruction of any building or structure.

Western Australia The hazard management agency (which may be any government agency or department) with the authorisation of the State Emergency Coordinator, may delegate, to any officer or employee of the agency general or specific powers in relation to responding to the state of emergency. Hazard management officers are delegated broad powers such as the restriction of movement and the gathering of information while an emergency situation is in force.

South Australia The State Coordinator must take any action necessary to implement the State Emergency Management Plan. Authorised officers are delegated broad powers whereby they may, in addition to other powers, restrict a person from carrying on a business, make use of gratuitous services or use ‘any prescribed power’ deemed relevant. An authorised officer is such persons as the State Coordinator sees fit to appoint.

Tasmania The State Controller may exercise and delegate to authorised persons emergency powers, which are given an exhaustive meaning in Schedule 1 of the Emergency Management Act 2006 (Tas), however, in specific circumstances, the State Controller and Regional Controllers may exercise Special Emergency Powers which allow for any action deemed to be appropriate for emergency management to be undertaken.

Australian Capital Territory The Emergency Controller is able to make directions for emergency response, including the direction of services (i.e. services in relation to gas, electricity,

water, waste disposal). The Chief Minister may also alter the Emergency Controller’s powers at any time.

Northern Territory

Emergency powers in the Northern Territory are more limited than in other states and territories, where powers are open to broad interpretation. The minister is charged with delegating power to authorised officers to carry out emergency operations, recovery operations and operations to protect lives or property.

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Appendix 16 Fire Danger Rating System 16.1 The current Fire Danger Rating System uses a visual display showing ratings in different colours arranged in a semi-circle, and an arrow that is oriented to the fire danger rating each day during the fire danger period. There is no national consistency

in the recommended action for each risk rating across state and territory fire authorities.

16.2 The tables below provide an overview of the recommended action for each risk rating across state and territory fire authorities.

Low-Moderate

NSW Review your bush fire survival plan with your family. Keep yourself informed and monitor conditions. Be ready to act if necessary.

VIC Check your bushfire survival plan.

Monitor conditions.

Action may be needed.

Leave if necessary.

QLD During a fire with a 'low to moderate' rating, you should know where to get more information and monitor the situation for any changes.

WA Check your bushfire survival plan. Monitor conditions. Action may be needed. Leave if necessary.

SA If a fire starts, it is likely to be controlled in these conditions and homes can provide safety.

Be aware of how fires can start and reduce the risk

TAS Know where to get more information and monitor the situation for any changes

NT Listen to a battery-powered radio tuned to ABC local radio to keep updated with the situation throughout the day.

ACT Ensure you have a current Bush Fire Survival Plan.

Ensure your family, home and property is well prepared for the risk of bush fire.

Refer to the ESA website, www.esa.act.gov.au or call Canberra Connect on 13 22 81 for changes in fire activity.

High

NSW Review your bush fire survival plan with your family. Keep yourself informed and monitor conditions. Be ready to act if necessary.

VIC Check your bushfire survival plan.

Monitor conditions.

Action may be needed.

Leave if necessary.

QLD During a fire with a 'low to moderate' rating, you should know where to get more information and monitor the situation for any changes.

WA Check your bushfire survival plan. Monitor conditions. Action may be needed. Leave if necessary.

SA If a fire starts, it is likely to be controlled in these conditions and homes can provide safety.

Be aware of how fires can start and reduce the risk.

TAS Know where to get more information and monitor the situation for any changes

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High

NT Listen to a battery-powered radio tuned to ABC local radio to keep updated with the situation throughout the day.

ACT Ensure you have a current Bush Fire Survival Plan.

Ensure your family, home and property is well prepared for the risk of bush fire.

Refer to the ESA website, www.esa.act.gov.au or call Canberra Connect on 13 22 81 for changes in fire activity.

Very High

NSW Review your bush fire survival plan with your family. Keep yourself informed and monitor conditions. Be ready to act if necessary.

VIC Check your bushfire survival plan.

Monitor conditions.

Action may be needed.

Leave if necessary.

QLD During a fire with a 'very high' danger rating, you should use your home as a place of safety only if it is well-prepared and well-constructed.

WA YOU NEED TO BE AWARE

Well prepared homes that are actively defended can provide safety. This means you have the right equipment and resources to put out fires around your home e.g. enough water supply, petrol/diesel portable pump, generator, protective clothing etc.

SA If a fire starts, it is likely to be controlled in these conditions and homes can provide safety.

Be aware of how fires can start and reduce the risk.

TAS Only stay if your home is well prepared and you can actively defend it

NT Implement your bushfire survival plan. Leaving your home early in the day is the best option.

If you decide to stay and defend your home, make sure it has been constructed to withstand bushfires.

Be prepared to the highest level. You must also be physically able to fight a fire.

Listen to a battery-powered radio tuned to ABC local radio to keep updated with the situation throughout the day.

ACT Ensure that your survival is the primary consideration in any decision.

Leaving early (hours before) is the safest option for you and your family.

Activate your Bush Fire Survival Plan.

Stay informed of current fire activity by monitoring local media and regularly checking for updates on the ESA website www.esa.act.gov.au or by calling Canberra Connect on 13 22 81.

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Severe

NSW Leaving early is the safest option for your survival. Well prepared homes that are actively defended can provide safety - but only stay if you are physically and mentally prepared to defend in these conditions.

If you're not prepared, leave early in the day.

VIC Well prepared homes that are actively defended can provide safety - check your bushfire survival plan.

If you are not prepared, leaving bushfire prone areas early in the day is your safest option.

Be aware of local conditions and seek information by listening to your emergency broadcasters, go to cfa.vic.gov.au or call the VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226.

QLD During a fire with a 'severe' rating, leaving is the safest option for your survival. Use your home as a place of safety only if it is well-prepared and well-constructed.

WA YOU NEED TO GET READY TO ACT

Only stay with your property if you are prepared to the highest level. This means your home needs to have been constructed to bushfire protection levels e.g. enclosed eaves, covers over external air conditioners, metal flyscreens etc.

You must be well prepared and able to actively defend your home if a fire starts. This means you have the right equipment and resources to put out fires around your home e.g. enough water supply, petrol/diesel portable pump, generator, protective clothing etc.

If you are not prepared to the highest level, leaving bushfire risk areas early in the day is your safest option.

SA These are hot, dry and possibly windy conditions for a bush or grass fire.

If a fire starts and takes hold, it will be hard for fire fighters to bring under control.

Well prepared homes that are actively defended can provide safety.

You must be physically and mentally prepared to defend in these conditions.

TAS Leaving early is the safest option for your survival. Only stay if your home is well prepared and you can actively defend it.

NT Implement your bushfire survival plan.

Leaving your home early in the day is the best option for survival.

If you decide to stay and defend your home, make sure it has been constructed to withstand bushfires.

Be prepared to the highest level. You must also be physically able to fight a fire.

Listen to a battery-powered radio tuned to ABC local radio to keep updated with the situation throughout the day.

ACT Ensure that your survival is the primary consideration in any decision.

Leaving early (hours before) is the safest option for you and your family.

Follow your Bush Fire Survival Plan.

Staying and defending is an option if your home is well prepared, constructed and you can actively defend it.

Stay informed of current fire activity by monitoring local media and regularly checking for updates on the ESA website www.esa.act.gov.au or by calling Canberra Connect on 13 22 81.

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Extreme

NSW Leaving early is the safest option for your survival.

If you are not prepared to the highest level, leave early in the day.

Only consider staying if you are prepared to the highest level - such as your home is specially designed, constructed or modified, and situated to withstand a fire, you are well prepared and can actively defend it if a fire starts.

VIC Consider staying with your property only if you are prepared to the highest level. This means your home needs to be situated and constructed or modified to withstand a bushfire, you are well prepared and you can actively defend your home if a fire starts

If you are not prepared to the highest level, leaving high risk bushfire areas early in the day is your safest option

Be aware of local conditions and seek information by listening to your emergency broadcasters, go to cfa.vic.gov.au or call the VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226

QLD During a fire with an 'extreme' rating, well-prepared and well-constructed homes may not be safe. Leaving is the only option for your survival.

WA YOU NEED TO GET READY TO ACT

Only stay with your property if you are prepared to the highest level. This means your home needs to have been constructed to bushfire protection levels e.g. enclosed eaves, covers over external air conditioners, metal flyscreens etc.

You must be well prepared and able to actively defend your home if a fire starts. This means you have the right equipment and resources to put out fires around your home e.g. enough water supply, petrol/diesel portable pump, generator, protective clothing etc.

If you are not prepared to the highest level, leaving bushfire risk areas early in the day is your safest option.

SA These are very hot, dry and windy conditions for a bush or grass fire.

If a fire starts and takes hold, it will be unpredictable, move very fast and very difficult for fire fighters to bring under control.

Spot fires will start and move quickly. Embers may come from many directions.

Homes that are prepared to the highest level, have been constructed to bushfire protection levels and are actively defended may provide safety.

You must be physically and mentally prepared to defend in these conditions.

The safest place to be is away from bushfire prone areas.

TAS Leaving early is the safest option for your survival. Only well-prepared, well-constructed and actively defended houses are likely to offer safety during a fire.

NT Implement your bushfire survival plan. Survival is now your first priority.

Leave your home early in the day. This is the best option for survival.

If you decide to stay and defend your home, make sure it has been constructed to withstand bushfires.

Be prepared to the highest level. You must also be physically able to fight a fire.

Listen to a battery-powered radio tuned to ABC local radio to keep updated with the situation throughout the day.

ACT Ensure that your survival is the primary consideration in any decision.

Leaving early (hours before) will always be the safest option for you and your family.

Implement your Bush Fire Survival Plan.

If your Bush Fire Survival Plan includes the decision to Stay and Defend, only do so if your home is well prepared, constructed and you are currently capable of actively defending it.

Stay well informed of current fire activity by monitoring local media and regularly checking for updates on the ESA website www.esa.act.gov.au or by calling Canberra Connect on 13 22 81.

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Catastrophic / Code Red

NSW For your survival, leaving early is the only option.

Leave bush fire prone areas the night before or early in the day - do not just wait and see what happens.

Make a decision about when you will leave, where you will go, how you will get there and when you will return.

Homes are not designed to withstand fires in catastrophic conditions so you should leave early.

VIC Leaving high risk bushfire areas the night before or early in the day is your safest option - do not wait and see.

Avoid forested areas, thick bush or long, dry grass

Know your trigger - make a decision about:

• when you will leave

• where you will go

• how you will get there

• when you will return

• what will you do if you cannot leave

QLD During a fire with a 'catastrophic' rating, well-prepared and well-constructed homes will not be safe. Leaving is the only option for your survival.

WA YOU NEED TO ACT NOW

Put your survival first and leave bushfire risk areas the night before or early in the day - this is your best option.

Act immediately - do not wait and see. Leave now. Avoid forested areas, thick bush or long, dry grass. Take shelter if you cannot leave

SA These are the worst conditions for a bush or grass fire.

If a fire starts and takes hold, it will be extremely difficult to control and will take significant fire fighting resources and cooler conditions to bring it under control.

Spot fires will start well ahead of the main fire and cause rapid spread of the fire. Embers will come from many directions.

Homes are not designed or constructed to withstand fires in these conditions.

The safest place to be is away from bushfire prone areas.

TAS Leaving early is the safest option for your survival regardless of any plan to stay and defend

NT It will not be safe to stay and defend your home.

Implement your bushfire survival plan and leave your home early in the day. Survival is now your first priority.

Listen to a battery-powered radio tuned to ABC local radio to keep updated with the situation throughout the day.

ACT Ensure that your survival is the primary consideration in any decision.

The safest option is for you and your family to leave early, hours or days before a fire occurs.

Under no circumstances will it be safe to Stay and Defend.

Ensure you stay well informed of current fire activity by monitoring local media and regularly checking for updates on the ESA website www.esa.act.gov.au or by calling Canberra Connect on 13 22 81.

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Appendix 17 Timeline for Australian Fire Danger Rating System 17.1 As noted in Chapter 13: Emergency information and warnings, the current Fire Danger Rating System (FDRS) performs a number of important functions, including:

• conveying fire danger information to the community

• determining the level of preparedness for fire service agencies in fire districts

• informing decisions on fire bans and the imposition of other similar restrictions (eg closure of national parks and state forests), and

• issuing activity-specific warnings (eg harvest safety alerts).

17.2 In 2014, Australian governments agreed to, as a national priority, the development of a new nationally consistent fire danger rating system, known as the Australian Fire Danger Rating System (AFDRS).

17.3 A national Program Board with jurisdictional and national representation was established in late 2016, under the auspices of the Australia and New Zealand Emergency Management Committee, to oversee the staged development of AFDRS. Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC) has been leading the development and implementation of the new system. The AFDRS is intended to be implemented in 2022-2023.

17.4 A timeline of the development of the AFDRS follows.

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Figure 3: Timeline - Australian Fire Danger System

Appendix 18 Overview of Bushfire Warning System 259

Appendix 18 Overview of Bushfire Warning System 18.1 The table below is an overview of the different colour, symbols and recommended action used under the Bushfire Warning System in each Australian state and territory.

Table 26: Comparative Overview of Bushfire Warning System in each Australian state and territory

Jurisdiction Advice Watch and Act Emergency Warning

QLD 1

Monitor conditions and review your Bushfire Survival Plan.

When an Advice warning is issued for your area, it indicates a fire or other emergency has started, however there is no immediate threat. At this level of warning you will be asked to stay informed.

Start taking action and follow your Bushfire Survival Plan.

When a Watch & Act warning is issued for your area, there is a heightened level of threat, you need to be aware of your situation and take action to be prepared and protect yourself and your family. At this level of warning you will be asked either to leave now or be prepared to leave.

Act on your Bushfire Survival Plan now.

When an Emergency Warning is issued for your area, you are in danger. At this level of warning you will be asked to leave immediately, seek shelter or seek shelter immediately if conditions have become too dangerous to leave.

NSW 2

A fire has started. There is no immediate danger. Stay up to date in case the situation changes.

There is a heightened level of threat. Conditions are changing and you need to start taking action now to protect you and your family.

An Emergency Warning is the highest level of Bush Fire Alert. You may be in danger and need to take action immediately. Any delay now puts your life at risk.

ACT 3

A fire has started. There is no immediate danger.

There is a heightened level of threat. Conditions are changing and you need to start taking action now to protect yourself and your family.

An Emergency Warning is the highest level of Bushfire Alert. You may be in danger and need to take action immediately. Any delays now puts your life at risk.

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Jurisdiction Advice Watch and Act Emergency Warning

VIC 4

An incident is occurring or has occurred in the area. Access information and monitor conditions.

An emergency is developing nearby. You need to take action now to protect yourself and others.

You are in imminent danger and need to take action immediately. You will be impacted.

SA 5

This is general information to keep you up to date with developments. It advises you:

A fire has started

There is no immediate danger.

Issued when there is a potential threat to public safety in the immediate area of a bushfire to tell you:

• A fire is approaching you

• Conditions are changing

• You need to take action now to protect your life and your family.

Issued when a bushfire is burning out of control under very high to catastrophic weather conditions. It indicates:

• You are in danger and you need to take action immediately

• You will be impacted by fire

The Standard Emergency Warning Signal will precede this message.

WA6

A fire has started but there is no immediate threat to lives or homes. Be aware and keep up to date.

There is a possible threat to lives or homes. You need to leave or get ready to defend - do not wait and see.

You are in danger and need to take immediate action to survive. There is a threat to lives or homes.

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Jurisdiction Advice Watch and Act Emergency Warning

NT 7

A bushfire information message informs you that a fire has started but there is no immediate danger.

This message generally relates to one of the following:

• a small fire which is controllable

• planned fuel reduction burning

• an area likely to be affected by smoke.

A watch and act message is an urgent message to alert you of a fire that could be any of the following:

• approaching your community

• changing with conditions

• threatening property or life if not controlled.

If this message is broadcast you will need to take action now to protect your family and home. Implement your bushfire survival plan.

A bushfire emergency warning is the most serious type of alert.

If this message is broadcast your family and home is in danger and you must act now.

This message will tell you the following:

• where the fire currently is

• its severity

• time to impact on your community

• what you should do immediately.

TAS 8

A bushfire has started and general information is provided to keep individuals, households and communities up-to-date with developments.

A bushfire is approaching and conditions are changing. Individuals, households and communities need to monitor their development and start taking action to ensure safety should the threat escalate.

Individuals, households and communities will be impacted are in imminent danger. Action must be taken immediately.

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Appendix 19 Timeline - Australian Warning System 19.1 As noted in Chapter 13: Emergency information and warnings, the need for a nationally consistent warning system was recognised as early as 2004. Since then,

state and territory governments have been slowly progressing the development of the Australian Warning System (AWS).

19.2 The AWS will build on existing warning frameworks and will apply to bushfire, flood, severe storm, cyclone and extreme heat (and potentially other hazards).

19.3 The proposed warning system includes:

• three levels of warnings with associated ’Call to Action‘ statements

• a consistent set of hazard icons for each level, adopting a consistent shape and colour scheme, with icons increasing in size as the warning escalates, and

• consistent hazard warning frameworks that map hazard impacts to warning levels.

19.4 The following timeline shows the development of the AWS.

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Figure 4: Timeline - Australian Warning System

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Appendix 20 Responsibility for evacuation centres 20.1 The entities responsible for the identification, establishment and management of evacuation centres differ in each of the states and territories. Typically, responsibility lies with either the state, territory or local government. Charities including the Australian Red Cross and other community organisations may also play a role in the management of an evacuation centre.

20.2 The table below sets out the division of responsibilities for evacuation centres in each jurisdiction.

Table 27: Division of responsibilities for evacuation centres in the states and territories

State/ territory

Terminology Identification of facilities for evacuation centres Establishment of evacuation centres Management of evacuation centres

South Australia 1

Relief centre The Emergency Relief Functional Support Group may be tasked with preparing for and supporting persons evacuated from a designated hazard at a Relief Centre/s. Pre-determined sites may be utilised by the support agency in this endeavour, with support from government and non-government agencies as required.

Local government facilities are often used to house relief centres.

The Emergency Relief Functional Support Group, led by SA Housing Authority (SAHA) is responsible for opening emergency relief and recovery centres.

The Emergency Relief Functional Support Group is also responsible for managing emergency relief centres.

SA Housing Authority (as the lead of the this Group) is supported by participating organisations, including Australian Red Cross, Department of Human Services (Centrelink), Disaster and Recovery Ministries, Foodbank SA, Insurance Council of Australia, interpreter and translating services, Lions Club of Australia, Rotary International, Save the Children and Uniting Communities.

Australian Capital Territory 2

Evacuation centre The Education Directorate owns and operates ACT public colleges of which a

select number are designated ACT Evacuation Centres. The Education Directorate provides ACT public colleges in support of the Community Services Directorate (CSD) administration of an ACT Evacuation Centre.

Territory government - the Emergency Services Agency (ESA) provides early advice to the CSD on the need for evacuation centres or other immediate needs.

CSD is responsible for the establishment of ACT evacuation centres.

CSD is also responsible for the operation of ACT evacuation centres. ESA provides early advice to the CSD on the need for evacuation centres or other immediate needs.

Transport Canberra and City Services provide support to evacuation centres for the management of domestic animals, including temporary shelter and containment facilities.

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State/ territory

Terminology Identification of facilities for evacuation centres Establishment of evacuation centres Management of evacuation centres

Northern Territory 3

Evacuation centre The Local Emergency Plans identify sheltering arrangements and evacuation

centres in communities. Where appropriate evacuation centre facilities are not available in a community, facilities in Darwin or other nearby major centres are utilised as an alternative.

When requested by the Control Authority, evacuation centres are established by the Welfare Functional Group, as identified in the Territory Emergency Plan. In the event of a bushfire or tropical cyclone, the Incident Management Team determine whether to establish evacuation centres within the NT. NT Emergency Services (NTES) provide assistance, where requested, to support the establishment of a centre by setting up equipment or signage etc. but are otherwise not involved.

The Welfare Functional Group is responsible for establishing, operating and closing evacuation centres, however, NTES can assist if they are requested to do so and have resources available.

Coordination of evacuation centres in NT will be led by the Welfare Group (of which Territory Families is the lead agency).

Queensland 4 Evacuation centre Local Governments identify and manage evacuation centres.

It is recommended that evacuation centres are predetermined and clearly categorised for event suitability by the Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG).

The establishment of evacuation centres is a responsibility of the LDMG, which is supported by both the District Disaster Management Group (DDMG) and the Queensland Disaster Management Committee (QDMC) if required.

The management of evacuation centres is also a responsibility of the LDMG, which is supported by both the DDMG and QDMC as needed.

LDMGs may enlist the services of the Australian Red Cross and other community or support agencies to assist them in the management and operation of evacuation centres. This assistance is usually agreed to before the onset of an event.

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State/ territory

Terminology Identification of facilities for evacuation centres Establishment of evacuation centres Management of evacuation centres

New South Wales 5 Evacuation centre

Local Emergency Management Committees collectively identify and evaluate premises which may be utilised as evacuation centres.

Centres identified and deemed suitable are required to be reassessed on an annual basis and details documented.

Possible sites are identified in close consultation with combat agencies. Where possible, multiple sites are identified to ensure flexibility.

Major evacuation centres - Local and Regional EMPLANs detail facilities which could be utilised as evacuation centres during emergencies. However, some emergencies may be of a scale and complexity that exceeds the capability of existing evacuation centre arrangements, placing additional demands on State Government services.

Once premises have been identified and activated by the Combat Agency (NSW RFS) and/or Emergency Operations Centre, the establishment of evacuation centres is the responsibility of the Welfare Services Functional Area.

The Welfare Services Functional Area Supporting Plan details these control and co-ordination arrangements which should also be clearly identified in local emergency management plans, and communicated to the public when required.

Welfare Services Functional Areas may request supplementation of support to an evacuation centre through its own means or through an Emergency Operations Controller (EOCON).

The Welfare Services Functional Area is also responsible for the management of evacuation centres.

Victoria 6 Relief centre Municipal councils are responsible for the provision of emergency shelter, which should be clearly identified by municipal councils in local emergency management plans and communicated to the public when required.

The decision to activate and close a relief centre is an operational decision made by the Incident Controller, in consultation with the relevant municipal council, considering the emergency and forecasted area of impact.

The roles and responsibilities for provision and operation of emergency relief centres are outlined under

Municipal councils are also responsible for the management of relief centres.

The Victorian Government supports municipal councils to fulfil these local responsibilities and is responsible for establishing the state’s relief and recovery arrangements, and for coordinating all regional and state level relief and recovery activities.

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State/ territory

Terminology Identification of facilities for evacuation centres Establishment of evacuation centres Management of evacuation centres

Parts 4 and 7 of the Emergency Management Manual Victoria (EMMV). Under the EMMV, municipal councils are responsible for identification and management of local relief centres.

Municipal councils coordinate the operations within the local relief centres, which are delivered by a range of Government departments and nongovernment organisations, as further detailed in the following section (Management of Evacuation Centres).

Municipal councils are guided by a range of planning mechanisms to support their responsibilities with regard to relief centres, including Municipal Emergency Management Plans and supporting standard operating procedures.

Municipal councils can offer accommodation at relief centres or alternative locations. Where municipal councils cannot meet demand, request for support can be escalated to Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). This request is made by contacting DHHS via established local escalation processes.

Victoria Police, along with the Australian Red Cross, is responsible for registration of evacuees in relief centres.

The Red Cross is lead agency for providing and coordinating food and water for emergency relief, including catering in emergency relief centres.

With respect to the 2019-2020 bushfire season:

• On 11 January 2020, the Emergency Management Commissioner: (a) appointed a State Relief Coordinator to oversee the relief operations; and (b) established a dedicated multi-agency cell within the State Control Centre called Operation Genesis (later renamed to Combined Agency Operations Group (CAOG)).

• CAOG was established to provide humanitarian relief to Mallacoota and other isolated communities in Victoria, including the evacuation of and

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State/ territory

Terminology Identification of facilities for evacuation centres Establishment of evacuation centres Management of evacuation centres

repatriation of residents and visitors. The cell brought together key decision makers from EMV, Australian Defence Force, Victoria Police Air Wing, Red Cross and other partner agencies.

Municipal councils may also partner with other organisations in the establishment and management of evacuation centres. For instance, Save the Children were present at relief centres throughout East Gippsland, including Bairnsdale and Mallacoota, and established ‘child safe spaces’. The EMMV recognises the criticality of understanding the needs of community, including children, and makes reference to state resources designed to assist councils and local government emergency managers to plan for the needs of children and young people in providing for safe places. This includes the DHHS Emergency management planning for children and young people - Planning guide for local government, which provides practical advice for councils on key considerations for supporting babies, children and young people in emergency relief centres.

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State/ territory

Terminology Identification of facilities for evacuation centres Establishment of evacuation centres Management of evacuation centres

Tasmania 7 Evacuation centre The local government maintains arrangements so the identified facility is

available for use as an evacuation centre.

The Tasmania Fire Service (TFS), in partnership with the State Emergency Service (SES) and local councils, identifies the best facilities to use as evacuation centres.

The local council arranges for the facility to be opened as an evacuation centre following a request from the SES (on advice of the TFS).

The TFS issues public information when evacuation centres are available (through ABC local radio and the TFS website).

The SES will advise relevant stakeholders of the request to open the evacuation centre - such as the Department of Health and Human Services Regional Community Recovery Coordinator, and the neighbouring council for resource sharing.

The local council allocates a worker to act as the Council Liaison Officer at the Evacuation Centre. The Council Liaison Officer arranges for basic supplies to be available for community members who attend the evacuation centre.

The SES will assist with evacuation centre operations as required.

The TFS allocates an Information Officer for each evacuation centre. The TFS will confirm when an evacuation centre can be closed.

The Council Liaison Officer is considered the primary point of contact at the evacuation centre. They are responsible for finalising the opening of the evacuation centre, and confirming the time the centre will be open.

The Council Liaison Officer, as needed, participates in the decision to close the evacuation centre, and arranges for cleaning, securing and any maintenance of the facility after the evacuation centre operation ends.

The Department of Health and Human Services assists councils as required to open and close evacuation centres, and to provide for the well-being of individuals and families at the evacuation centre.

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State/ territory

Terminology Identification of facilities for evacuation centres Establishment of evacuation centres Management of evacuation centres

Western Australia 8

Evacuation centre In consultation with the Controlling Agency, Local Governments will make

available suitable municipal buildings to be established as evacuation centres by the Department of Communities.

These locations identified by Local Emergency Management Committees (managed by local government) as suitable to be evacuation centres will be detailed in the LEMAs.

The Department of Education will liaise with the Department of Communities and relevant local Governments in relation to the use of educational facilities as evacuation centres during an emergency.

Where the Controlling Agency (CA) establishes one or more evacuation centres, they must take all reasonable steps to ensure that evacuees are properly received and supported via welfare agencies and/or the Local Government.

The CA consults with the Department of Communities as soon as practicable when considering the most appropriate centre to activate as an evacuation centre to ensure the most suitable of available facilities is selected and that welfare support can be provided expediently and effectively.

The Department of Communities coordinates the provision of welfare support for evacuated persons attending evacuation centres based in any of the approved centres set out in the LEMAs, in accordance with the State Emergency Welfare Plan.

Local governments can provide secondary assistance.

The welfare centre owner responsible for maintenance of the evacuation centre. The majority of pre-identified evacuation centres within WA are owned by the local government, however in some situations these centres are owned by private organisations. The Department of Communities undertakes inspections of evacuation centres to ensure their suitability.

The Department of Communities also provides for reception of evacuees at evacuation centres, and the provision of appropriate resources and welfare support.

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Appendix 21 Air quality monitoring and health advice

Comparison of air quality information

21.1 Air quality information, and associated health advice, assists communities to minimise the impacts of poor air quality. State and territory governments provide air quality information and health advice through a variety of means. However, there is no national consistency in the metrics used (Air Quality Indices (AQIs) or concentration levels) and categorisation (the risk ratings which apply to different air quality levels), including the colour schemes used. The frequency and triggers for the provision of health advice also differs.

21.2 The table below provides an overview of how each state and territory government provides air quality information and health advice.

Table 28: Air quality information across each state and territory

Air quality categorisation Information distribution method

New South Wales

1

0 - 33 Very Good 34 - 66 Good

67 - 99 Fair

100 - 149 Poor 150 - 199 Very Poor

200+

Hazardous

New South Wales uses an AQI consisting of a 0-200+ scale, with six bands and descriptors. The AQI value is derived for each included pollutant, and the maximum AQI value is reported online (https://www.dpie.nsw.gov.au/air-quality/current-air-quality) for each

hour. Disaggregated AQIs and concentration levels are also available online for each monitored pollutant. General health advice is provided for the AQI categories and is presented as roll-over text.

• Air quality forecasts - provided online, and to subscribers as SMS alerts or emails. When air quality is forecast to be above AQI 100, health alerts are auto-generated and delivered to subscribers. General health advice is provided with forecasts, based on the projected category.

• Air quality alerts - automated air quality alerts, via SMS or emails. An alert is issued when an AQI above 100 is measured at any site for the entire region (limited to one per day per region). The Upper Hunter region issues station-specific alerts on the request of the local community.

• Data delivery services - public access to hourly air quality and meteorological data is available via NSW’s air quality Application Programming Interface and the data-download facility.

• Public health communications - During a natural disaster NSW Health will increase its public communications, including media conferences by senior officials, media releases and social media.

MEASURED POLLUTANTS & AVERAGING PERIODS

PM10 (1 hr / 24 hr) PM2.5 (1 hr / 24 hr) CO (8 hr rolling)

NO2 (1 hr)

O3 (1 hr / 4 hr rolling) SO2 (1 hr) Visibility (1 hr)

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Air quality categorisation Information distribution method

Victoria

2

Variable Good

Variable Moderate Variable Poor

Variable Very Poor Variable Hazardous

Victoria does not use an AQI but evaluates each pollutant on a non-linear scale. There are five defined categories with descriptors. The cut-off point for each category differs based on the type of pollutant. Concentration values are compared to the air quality categories, and the highest air quality category is reported online (https://www.epa.vic.gov.au/for-community/airwatch).

• AirWatch - a website which provides an interactive map, graphs and a table showing air quality information measured at stations around Victoria with location data updated each hour. AirWatch includes general health and air quality forecasts.

• Air quality alerts - alerts are delivered through a variety of modes, including media releases, social media, online, AirWatch notices, and the Vic. Emergency App. Alerts are issued when air quality has been monitored as: Poor for 6 hours or more; Very Poor for four hours or more; and Hazardous for one hour or more.

• Air quality report - Developed during a natural disaster or incident for the Incident Controller and other emergency services personnel.

• Public health communications - During a natural disaster EPA Victoria provides increased public communications, which may include media conferences by the Chief Environmental Scientist and Chief Health Officer, media releases and social media. Public health advice and messaging is also available on the Health Channel, and the VicEmergency website VicEmergency Hotline (1800 226 226).

• Data delivery services - access to air quality data is available via EPA Victoria’s air quality Application Programming Interface.

MEASURED POLLUTANTS & AVERAGING PERIODS

PM10 (1 hr) PM2.5 (1 hr / 24 hr) CO (1 hr)

NO2 (1 hr) O3 (1 hr) SO2 (1 hr)

Queensland

3

0 - 33 Very Good 34 - 66 Good

67 - 99 Fair

100 - 149 Poor

150+ Very Poor

Queensland uses an AQI consisting of a 0-150+ scale, with five bands and descriptors. The AQI value is derived for each included pollutant, and the maximum AQI value is reported online (https://apps.des.qld.gov.au/air-quality/). Selecting individual monitoring stations reveals disaggregated AQIs and concentration levels for each monitored pollutant.

• Validated and non-validated data - Public access is provided within one hour of collection via the Queensland Department of Environment and Science’s website. Non-validated data is overwritten and replacement data flagged as valid. Access is also provided to calendar year datasets (based on hourly averages) via Queensland’s Open Data Portal.

• Monthly air quality bulletins - Bulletins provide a summary of daily air quality levels for each pollutant/monitoring site and an explanation of the factors responsible for any exceedances of air quality guidelines.

• Public health communications - During a natural disaster Queensland Health uses a range of communication tools, including website based health advice, social media, media conferences by the Chief Health Officer, senior officials and ministers and media releases.

MEASURED POLLUTANTS & AVERAGING PERIODS PM10 (1 hr as of 2020) PM2.5 (1 hr as of 2020) CO (8 hr rolling) NO2 (1 hr)

O3 (1 hr) SO2 (1 hr) TSP (24 hr) Visibility (1 hr)

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Air quality categorisation Information distribution method

Western Australia

4

0 - 33 Very Good 34 - 66 Good

67 - 99 Fair

100 - 149 Poor 150 - 200 Very Poor

200+ Extreme

Western Australia uses an AQI consisting of a 0-200+ scale, with six bands and descriptors. An AQI value is derived for each included pollutant, and the maximum pollutant specific AQI since midnight (‘AQI Max’) and the current pollutant specific AQI (‘AQI Now’). The highest pollutant AQI is reported on the site AQI. The AQI values are available online (https://www.der.wa.gov.au/your-environment/air/air-quality-index). Disaggregated AQIs are also available online for each monitored pollutant.

• HealthyWA - The Department of Health will place warnings on this website when there is visible smoke haze over the city, or any other urban area.

• Public health communications - During a natural disaster the Chief Health Officer or senior officials will conduct media interviews informing the public on smoke impacts and mitigation strategies.

MEASURED POLLUTANTS & AVERAGING PERIODS PM10 (24 hr) PM2.5 (24 hr) CO (8 hr)

NO2 (1 hr) O3 (1 hr) SO2 (1 hr)

South Australia

5

0 - 33 Very Good 34 - 66 Good

67 - 99 Fair

100 - 149 Poor

150+ Very Poor

South Australia uses an AQI consisting of a 0-150+ scale, with five bands and descriptors. The AQI value is derived for each included pollutant, and the maximum AQI value is reported online (https://www.epa.sa.gov.au/environmental_info/air_quality/air_quality_m onitoring). Selecting individual monitoring stations reveals concentration levels for each monitored pollutant.

• Summary reports - are quarterly graphical representations of air quality data that compare pollutant levels with NEPM AAQ standards and, where possible, includes the source of pollutants (such as regional dust events or major bushfires).

• Validated monitoring data - includes both pollutant and meteorological data that has been through a verification process to remove any errors. This data is published on the SA Government Open Data Portal (data.sa.gov.au). Files include RSS feeds (text files).

• Public health communications - Public health messaging related to reduced air quality from dust and smoke was done through media releases, media interviews, press conferences, and social media posts as needed/advised.

• Alerts - During natural disasters SA EPA releases alerts or further information through its website, social media and local media platforms (print, radio and TV).

MEASURED POLLUTANTS & AVERAGING PERIODS PM10 (24 hr) PM2.5 (24 hr) CO (8 hr)

NO2 (1 hr) O3 (1 hr) SO2 (1 hr)

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Air quality categorisation Information distribution method

Tasmania

6

0-9 Good

10-24 Fair

25-99 Poor

100+ Very Poor

Tasmania does not use an AQI. Tasmania only reports on concentration levels for PM10 and PM2.5 and does not report any other pollutants (due to current resourcing levels). Tasmania reports PM2.5 using four ‘air quality health categories’, including descriptors, and is reported online (http://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/publichealth/air/trackairquality).

• Department of Health website - Provides air quality information online in 10 minute and hourly averages for PM2.5. • EPA Tasmania website - Presents tables and plots with 10-minute updates on PM2.5 and PM10. Also shown are rolling hourly-averaged PM2.5. • App - TAS supports the AirRater app, which provides updated information on short-term

PM2.5 concentrations and associated health advice. • ‘Smoke Alerts’ - During bushfire incidents smoke alerts are distributed to television, radio, print media and social platforms through the Public Information Officers and Fire Communication Centre in response to known impact of smoke.

• Public health communications - In the event of a public health emergency, additional information is provided to the public by the Department of Health via its website, media releases and social media messaging as appropriate.

MEASURED POLLUTANTS & AVERAGING PERIODS PM10 (10 minute) PM2.5 (10 minute / rolling 1 hr)

Australian Capital Territory

7

0 - 33 Very Good 34 - 66 Good

67 - 99 Fair

100 - 149 Poor 150 - 200 Very Poor

200+

Hazardous

The Australian Capital Territory uses an AQI consisting of a 0-200+ scale, with six bands and descriptors. The AQI value is derived for each included pollutant, and the maximum AQI value is reported online (https://www.health.act.gov.au/about-our-health-system/population-

health/environmental-monitoring/monitoring-and-regulating-air). Selecting individual monitoring stations reveals disaggregated AQIs and concentration levels for each monitored pollutant.

• Public Health Alert - Under the ACT Health Directorate (ACTHD) Air Quality Standard Operating Procedure, an AQI of 66 triggers ACTHD to monitor the situation more closely. At AQI 90 the Chief Health Officer may issue an alert. Public Health Alerts are issued on the ACTHD website and circulated through various traditional and social media formats.

• App - ACT supports the AirRater app, which provides updated information on short-term PM2.5 concentrations and associated health advice.

MEASURED POLLUTANTS & AVERAGING PERIODS PM10 (24 hr rolling) PM2.5 (1 hr rolling / 24 hr rolling) CO (8 hr rolling)

NO2 (1 hr) O3 (1 hr / 4 hr)

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Air quality categorisation Information distribution method

Northern Territory

8

0 - 33 Very Good 34 - 66 Good

67 - 99 Fair

100 - 149 Poor 150 - 200 Very Poor

201+ Severe

The Northern Territory uses an AQI consisting of a 0-201+ scale, with six bands and descriptors. The AQI value is derived for each included pollutant, and the maximum AQI value is reported online (http://ntepa.webhop.net/NTEPA/Default.ltr.aspx). Selecting individual

monitoring stations reveals disaggregated AQIs and concentration levels for each pollutant.

• Data delivery services - public access to air quality and meteorological data at 5, 6, 10, 15 and 30 minutes and 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12, 24 hour clock averages and running averages is available via NT EPA’s website.

• Air Pollution Alert - When AQI reaches ‘Very Poor’ (AQI 150) the Chief Health Officer for the Northern Territory issues an Air Pollution Alert Message in the media and social media.

• App - NT supports the AirRater app, which provides updated information on short-term PM2.5 concentrations and associated health advice.

MEASURED POLLUTANTS & AVERAGING PERIODS PM10 (1 hr / 24 hr) PM2.5 (1 hr / 24 hr) CO (8 hr rolling) NO2 (1 hr)

O3 (1 hr) SO2 (1 hr)

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Comparison of general health advice

21.3 State and territory governments typically publish general advice, aimed at mitigating risks associated with poor air quality, but take a more proactive role during an air quality incident.

21.4 Prior to the 2019-2020 bushfires, the general health advice about air quality ratings provided to the community by state and territory governments differed. Since that time the Environmental Health Standing Committee of the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee has agreed that reporting should be based on one hour averages of PM2.5 concentrations. These concentration levels would be grouped into agreed rating levels and linked with associated health advice.

21.5 The table below compares the general health advice that the New South Wales and Victorian governments provide for different air quality ratings.

Table 29: General health advice provided by New South Wales and Victoria9

New South Wales Victoria

AQI Health advice Category Health advice

Very good

0-33

• Enjoy activities

Good

34-66

• Enjoy activities

Good

• It's a good day to be outside.

Fair

67-99

• People unusually sensitive to air pollution should reduce or reschedule strenuous outdoor activities. Others are not likely to be affected when the AQI is in this range.

Moderate

• The air quality is okay, but it could change soon.

• It’s okay to be outside but watch for changes in air quality around you.

Poor

100-149

• Sensitive groups should reduce strenuous outdoor activities. Other adults are not likely to be affected. Anyone who experiences symptoms should reduce outdoor activities.

Poor

• The air is probably dusty or smoky. Sensitive groups may experience symptoms like coughing or shortness of breath.

• If you are sensitive to air pollution, spend less time outside in the smoke or dust and follow your treatment plan. Reduce prolonged or heavy physical activity.

• If you are coughing or short of breath, avoid being outside in the smoke or dust. Close your windows and doors to keep smoke and dust out of your home.

• If you are worried about your symptoms, see your doctor or call Nurse On Call on 1300 606 024.

• Seek urgent medical help if anyone has trouble breathing or tightness in the chest. Call 000 for an ambulance.

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New South Wales Victoria

Very poor

150-200

• Sensitive groups should avoid strenuous outdoor activities. Other adults should reduce or reschedule strenuous outdoor activities

Very Poor

• The air is probably very dusty or smoky. Everyone could be experiencing symptoms like coughing or shortness of breath.

• Listen to your local emergency radio station or visit Emergency Vic. for advice.

• Avoid being outside in the smoke or dust. Reduce prolonged or heavy physical activity.

• If you are sensitive to air pollution, follow your treatment plan. Avoid physical activity outdoors.

• Close your windows and doors to keep smoke and dust out of your home.

• If you think the air in your home is uncomfortable, consider going to an air-conditioned building like a library or shopping centre for a break if it’s safe to do so.

• If you are worried about your symptoms, see your doctor or call Nurse On Call on 1300 606 024.

• Seek urgent medical help if anyone has trouble breathing or tightness in the chest. Call 000 for an ambulance.

Hazardous

200+

• Sensitive groups should avoid all outdoor activities. Other adults should avoid strenuous outdoor activities.

Hazardous

• The air is probably extremely dusty or smoky. Everyone could be experiencing symptoms like coughing or shortness of breath.

• Listen to your local emergency radio station or visit Emergency Vic. for advice.

• Stay indoors away from smoke and dust.

• If you are sensitive to air pollution, follow your treatment plan. If you can, remain indoors and keep physical activity levels as low as possible.

• Close your windows and doors to keep smoke and dust out of your home.

• If you think the air in your home is uncomfortable, consider going to an air-conditioned building like a library or shopping centre for a break if it’s safe to do so.

• If you are worried about your symptoms, see your doctor or call Nurse On Call on 1300 606 024.

• Seek urgent medical help if anyone has trouble breathing or tightness in the chest. Call 000 for an ambulance.

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Appendix 22 Health and mental health

Jurisdictional arrangements for responding to health emergencies

22.1 State and territory governments are primarily responsible for responding to health emergencies and providing health support following a natural disaster. The responses are managed in accordance with jurisdictional plans and arrangements - these are typically subordinate to, or aligned with, broader state and territory emergency management arrangements.

22.2 The following table provides an overview of the relevant health plans and arrangements which apply during a disaster.

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Table 30: State and territory health plans and arrangements during a disaster

Plans Arrangements

New South Wales

1

The State Emergency Management Plan (EMPLAN) provides a strategic overview of emergency management and describes the approach to emergency management, the governance and coordination arrangements and roles and responsibilities of agencies in New South Wales.

The NSW Health Services Functional Area Supporting Plan (NSW HEALTHPLAN) is a Supporting Plan to the EMPLAN. The NSW HEALTHPLAN provides state-level coordination of health resources for emergency management.

There are three supporting plans to the NSW HEALTHPLAN:

• Major Incident Medical Services Supporting Plan

• Mental Health Services Supporting Plan

• Public Health Services Supporting Plan

The NSW HEALTHPLAN also requires Local Health Districts (LHDs) to negotiate and enter into formalised resource commitment agreements with residential aged care services; private health facilities; local governments; and primary health networks.

Response and incident coordination arrangements occur at the lowest effective level. The NSW HEALTHPLAN requires each LHD and Specialty Network to develop a local HEALTHPLAN. The LHD/Network HEALTHPLAN should include:

• control and coordination systems and arrangements for emergencies;

• provide for an LHD/Network Health Services Functional Area Coordinator to co-ordinate the LHD whole-of-health resources for the management of an emergency; and

• provide for review, testing, evaluating and maintaining the LHD/Network HEALTHPLAN.

NSW Health is identified in the EMPLAN as the combat agency for all human health emergencies. NSW Health is the responsible agency for the Health Services Functional Area under the EMPLAN and is responsible for providing health support for other emergencies.

The State Health Services Functional Area Coordinator (State HSFAC) is responsible for ensuring that appropriate arrangements are in place for the management of health emergencies, including arrangements for prevention, preparation, response and recovery. This includes:

• coordinating the whole-of-health emergency management arrangements under the NSW HEALTHPLAN

• assuming control of an incident situation which exceeds the local response capacity or affects more than one LHD/Network, and

• coordinating the activation of resources from state-level participating and supporting organisations during an emergency.

To enable health emergency responses at the lowest effective level, each LHD must establish a LHD Health Services Emergency Operations Centre to manage emergencies within the area. Each LHD must provide a point of contact for the State HSFAC and other emergency services during significant events requiring ongoing coordination.

If LHD/Network HSFACs exceed their local response capacity, the issues will be escalated to the State HSFAC for coordination and provision of additional health resources to supplement recovery operations.

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Victoria

2

Details on roles, responsibilities, governance and coordination arrangements are outlined in the Victorian State Emergency Management Plan (SEMP). On 30 September 2020, the SEMP replaced four parts of the Emergency Management Manual of Victoria, including Part 3 - State Emergency Response Plan.

The State Health Emergency Response Plan (SHERP) provides an overview of the arrangements for the management of health emergencies in Victoria, including the provision of health and medical services to the community. It was a sub-plan of the SEMP.

The SHERP is supported by a number of operational response plans and supporting documents, including:

• Communicable Disease Incident and Emergency Operational Response Plan

• Ambulance Victoria Emergency Response Plan

• Victorian Medical Assistance Team Policy (2015)

• Regional Health Emergency Operational Response Plan

All organisations with roles or responsibilities under the SHERP must ensure they are adequately and appropriately prepared to respond to health emergencies and emergencies with health impacts. This includes ensuring that they have effective plans, processes and systems in place to fulfil their roles and responsibilities under this plan.

The SHERP is based on three key lines of health system communication:

• health command (predominantly pre-hospital)

• health coordination (hospital and health services), and

• public health command.

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is the control agency for public health emergencies. DHHS is a support agency for other health emergencies, including natural disasters. The SHERP outlines the roles and responsibilities of DHHS and key support agencies during an emergency.

There are three levels of health emergency response:

• Level 1 incidents are characterised by being able to be resolved through the use of local or initial response resources only.

• Level 2 incidents may be more complex either in size, resources or risk.

• Level 3 incidents are characterised by high degrees of complexity requiring substantial response management.

Health emergency response is escalated when an incident is assessed as impacting, or likely to impact, the health system’s ability to effectively respond to an incident and mitigate the adverse health consequences for communities. This is based on a notification of a potential health emergency (either through the notification process or through monitoring activities).

The SHERP uses a three-tiered approach to emergency management, with the key control, command and coordination functions performed at the incident (local), regional and state tiers of emergency response. However, it will not always be appropriate for the coordination of a health emergency to occur at the incident or regional tiers due to the nature of the emergency.

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Plans Arrangements

Queensland

3

The Queensland Health Disaster and Emergency Incident Plan (QHDISPLAN) is the principal document which supports Queensland Health to respond effectively and appropriately to disasters and emergency incidents. The QHDISPLAN describes the Queensland Health arrangements and approach to fulfilling the Queensland Health responsibilities within the Queensland State Disaster Management Plan (QSDMP) and the Disaster Management Act 2003 (Qld).

The QHDISPLAN outlines the systems, processes, roles and responsibilities for all components of Queensland Health in accordance with the Queensland Disaster Management Arrangements, and is supported by a suite of documents, including sub-plans, frameworks and guidelines. Sub-plans to the QHDISPLAN include:

• Mass Casualty Incident Plan

• Public Health Sub-Plan

• Pandemic Influence Plan

• Heatwave Management Sub-Plan

• Mental Health Sub-Plan

• Blood Supply Emergency and Contingency Plan

• Chemical, Biological and Radiological Annex

• Tsunami Notification Arrangements

Hospital and Health Services (HHS) are responsible for the delivery of public hospital and health services. Each HHS has an individual disaster and emergency incident plans, sub-plans and a responsibility for managing the health response to disasters and emergency incidents at a local and district level. Each HHS has a Disaster and Emergency Incident Plan (HHS DISPLAN).

Queensland Health coordinates appropriate resources and support to assist HHS’s in disaster management and disaster operations. The management of disasters is carried out by the activation of Health Emergency Operations Centres (HEOCs) at the HHS and individual hospital levels and the State Health Emergency Coordination Centre (SHECC) at the state level.

The SHECC supports the activities of HHS HEOCs, including by developing situational awareness of the health impacts of the emergency and managing requests for health resources (requests for generic resources (e.g., transportation, generators), are made by HEOCs and submitted to the relevant Local Disaster Management Groups and/or District Disaster Management Groups).

The roles within the HEOC will reflect the responsibilities required to manage the specific disaster or emergency incident and may differ between a HHS and a hospital HEOC. Disaster and emergency incident management activities in hospitals and HHSs are coordinated through HEOCs.

Activation of a health response progresses through an escalation process as outlined in the QSDMP (Alert, Lean Forward, Stand Up and Stand Down).

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Western Australia

4

The State Health Emergency Response Plan (SHERP) outlines the strategic intent and how the WA health system will respond to any emergency or disaster. The plan provides a framework to enable the WA health system to fulfil its role as a combat agency in delivering the emergency management activity of health service provision, as outlined in the Emergency Management Regulations 2006 (WA).

The SHERP is a support function plan within the State Emergency Plans. The delegate of the Director General can employ specific capabilities to respond to an emergency or disaster. Upon escalation of the SHERP to response phase, annexes of this plan may be activated to respond to the incident. The annexes of the SHERP are:

• Pre-hospital incident site coordination

• Liaison Officers

• Health Response Teams

• Mass casualty aeromedical transport

• WA Medical Assistance Team

• Surge management

• Trauma response

• Burn response

• Terrorist or criminal act

• CBRN/HAZMAT hospital response

• Environmental Health response

• Management of the deceased

• Mental health response

• Media and public information

• Other Health response considerations

The SHERP plan may be escalated in support of a hazard managed by another agency or, in isolation, to support the coordination of internal WA health system incidents and public health emergencies.

The WA Health System is the Hazard Management Agency for three of the State’s gazetted hazards which are contained in two State Hazard Plans: State Hazard Plan - Heatwave and State Hazard Plan - Human Biosecurity.

The delegate of the Director General is to be formally notified of any actual or potential incident or emergency. The delegate of the Director General will command and coordinate the use of all Health resources within WA for the purpose of responding to, and recovering from, the impact and effects of a major incident or disaster. The delegate of the Director General exercises this authority through the State Health Incident Coordination Centre (SHICC).

If an emergency is imminent or has occurred and a coordinated Health response is required, the delegate of the Director General will authorise the RESPONSE phase under the SHERP. In this phase:

• the delegate of the Director General assumes command of Health resources required

• the SHICC is mobilised and gathers operational intelligence

• Health services and hospitals deploy resources, assets and personnel in response to the incident, under the direction of the Director General’s delegate

• the SHICC liaises with key local, regional, and Australian Government stakeholders

• situational awareness is maintained by the SHICC through briefings and dissemination of situation reports

• specified responses are undertaken, as outlined in functional annexes

• the SHICC may seek assistance from the Australian Government or delegate operational responsibilities to regional or local health services, where appropriate.

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Plans Arrangements

South Australia

5

The Department for Health and Wellbeing (DHW) has developed a range of state level plans to provide strategic guidelines to allow for Local Health networks (LHN’s) and services to develop their response plans.

The Disaster Resilience Policy Directive (Policy Directive) sets the minimum standard for the consistent application of preventing, mitigating, preparing for, responding to and recovering from emergencies, disasters and business disruption incidents across SA Health. The Policy Directive aligns with the State Emergency Management Plan (SEMP).

Other strategic plans and frameworks include:

• Emergency Management Framework

• SA Health Business Continuity Management Framework

• Public Health Emergency Management Plan

• SA Health Major Incident Plan

• SA Health Multiple Burns Plan

• SA Health Emergency Management Command Structure - Roles and responsibilities

• SA Health Pandemic Influenza (PI) Operational Plan

• SA Health Extreme Heat Strategy

• SA Health Major Incident Community Recovery Arrangements

The LHNs in South Australia have either: adopted the SA Health Disaster Resilience Policy and relevant frameworks; or developed their own disaster plans aligning with these frameworks and policies.

The intent of the LHN plans is to provide a high-level response to emergencies and disasters that may escalate to such a degree as to overwhelm the capability of the individual health care facilities to manage or respond to the incident.

SA Health has statutory responsibilities as a Control Agency (during a human epidemic, food/drinking water contamination) and Support Agency (for all other emergencies) and of SA Ambulance Service (SAAS) as a Functional Support Group (for all emergencies) as documented within the SEMP.

• When acting as the Control Agency the State Controller Health will provide overall control (for the State, including SA Health) to the response to and management of the emergency.

• The State Commander Health will assume strategic command of SA Health during the response to and recovery from an emergency and will fulfil their responsibilities to the State Controller for the emergency, to ensure Health provides appropriate support to the Control Agency.

• The Ambulance and First Aid Functional Support Group (AFAFSG) State Manager will execute their FSG responsibilities to the Control Agency and participating agencies in the response to and recovery from the emergency.

• The SAAS Commander will assume overall command of SAAS during the response to and recovery from the emergency, including normal business activities and will execute their responsibilities to the State Commander Health and AFAFSG State Manager.

In supporting recovery from a major incident, such as natural disaster, SA Health is involved when the normal day to day support and services offered by health providers is not considered adequate. The triggers to activate the Recovery Arrangements include: an incident where SA Health is the Control Agency; the State Recovery Office requests SA Health recovery support through relevant committees; the Chief Medical Officer or Chief Public Health Officer convenes the SA Health Recovery Working Group; a request from an LHN for coordinated support.

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Tasmania

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The Tasmanian Public Health Emergencies Management Plan (TPHEMP) describes the current governance, control, command and coordination arrangements, and roles and responsibilities for the prevention and mitigation of, preparedness for, response to, and recovery from a public health emergency. The TPHEMP is issued as a State Special Emergency Management Plan in accordance with s35 of the Emergency Management Act 2006 (Tas).

Other relevant plans include:

• The Tasmanian Mass Casualty Management Arrangements provides an agreed framework to manage the mass casualty related consequences of an emergency in Tasmania, including for severe burns.

• The Plan for the Delivery of Integrated Emergency Management with the Department of Health and Tasmanian Health Organisations, describes the emergency management governance, planning, prevention, preparedness, response and recovery arrangements and roles and responsibilities performed and managed by the Department of Health and Tasmanian Health Organisations in accordance with relevant state and national emergency management policy and planning arrangements.

• The Department of Health and Tasmanian Health Organisations Social Recovery Plan documents the strategic and operational social recovery arrangements and roles and responsibilities performed and managed by Department of Health and Tasmanian Health Organisations in accordance with relevant emergency management legislation, policy and planning requirements.

Tasmanian Health Organisations (THO) operate Tasmania’s four public hospitals. On notification of a public health emergency within their region, THOs will activate their relevant emergency management arrangements as required and Emergency Operations Centres will be activated, if required.

The complexity and size of the incident will determine which functions of the plan are activated. In a public health emergency, the Department of Health and Human Services is the Response Management Authority.

• Level 1 - Medium impact on normal operations. Resolved through use of local or initial response resources. An Incident Controller is appointed and a Public Health Emergency Operations Centre (PHEOC) is activated. The Incident Controller coordinates the initial response. THO/other stakeholders may also be involved in initial response activities.

• Level 2 - Major impact on normal operations. More complex management of emergency response in size, resources or risk. State-wide coordination of the health response and/or external assistance is required. Other Emergency Operations Centre(s) are activated and an Emergency Coordination Centre is activated. The Incident Controller controls incident and coordinates the whole-of-health response.

• Level 3 - Severe impact on normal operations — complexities requiring substantial management of response. The public health emergency results in whole of government response. Incident control transferred to State Controller (Commissioner of Police). State Crisis Centre activated. The Incident Controller stands down to State Health Commander, who coordinates whole-of-health response.

Where a THO is supporting a regional system wide or multiagency emergency response, a Regional Commander will be appointed to lead and coordinate the THO response within a region and act as the single point of contact.

In instances where the DHHS and is supporting another Agency as the Response Management Authority, the State Health Commander can assume control of all government based health and human service capabilities and can direct service providers as required.

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Plans Arrangements

Australian Capital Territory

7

The Emergencies Act 2004 (ACT) establishes the legislative framework for emergency management and allows for the creation an ACT Emergency Plan. The ACT Emergency Plan describes the responsibilities, authorities and the mechanisms to manage emergencies and their consequences. The ACT Health Emergency Sub-Plan (HEP) is a Supporting Sub-Plan of the ACT Emergency Plan.

The HEP provides a framework for a coordinated health sector wide approach to emergencies. The HEP has three dedicated annexes that provide additional guidance on specific hazards, risks and operational requirements.

• ACT Health Sector Epidemic Infectious Disease Plan

• ACT Health Sector Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) Plan; and

• ACT Health Sector Healthcare Facility Medical Evacuation Coordination Plan (HealthMedivacPlan).

Canberra Health Services (CHS) is an ACT Government Directorate that incorporates hospitals and community-based health services. CHS has the following plans in place to provide guidance on preparedness, planning, response and recovery to emergency incidents:

• CHS Emergency Management Plan

• CHS Hospital Emergency Operations Centre (HEOC) Procedure

• CHS Emergency Code Plans Reference Guide and response procedures

• Canberra Hospital Resource Outage Contingency Plan

• CHS Mass Casualty Sub-Plans

In relation to emergency management, the ACT Health Directorate has responsibility for coordination of Territory health sector stakeholders, and policy alignment with the whole of ACT Government and the Commonwealth Government on Territory and national level health emergencies.

The Chief Health Officer (CHO) will activate the HEP if it is considered an appropriate and proportionate response to a significant emergency. Once the HEP is activated, the CHO will appoint a Health Controller to coordinate and control the ACT Health Sector response to an emergency. The Health Controller will control an emergency response through the Health Emergency Control Centre (HECC).

If the HECC is established to respond to a significant emergency, other Emergency Operations Centres (EOCs) may be established. The HECC is the highest control centre in the ACT Health Sector emergency response arrangements. All health-centric EOCs (for example, a hospital EOC) will report to the HECC.

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Northern Territory

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The Territory Emergency Plan (TEP) sets out the approach to emergency and recovery operations, the governance and coordination arrangements, and the roles and responsibilities of agencies. The TEP is supported by regional, local and hazard specific plans and Functional Group Sub-plans.

The Department of Health leads the Medical and Public Health Functional Groups referred to in the TEP. Regional groups have been established, the Northern Medical and Public Health Group led by the department’s Top End Health Service and the Southern Medical and Public Health Group who are led by the department’s Central Australia Health Service.

The TEP requires the Northern and Southern Medical Groups to update their emergency management plans annually.

Other management plans and procedures in place, include:

• Northern Region Medical Group Vulnerable Persons Emergency Management Guideline

• Emergency or Disaster Preparedness Primary Health Care Remote Guideline

• Local Emergency Plans Primary Health Care Remote Guideline

• Business Continuity Management Central Australia Health Service Policy

• Business Continuity Management Top End Health Service Policy

• Cyclone Information and Procedures

• Cyclone (Code Brown) Office of the Chief Executive Plan

• Emergency Management Royal Darwin Hospital/Palmerston Regional Hospital Plan

• Mass Casualties (Code Brown) Royal Darwin Hospital/Palmerston Regional Hospital Plan

• NT COVID19 Public Health Disability Support Services Sub Plan

During a declared emergency response, Top End and Central Australia Health Services are responsible for:

• Medical Groups: coordinate and control the mobilisation of all health responses to emergencies, including: medical, nursing, pre-hospital care, first aid, pharmaceutical supplies, laboratory services and public mental health services.

• Public Health Groups: coordinate Northern Territory-wide policies and plans to ensure the provision of appropriate public health services during the preparation, response and recovery phases of an emergency. The Groups also monitor and preserve public health and hygiene standards, provide an environmental health service, provide a disease control service and provide public health information.

The Medical Groups use a tiered approach to the activation of their emergency management plans. For example, the Northern Region Medical Group uses a three tiered system:

• Level 1: requires the response of a single division within Top End Health Service (TEHS) (e.g. at a hospital) where the local resources can manage the situation, which may include a local Incident Management Team

• Level 2: requires the response of TEHS, multi-division response. This response does not require the activation of functional groups by the Local or Regional Controller

• Level 3: requires the activation of the Darwin or Regional Local emergency plan and multi-agency response - this activates both the Northern Region Medical and Public Health Groups e.g. cyclone, mass shooting, flooding event.

Escalation within the Northern Region Medical Group is authorised and managed by the Northern Region Medical Group Leader or Local Medical Group Controllers following situational advice from the Regional Controller.

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Jurisdictional emergency supply provisions for medications

22.3 Each jurisdiction allows pharmacies to supply certain medications without prescription in an emergency. The table below summaries the emergency supply provisions in each jurisdiction.

Table 31: State and territory legislation for the emergency supply of medications

Legislation Summary

New South Wales

9

Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act 1966 (NSW) (PTG Act)

Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Regulation 2008 (PTGR)

NSW Health issued temporary authority under the PTG Act and PTGR to allow pharmacists practising in NSW to supply certain medications without a prescription. The authority permitted pharmacists to supply medication in circumstances in which the pharmacist was satisfied that:

• the patient was undergoing treatment essential to the patient’s well-being

• the medication had been previously prescribed to the patient

• the patient was in immediate need of the medication for continuation of the treatment; and

• it was not practicable for the patient to obtain a prescription for the medication

Victoria

10

Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981 (Vic) (DPCS Act) Victoria made Public Health Emergency Orders (PHEO) under section 22D and an Order under section 55 of the DPCS Act to ensure suitable access to medications during the 2019-20 bushfires and COVID-19 for

example:

• PHEO #1 - allows Victorian pharmacies to dispense prescription only medicines to patients affected by the Victorian bushfires if they did not have a prescription.

• PHEO #2 - allows a pharmacist to make a 30-day emergency supply without a prescription to people affected by COVID-19 until midnight 27 September 2020, unless earlier revoked.

Queensland

11 Medicines and Poisons Act 2019 (Qld) (MAP Act) MAP Act, once commenced, will provide explicit provision for an Emergency Order to be made, similar to

the process undertaken in other jurisdictions.

This will allow prescription medication to be supplied to a person without a prescription in natural disaster situations.

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Western Australia

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Public Health Act 2016 (WA) (PH Act) Under section 197(2)(a) of the PH Act the Chief Health Officer may (CHO), for the purpose of emergency management during a public health state of emergency, authorise a person or class of persons, to administer, manufacture, supply or prescribe a poison.

Section 197(2)(b) provides that a person authorised under section 197(2)(a) may administer, manufacture, supply or prescribe a poison.

In response to the COVID-1

9 public health state of emergency, the CHO authorised pharmacists to supply schedule 4 poisons without a current prescription subject to directions in the authorisation requiring that the pharmacist must:

1. be satisfied, before supplying the schedule 4 poison, that:

a. the person for whom the Schedule 4 poison is to be supplied is undergoing treatment essential to the person’s well-be

ing;

b. the Schedule 4 poison has previously been prescribed to the person for the treatment;

c. the person is in the immediate need of the Schedule 4 Poison for the continuation of the treatment; and

d. it is not practicable for the person to obtain a prescription for the Schedule 4 poison from a prescriber; and

2. supply no more than:

a. for a Schedule 4 poison that is on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, the standard Pharmaceutical Benefits maximum quantity; or

b. for a Schedule 4 poison that is not on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, the quantity that is contained in the smallest standard pack in which the Schedule 4 poison is generally available; and

3. otherwise comply with the requirements for the supply of Schedule 4 poisons as set out in the Medicines and Poisons Act 2014 and the Medicines and Poisons Regulations 2016.

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Legislation Summary

South Australia

13 Controlled Substances (Poisons) Regulations 2011 (SA) Regulation 21 allows a pharmacist to supply a full PBS quantity of medicine to a person without a

prescription during a specified emergency where the pharmacist is satisfied that the person is already being treated with the drug and there is good reason for the person’s inability to produce their prescription, and the continued supply of the drug is essential to the health of that person. Existing emergency supply provisions remain in place, however, under these supply is limited for example to three days’ supply of oral medicines.

Tasmania

14

Public Health Act 1997 (Tas) (Public Health Act)

Emergency Management Act 2006 (Tas) (Emergency Management Act)

Poisons Regulations 2018 (Tas) (Poisons Regulations)

Section 53A of the Poisons Regulations enable emergency supply of restricted substances (excluding psychotropic substances) without prescription where there is an emergency order in force under section 14 or section 53 of the Public Health Act or section 41A, section 42 or section 45 of the Emergency Management Act.

Section 14 of the Public Health Act is intended to assist with providing medications to persons unable to access their prescription or attend their doctor to get a prescription because of restrictions on movement.

The amendments in relation to the Emergency Management Act assist with providing medications to persons displaced by natural disasters and are unable to access their prescription or attend their doctor to get a prescription.

Australian Capital Territory

15

Medicines, Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Regulation 2008 (ACT) (MPTG Regulation) A pharmacist is authorised to supply a designated prescription only medicine to a person without a prescription in an emergency, for up to three days treatment (or the smallest manufacturer’s pack if the

medicine is a liquid, aerosol, cream ointment or anovulant tablet) (Part 4.3 of the MPTG Regulation).

The Chief Health Officer (CHO) may issue a standing order for supply of medicines in public health emergencies (section 70 MPTG Regulation).

A pharmacist is authorised to supply a designated prescription only medicine in accordance with a Continued Dispensing Determination under the National Health Act 1953(Cth), as in force from time to time (part 4.3A MPTG Regulation). This provision serves to automatically adopt the Commonwealth PBS Continued Dispensing initiative in the ACT.

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Northern Territory

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Medicines Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act 2012 (MPTG Act) Section 59 of the MPTG Act allows a pharmacist to supply an unrestricted Schedule 4 substance to a patient or their agent if the pharmacist is reasonably satisfied the supply is justified because of urgent

circumstances and the pharmacist or another pharmacist has previously supplied the substance to the patient on prescription. Such an urgent circumstance would extend to a scenario where a person’s prescription has been destroyed or the person is unable to access their prescription as a result of natural disaster.

Section 59A of the MPTG Act allows a pharmacist to supply an unrestricted Schedule 4 substance to a person if the substance is a pharmaceutical benefit that is covered by an instrument made under section 89A3 of the National Health Act 1953 (Cth) and the supply is made in accordance with conditions that are specified in the instrument.

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Mental health related initiatives provided for the 2019-2020 bushfires

22.4 In response to the 2019-2020 bushfires, Australian, state and territory governments funded specific initiatives to address impacts on mental health. These initiatives included measures which: financially supported and improved access to mental health services (such as counselling), provided training to frontline personnel and employers, and enabled research. The table below provides an overview of these measures.

Table 32: Key mental health intiatives for the 2019-2020 bushfires

Source Measure Funding

Australian Government

17

Immediate frontline emergency distress and trauma counselling - up to 10 free mental health support sessions for individuals, families and emergency services personnel. $10.5 million

Medicare Benefits Scheme - ongoing psychological support, including Telehealth - enabled GPs and other medical practitioners to deliver mental health and wellbeing services via Telehealth; and allow Medicare eligible psychologists, GPs and medical practitioners, social workers and occupational therapists to provide up to 10 face to face and/or Telehealth Medicare-subsidised psychological therapy sessions without the need for the patient to have a diagnosed mental health condition, GP mental health treatment plan or referral prior to requesting these services.

$29.6 million

Funding of up to $300,000 each for Headspace centres serving areas significantly impacted by fire (Bairnsdale, Albury/Wodonga and Wangaratta, Bega, Queanbeyan, Nowra, Lithgow, Penrith, Gosford, Victor Harbour, with outreach to Kangaroo Island, Mount Barker). Funding was also provided to expand the planned Bateman’s Bay headspace site. $7.4 million

Mental health training to frontline personnel and employers including:

• Pharmaceutical Society of Australia - provision of Mental Health First Aid training to pharmacists and other pharmacy support staff.

• Australian Psychological Society - provision of disaster support training to new volunteer psychologists in the Disaster Response Network (DRN) and refresher training for existing volunteers.

• Phoenix Australia - training designed specifically for emergency services personnel and general practice staff to help them better support community members and their colleagues.

$2.0 million

Funding for Mental Health Bushfire Coordinators - Bushfire Trauma Response Coordinators are a single point of contact for individuals and communities and will help coordinate access to mental health services, improving integrated support with state and local government efforts, and navigating the mental health system to reduce the burden on those in need. $3.2 million

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National Natural Disasters Mental Health Framework - Funding to prepare a National Natural Disaster Mental Health Framework. The Framework is being developed jointly with jurisdictions, and will include a focus on improving mental health and wellbeing coordination arrangements nationally. $0.5 million

Community connectedness and recovery grants - Primary Health Networks (PHNs) in regions severely affected by bushfires will provide small community grants of up to $10,000 for activities at the grass-roots level to strengthen social connectedness and peer support activities, as well as assertive outreach initiatives to prevent suicide and identify individuals at risk. $2.7 million

Expand existing mental health services - Bushfire affected PHNs will also be provided with additional funding to expand their mental health services in fire affected regions. $4.2 million

Additional funding to be delivered through PHNs as part of a broader $650 million package to boost localised bushfire recovery. $13.4 million

Funding for mental health training to health care professionals in bushfire and drought affected areas to be developed and delivered by CRANAplus Incorporated. It will include tailored online and face to face mental health training and resources to support approximately 1,800 rural and remote based health professionals supporting drought and bushfire affected communities. $0.82 million

Funding through the Medical Research Fund, for five projects related to mental health impacts of bushfires on affected communities. $2.0 million

New South Wales

19 Deployment of teams from NSW Health to support local mental health services who worked at the direction of the Local Health District Mental Health Controller undertaking tasks like assisting in mental in-patient units, out-patient clinics and attending community meetings.

Not stated

Recruitment of 30 new Specialist Mental Health Bushfire Recovery Clinicians employed until June 2021 to ensure members of the community are able to access the right level of mental health care for their individual needs. Not stated

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Source Measure Funding

New South Wales

20

Establishment of the NSW Bushfires Mental Health Program to:

• ensure that fire-affected individuals can access appropriate and timely clinical services to deal with mental health needs arising from the fires

• target vulnerable population groups across the region

• ensure emergency services staff and volunteers can access appropriate and timely clinical services to deal with mental health needs arising from the fires

$15.3 million

(50%by the Australian Government and 50% New South Wales Government)

Victoria

21

Clinical Mental Health Leads from the local area mental health services attending community planning and response meetings at relief centres and recovery hubs. Not stated

Community Resilience, Psychosocial and Mental Health Response of in total for psychosocial and mental health support services for people affected by bushfires. It includes:

• specialist early intervention mental health advice to GPs and community health clinicians, and post-disaster treatment and advisory services through leading research centres ($8.75 million)

• practical mental health support programs and initiatives including training, outreach and media productions ($6.6 million)

• funding for Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations in the local bushfire affected areas to establish social and emotional wellbeing programs ($3 million)

$23.4 million

Queensland

22

Establishment of Mental Health Disaster Recovery Teams that delivered:

• stepped care model of practice with impacted communities including community engagement, training and capacity building with other front-line agencies

• specialist mental health care for people impacted by the natural disaster

• outreach services to the more remote locations within the impacted areas

• support for front-line staff if necessary.

$4.7 million

(50% by the Australian Government and 50% Queensland Government)

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South Australia

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The Bushfire Recovery Mental Health Project to include:

• funding to support a total of 9.5 fulltime equivalent (FTE) (staff) Clinical Resources for Local Health Networks and 1.0 FTE for Mental Health Disaster Planner within the Office of the Chief Psychiatrist covering the Adelaide Hills and Kangaroo Island regions

• expansion of existing specialist mental health services in affected regions to provide additional clinical resources focusing on minimising the impacts of trauma, supporting people with existing mental health conditions that have been exacerbated by the bushfires, supporting those with increased risk of suicide and/or self-harm, early screening and treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and supporting those who require more intensive and longer-term specialist mental health support and care coordination that cannot otherwise be met by General Practitioner or primary care providers.

$5.0 million provided by the Australian Government

Bushfire Mental Health Resilience Program that includes training, education, information, capacity and resilience building activities available across the whole population in bushfire impacted areas, with some activities likely to target specific groups (for example, older people, children and young people, first responders etc). Local community grants will provide funding to local groups and community organisations up to a maximum of $33,000, to support community-led capacity and resilience building.

$2.61 million

Funding for a Register Nurse Mental Health Clinician deployed to Yorketown to support community members with mid to high mental health needs, and assessment for referrals, delivery of health-related training to service providers and referrals for patients. $0.08 million

Australian Capital Territory

24

Wellbeing Officers at the relief/evacuation centres provided Psychological First Aid Not stated

Publicly provided information on community services that offer counselling and support, and online resources to help people to manage distress. Not stated

Services for people experiencing acute mental health crisis in the community. $1.44 million

Additional sub-acute accommodation for people exiting mental health inpatient units. $0.5 million

Two new Canberra Safe Haven Cafes - community based safe alternatives to the emergency department and other treatment services. $0.34 million

Way Back Support Service to expand non-clinical support for people who have made a suicide attempt. $0.20 million

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander specific Mental Health program. $0.25 million

OzHelp to continue to support workplaces and to expand their service to people who have lost employment. $0.10 million

Grants for innovative initiatives in the non-government organisation sector $0.45 million

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Appendix 23 Recovery Arrangements 23.1 State and territory governments have arrangements in place to support locally-led recovery. The table below outlines these arrangements, including relevant coordination structures and processes to support local governments. Locally-led recovery and recovery coordination is discussed in Chapter 21: Coordinating relief and recovery.

Table 33: Recovery arrangements in each state and territory

Jurisdictional framework and plans Coordination

New South Wales

1

The State Emergency and Rescue Management Act 1989 (NSW) provides the legislative framework for emergency management in New South Wales. Further details on roles, responsibilities, governance and coordination arrangements are detailed in the State Emergency Management Plan (EMPLAN) and the NSW Recovery Plan.

Management of a recovery operation, including coordinating services, information and resources occurs at the local level through the Local Recovery Committee. The State Emergency Recovery Controller (SERCON) provides guidance and advice as needed. When events overwhelm local capacity, the SERCON will coordinate recovery operations in consultation with the Local and Regional Emergency Management Committees and/or the Local/Regional Recovery Committees.

• Low Severity Event - recovery operations are locally led by the affected Local Council and relevant local agencies. A Local Recovery Committee may be established.

• Medium Severity Event - affected local governments require assistance from the state (resourcing, support and advice) regarding recovery operations.

• High Severity Event - a major event or multiple events affecting several local government areas requiring a state led and coordinated recovery operation.

The EMPLAN is available online. 2

Jurisdictional recovery coordination structures include:

• State Emergency Recovery Controller (SERCON) responsibilities include overseeing recovery policies, arrangements and plans, supporting recovery coordinators as needed, and coordinating assessments of impact.

• State Recovery Committee provides strategic oversight and guidance to recovery efforts following disasters that overwhelm local and regional capacity.

• State Recovery Coordinator appointed to be public face of recovery operation providing guidance and support to the Local/Regional Recovery Committee.

• State Recovery Coordination Centre may be established as a state level capability to monitor and support local and regional recovery committees and ensure recovery operations are receiving appropriate levels of support.

• Recovery Coordination Team coordinates the recovery operations of the State Government and provides advice, support, guidance and resources to assist the efforts of the Local Recovery Committee and the Local Council.

• Local Recovery Committees may be formed to coordinate recovery. The Local Recovery Committee is the strategic decision making body for local recovery. Local Recovery Committees may be chaired by a Local Recovery Coordinator.

• Regional Recovery Committees may be formed, in the event of an emergency that affects several local government areas, to coordinate recovery efforts. Regional Recovery Committees may be chaired by a Regional Recovery Coordinator.

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Jurisdictional framework and plans Coordination

Victoria

3

The Emergency Management Act 2013 (Vic) and the Emergency Management Act 1986 (Vic) set the legislative basis for disaster management in Victoria (the 1986 Act has been substantially amended by the 2013 Act, and will be repealed upon future amendments to the 2013 Act).

Details on roles, responsibilities, governance and coordination arrangements are outlined in the Victorian State Emergency Management Plan (SEMP). On 30 September 2020, the SEMP replaced four parts of the Emergency Management Manual of Victoria, including Part 4 - State Relief and Recovery Plan.

Victoria has three operational tiers (incident/municipal, region and state) with the option of an ‘Area of Operation’ being declared to manage a complex emergency that may be geographically located over several municipalities or several regions.

The Municipal Recovery Manager or Regional Recovery Coordinator, in consultation with the relevant tiers, can escalate specific relief and recovery activities or coordination to meet the recovery objectives. This could be the result of needing to:

• activate more resources and specialist skills for recovery

• overcome exhaustion or loss of capacity of resources

• ensure the recovery effort is sustainable

Escalation can reflect the changing impacts of the disaster and complexity and scale of recovery. Escalation provides additional support to the incident level, but it does not minimise local or regional roles or responsibilities in recovery.

The SEMP is available online. 4

Jurisdictional recovery coordination structures include:

• Municipal Recovery Managers are responsible for coordinating local government and community resources to support recovery activities. Their role includes, establishing recovery priorities, establishing an information and coordination centre and liaising with recovery agencies and government agencies for recovery support.

• A Municipal Recovery Manager may establish a Municipal Recovery Committee. The Committee supports the recovery manager by overseeing, coordinating and managing recovery activities and implementing a recovery strategy that meets community needs.

• Regional Recovery Coordinators are appointed by the Regional Recovery Coordination Agency. They are responsible for leading and managing regional recovery efforts, including the planning and delivery of recovery projects in the region.

• Area of Operation Recovery Coordinators lead the area of operation’s transition from response to recovery and ensure the area’s relief and early recovery activities are coordinated.

• Regional Recovery Committees and Area of Operation Recovery Committee coordinate recovery functions and implement recovery strategies for their respective levels.

• The State Recovery Coordinator leads the state’s transition from response to recovery and ensures state-wide recovery activities are coordinated.

• The State Relief and Recovery Team is established by the State Recovery or Relief Coordinators and are responsible for implementing a state relief and recovery strategy, providing expert advice and coordination for the delivery of services and for monitoring and contributing to broader situational awareness.

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Queensland

5

The Disaster Management Act 2003 (Qld) and regulations set out Queensland’s recovery arrangements. Further details on roles, responsibilities, governance and coordination arrangements are detailed in the Queensland State Disaster Management Plan (SDMP), Queensland Recovery Plan, and the Prevention, Preparedness, Response and Recovery Disaster Management Guideline.

The SDMP details the trigger levels for the activation of recovery operations:

• Alert - A heightened level of vigilance and preparedness due to the possibility of an event in the area of responsibility.

• Lean Forward - An operational state characterised by a heightened level of situational awareness of a disaster event and a state of operational readiness.

• Stand Up - The operational state where resources are mobilised, personnel are activated and operational activities commenced. Disaster coordination centres are activated.

• Stand Down - Transition from responding to an event back to normal core business and/or recovery operations.

Escalation of recovery resource requests from local to district, and district to state levels are progressed in accordance with the arrangements established through the Disaster Management Act 2003 (Qld).

The Queensland Disaster Management Committee governs recovery at a strategic level and is provided regular reporting from the relevant minister and state recovery coordinators.

The Queensland State Disaster Management Plan is available online. 6

Jurisdictional recovery coordination structures include:

• Local Disaster Management Groups (LDMGs) are established by local governments to support and coordinate disaster management activities for their respective local government areas. The LDMG may determine it is necessary to appoint a Local Recovery Coordinator to coordinate recovery at the local level.

• District Disaster Management Groups (DDMGs) provide whole of government planning and coordination capacity to support local governments in disaster operations and disaster management. They provide support when required or requested by a LDMG.

• Local Recovery Groups (LRGs) and District Recovery Groups (DRGs) are established by LDMGs and DDMGs in the disaster impacted areas to ensure recovery planning and operations are coordinated and implemented effectively. Membership of LRGs and DRGs can include representatives from local governments, state agencies, community groups and businesses. These groups are supported by Functional Recovery Groups.

• Functional Recovery Groups leverage existing and strong partnerships between local government and the state to ensure close collaboration and coordination of recovery activities. This is in accordance with the needs and priorities identified by communities and the state, and in Local Recovery Plans.

• The State Recovery Policy and Planning Coordinator (SRPPC) is the Chief Executive Officer of the Queensland Reconstruction Authority. The SRPPC is the standing State Recovery Coordinator and works collaboratively with all stakeholders to ensure that recovery programs are coordinated and effective.

• A State Recovery Coordinator may be appointed by the chairperson of the Queensland Disaster Management Committee to coordinate recovery operations following a disaster event. Multiple State Recovery Coordinators may be appointed if necessary, following severe and/or widespread events.

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Jurisdictional framework and plans Coordination

Western Australia

7

The Emergency Management Act 2005 (WA) sets out Western Australia's recovery arrangements. Further details on roles, responsibilities, governance and coordination arrangements are outlined in the State Emergency Management Committee’s (SEMC) Emergency Management Framework (State EM Framework). The State EM Framework includes legislatively required policies and plans, and associated procedures and guidelines.

Section 36 of the Emergency Management Act 2005 (WA) requires local governments to manage recovery following an emergency that has affected the community in their districts.

The State Emergency Management Plan includes escalation factors for recovery. These high level criteria are to be considered in determining whether the involvement of the State Recovery Coordinator and State Recovery Controller is required.

The State Emergency Management Framework is available online. 8

Jurisdictional recovery coordination structures include:

• The Local Recovery Coordinator is responsible for coordination of local-level recovery activities in conjunction with the Local Recovery Coordination Group (when formed) and in accordance with plans, strategies and policies that it determines. The Local Recovery Coordinator is identified by the relevant local government.

• A Local Recovery Coordination Group is the strategic decision-making body for recovery. The role of Local Recovery Coordination Groups is outlined in the SEMC’s Local Recovery Guidelines and includes: assessing recovery needs based on the impact assessment, developing an operational plan for the coordination of recovery, ensuring a coordinated and multi-agency approach, and providing advice to other governments.

• The State Recovery Coordinator is responsible for reviewing the local recovery arrangements and activities, liaising with and supporting Local Recovery Coordinators and coordinating the recovery activities of state government and non-government agencies. The State Recovery Coordinator must consider the level of state government involvement required, such as capacity of the local governments, number of local governments affected and complexity and duration of the recovery.

• The State Recovery Coordination Group (SRCG) monitors the progress of recovery and advises the Premier, relevant ministers and agencies on the progress of recovery. When established, it is responsible for state level recovery coordination in complex or prolonged recovery operations.

• If extraordinary arrangements are required for a specific emergency, the Premier may appoint a State Recovery Controller. The State Recovery Controller is responsible for ensuring the provision of coordinated recovery support to emergency affected communities through the direction and coordination of the resources, and reports directly to the Premier or ministers.

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Jurisdictional framework and plans Coordination

South Australia

9

The Emergency Management Act 2004 (SA) sets out the framework for planning, preparedness, response and recovery from emergencies. Further details on roles, responsibilities, governance and coordination arrangements are outlined in the State Emergency Management Plan (SEMP).

The transition to recovery coordination occurs at a time agreed to by the State Coordinator, State Controller of the Control Agency and State Recovery Coordinator. The criteria for transition are: the hazard is sufficiently controlled that ongoing threats to life and property are reduced, and state-level coordination is no longer required to manage response.

There are two types of recovery management arrangements, one for declared emergencies, and one for non-declared emergencies. In a declared emergency, an Assistant State Coordinator - Recovery is appointed, and in an undeclared emergency, the State Recovery Coordinator assumes responsibility.

The SEMP (2019) is available online. 10

Jurisdictional recovery coordination structures include:

• The State Recovery Coordinator is formally appointed on an ongoing basis by State Emergency Management Committee. The State Recovery Coordinator is responsible leading planning for recovery operations, preparing and reviewing the recovery aspects of the SEMP, and managing the normal recovery operations. In a declared emergency the State Recovery Coordinator will perform the role of the Assistant State Coordinator - Recovery, unless it is more appropriate to appoint a separate Assistant State Coordinator.

• The State Recovery Committee (SRC) is a standing committee that meets every two months unless there is an event when more frequent, event-specific meetings occur. This committee meets the information needs of the State Recovery Coordinator and facilitates liaison with other agencies (who are responsible for planning and implementing recovery programs or support).

• Local Recovery Coordinators are appointed when a local government capacity has been exceeded after a disaster. They work closely with local governments and other stakeholders to support local delivery of recovery programs and services and provide information and intelligence to the state recovery program. Local Recovery Coordinators establish and chair local recovery committees. Local Recovery Coordinators are appointed from a preapproved pool of trained individuals.

• The State Recovery Coordination Group (SRCG) allows coordination across government agencies, and key partners such as the local government association and non-profit sector. The SRCG provides strategic and tactical advice to the State Recovery Coordinator, coordinates recovery operations, manages risk, proactively forecasts issues and identifies emerging consequences to be addressed.

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Jurisdictional framework and plans Coordination

Tasmania

11

The Emergency Management Act 2006 (Tas) sets out the framework for response and recovery. Further details on governance and coordination arrangements are outlined in the Tasmanian Emergency Management Arrangements (TEMA) and State Recovery Plan.

The TEMA and State Recovery Plan outlines scalable recovery arrangements that are based on the scale of impact, the expected duration and the complexity of the recovery process. There are three levels for these arrangements:

• Level 1 - Low impact and low complexity disasters. Locally-coordinated recovery arrangements apply where medium to long term recovery needs are moderate and can be met within municipal capabilities and managed by a Municipal Committee (local government level).

• Level 2 - Medium impact and medium complexity disasters. State-supported recovery arrangements apply where medium to long term recovery requires coordination through an Affected Area Recovery Committee (AARC) with Tasmanian Government support.

• Level 3 - High impact and high complexity disasters. State-coordinated recovery arrangements apply where medium to long term recovery needs require coordination through a state level Recovery Taskforce under the leadership of a Recovery Coordinator.

The State Recovery Plan includes a Needs Assessment Framework, which provides high level guidance on the types of impacts associated with each of the three levels.

The TEMA - Issue 1, 2019 is available online.12

Jurisdictional recovery coordination structures include:

• The State Recovery Advisor is an ongoing role whose responsibilities include: ensuring plans and arrangements for recovery are prepared and maintained; advising on the coordination of recovery during and after an emergency, advising the Premier on long-term resourcing arrangements and to oversee the transition to recovery. The State Recovery Advisor works in consultation with other controllers and agencies to assess recovery needs, support the immediate recovery, and plan the medium to long-term recovery approach, including the need for State Government support and AARCs.

• The State Recovery Committee is a subcommittee of the State Emergency Management Committee. The State Recovery Committee oversees ongoing recovery preparedness, relief and short term recovery coordination, and medium to long term recovery implementation..

• Affected Area Recovery Committees (AARC) draw together a number of recovery entities to provide a coordinated and planned process. AARCs will be established in consultation with the relevant council/s and will report to the State Recovery Committee.

• A Recovery Taskforce is a temporary Tasmanian Government business unit established after a significant natural disaster or other emergency to coordinate a whole of government recovery effort.

• The Recovery Partners Network provides a forum for government, non-government organisations and other groups to share information and resources, develop partnerships, encourage collaboration, support the coordination of relief and recovery efforts and inform ongoing needs assessment.

• Municipal Recovery Coordinators are responsible for identifying impacts and recovery needs within their local government area.

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Australian Capital Territory

13

The Emergencies Act 2004 (ACT) sets out the framework for response and recovery. In accordance with this legislation, the Recovery Emergency Sub-Plan is a supporting emergency sub-plan of the ACT Emergency Plan.

The level or size of the recovery operations is based on the Australian Inter-services Incident Management System incident levels. These levels reflect the complexity of the recovery and the requirement to adopt a coordinated whole of government approach.

• Level 1 - A level one recovery operation is the application of business as usual recovery arrangements. The Incident Management Team through individual government agencies, will manage recovery requirements individually and without adopting a whole of government approach.

• Level 2 - A level two recovery operation will be activated when a coordinated and whole of government approach to recovery is required (such as multiple suburbs damaged and disruption to health and education services). A Recovery Coordinator will be selected by the Recovery Committee and will form part of the Incident Management Team to manage and coordinate the recovery effort.

• Level 3 - A level three recovery operation will occur where the ACT has been impacted by an emergency that has caused widespread damage or destruction to public and private infrastructure and impacted on a significant part of the ACT population. The Security and Emergency Management Senior Officials Group (SEMSOG) or the Emergency Controller will select a Recovery Coordinator.

The ACT Emergency Plan (2014) is available online. 14

Jurisdictional recovery coordination structures include:

• The Security and Emergency Management Senior Officials Group (SEMSOG) assists in making available the necessary resources and commitment to support recovery and providing advice to ministers and the Security and Emergency Management Committee of Cabinet (SEMC).

• The ACT Recovery Committee is responsible for developing the ACT’s recovery capability and recommending recovery policy to SEMSOG and SEMC; coordinating recovery functions as needed, including providing support to the ACT Recovery Coordinator; and, maintaining a lessons learnt management and dissemination process, including recovery training exercises. The ACT Recovery Committee reports to SEMSOG and consists of representatives from various directorate and agency officials.

• An ACT Recovery Coordinator coordinates recovery efforts across the ACT Government, community sector and private business. The Recovery Coordinator is responsible for recovery planning, coordination, stakeholder engagement and determining the most effective way to deliver recovery services.

• A Recovery Taskforce is established by SEMC when the impact of a disaster or the duration or scope of recovery activities requires significant investment of ACT Government that goes beyond the scope of the Recovery Sub-Plan. The roles, responsibilities and functions of Recovery Taskforces are determined by SEMC and are led by Recovery Coordinators.

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Northern Territory

15

The Emergency Management Act 2013 (NT) creates a recovery coordination structure at the local, regional and territory level (except for Darwin and Alice Springs, where local and regional coordination are effectively merged). Each level has a recovery coordinator who is supported by a recovery coordination committee.

Further details on governance and coordination arrangements are outlined in the Territory Emergency Plan (TEP). The TEP is available online. 16

Recovery planning in the Northern Territory has a strong operational focus, with actions managed throughout the response and recovery phases by Functional Groups out of the Emergency/Recovery Operations Centre under the emergency management arrangements.

The transition to recovery coordination occurs at a time agreed to by the Territory Controller and the Territory Recovery Coordinator, following consultation with the Territory Emergency Management Council and on advice from the Regional Controller and Regional Recovery Coordinator.

When the Recovery Objectives have been met, the Recovery Coordinator will formally transition away from the emergency management arrangements to a 'business as usual' basis.

Jurisdictional recovery coordination structures include:

• The Territory Recovery Coordinator is the Chief Executive Officer of the Department of the Chief Minister and coordinates and directs recovery operations in the Northern Territory. It is a standing strategic leadership role, rather than an operational role.

• Regional and Local Recovery Coordinators - A Regional Recovery Coordinator is appointed for a particular event by the Territory Recovery Coordinator. They are responsible for coordinating the assessment of recovery and restoration requirements and for directing recovery operations, including the coordination of regional agency representation. The Territory Recovery Coordinator may appoint a Local Recovery Coordinator for a particular town, community or locality.

• An Incident Management Team (IMT) working from a Recovery Operation Centre (ROC) is created for the local, regional and territory level to coordinate information, planning and resources, manage purchasing and other administrative functions, and facilitate engagement and collaboration with stakeholders. The size and structure of the IMT will vary subject to the context, size and complexity of the recovery. ROCs support recovery coordinators in fulfilling their role.

• Recovery Coordination Committees membership of recovery committees at the territory and regional level is set out in the Emergency Management Act 2013, although Local Recovery Coordinators are able to second people as needed. At the local level, the Emergency Management Act 2013 is less prescriptive, and the recovery committee will often reflect the local emergency committee.

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23.2 Most state and territory governments have standing recovery plans which provide guidance on recovery arrangements within their jurisdictions. The table below outlines the relevant plans and responsible entities for recovery in each jurisdiction. Recovery planning is discussed in Chapter 21: Coordinating relief and recovery.

Table 34: Jurisdictional recovery plans of the states and territories

Recovery plan Responsible entities

New South Wales

17

The NSW Recovery Plan outlines roles and responsibilities for various entities across the different phases of recovery. Event specific recovery plans may be created following an emergency.

The NSW Recovery Plan is a supporting plan to the State Emergency Management Plan and is consistent with the State Emergency and Rescue Management Act 1989 (NSW).

The NSW Recovery Plan is maintained by Resilience NSW (formerly the Office of Emergency Management, Department of Justice).

The NSW Recovery Plan (2016) is available online. 18

Supporting documents:

• Community Recovery Tool Kit

Local Recovery Committees (Local Emergency Management Committees) have responsibility for acting on behalf of the community they serve and leading recovery efforts post disasters. Local Recovery Committees assess the consequences of the emergency and coordinate recovery across the social, built, economic and natural environments. Regional Recovery Committees and state government agencies provide support and resources.

The State Emergency Management Plan (Part 4) outlines the roles and responsibilities of state government agencies. The State Emergency and Rescue Management Act 1989 (NSW) identifies nine Functional Areas which may be called upon to coordinate the activities carried out to prevent, prepare for, respond to or recover from an emergency.

• Agricultural and animal services

• Telecommunications services

• Energy and utility services

• Engineering services

• Environmental services

• Health services

• Public information services

• Transport services

• Welfare services

For example, the Welfare Services Functional Area, through the Welfare Services Supporting Plan, is responsible for coordinating outreach, administration of the Personal Hardship and Distress Assistance Scheme and providing advice and referrals. Emergency Management Committees at all levels (state, regional and local) are responsible for recovery planning. Local Recovery Plans are to be prepared as part of the standard emergency planning process by the Local/Regional Emergency Management Committees. Local Recovery Plans identify local recovery management structures, actions, roles and responsibilities. Local Recovery Plans and the outcomes of impact assessments form the basis for detailed Recovery Action Plans developed following an emergency.

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Recovery plan Responsible entities

Victoria

19

No dedicated, standing recovery plan.

Recovery responsibilities and arrangements are outlined in the State Emergency Management Plan (SEMP).

The SEMP is issued by Emergency Management Victoria. The SEMP was prepared by the Emergency Management Commissioner and approved by the State Crisis and Resilience Council in accordance the Emergency Management Act 2013 (Vic).

The State Emergency Relief and Recovery Plan (Part 4 of the Emergency Management Manual of Victoria) has been superseded by the (SEMP).

Event specific recovery plans may be created following an emergency.

Supporting documents:

• Recovery Framework (in development)

During the response phase, a plan will be developed to transition the coordination process from the Regional Emergency Response Coordinator and the Municipal Emergency Response Coordinator to the Regional Recovery Coordinator and the Municipal Recovery Manager, respectively. This would include short term activities including the continuity of relief activities, use of initial impact assessments to identify where to focus early recovery activities, coordination of essential clean-up operations and identification of resources needed to support immediate recovery needs.

Long-term recovery is coordinated by the Recovery Coordination Agency, before usually moving into community-level recovery activities. The Recovery Coordination Agency oversees the delivery of recovery services by Recovery Lead Agencies and Recovery Support Agencies.

• Recovery Lead Agencies lead the provision of services, personnel or material during the recovery phase.

• Recovery Support Agencies - provide services, personnel or material to support or assist a Recovery Lead Agency, Recovery Coordination Agency, and/or members of the public.

Recovery co-ordination responsibilities belong with Emergency Management Victoria (state recovery co-ordination); Department of Health and Human Services (regional recovery co-ordination), and municipal councils (municipal recovery co-ordination).

Recovery assistance is managed under four environments - Social, Economic, Built and Natural. The SEMP outlines the Recovery Coordination Agency, Recovery Lead Agency, and Recovery Support Agencies for each of the environments. This provides a framework within which recovery is planned, reported, monitored and evaluated. For example, in the Social Environment, the Recovery Lead Agency for support securing interim accommodation is the Department of Health and Human Services. The Recovery Support Agencies for this activity are community housing agencies and municipal councils.

Standing recovery plans are included within broader emergency management plans for each operational tier in Victoria (state, regional and municipal/incident). The Emergency Management Act 2013 (Vic) requires regional emergency management plans and municipal emergency management plans to be developed, based on guidelines issued by the Minister for Police and Emergency Services.

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Queensland

20

The Queensland Recovery Plan outlines roles and responsibilities for various entities across the different phases of recovery. Event specific recovery plans may be created following an emergency.

The Queensland Recovery Plan is a sub-plan to the Queensland State Disaster Management Plan. The Queensland Recovery Plan is maintained by the Queensland Reconstruction Authority.

The Queensland Recovery Plan (2017) is available online. 21

Supporting documents:

• Queensland Prevention, Preparedness, Response and Recovery Disaster Management Guideline

• Queensland Policy for Offers of Assistance and Guidelines

• Queensland Disaster Relief and Recovery Guidelines

Local Disaster Management Groups (LDMGs) have responsibility for acting on behalf of the community they serve and leading recovery efforts post disasters. LDMGs assess the need for a coordinated, ongoing recovery operation during and/or at the conclusion of the response phase. District Disaster Management Groups (DDMG) and state government agencies provide support and resources as requested by a LDMG.

The roles of the recovery groups at the local and district levels are not mandatory under the Queensland Disaster Management Act 2003, and are established at the discretion of the chair of the LDMG/DDMG depending on the scale of the disaster, impact/needs assessments and anticipated recovery operations. This could include the development of a single local and/or district recovery groups or functional recovery sub-groups to the LDMG/DDMG.

Functional Recovery Groups provide a platform to coordinate the delivery of recovery functions by government agencies and supporting partners across five domains of recovery (specific non-government organisations are listed):

• Human and Social: led by the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services

• Economic: led by the Department of State Development

• Environment: led by the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection

• Building: led by the Department of Housing and Public Works

• Roads and Transport: led by the Department of Transport and Main Roads

The Queensland Recovery Plan emphasises the importance of local recovery plans and planning process, which should be conducted before a disaster and reflected in relevant Local Disaster Management Plans (section 57 of the Disaster Management Act 2003 (Qld)). A local recovery plan describes the local interagency arrangements for managing recovery operations. Event specific local recovery plans can also be created which describes the priorities, strategies, issues and activities, and actions to be taken to address the impacts of a disaster.

The Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA) leads responsibility in Queensland for coordinating recovery from natural disasters. QRA leads the development of event-specific state recovery plans outlining recovery activities across the relevant functional streams and ensures resilience is included in disaster preparedness and reconstruction programs. QRA provides on the ground support to local governments, including through engineering and other technical advice, determining value-for-money solutions to rebuild against current engineering standards, and identifying additional funding assistance to support local recovery.

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Recovery plan Responsible entities

Western Australia

22

No dedicated, standing recovery plan. Event specific recovery plans may be created following an emergency.

Recovery responsibilities and arrangements are outlined in the Emergency Management Act 2005 (WA) and the State Emergency Management Framework.

The State Emergency Management Framework also outlines the role of local governments in developing standing local recovery plans. Local Recovery Plans clearly identify recovery arrangements and operational considerations. Templates are included in the State Emergency Management Guidelines.

The State Emergency Management Committee is responsible for the State Emergency Management Framework.

Supporting documents:

• State Emergency Management Framework

The Controlling Agency is responsible for the coordination of an assessment of all impacts relating to the four recovery environments (social, built, economic and natural) prior to cessation of the response, including a risk assessment and treatment plan to provide for safe community access to the affected area. The Controlling Agency will also determine whether an Impact Statement is required. The relevant Controlling Agency with responsibility for the response to an emergency must initiate a range of recovery activities during the response, as outlined in the State Emergency Management Plan.

Local government manage recovery following an emergency that has affected the community in its district. The State Recovery Coordinator is responsible for facilitating state-level recovery coordination, if required.

The State Emergency Management Plan outlines the various officers, agencies and entities to undertake activities in relation to recovery in Western Australia, including:

• hazard management agencies (HMAs)

• combat agencies/support organisations

• emergency support services

• service providers

For example, in relation to recovery, Main Roads WA is responsible for:

• assisting in the recovery process through road infrastructure repair and reconstruction

• restoring assets for state highways and main roads, including signage

• restoring the Main Roads WA network, including clean-up and construction of bridge assets during recovery operations

• providing support as required by the incident controller

The State Emergency Management Plan also outlines the agencies responsible for specific functional areas, including: health, public information, recovery, specialist advice, and welfare. For example, in the welfare functional area, the Department of Communities is responsible for welfare services, including welfare centres and crisis care.

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South Australia

23

No dedicated, standing recovery plan. Event specific recovery plans may be created following an emergency.

Recovery responsibilities and arrangements are outlined in the Emergency Management Act 2004 (SA) and the State Emergency Management Plan (SEMP).

The SEMP also outlines the role in developing local recovery plans. Local Recovery Plans provide the strategic direction, detail issues and targeted outcomes, activities, lead agencies, indicators of success, method of evaluation and status.

The State Emergency Management Committee is responsible for the SEMP.

Supporting documents:

• Supporting hazard plans, capability plans, functional support group plans, and zone emergency management plans.

• Supporting frameworks and guidelines (Part 3 of the SEMP).

The SEMP outlines Functional Support Groups which can support recovery activities. They are comprised of both government and non-government agencies to perform functional roles to support the Control Agency or Support Agencies and operate within the State Emergency Centre and the State Recovery Committee. Specific non-government organisations are identified in the SEMP. Key functional support groups include: Emergency Relief, Engineering, Local Government, and Mapping.

The SEMP assigns responsibility for relief and recovery functions to a number of government departments. In addition, a number of departments have provided programs which align with their usual portfolio responsibilities to address specific consequences of the bushfires.

• Social recovery activities are coordinated by the Emergency Relief Functional Support Group, the State Recovery Office, and the Department for Health as a Support Agency, in conjunction with their participating agencies and affected councils.

• Economic recovery activities are supported by Department of State Development, Primary Industry and Regions South Australia and the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, in conjunction with their participating agencies and affected councils.

• Infrastructure and built environment recovery activities are delivered by Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, affected councils, and the participating agencies of the Engineering Functional Support Group.

• Agencies delivering natural resources and environment recovery functions include Department for Environment and Water, South Australian Environment Protection Authority and local government.

Local government responsibilities in recovery include consideration of the following: representation on local recovery committees, identifying community impacts, supporting relief/recovery centres, implementing community development packages and coordinating local recovery service providers.

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Recovery plan Responsible entities

Tasmania

24

The State Recovery Plan outlines roles and responsibilities for various entities across the different phases of recovery.

Event specific recovery plans may be created following an emergency.

The State Recovery Plan is a State Special Emergency Management Plan, in accordance with section 35 of the Emergency Management Act 2006 (Tas). It is maintained by the Tasmanian Department of Premier and Cabinet on behalf of the State Emergency Management Committee.

The State Recovery Plan - Issue 3, 2018, is available online. 25

Supporting documents:

• Tasmanian Relief and Recovery Arrangements

• Recovery Manual

Municipal Committees, led by Municipal Coordinators, have initial responsibility for coordinating relief and recovery assistance to communities (including establishing and managing evacuation and recovery centres). They are also responsible for municipal level planning, capability development and reviews.

Regional Committees, led by Regional Controllers, have responsibility for coordinating relief and recovery assistance in emergencies which exceed municipal coordination capabilities. Regional Committees are responsible for regional level planning, capability development and reviews. Regional Controllers are supported by Social, Economic, Infrastructure and Environment Recovery Coordinators appointed by Coordinating Agencies.

Responsibilities for coordinating short term recovery may escalate from municipal to regional to state levels depending on the scale and complexity of the emergency event. If a Municipal Coordinator determines that recovery needs exceed municipal capabilities, they may either seek regional assistance or request the escalation of coordination responsibilities. Similarly if a Regional Controller determines that recovery needs exceed regional capabilities, they may seek state assistance or request the escalation of coordination responsibilities to the state level.

The State Recovery Plan specifies responsibilities for the delivery of recovery functions by government agencies and supporting partners across five domains of recovery, with a Coordinating Agency responsible for leading each domain.

• Social Recovery: Department of Health

• Economic Recovery: Department of State Growth

• Infrastructure Recovery: Department of State Growth

• Environmental Recovery: Department of Primary industries, Parks, Water and Environment

• Cross-domain: Department of Premier and Cabinet

The State Recovery Plan also identifies Responsible Agencies for different functions across each recovery domain. Responsible Agencies prepare and maintain arrangements and capabilities for the delivery of the function and undertake activities and/or provide services related to the function. Supporting agencies may provide advice or assist the relevant Responsible Agency in planning and delivering functions.

For example, the Responsible Agency for establishing recovery centres are Councils and the Support Agency is the Tasmanian Health Service and non-government organisations. Specific non-government organisations are not listed in the State Recovery Plan. The Coordinating Agency is the Department of Health (at the state level).

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Australian Capital Territory

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The ACT Recovery Sub-Plan details the arrangements needed to facilitate relief and recovery from the impacts of emergencies in the ACT. This Plan assists agencies involved in recovery to, prepare for, coordinate and undertake activities aimed at successfully recovering from the impacts of an emergency. This Plan also assists agencies in evaluating the success of their recovery activities.

The ACT Recovery Committee is responsible for the ACT Recovery Sub-Plan.

The ACT Recovery Sub-Plan is not available online.

Supporting documents:

• ACT Disaster Assistance Guidelines

• ACT Emergency Recovery Toolkit

• ACT Social Recovery Plan (subordinate to the ACT Recovery Sub-Plan)

The ACT Government is responsible for the coordination of relief and recovery services for affected individuals and communities in the ACT. This involves bringing agencies and resources together to ensure the effective delivery of all relief and recovery objectives and responsibilities.

An Emergency Controller, who is primarily responsible for managing an emergency response, will initially be responsible for overseeing early relief and recovery planning. Long term recovery responsibilities will likely be transferred to a Recovery Coordinator (or the Security and Emergency Management Branch within Justice and Community Safety Directorate if a Recovery Coordinator is not appointed). Where an Emergency Controller has not been appointed, the Lead Response Agency is responsible for overseeing initial relief and recovery.

The ACT Recovery Sub-Plan identifies individual agencies which are responsible for specific recovery services and tasks.

• Community Services Directorate - managing and delivering social recovery services, including emergency accommodation, food, water, clothing and emergency finance. These services may be delivered through a standing memorandum of understanding with non-government organisations.

• Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate - economic recovery.

• ACT Property Group - assessment and repair of tenanted ACT Government properties damaged in an emergency.

• Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate - responsible for coordinating relief and recovery in the natural environment. This Directorate also oversees and coordinates recovery work undertaken by energy and water owners/operators and retailers.

• Transport Canberra and City Services - responsible for recovery of the ACT’s public transport network and public infrastructure, public places and spaces.

• Health Directorate and Canberra Health Services - provide public health advice and information, clinical services and the coordination of support and counselling services to members of the community.

• Education Directorate is responsible for managing and delivering recovery activities to rebuild schools and other government owned educational facilities after an emergency.

Other directorates or agencies may be required to participate in the planning or delivery of recovery services.

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Recovery plan Responsible entities

Northern Territory

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No dedicated, standing recovery plan.

Recovery responsibilities and arrangements are outlined in the Emergency Management Act 2013 (NT) and the Territory Emergency Plan (TEP).

Supporting documents:

• Regional, local and hazard-specific sub plans.

• Functional group supporting plans.

• Disaster Recovery Funding for Local Governments in the Northern Territory

The Northern Territory does not have a standing recovery plan. The Northern Territory also does not develop jurisdictional event-specific recovery plans, which are managed by a dedicated recovery agency or department. The TEP notes that the Northern Territory Government may decide to create a single authority or entity to deliver the Government’s recovery program following a severe or catastrophic event.

The Territory Recovery Coordinator manages Territory-wide recovery, including the coordination of government agencies and non-government and private sector organisations. Recovery coordination is replicated at the regional level and if applicable at the local level. Committees are established to support and provide advice to controllers concerning recovery planning, priorities and implementation.

Functional groups are established under the TEP, and are responsible for leading specific functional elements of response or recovery operations. Functional groups will continue operations in the recovery phase in the short term until agencies responsible for recovery functions develop and implement recovery programs. The TEP lists each functional group, including participating and supporting organisations (specific non-government organisations are not listed).

• Biosecurity and Animal Welfare Group - led by Department of Primary Industry and Resources

• Communication Technology Group - led by NT Police, Fire and Emergency Services (currently under review)

• Critical Goods and Services Group - led by Department of Trade, Business and Innovation

• Emergency Shelter Group - led by Department of Education

• Engineering Group - led by Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics

• Medical Group - led by Department of Health

• Public Health Group - led by Department of Health

• Public Information Group - led by Department of the Chief Minister

• Public Utilities Group - led by Power and Water Corporation

• Transport Group - led by Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics

• Survey, Rescue and Impact Assessment Group - led by NT Police, Fire and Emergency Services

• Welfare Group - led by Territory Families

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23.3 State and territory governments have arrangements in place with local governments mirroring the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA). These arrangements provide funding for specific local government recovery activities. For some jurisdictions these arrangements extend to circumstances in which the DRFA is not applicable. The table below outlines the state and territory governments’ funding arrangements for recovery. The DRFA is discussed in Chapter 22: Delivery of recovery services and financial assistance.

Table 35: Comparision of disaster recovery funding arrangements between states and territories

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New South Wales

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In New South Wales, disaster recovery funding is provided from the Disaster Relief Account, which provides funding for disaster response and recovery activities which are managed by Resilience NSW.

The Disaster Relief Account funds a range of response and recovery costs that are described in the:

• Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA)

• NSW Disaster Assistance Guidelines

• Additional measures approved by the New South Wales Government

At the end of the financial year, an audited acquittal is submitted to the Australian Government seeking a reimbursement under the DRFA.

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NSW Disaster Assistance Guidelines

The NSW Disaster Assistance Guidelines describe the arrangements to support relief and recovery from disasters and emergencies through a range of financial and non-financial assistance measures.

The majority of measures in the NSW Disaster Assistance Guidelines are only available upon the declaration of a natural disaster by the New South Wales Government. A declaration is made for natural disasters that are expected to exceed the Australian Government’s small disaster criterion of $240,000 and the event causes serious disruption requiring significant coordinated multi-agency and community response.

New South Wales can also make Agricultural Natural Disasters Declarations. Agricultural Natural Disasters are not recognised as eligible events for the purposes of the DRFA.

The assistance measures under the guidelines are grouped in five parts:

• Part A - Assistance to Households and Individuals (Immediate Assistance, Emergency Evacuation of Individuals and Companion Animals)

• Part B - Assistance to Local Councils and Statutory Organisations

• Part C - Assistance to Not for Profit Organisations

• Part D - Assistance to Primary Producers

• Part E - Assistance to Small Business

The level of assistance provided for each measure is outlined in the guidelines.

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Victoria

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Natural Disaster Financial Assistance (NDFA)

The NDFA describes the financial assistance arrangements for eligible undertakings. It allows eligible undertakings, including local governments, to relieve some of the financial burden that may be experienced following an eligible disaster.

The NDFA consists of two components:

• Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA)

• The NDFA scheme for minor disaster events

The NDFA is administered from the Natural Disaster Relief Trust account (Trust). The Trust provides reimbursements from the scheme as eligible claims are submitted. The Trust is governed by a Trust Instrument which defines the operations of the Trust including the funding supplementation arrangements.

At the end of the financial year, an audited acquittal is submitted to the Australian Government seeking a reimbursement under the DRFA.

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Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements

Assistance measures provided by Victoria include:

• the establishment and operation of Municipal Emergency Coordination Centres (MECCs) and Relief and Recovery Centres

• temporary accommodation

• emergency relief and emergency re-establishment grants

• essential repairs to housing and demolition or rebuilding to restore housing to a habitable condition

• removal of debris from residential properties

• counter disaster operations

• personal and financial counselling

• emergency works, immediate reconstruction works and reconstruction of essential public assets

• Community Assistance and Exceptional Circumstances

These measures align with Categories A, B, C and D of the DRFA.

100 per cent of eligible expenditure incurred by local governments is reimbursed by Victoria for the above measures, except for immediate reconstruction works and reconstruction of essential public assets for local governments. Victoria will reimburse 75 per cent of approved reconstruction costs between $10,000 and $110,000 and 100 per cent of the proportion of approved reconstruction costs greater than $110,000. If the DRFA is not activated, the local government must incur the first $100,000 in eligible expenditure prior to receiving assistance under the NDFA.

Natural Disaster Financial Assistance

The NDFA scheme provides support for minor disaster events (in excess of $100,000) which fall under the DRFA’s activation threshold of $240,000. The assistance provided mirrors DRFA measures.

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Queensland

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Queensland Disaster Relief and Recovery Guidelines (QDRRG)

The guidelines describe the two disaster relief and recovery funding arrangements which are administered by the Queensland Government, via the Queensland Reconstruction Authority:

• Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements

• State Disaster Relief Arrangements - a wholly state funded program that may be activated for all hazards and provide assistance where personal hardship and distress are experienced following the impact of a disaster event

The QDRRG details activation, eligibility, application, delivery, reporting and acquittal requirements.

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Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements

Assistance measures provided by Queensland include:

• assistance for individuals, which includes: Personal Hardship Assistance Scheme, Essential Services Safety and Reconnection Scheme

• assistance for small business, primary producers and non-government organisations, which may include: Disaster Assistance Loans, Disaster Assistance (Essential Working Capital) Loans Scheme, Special Disaster Assistance Recovery Grants, Freight Subsidies

• assistance for local governments and state government agencies, which includes Counter Disaster Operations, Emergency Works for essential public assets, Immediate Reconstruction Works for essential public assets and Reconstruction of Essential Public Assets, and

• Community Recovery Packages and Extraordinary Special Assistance.

These measures align with Categories A, B, C and D of the DRFA.

100 per cent of eligible expenditure is reimbursed by Queensland for the above measures, except for Emergency Works, Immediate Reconstruction Works and Reconstruction of Essential Public Assets for local governments. The amount of financial assistance to a local government is based on trigger points.

Each local government is required to contribute 25 per cent of eligible works expenditure up to their maximum calculated trigger point level. Trigger points are calculated based on a percentage of net general rates, and are capped at $2.2 million. For example, if a local government trigger point is $200,000, total eligible expenditure must exceed $200,000 to be eligible for reimbursement. A local government pays 25 per cent of all eligible expenditure for the event or up to the trigger point, whichever is the lesser. Following assessment and approval, 100 per cent of eligible expenditure is reimbursed, less the trigger point contribution.

State Disaster Relief Arrangements (SDRA)

The SDRA is an all hazards relief program that is 100 per cent state funded. The purpose of the SDRA is to address personal hardship and community needs for disaster events where the DRFA is not activated.

The SDRA may be activated when local service providers have reached their capacity or there are no local service providers available. SDRA relief measures for the Personal Hardship Assistance Scheme and Counter Disaster Operations are the same relief measures that are activated under the DRFA.

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Western Australia

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No separate state funded recovery program or arrangement.

The primary responsibility for safeguarding and restoring public and private assets affected by an emergency rests with the owner. Asset owners need to understand the level of risk and have appropriate mitigation strategies in place. Assistance is not compensation based nor intended to replace or act as a disincentive for self-help, insurance or other mitigation strategies.

Partial reimbursement may be sought under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

Western Australia has developed specific DRFA guidelines for local governments: Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements Western Australia. The guidelines are available online. 35

Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements Western Australia (DRFA-WA)

The DRFAWA guideline has been prepared to support state agencies and local governments to understand the disaster funding assistance available after an eligible disaster. For an event to be deemed an eligible disaster under these arrangements it must satisfy all three of the criteria:

• must be a terrorist act or one, or a combination of, the 10 specified rapid onset natural disaster events

• must require a coordinated, multi-agency response

• the anticipated costs to the state, for eligible assistance measures, must exceed the Small Disaster Criterion, currently set at $240,000

Local governments can apply for funding from the state government to assist with managing the cost of disaster recovery activities following a natural disaster. The eligible measures that are covered by these guidelines are:

• emergency assistance to individuals

• counter disaster operations

• repairs to and reconstruction of essential public assets, including emergency repairs

• interest rate subsidy to small businesses or primary producers

• freight subsidy and fencing subsidy to primary producers, and

• community recovery package

These measures align with Categories A, B and C of the DRFA. The DRFA-WA includes one assistance measure which is not included in the DRFA (fencing assistance for primary producers, which reimburses 100 per cent of certain fencing costs).

The total approved amount for reimbursement will take into account the state agency or local government contribution amounts of: 25 per cent of Category B eligible expenditure total for state agency; or 25 per cent of Category B eligible expenditure total for local governments (up to a specified maximum contribution for each local government); also asset repair working capital repayment amounts, if applicable (asset repair working capital is only available to local governments).

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South Australia

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No separate formal arrangement. Expenditure of funds by agencies during recovery operations is met in the first instance by the relevant agency from within their normal operating budgets, or arrangements with the Department of Treasury and Finance. Cabinet might provide additional funding if the expenditure is of a magnitude that prevents the agencies, or functional areas, from continuing their normal operations for the remainder of the financial year.

Partial reimbursement may be sought under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

South Australia has developed specific DRFA guidelines for local governments: Local Government Disaster Recovery Assistance Arrangements. The guidelines are available online. 37

Local Government Disaster Recovery Assistance Arrangements (LGDRAA)

The LGDRAA provide a mechanism to help local governments manage the cost of disaster recovery activities following a natural disaster. They are designed to provide local governments with state support when the expenses are in excess of what local governments would reasonably be expected to manage within their resource capacity.

Local governments can apply for funding from the state government to assist with managing the cost of disaster recovery activities following a natural disaster. There are three types of eligible measures that are covered by these guidelines:

• counter disaster operations

• repairs to and reconstruction of essential public assets, including emergency repairs

• community recovery fund activities

These measures align with Categories A, B and C of the DRFA.

The amount of financial assistance to a local government is based on two thresholds.

• First financial threshold: two per cent of the local government’s average rate revenue, where a council's claim for assistance does not include the reconstruction of an essential public asset; or the greater of $150,000 or two per cent of the local government's average rate revenue, where the local government’s claim for assistance includes the reconstruction of an essential public asset.

• Second financial threshold: 1.75 times the first threshold.

The rate of assistance that is payable for an eligible natural disaster is 50 per cent of eligible expenditure between a council’s first and second threshold and 75 per cent of eligible expenditure above a council’s second threshold.

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Tasmania

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Tasmanian Relief and Recovery Arrangements (TRRA)

The TRRA is the primary arrangement under which the Tasmanian Government provides financial assistance for recovery.

The TRRA contains three policies:

• The TRRA - Personal Hardship and Distress Assistance Policy describes assistance measures that may be provided by the Tasmanian Government to eligible individuals, families and households.

• The TRRA - Natural Disaster Relief to Local Government Policy describes assistance measures that may be provided by the Tasmanian Government to local governments.

• The TRRA - Community Recovery Policy describes assistance measures that may be provided by the Tasmanian Government to eligible small businesses, primary producers, not-for-profit organisations and community recovery programs.

Only the TRRA-NDRLGP is available online.39

The three TRRA policies align with, and are based on, the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements 2018 (DRFA). The policies do not have a fixed activation threshold.

TRRA - Personal Hardship and Distress Assistance Policy

This policy includes two types of measures: Emergency Assistance Grant and Recovery and Restoration Grants. The financial assistance is not compensation, an entitlement, or a substitute for household insurance. The policy aligns with Category A of the DRFA.

The Premier will announce the activation of financial assistance, based on recommendations from the Department of Premier and Cabinet and Department of Health, and on an impact and needs assessment.

TRRA - Natural Disaster Relief to Local Government Policy

The policy aims to financially support councils to deliver certain natural disaster relief and recovery activities, in line with Category A and B of the DRFA. The policy states that councils should make available whatever assistance they deem necessary regardless of whether it is eligible for financial assistance. Guidelines on eligible expenditure and other requirements are online.

The Premier will activate this policy when the impact of an eligible natural disaster is a serious disruption to a community. This can include the capacity of councils to fund the response to, and recovery from, the natural disaster and an assessment of the impact on a community.

The amount of financial assistance to a council is based on two thresholds. The first threshold is 0.225 per cent of a council’s total recurrent revenue, two years prior to when the disaster occurred. The second threshold is 1.75 times a council’s first threshold. The rate of assistance that is payable for an eligible natural disaster is 50 per cent of eligible expenditure between a council’s first and second threshold and 75 per cent of eligible expenditure above a council’s second threshold.

TRRA - Community Recovery Policy

This policy outlines financial assistance for geographic areas affected by an eligible natural disaster. Measures include: freight subsidies for primary producers; recovery grants for primary producers, small businesses and non-profit organisations; concessional interest rate loans for small businesses, primary producers, non-profit organisations and individuals; and community recovery funds. These measures align with Categories B and C of the DRFA.

The Premier will announce activation of measures under this policy, based on recommendations from the Department of Premier and Cabinet.

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Australian Capital Territory

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No separate formal arrangement. Assistance is provided in accordance with the ACT Recovery Sub-Plan and the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

The ACT has developed Disaster Assistance Guidelines which outline assistance measures for households and individuals, community organisations, small business and primary producers.

The ACT Disaster Assistance Guidelines are not available online.

Under the ACT Recovery Sub-Plan, the ACT Government has approved three Disaster Recovery Guidelines (Guidelines) that explain the support that may be offered to individuals who have been impacted by a natural disaster. These guidelines cover:

• emergency financial support

• emergency accommodation

• a payment for the replacement of contents

The ACT is planning to expand these Guidelines ahead of the 2020-21 summer season, including to formalise arrangements for government fee and charge waivers in response to disasters.

Northern Territory

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No separate formal arrangement. Assistance is provided in accordance with the Northern Territory Emergency Plan and the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

There is no discrete funding stream for disaster recovery. Instead, costs incurred during recovery are set against a cost code for the particular event. Partial reimbursement may be sought under the DRFA.

The Northern Territory has developed specific DRFA guidelines for local governments: Guidelines - Disaster Recovery Funding for Local Governments in the Northern Territory. The guidelines are available online.42

Guidelines - Disaster Recovery Funding for Local Governments in the Northern Territory

The guidelines outline the funding arrangements that may be triggered as a result of an eligible natural disaster. Funding may be provided to local governments, through a grant funding agreement, either upfront or on a reimbursement basis, for eligible expenditure. The guidelines apply to eligible natural disasters (where eligible expenditure exceeds the small disaster criterion of $240,000; and requires a multi-agency response).

Eligible expenditure aligns with Categories A and B of the DRFA and only applies to: the restoration of essential public assets and immediate works for the protection of the public or individuals (counter disaster operations and removal of debris). Funding for local governments is only provided if all reported expenditure or cost estimates meet all the eligibility requirements of the DRFA and any other requirements in the guidelines.

Local governments submit claims to the Department of Local Government, Housing and Community Development. Once the department has verified the eligibility of all expenses or cost estimates under a claim and determined if there are funds available, local governments are advised if all or part of their claim will receive financial assistance.

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23.4 State and territory governments generally have insurance for government owned assets. The table below provides an overview of the insurance arrangements adopted by each state and territory government and particular types of assets which are not insured. The interaction between these insurance arrangements and the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements is discussed in Chapter 22: Delivery of recovery services and financial assistance.

Table 36: State and territory insurance arrangements

Insurance Coverage Excluded assets

New South Wales

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NSW’s public assets generally have insurance cover through the Treasury Managed Fund (TMF), which is a government self-insurance scheme managed by Insurance and Care NSW (icare) covering NSW agencies, State-Owned Corporations and the State’s general liabilities.

TMF is backed by a property reinsurance program (Property Risk Reinsurance) and Property Catastrophe policy.

Essential Energy arranges industrial special risks insurance (ISR).

TMF provides property cover for over $220 billion of government assets. TMF holds $12 billion against risk.

Property Risk Reinsurance responds to property losses. In general terms, the cover protects against physical damage and consequential loss using a broad Industrial Special Risk wording. It has a Self-Insured Retention (SIR) of:

• $20 million ultimate loss any one risk at any one location in respect of a single loss

• $30 million ultimate loss any one risk in respect of an event causing losses at more than one risk

Property Risk Reinsurance provides $2.97 billion in reinsured limit in excess of the ‘Self Insured Retention’.

The Property Catastrophe policy has a ‘Self-Insured Retention’ of $150 million against a limit of $1.35 billion.

The current sum insured under the SIR is $2.7 billion with ‘Self-Insured Retentions’ between $50,000 and $250,000 per incident dependent on asset type.

NSW roads operated by Transport for NSW (as opposed to those operated as part of national parks, owned by Department of Education or are otherwise State assets) are the primary exclusion from the property insurance and reinsurance arrangements.

Victoria

44 Victorian departments and public bodies are required to insure their assets through the Victorian Managed Insurance Authority (VMIA).

Commercial insurance policies are also used.

VMIA provides aggregate exposure to $50 million and is reinsured beyond $50 million in the event of large losses. Local Council road infrastructure and

some bridges.

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Insurance Coverage Excluded assets

Queensland

45

Queensland Government Insurance Fund (QGIF) - Queensland Government’s self-insurance scheme. All Queensland Government departments must insure with QGIF unless they have approval to obtain insurance in the private sector, or the insurance product is not provided by QGIF, for example, motor vehicle insurance or travel insurance.

Statutory Bodies may insure with QGIF if they meet certain eligibility criteria and obtain Queensland Treasury’s approval, otherwise they are required to obtain property insurance from a private sector insurer.

All government-owned corporations are required to obtain private sector insurance.

QGIF also has property reinsurance program obtained from commercial insurance market.

QGIF provides unlimited property insurance cover (buildings, contents and business interruption) to all Queensland Government departments. QGIF insures a property portfolio worth over $83 billion at replacement value.

QGIF property reinsurance program provides coverage for all QGIF property ($83 billion) plus bridges and tunnels ($15 billion), to the limit of $1.5 billion for any one event, with a self-retention limit of $50 million.

Roads, bridges and tunnels (for events under $50 million).

Western Australia

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RiskCover Fund (RiskCover) is the Western Australian Government’s self-insurance scheme and is managed by the Insurance Commission of Western Australia (ICWA). It insures 111 government agencies including some government trading enterprises.

ICWA purchases reinsurance to protect the scheme against catastrophic events.

ICWA does not insure local government authorities. Local governments are insured through the Local Government Self-Insurance Scheme (LGIS).

The total value of property assets insured for 2020-2021 is $59 billion.

Reinsurance program extent of coverage is $1.6 billion based on the probable maximum loss assessed through actuarial catastrophic modelling. The limit purchased allows for a 1 in 1,200 year loss event, with a retention level of $20 million for each and every loss/event.

The value of roads, bridges and roadside infrastructure once constructed is not insured.

Rail infrastructure, noting that railway stations and railcars are currently covered by insurance.

Housing Authority’s residential assets worth less than $10 million.

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Insurance Coverage Excluded assets

South Australia

47 The South Australian Government has purchased a catastrophe property insurance policy to protect government owned assets since 1991. It covers all South

Australian Government owned assets, with the exception of public roads.

The South Australian Government captive insurer also purchases a level of catastrophe reinsurance.

The property reinsurance limit is $2 billon.

Self-insured retention is $1 million for each and every claim with all amounts in excess of $1 million contributing to a $15 million annual aggregate excess.

Terrorism cover with a policy limit of $500 million with self-insured retention of $25 million.

State owned roads are excluded.

Tasmania

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Tasmanian Risk Management Fund (TRMF) is the Tasmania Government’s self-insurance arrangement where all state government departments participate and all assets owned by Fund participants are self-insured.

The Tasmanian Government also holds a commercial Industrial Special Risk (ISR) insurance policy to cover catastrophe risk to property assets owned by participants.

For 2020-2021 the ISR policy provides up to $1 billion for any one event with a retention level of $6 million (provisioned within the TRMF) and an excess of $250,000 for each claim made under the policy.

Roads, tracks and stormwater assets

Australian Capital Territory

49

The ACT Government operates an insurance fund under which all government departments and statutory authorities (unless exempted by the Treasurer) are insured with the ACT Insurance Authority (ACTIA). ACTIA arranges insurance with local and international reinsurers to protect the total exposure of the Territory to significant loss event.

$1 billion for any one event subject to sub-limits for particular assets and types of loss.

In the 2019-20 financial year, ACTIA retained losses arising out of an indemnifiable event on the following basis:

• Any losses below $250,000 were self-insured by the ACTIA.

• For those losses which exceeded $250,000, the amount above $250,000 contributed to an annual aggregate retention of $7,500,000. This means that reinsurers were only liable to provide indemnity once individual losses in excess of $250,000 cumulatively exceeded the annual aggregate retention of $7,500,000.

• If the $7,500,000 aggregate retention were exceeded in 2019-2020, a deductible of $250,000 for any one event applies to all subsequent losses in that year.

The only circumstances in which assets are not insured are where cover is unavailable in the insurance market for assets of that type.

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Northern Territory

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The Northern Territory has self-insurance arrangements that cover the majority of Northern Territory Government assets. The Northern Territory Government uses commercial insurance arrangements for limited public infrastructure assets (eg public buildings).

The Northern Territory Government agencies ‘self-insure against risks of an insurable nature to the greatest extent possible and meet costs as they emerge because it is more effective for the Northern Territory Government to do so’.

The Northern Territory’s self-insurance arrangements do not include government owned corporations and do not include government business divisions unless there are exceptional circumstances.

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23.5 State and territory governments provide a range of training courses, materials and modules to support locally-led recovery capacities. The table below summarises the recovery related training provided by state and territory governments. The need for a national approach to recovery competencies and professional pathways for recovery practitioners is discussed in Chapter 21: Coordinating relief and recovery.

Table 37: State and territory recovery training

Training

New South Wales

51 Resilience NSW, as a registered training organisation, provides face to face and online training, although no specific recovery training is provided apart from introduction and overview courses, and training sessions to support the establishment of the Recovery Officer Program across NSW. Resilience NSW is planning a specific recovery training module aligned with the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience’s Community Recovery Handbook.

Victoria

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The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) provides recovery training as required in response to a fire season. For example in July 2019 three workshops were conducted by disaster recovery specialists for DELWP focussed on recovery, that is, ‘Disaster Recovery Leadership’, ‘Resilience and Wellbeing’ in the Workplace, and ‘Working Well with Disaster Affected People’. Recovery agencies also provide training that other agencies can attend, for example the Australian Red Cross provides training called ‘Supporting the supporters’, ‘Communicating in recovery’ and ‘Psychological First Aid’.

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provide specific training for the emergency management sector that can be applied to relief and recovery settings, for example ‘Awareness of children’s needs in an emergency’.

Bushfire Recovery Victoria (BRV) provides specific training to BRV Hub Co-ordinators as part of induction and ongoing training. BRV staff receive specific recovery training, training on various mental wellbeing issues related to trauma, family violence training and cultural awareness training. Following the 2019-20 bushfires, BRV engaged Grocon, who were contracted to carry out clean-up activities, to provide training and education for their staff and contractors on a variety of recovery topics, for example, site induction including interaction with property owners.

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Training

Queensland

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Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) delivers ‘Recovery’ training modules as part of the Queensland Disaster Management Training Framework to state and local governments, non-government organisations and other disaster stakeholders. These modules are mandatory for local recovery staff.

The Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA) in conjunction with QFES, deliver modules on disaster funding arrangements, including the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

As part of the Recovery Planning and Governance Project which commenced mid-2019, the QRA is also delivering a training package on local recovery plans.

Online training modules, reflecting the capabilities required, including leadership, management, supervision, support and frontline roles of the State and District Recovery Event management Teams, are used to train Community Recovery Ready Reserve Staff. Community Recovery Trainers are also deployed during operations to support the Community Recovery Ready Reserve workforce in the field.

Western Australia

54 Department of Fire and Emergency Services is currently in the process of developing a Recovery Training Framework. Annual training is undertaken with the State Recovery Coordination Group with a survey undertaken in 2019 to obtain a baseline understanding of current capacity across the sector. The Western Australia Local Government Association delivers recovery training to local governments.

South Australia

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South Australia does not have a training program for recovery, however the state looks to ensure that state government personnel will undertake an annual recovery refresher prior to the state’s risk weather season. The process will be formalised as part of the SA disaster recovery coordination framework which is currently being drafted. State Government delivers a residential recovery training session to Local Recovery Coordinators (LRC) who engage with communities during the recovery phase. LRCs also receive induction training which covers recovery processes and approaches.

Tasmania

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Training and induction sessions were provided in 2017 and 2018 for State Government staff on the Recovery Staffing Register on recovery arrangements, policies and principles. Local governments are responsible for conducting training in relation to recovery centres.

Tasmania suggests the following improvements for recovery training:

• greater national training and development, and

• development of national online training including general recovery training (community engagement, participatory planning, and psychosocial first aid) and evacuation centre management.

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Training

Australian Capital Territory

57 Following the update of the ACT’s Recovery Sub-Plan, the ACT has been working to increase its maturity with regard to recovery planning and operations. In November 2019 a consultant with expertise in recovery planning and operations facilitated a workshop with the ACT Recovery Committee.

The ACT suggests the following improvements for recovery training:

• development of an ‘introduction to DRFA’ course to provide a consistent base line understanding of Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements, and

• all jurisdictions working together to develop a national recovery course at introductory and advanced levels.

Northern Territory

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The Northern Territory Emergency Service provides emergency management training to agencies, however it does not provide any specific or tailored recovery training.

The Northern Territory suggests the following improvements for recovery training:

• development of a national coordination framework for recovery

• national standards for recovery training

• strategic planning for state and national recovery coordination

• development of principles for prioritisation processes, and

• a national recovery system for people resources, governance, systems and processes.

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23.6 Charitable fundraising is regulated by state and territory governments. The table below lists the legislation applicable to fundraising activities in each state and territory. The complexities of fundraising legislation are discussed in Chapter 21: Coordinating relief and recovery.

Table 38: State and territory fundraising legislation

Jurisdiction Legislation

New South Wales59 Charitable Fundraising Act 1991 (NSW)

Charitable Fundraising Regulation 2015 (NSW)

Victoria60 Fundraising Act 1998 (Vic)

Fundraising Regulations 2009 (Vic)

Queensland 61 Collections Act 1966 (Qld)

Collections Regulation 2008 (Qld)

Western Australia 62 Charitable Collections Act 1946 (WA)

Charitable Collections Regulations 1947 (WA)

South Australia63 Collections for Charitable Purposes Act 1939 (SA)

Code of Practice for Collections for Charitable Purposes

Tasmania64 Collections for Charities Act 2001 (Tas)

Collections for Charities Regulations 2011 (Tas)

Australian Capital Territory65 Charitable Collections Act 2003 (ACT)

Charitable Collections Regulation 2003 (ACT)

Northern Territory66 No specific legislation that governs charitable fundraising however raffle and gaming activities are administered under the:

• Gaming Control Act 1993 (NT)

• Gaming Control (Community Gaming) Regulations 2006 (NT)

• NT Code of Practice for Responsible Gambling 2016

• NT Code of Practice for Responsible Online Gambling

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Appendix 24 Recovery Supports 24.1 Table 39 estimates the contributions to recovery from the 2019-2020 bushfires.

Table 39: Recovery support provided during the 2019-2020 bushfires

Recovery expenditure Funding

Australian Government disaster payments1

• Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment

• Disaster Recovery Allowance

• Additional Child Payment

$286 million

Australian Government - National Bushfire Recovery Fund 2 $2 billion

Donations and commitments by charities3 $478 million

States and territories - Funding allocated for recovery initiatives4 $1.8 billion

Joint Australian Government and states and territories - DRFA Estimates (excluding measures announced under the National Bushfire Recovery Fund)5

$1.2 billion

Financial contributions by businesses6 $70 million

Insured loss value 7 $2.33 billion

TOTAL $8.2 billion

(rounded)

24.2 Table 40 to Table 47 collate details of assistance measures provided by each state and territory government under Categories A - D of the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

Table 40: New South Wales: Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (2019-2020 bushfires)8

Cat Measure Description Assistance provided

A

Disaster Relief Grant

These are available for eligible individuals and families whose homes and essential household contents have been damaged or destroyed by a natural disaster.

Assistance may be in-kind or in the form of a cash grant depending on the approved applicant’s circumstances. Specific limits apply for household contents and vary according to the composition of the household.

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Cat Measure Description Assistance provided

A

Minderoo Project The NSW Government is partnering with the Minderoo Foundation’s Fire Fund to provide more than 100 temporary accommodation pods.

The pods are stand-alone units with built in electricity, water, cooking and ablution facilities. They can accommodate individuals, couples or small families of three or four, and will be available for people to live in for up to two years, rent free.

Temporary Housing Assistance

A

Immediate Assistance

Immediate assistance including food, clothing, personal items and emergency accommodation, may be provided to meet the essential emergency needs of people who are directly affected by a disaster. The assistance may be provided during and in the first days after a disaster.

Immediate needs

B

Emergency Works Emergency Works are urgent activities necessary to temporarily restore an essential public asset to enable it to operate at an acceptable level of efficiency to support the immediate recovery of a community.

At cost of assessed eligible repair, less any required local council co-contribution as specified under the NSW Disaster Assistance Guidelines

B

Immediate Reconstruction Works

Immediate Reconstruction Works are activities, completed within three months that are undertaken to permanently restore an essential public asset to enable it to perform its pre-disaster function.

At cost of assessed eligible repair, less any required local council co-contribution as specified under the NSW Disaster Assistance Guidelines

B

Essential Public Asset Reconstruction Works

Essential Public Asset Reconstruction Works are reconstruction works on an essential public asset damaged as the direct result of a Natural Disaster, usually taking longer than three months, for which an estimated reconstruction must be developed.

At cost of assessed eligible repair, less any required local council co-contribution as specified under the NSW Disaster Assistance Guidelines

B

Subsidies for transport of stock to and from agistment and fodder and water

This assistance provides a subsidy on the transport of fodder and/or water to a property, stock to/from agistment and stock to sale or slaughter where there is a threat to livestock safety and welfare.

Up to $15,000

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Cat Measure Description Assistance provided

C

Bushfire Mental Health Program (Part of the Community Recovery Fund)

The objectives of the NSW Bushfires Mental Health Program are to:

• ensure that fire-affected individuals can access appropriate and timely clinical services to deal with mental health needs arising from the fires

• target vulnerable population groups across the region

• ensure emergency services staff and volunteers can access appropriate and timely clinical services to deal with mental health needs arising from the fires

Provision of 34 Mental Health Clinicians across all bushfire-impacted local government areas

C

Bushfire Community Resilience and Economic Recovery Fund (BCRERF) (Part of the C - Community Recovery Fund)

To deliver locally led recovery activities to support local business and industry recovery and assist communities overcome the economic and social impacts of the bushfires. Phase 1 and Phase 2 each have their own separate eligibility criteria. Phase 3 criteria is yet to be developed.

Dependent on applicant / phase

C

Monitoring and Evaluation (Part of the C - Community Recovery Fund)

Monitoring and evaluation of the Cat C Community Recovery Fund. As part of the Community Recovery

Fund, funding has been allocated for the monitoring and evaluation of the fund

D

Residential Clean up - Make Safe & Clean up Program

Assistance for residential and commercial (small business and primary producers) clean-up including outbuildings within approximately 100 meters. Assistance will include expansion of local government waste facilities to take bushfire debris.

Predominately in-kind assistance to effect the clean-up and make-safe of properties

D

Recovery Exceptional Assistance Immediate Support Package for Councils

The Recovery Exceptional Assistance Immediate Support Package to Councils provided grants to 33 councils in NSW for recovery activities related to the 2019-20 bushfires.

Each council was provided with an initial $1 million grant. Additional funding of between $200,000 and $416,000 was provided in a second tranche.

D

Disaster Recovery Grants - Small Business & Not-for-

profit organisations

Grants of up to $50,000 to assist with costs associated with the clean-up and reinstatement of small business or non-profit organisations' operations.

Up to $50,000

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Cat Measure Description Assistance provided

D

Bushfire Affected Small Business Rebuild Grants - Small Business Support Grant

Grant of up to $10,000 for small businesses that have been indirectly affected that can be used for meeting standard business costs, seeking financial advice to support the recovery of the business, adjust the business to be viable in the changed local context, develop the business and extending business reach through marketing and communication activities and make improvements to the business to make it more resilient to future disasters.

$10,000

D

Disaster relief loans - Small Business Small businesses which have been directly affected by a declared natural disaster

including floods, fires or storm damage, may be eligible for low interest loans of up to $130,000. This low interest rate loan can help a small business return to its normal level of trading or until the next major income is received within 12 months from the date of disaster, and replace and repair damage caused to the small business and associated improvements not covered by insurance.

Loans up to $130,000

D

Disaster relief loans - Primary Producers

Primary producers directly affected by a declared natural disaster which are in urgent and genuine need of assistance, may be eligible for low interest loans of up to $130,000.

This low interest rate loan can help a farm business to continue to operate for the next 12 months or until the next income is received, and replace and repair damage caused to the property and associated improvements not covered by insurance.

Loans up to $130,000

D

Disaster relief loans - Non-profit organisations

Natural disaster relief loans assist voluntary non-profit organisations directly affected by a declared natural disaster including flood, fire or storm damage.

Low interest rate loans are available for the restoration of essential facilities that have been damaged or destroyed by a natural disaster, and may also be directed towards temporary storage or leasing of alternate premises.

Loans up to $25,000

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Cat Measure Description Assistance provided

D

Disaster relief loans - Sporting and recreation clubs

Natural disaster financial assistance available to help sporting and recreation clubs directly affected by a declared natural disaster including flood, fire or storm damage.

This low interest rate loan can help meet the costs of restoring essential club facilities, equipment or other assets that have been damaged or destroyed by a natural disaster.

Loans up to $10,000

D

Special Disaster Grant - Bushfires This grant program aims to assist eligible primary producers impacted by 2019-2020

summer bushfire events (commencing August 2019) with the costs of immediate clean-up and repairs, where those costs are not covered by other assistance measures or existing insurance policies. This includes caring for injured stock or disposing of dead stock, and rebuilding or replacing damaged or destroyed on-farm fencing and other infrastructure. Damage may include that caused by fire, smoke, ash and/or soot.

Up to $75,000

D

Bushfire Recovery Loan The objective of these loans is to support small businesses, primary producers and non-

profit organisations directly affected by the 2019-2020 bushfire disaster events (eligible disaster events commencing August 2019). The loans are intended for entities which have suffered significant damage to their assets and/or a significant loss of income as a direct result of the eligible disaster. The loans are intended to be used for the purposes of restoring and/or replacing damaged assets and/or to meet working capital expenses.

Concessional loans of up to $500,000 are available, with two categories available: a Bushfire Working Capital working capital loan of up to $50,000 and a Bushfire Recovery Loan of up to $500,000.

Up to $500,000

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Cat Measure Description Assistance provided

D

The Bushfire Working Capital Loan

Concessional loans of up to $500,000 are available, with two categories available: a Bushfire Working Capital working capital loan of up to $50,000 and a Bushfire Recovery Loan of up to $500,000.

a) the amount available for the Bushfire Working Capital or Bushfire Recovery loan, is based on an assessment of the applicant’s financial position, including any amount recoverable under an insurance policy; and cannot be more than the amount reasonably required. b) More than one application can be submitted up to a total of $50,000 for the Bushfire Working Capital loan, or for the Bushfire Recovery loan up to a total of $500,000 for all loans.

Up to $50,000

D

Volunteer Firefighter Payment The Volunteer Firefighter Payment is for eligible volunteer firefighters who are self-

employed or employed by small and medium businesses, and have lost income.

The NSW Government is administering the Australian Government's Volunteer Firefighters Financial Support Program, which is designed to help volunteer firefighters who have been called out for more than 10 days since 1 July 2019.

Payments of up to $300 per day, with a total cap of $6000, will be available in the 2019-2020 financial year. The payments are tax-free and not means tested.

D

Local Economic Recovery and Complementary Projects Fund

To support the delivery of local recovery plans with priority given to the most severely impacted regions.

Dependant on applicant

D

Clean-up for Orchard Industry - part of the $800 million clean-up program

To assist orchards in the Bilpin and Batlow LGAs to rebuild and replace netting and associated posts.

Dependant on applicant

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Table 41: Victoria: Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (2019-2020 bushfires)9

Cat Measure Description Assistance provided

A

Personal Hardship Assistance Program (PHAP) - relief assistance - Councils activities relating to relief and recovery operations

Emergency relief assistance - to meet the immediate needs of families/individuals for emergency food, water, clothing, medication, transport or alternative accommodation.

Emergency Relief Assistance is based on a fixed amount for each member of the household capped at the equivalent of the set payment for two adults and three children ($1,960) Adult $560, Child $280.

Councils also claim under this DRFA measure, actual eligible relief and recovery operation costs.

PHAP - Emergency Relief Assistance is based on a fixed amount for each member of the household capped at the equivalent of the set payment for two adults and three children ($1,960) Adult $560, Child $280.

Councils’ activities relating to relief and recovery operations are reimbursed on actual eligible costs incurred.

A

Personal Hardship Assistance Program (PHAP) - re-establishment assistance

Emergency re-establishment assistance - to repair or replace essential household items that have been destroyed or damaged as a result of the emergency.

Applications must meet the income test requirements.

Applicants may apply for assistance under the ‘essential household items’ category. This category is for repair or replacement of items that are considered critical in returning a property to a liveable condition.

Although there is no sublimit on this category, there are maximum payment amounts available based on the rooms where essential items need to be replaced. Available to tenants and owner-occupiers subject to supports required not being covered by insurance.

The total maximum emergency re-establishment payment is $42,250 per household (as at December 2019). This amount covers all eligible measures for re-establishment. However, assistance to repair or replace essential household items must not exceed $26,000 per household.

The total maximum emergency re-establishment payment is $42,250 per household (as at December 2019) across the categories. Alternative accommodation and essential household items categories of assistance have their own limits that must not be exceeded. Assistance to repair or replace essential household items must not exceed $26,000 per household

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Cat Measure Description Assistance provided

A

Personal Hardship Assistance Program (PHAP) - re-establishment assistance

Emergency re-establishment assistance - for urgent repairs necessary to reinstate the home to a habitable condition for occupation. Applications must meet the income test requirements.

Applicants may apply for assistance under the ‘essential repairs’ category. This category includes repairs to walls, roofing or ceilings or similar.

Assistance can also be provided to reconnect or restore essential services including electricity, gas or water where damage is the result of an emergency event.

The total maximum emergency re-establishment payment is $42,250 per household (as at December 2019) across the PHAP categories. Alternative accommodation and essential household items categories of assistance have their own limits that must not be exceeded.

The total maximum emergency re-establishment payment is $42,250 per household (as at December 2019) across the categories. Alternative accommodation and essential household items categories of assistance have their own limits that must not be exceeded.

A

Personal Hardship Assistance Program (PHAP) - Re-establishment assistance - State Coordinated Clean (SCC) Up Program prior to Black Summer bushfires - Council Clean Ups

Emergency re-establishment assistance - demolition or rebuilding is available to owner-occupiers only. This assistance is available to demolish or rebuild a principal place of residence where it cannot be repaired.

Where the home is destroyed and requires demolition, the owner(s) may apply for assistance under this category. Assistance can also be provided to assist with rebuilding if the property is not insured. Assistance to rebuild will not be provided if the household has building insurance. Assistance will not be provided for demolition if there is insurance for demolition.

The total maximum emergency re-establishment payment is $42,250 per household (as at December 2019) This amount covers all eligible measures for re-establishment.

SCC: High level framework to activate a SCC. The high level framework consists of an event-by-event assessment based on scale, severity, complexity of clean-up operation required. The contribution model can vary.

Council Clean Ups - Councils are also able to undertake clean-up activities.

Black Summer Bushfires - The SCC activated for the Black Summer bushfires is captured in Category D section of this Table.

The total maximum emergency re-establishment payment is $42,250 per household (as at December 2019) across the categories.

SCC: An event-by-event assessment based on scale, severity, complexity of clean-up operation required. Contribution model can vary.

Council Clean Up activities - an event by event clean-up operation.

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Cat Measure Description Assistance provided

A

Personal Hardship Assistance Program (PHAP) - re-establishment assistance

- State Coordinated Clean (SCC) Up Program prior to Black Summer bushfires

- Council Clean Ups

PHAP: Emergency re-establishment assistance - for removal of debris is available to owner-occupiers only. Assistance is provided to return the principal place of residence to an accessible and/or habitable condition. The total maximum emergency re-establishment payment is $42,250 per household (as at December 2019). This amount covers all eligible measures for re-establishment.

SCC: High level framework to activate a State Coordinated Clean up. The high level framework is an event-by-event assessment based on scale, severity, complexity of clean-up operation required. The contribution model can vary.

Council Clean Ups - Councils also undertake clean-up activities.

Black Summer Bushfires - The SCC activated for the Black Summer bushfires is captured in Category D section of this Table.

PHAP: The total maximum emergency re-establishment payment is $42,250 per household (as at December 2019) across the six re-establishment categories.

SCC: An event-by-event assessment based on scale, severity, complexity of clean-up operation required. Contribution model can vary.

Council Clean Up activities - an event by event clean-up operation

A

Personal and Financial Counselling

Personal and financial counselling to support people who are suffering personal hardship and distress as a direct result of a disaster.

This assistance is administered by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services. Individuals can access this via the VicEmergency Hotline.

Specific to the Black Summer Bushfires, a $15.8 million DHHS Case Support Program was also provided.

Personal and financial counselling to support people who are suffering personal hardship and distress as a direct result of a disaster.

The case support program announced specifically for the Black Summer Bushfires will help individuals navigate the various support services available including financial assistance; mental health services; family violence supports; services for repairing and rebuilding damaged properties; and, re-establishing livelihoods.

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Cat Measure Description Assistance provided

A

Community Recovery Officer (CRO)

Only one CRO may be employed for each declared eligible event, irrespective of the Local Government Areas (LGA) that have been impacted by the event.

Where the scale and circumstances of the event warrants the consideration of additional CROs, EMV may submit an application to the Commonwealth seeking additional funding for this purpose. EMV may request that municipal councils and government agencies provide further information in order to demonstrate the requirement and support this application.

Appropriate funding amounts for employee and operating expenses will be determined by the employing organisation, consistent with the final approved position description, and reflecting the anticipated community need.

The employment of the temporary CRO may be for a maximum full-time equivalent (FTE) period of up to 12 months. This may be represented as 1 x 1.0 FTE for 12 months, 2 x 1.0 FTE for six months or 0.5 FTE for 2 years, as long as the expenditure claimed equals one 12-month FTE engagement

A

Counter Disaster Operations of an affected individual

Activity undertaken to protect residential properties. Reimbursement of eligible costs

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Cat Measure Description Assistance provided

B

Loans for small businesses - Interest rate subsidy

Once activated, under Category B of the DRFA, concessional loans for small businesses located in the LGA that were impacted by a natural disaster and who have either incurred significant damage to assets or suffered a significant loss of income as a consequence of the disaster event are available.

Interest subsidy loans are provided by financial services outsourced provider engaged by the Victorian Government - Rural Finance Bendigo Bank, directly to the small businesses.

BAU Loans under the DRFA: Direct damage loans are up to $200,000 and significant loss of income loans up to $100,000. Small businesses pay a discounted interest rate with the financial services outsourced provider who then recoups the interest rate differential (discounted interest rate and the market rate) from the Victorian Government

Black Summer Loans: Combined maximum loans for direct damage and significant loss of income of up to $500,000. A two-year non-accruing interest period and discounted interest rate of up to 10 years. Small businesses pay a discounted interest rate with the financial services outsourced provider who then recoups the interest rate differential (discounted interest rate and the market rate) from the Victorian Government.

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Cat Measure Description Assistance provided

B

Concessional loans for Primary Producers - Interest rate subsidy

Once activated under the DRFA, concessional loans for primary producers located in the LGA who were impacted by a natural disaster and who have either incurred significant damage to assets or suffered a significant loss of income as a consequence of the disaster event are available. Interest subsidy loans are provided by financial services outsourced provider engaged by the Victorian Government - Bendigo Bank, directly to the primary producers

BAU Loans: Direct damage loans are up to $200,000 and significant loss of income loans up to $100,000. Primary Producer pay a discounted interest rate with the financial services outsourced provider who then recoups the interest rate differential (discounted interest rate and the market rate) from the Victorian Government.

Black Summer Loans: Combined maximum loans for direct damage and significant loss of income of up to $500,000. A two- year non-accruing interest period and discounted interest rate of up to 10 years. Small businesses pay a discounted interest rate with the financial services outsourced provider who then recoups the interest rate differential (discounted interest rate and the market rate) from the Victorian Government

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Cat Measure Description Assistance provided

B

Concessional loans for non-profit organisations - Interest rate subsidy

Once activated under the DRFA, concessional loans for non-profit organisations located in the LGA that were impacted by a natural disaster and who have either incurred significant damage to assets or suffered a significant loss of income as a consequence of the disaster event are available.

Interest subsidy loans are provided by financial services outsourced provider engaged by the Victorian Government - Bendigo Bank, directly to the Non-profit organisation

BAU Loans: Direct damage loans are up to $200,000 and significant loss of income loans up to $100,000.

Non-profit organisations pay a discounted interest rate with the financial services outsourced provider who then recoups the interest rate differential (discounted interest rate and the market rate) from the Victorian Government.

Black Summer Loans: Combined maximum loans for direct damage and significant loss of income of up to $500,000. A two-year non-accruing interest period and discounted interest rate of up to 10 years. Small businesses pay a discounted interest rate with the financial services outsourced provider who then recoups the interest rate differential (discounted interest rate and the market rate) from the Victorian Government.

B

Freight Subsidy The transport support aims to assist primary producers (including apiarists) affected by the bushfire event to meet immediate animal welfare and safety needs and to recover from the effects of the bushfire event. Only activated for the Black Summer bushfires.

A transport subsidy of up to 50 per cent of the total eligible transport costs incurred to a maximum (or combined total - where multiple trips apply) of $15,000.

B

Counter Disaster operations for the protection of the general public

Assistance aimed at protecting the general public and ensuring public health and safety in public areas.

Bushfire suppression expenditure as completed under the direction of the Department of Environment, Land Water and Planning (DELWP).

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Cat Measure Description Assistance provided

B

Emergency Works An activity undertaken by an eligible undertaking to temporarily restore an essential public asset.

Emergency works activities are urgent activities necessary to temporarily restore an essential public asset to enable it to operate/be operated at an acceptable level of efficiency to support the immediate recovery of a community, and are completed before essential public asset reconstruction works take place in accordance with these arrangements.

Reimbursement of eligible costs. Uncapped.

B

Immediate Reconstruction Works for essential public assets

Immediate activities carried out and which fully restore the essential public asset Immediate reconstruction works are immediate activities carried out by the state to fully reconstruct an essential public asset, and occur following a decision of the state that no essential public asset reconstruction works are required.

Reimbursement of eligible costs. Uncapped.

B

Essential public asset reconstruction works for which the state develops an estimated reconstruction cost in accordance with these arrangements

An essential public asset directly damaged by an eligible disaster, or a re-damaged essential public asset may be reconstructed to its pre-disaster function

Reimbursement of eligible costs up to the approved certified estimate that is submitted by councils. Advances of funding are available where need is demonstrated.

C

Small Business and Non-Profit Organisations Recovery Grants

Small Business and Non-Profit Organisations Clean-up and Restoration Grants to support the sector when it has been severely affected by a disaster event and the community risks losing essential small business. Grants are aimed at covering the cost of clean-up and reinstatement but is not intended to compensate for loss.

BAU grant - n/a

Black Summer grants is a maximum of up to $50,000 to eligible small businesses and non-profit organisations.

C

Primary Producer Recovery Grants Primary Producer Clean Up and Restoration Grants to support the primary production

sector when it has been severely affected by a disaster event and the community risks losing essential producers. Grants are aimed at covering the cost of clean-up and reinstatement but is not intended to compensate for loss.

BAU grant is a maximum grant support available under this program is $10,000 for standard recovery grants and up to $25,000 for exceptional circumstance recovery grants.

Black Summer Grants is a maximum of up to $75,000.

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Cat Measure Description Assistance provided

C

Community Recovery Fund - Community and Emergency Services Health Program

Existing Mental Health Service Providers $5 million with Department Health and Human Services as the delivery partner.

Mental Health Support for Emergency Services and Agencies $2.5 million with Emergency Management Victoria as the delivery partner. Applications received from organisations have been assessed, with grant recipients notified of the funding decisions. Funding agreements are being drafted.

Families getting kids back to school and Student Welfare Support Program $2.5 million with Department of Education and Training as the delivery partner. As at 30 June 2020, more than 3,900 students from 76 government and non-government schools have been supported with either loss of income and or loss of homes.

Event-by-event based, as agreed between the Premier and Prime Minister.

Black Summer - A Phase 1 $86 million Community Recovery Package was announced consisting of:

· Community and Emergency Services Health Program ($10 million);

C

Community Recovery Fund - Community Recovery Hubs

Community Recovery Hubs are operational in Bright, Bairnsdale, Buchan, Cann Valley, Corryong, Mallacoota, Orbost and Sarsfield.

Business Recovery Advisers have supported more than 950 businesses impacted by the bushfire, identifying relevant planning and building controls that apply to each site, as well as identifying and advising where sites that may have difficulty complying with the applicable planning and building controls.

Event by event based agreed between the Premier and Prime Minister.

Black Summer - A Phase 1 $86 million Community Recovery Package was announced consisting of:

· Community Recovery Hubs ($15 million)

C

Community Recovery Fund - Community Recovery Committees (CRCs)

14 CRCs have been established in:

East Gippsland: Buchan, Bruthen, Clifton Creek, Mallacoota, Sasfield and Wairewa; and

North East: Alpine, Upper Murray Regional, Cudgewa, Walwa, Towong, Tintaldra, Biggara and Lucyvale/Berringama.

Four East Gippsland CRCs are still forming and three communities in the North East are still determining whether to establish CRCs.

Event by event based agreed between the Premier and Prime Minister.

Black Summer - A Phase 1 $86 million Community Recovery Package was announced consisting of:

· Community Recovery Committees ($6 million)

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Cat Measure Description Assistance provided

C

Community Recovery Fund - Community Recovery and Resilience Grants

Community Events (BRV) $1million. Grants program on hold due to COVID-19 restrictions on events.

Local Government Authorities and Community Service Organisations $7.5 million. Grants program went live to receive applications in August 2020.

Community Recovery Grants $15million. Guidelines under development and is anticipated to go live for applications in October 2020.

Community Facilities $5million. Grants program went live in late June 2020. Seven applications received to date have been assessed with three applications recommended for funding, further information is being sought on two applications and two applications not recommended for funding under this program.

Aboriginal Community Recovery Grants $3.5million. Ten applications have been received from Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations and are currently being assessed by a Panel.

Community Events Grants $1.65 million, with Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) as the delivery partner. Program delivery has been impacted due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Arts Initiatives $0.7 million with DJPR as the delivery partner,

Community Leadership Workshops $0.5 million with DJPR as the delivery partner.

Event by event based agreed between the Premier and Prime Minister.

Black Summer - A Phase 1 $86 million Community Recovery Package was announced consisting of:

· Community Recovery and Resilience Grants ($35 million)

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Cat Measure Description Assistance provided

C

Community Recovery Fund - Immediate Reconstruction and Rebuilding Programs

Implementation or replacement of critical household water infrastructure and water monitoring gauges $8 million with Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning coordinating delivery with Melbourne Water. Program will open in September 2020 for applications for the rebate.

Temporary Accommodation (Short Term Modular Housing) $9 million. Sites have been identified and Short Term Module Housing construction underway.

Co-ordinated Planning, Building and Heritage response $2.5 million. Preliminary assessments of fire affected properties damaged and destroyed are underway.

Further Impact Assessments $0.5 million. This work is yet to commence.

Event by Event based agreed between the Premier and Prime Minister.

Black Summer - A Phase 1 $86 million Community Recovery Package was announced consisting of:

· Immediate Reconstruction and Rebuilding Programs ($20 million)

D

Small Business Bushfire Support Grants

Small Business Bushfire Support Grants, is to support small businesses significantly affected by an event

Black Summer Grants is a maximum of up to $10,000

D

State Coordinated Clean Up Black Summer: Fully funded state clean-up program to demolish, remove and safely

dispose of all building destroyed or damaged beyond repair.

Fully funded state coordinated clean-up. Insured and uninsured property owners will not be required to contribute to the cost of the program

The Insurance Council of Australia has assured the Victorian Government that all savings insurers accrue from the Government-funded clean-up will be passed on directly to policy holders so they can use those funds to help rebuild

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Cat Measure Description Assistance provided

D

Shire Council Discretionary Funds In recognition of the exceptional circumstances that have resulted from the

severity, scale, and duration of the 2019-2020 bushfire season, the Commonwealth Government made available immediate support payments to eligible LGAs that are assessed as requiring assistance through the Bushfire Recovery Exceptional Assistance Local Government Areas Package. Fifteen Victorian LGAs have received a total of $6.4 million.

In recognition of the exceptional circumstances that have resulted from the severity, scale, and duration of the 2019-2020 bushfire season, the Commonwealth Government has also made available immediate support payments to eligible LGAs that are assessed as requiring assistance through the Bushfire Recovery Exceptional Assistance Local Government Areas Package.

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Cat Measure Description Assistance provided

A

Counter Disaster Operations Reimbursement of extraordinary costs associated with eligible activities to alleviate

personal hardship and distress.

Reimbursement of extraordinary costs associated with eligible activities aimed at protecting the general public and ensuring public health and safety in public areas (e.g. the community as a whole will benefit from the activity being undertaken).

Reimbursement of extraordinary costs

A

Personal Hardship Assistance Scheme - Emergency Hardship Assistance (EHA)

Emergency Hardship Assistance (EHA) - a grant to address the immediate needs (e.g. food, clothing, emergency accommodation or medical supplies) of individuals and families who are unable to support/fund their own relief and recovery.

EHA Grant:

$180 for individuals, up to $900 for families of five or more

A

Personal Hardship Assistance Scheme - Essential Services Hardship Assistance (ESHA)

Essential Services Hardship Assistance (ESHA) - a grant to individuals or families who are suffering hardship by loss of essential services for more than five days, and are unable to provide for their own recovery from their own resources.

ESHA Grant: $150 for individuals, up to $750 for families of 5 or more

A

Personal Hardship Assistance Scheme - Essential Household Contents Grant (EHCG)

Essential Household Contents Grant (EHCG) - a financial contribution towards the repair or replacement of uninsured essential household contents.

EHCG:

$1,765 for an individual, $5,300 for couples or families

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Cat Measure Description Assistance provided

A

Personal Hardship Assistance Scheme - Structural Assistance Grant (SAG)

Structural Assistance Grant (SAG) - a financial contribution towards the repair of damage to an uninsured dwelling (including caravans and residential vessels) to return it to a safe, habitable and secure condition.

SAG:

$10,995 for single adults, $14,685 for couples or families

B

Counter Disaster Operations Reimbursement of extraordinary costs associated with eligible activities to alleviate

personal hardship and distress. Reimbursement of extraordinary costs associated with eligible activities aimed at protecting the general public and ensuring public health and safety in public areas (e.g. the community as a whole will benefit from the activity being undertaken).

Reimbursement of extraordinary costs

B

Reconstruction of Essential Public Assets (REPA)

Emergency Works for essential public assets

Immediate Reconstruction Works for essential public assets

Reconstruction of eligible uninsured essential public assets damaged as a direct result of an eligible disaster to pre-disaster function.

Event-specific

B

Essential Services Safety and Reconnection Scheme

Funding to inspect and/or repair damaged essential services (electricity, gas, water, sewerage/septic systems)

Up to $5,000 to homeowners

B

Freight Subsidies Assistance for movement of stock, feed, machinery, fuel, water and building/ fencing materials.

Up to $5,000

C

Community Recovery Fund Aimed at community recovery, community development and community capacity

building for the future. Examples include:

• Marketing campaign

• Tourism recovery

• Environmental restoration

• Mental health recovery

• Community development officers

• Flexible grants

Event-specific

C

Community Recovery Fund - mental health and wellbeing

To improve the mental health of those advers ely affected by bushfires in September - December 2019 and to enhance the resilience of affected communities.

Event-specific

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Cat Measure Description Assistance provided

C

Community Recovery Fund - Community Development Officers (CDO)

To support longer-term recovery of vulnerable community members, impacted by the Queensland bushfires September - December 2019

Event-specific

C

Community Recovery Fund - Flexible Funding Grants

Flexible grants to implement projects aimed a t driving recovery, and re-bui

lding community

connectivity and resilience in communities impacted by the Queensland bushfires in September - December 2019

Event-specific

C

Community Recovery Fund - Evaluation

QRA will evaluate the Community Recovery Fund in line with the National Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for Disaster Recovery Programs

Event-specific

C

Tourism Recovery Package - marketing campaigns

Support the recovery of areas of the state wit h local economies that rely heavily on tourism through the following:

Regional Tourism Marketing Campaign; Wine Tourism Marketing Program;

Go Local Marketing Campaign.

Event-specific

C

Tourism Recovery Package - tourism recovery officers

To support the long-t

erm recovery of

vulnerable tourism operators impacted by the Queensland bushfires.

Event-specific

C

Tourism Recovery Package - tourism recovery fund for local governments

To support the long

-

t

erm recovery of vulnerable tourism operators impacted by the Queensland Bushfires.

Event-specific

C

Tourism Recovery Package - restore and improve the resilience of national park walking trails

Funding to restore walking tracks, trails and associated infrastructure directly damaged by the Bushfires.

Event-specific

C, D

Special Disaster Assistance Recovery Grants

Grants can be used for clean-up and reinstatement but not for providing compensation for losses (i.e. loss of income/trade).

Standard: Cat C Up to $15,000 for small business; to $25,000 for primary producers

2019 Bushfires: Cat C uplift: to $50,000 for small businesses: to $75,000 for primary producers

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Cat Measure Description Assistance provided

D

Extraordinary assistance

Measures may be made available when the community is so severely affected by an eligible disaster that additional funding is required to meet particular circumstances of the event and where a gap or need for special assistance above and beyond the standard suite (Category A and B) of the DRFA assistance arises.

Event-specific

D

Binna Burra tourism recovery package

To support the long

-t

erm recovery of

vulnerable tourism operators impacted by the Queensland bushfires.

Event-specific

D

Volunteer Firefighter Compensation Package

In recognition of the hard work and sacrifices made by volunteers across Queensland and interstate during the prolonged and devastating bushfire season, Rural Fire Service and State Emergency Services volunteers will be able to claim up to $6000 as compensation for income lost while protecting our communities

Event-specific

D

Bushfire Recovery Exceptional Assistance Immediate Support Package

$1 million per ‘severely affected’ LGA. Councils may spend their $1 million payments on projects and activities that they deem essential for the recovery and renewal of their communities

Event-specific

D

Extraordinary Bushfire Assistance (Not-for-profit Organisations) Loans

Loans to repair or replace damaged plant and equipment, and/or repair essential premises. Concessional loans up to $500,000

D

Extraordinary Bushfire Assistance (Primary Producers) Loans

Loans to repair or replace damaged buildings, plant and equipment or livestock. Concessional loans up to $500,000.

D

Extraordinary Bushfire Assistance (Small Business) Loans

Loans to repair or replace damaged buildings, plant and equipment, or stock. Concessional loans up to $500,000

D

Bushfires recovery grants for apple growers

To assist apple growers whose properties were damaged by the 2019 bushfires by providing a grant for the re-establishment or repair of apple orchards.

$120,000 per hectare of apple orchard with a matched contribution from the producer

D

Local Economic Recovery Program To support projects that contribute to local and regional economic and social recovery

and improve future resilience in areas most severely impacted by the 2019-20 bushfires.

Up to $5m

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Cat Measure Description Assistance provided

A

4.2.2 a) emergency food, clothing or temporary accommodation

Western Australia offer an emergency assistance grant of $200 for an individual, and a maximum of $800 for a family, and in-kind assistance for temporary living arrangements.

This assistance helps support people who have been evacuated or those who are stranded due to the disaster to meet their immediate and basic needs. This may include food, essential clothing, other personal items including medical and/or pharmaceutical items, access to communications, transport, and document replacement costs (e.g. birth certificate).

No means test is applied to these measures.

The timeframe in which the emergency assistance grant is available is not specified, however the temporary living arrangements grant is available for up to three weeks.

Individual amount $200

Maximum grant amount $800

A

4.2.2 b) repair /replacement of essential items of furniture and personal effects

Western Australia offer grants to both households and caravans with a maximum grant amount of $10,500 and $5,000 respectively. The maximum grant amount is not dependent on number of household members, however a family of two adults and one child must have a combined income of less than $79,826 to be eligible for either grant, with realisable assets included in assessment of eligibility.

The assistance supports those who are unable to return to a functioning capacity by providing assistance to repair or replace certain essential household items in their principal place of residence or assisting with alternative accommodation for those who are uninsured or underinsured.

The timeframe in which these grants are available is not specified.

Household $10,500

Caravans $5,000

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Cat Measure Description Assistance provided

A

4.2.2 c) essential repairs to housing, including temporary repairs and repairs necessary to restore housing to a habitable condition

Western Australia offer grants to both households and caravans with a maximum grant amount of $10,000 and $5,000 respectively, to provide assistance with costs associated with repairing or replacing owner-occupied homes to a habitable, safe and secure condition following the disaster. The maximum grant amount is not dependent on the number of household members, however a family of two adults and one child must have a combined income of less than $79,826 to be eligible for either grant, with realisable assets included in the assessment of eligibility. The timeframe in which this grant is available is not specified, as it is applied on a targeted case by case basis.

Household $10,000

Caravans $5,000

A

4.2.2 d) demolition or rebuilding to restore housing to a habitable condition

Western Australia note that this measure is offered by the state, but has not been accessed or activated to date. As a result, detailed information regarding the grant amount, timeframe and means testing associated with this assistance is unavailable.

N/A

A

4.2.2 e) removal of debris from residential properties to make them safe and habitable

Western Australia does not offer monetary assistance directly to individuals, however in-kind assistance is provided through council removal works or payment directly to contractors. There is no fixed value attached to this measure and it is not means tested. The assistance has an initial application window of three months.

no value specified

A

4.2.2 f) extraordinary counter disaster operations for the benefit of an affected individual

To provide assistance to individuals who are under threat from, or who have been directly affected by, an eligible disaster.

no value specified

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Cat Measure Description Assistance provided

A

4.2.2 g) personal and financial counselling

Western Australia provide two grants. The first relates to personal psychological support services, through the in-kind provision of up to six sessions with a registered psychologist. There is no time limit on availability of this measure. Western Australia's second grant relates to primary producers seeking professional advice relating to issues arising from the natural disaster event, which is delivered through reimbursement of associated fees. The grant is capped at $1,500 and has an application window for six months. This measure is not means tested.

Personal Psychological support session - up to six sessions - in kind provision Professional advice for Primary Producers - $1500

A

4.2.2 h) Community Recovery Officer A Community Recovery Officer (CRO) is to support community recovery from disasters

by working with the community to identify recovery needs, assist in accessing information and resources to develop local recovery programs and provide community capacity building as required.

In circumstances where a disaster meets Australian Government eligibility criteria, a temporary Community Recovery Officer (CRO), for a full-time equivalent period of up to 12 months, to work with the disaster-affected community.

Funding is provided to establish new temporary CRO roles, to respond to specific disasters.

Assistance is provided to fund or augment existing community development, emergency management or similar roles within the local government or community services workforce.

B

4.3.2 a) Counter Disaster Operation for the protection of the general public

To protect a community from the impacts of a disaster a state may be required to undertake a range of disaster response activities, also known as Counter Disaster Operations (CDO).

Eligible actual costs are funded

B

4.3.2 h) interest rate subsidy to small businesses or primary producers whose assets have been significantly damaged as a direct result of an eligible disaster

Western Australia offer an interest rate subsidy loan set at 4 per cent. The maximum amount the subsidy applies to is $150,000 of the applicant's new loan, with the total subsidy value capped at $6,000. This measure has an application window of 6 months. Support measures are designed to assist in meeting the needs of Small Business and/or Primary Producers whose assets (or primary production business) has/have been affected by a disaster.

Interest rate Subsidy - 4 per cent

Maximum loan - $150,000

Maximum period for the subsidy is 10 years.

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Cat Measure Description Assistance provided

B

4.3.2 k) freight subsidy to primary producers whose assets have been significantly damaged

Western Australia offer a freight subsidy of 50 per cent of costs incurred relating to the transport of livestock, fodder, building, fencing or machinery. A limit to the maximum amount available under the subsidy is not specified. The grants application window is generally 6 months, it can be reviewed and extended dependant on the type and size of the event.

Support measures are designed to assist in meeting the needs of Primary Producers whose assets or primary production business has/have been affected by a disaster.

This assistance reimburses the primary producer a maximum of 50 per cent of the costs to the producer of transporting any of the following as a direct result of a natural disaster: livestock; fodder or water for livestock; or Building or fencing equipment or machinery.

Cost share 50 per cent

B

4.3.2.b) Emergency works for essential public assets

Emergency works for essential public assets. Eligible actual costs are funded

B

4.3.2.c) Immediate reconstruction Works

Immediate reconstruction Works. Eligible actual costs are funded

B

4.3.2 d) Essential Public Asset Reconstruction (EPAR) works

Eligible actual costs are

funded following an Established Cost Estimate being approved.

B

4.4.2 a) A community recovery fund

A community recovery fund (CRF) may be activated in circumstances where a community has been severely affected and has identified a need to restore social networks, community functioning and community facilities.

The focus of this assistance is on community recovery, community development and community capacity building.

The approved funding amount

C

4.4.2 b) Recovery grants for small businesses

Western Australia offer small businesses a maximum grant amount of up to $10,000, unless exceptional circumstances are identified , in which case they offer grants up to $25,000. The grants have an application Window of six months

Standard grant amount - $10,000

Exceptional circumstances limit - $25,000

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Cat Measure Description Assistance provided

C

4.4.2 c) Recovery grants for primary producers

Western Australia offer primary producers a maximum grant amount of up to $10,000, unless exceptional circumstances are identified, in which case they offer grants up to $25,000. The grants application window is generally six months, it can be reviewed and extended dependant on the type and size of the event.

Standard grant amount - $10,000

Exceptional circumstances limit - $25,000

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Cat Measure Description Assistance provided

A

Relief and Recovery Package - Cudlee Creek and Kangaroo Island: Relief grants

Grants to assist immediate relief and recovery activities, such as

(a) personal hardship and distress grants (one-off emergency grants to assist with immediate, temporary relief)

(b) re-establishment grants (to help the uninsured to repair bushfire-damaged homes or replace essential household items)

(c) temporary accommodation grants (to pay for short term emergency accommodation for individuals and families unable to return to their homes).

a) PHD grants are at a fixed amount for each member of the household, capped at the equivalent payment for a family of two adults and two children

Adult $280

Child $140

Max $700

b) Re-establishment assistance is capped at $20,000 per household

A

Counter Disaster Operations N/A N/A

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Cat Measure Description Assistance provided

B

Counter Disaster Operations assistance to the general public

Extraordinary Bushfire Response costs - CFS/MFS/SES

CFS, MFS and SES have incurred considerable additional response costs in relation to the most recent Bushfires in South Australia.

Significant additional response costs have been incurred including:

• Aircraft operating hours for sustained aerial bombing operations.

• Additional aircraft including Large Aerial Tankers

• Fire suppressants (foam, gel and retardant) used in aerial bombing and by ground crews.

• Bulldozer hire to create control lines and other plant hire to establish staging areas/base camps.

• Transport, accommodation, catering and consumables for multiple ground crews over day and night shifts for extended periods.

• Fuel for fire trucks and support vehicles operating on day and night shifts for extended periods.

• Replenishment of essential water supplies taken from dams and tanks for firefighting.

• Additional hours and overtime for 24 hour staffing of Incident Management Teams, Regional and State Coordination Centres as well as paid firefighting crews from MFS.

• Repairs to fire trucks and equipment damaged during the fires.

N/A

B

Counter Disaster Operations assistance to the general public

Bushfire response costs Department for Environment and Water.

These are the immediate emergency responses fire costs and include salaries and wages and on costs for workers to attend the fires.

N/A

B

Counter Disaster Operations assistance to the general public

Bushfire responses costs Department for Planning, Transport and Infrastructure.

Costs relating to the initial response and include clean-up, tree inspection and assessment, tree removal, replacement of signs.

N/A

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Cat Measure Description Assistance provided

B

Counter Disaster Operations assistance to the general public

Bushfire response costs SAPOL.

Costs include overtime for staff to attend the fire response, accommodation, meals and travel.

N/A

B

Immediate Reconstruction Works for essential public assets

Bushfire responses costs Department for Planning, Transport and Infrastructure. Costs relating to fire damaged assets including vegetation removal, pavement works, replacement of signs, and metal guide posts, replacement of fire damaged witness marks and the protection of survey marks.

N/A

B

Essential public asset reconstruction works for which the state develops an estimated reconstruction cost in accordance with these arrangements

N/A N/A

C

State Recovery Grants for Non-Government Organisations (NGOs)

Reimbursement to NGOs that had assisted in Yorketown, Kangaroo Island or Cudlee Creek fire recovery activities.

$120,000 available in total.

Up to $10,000 available to each organisation.

C

Relief and Recovery Package - Yorketown: Local Recovery Coordination

Appointment of a Local Recovery Coordinator. $0.14 million for a Local Recovery Coordinator

C

Relief and Recovery Package - Yorketown: Local Recovery Coordination

Coordination of the local community recovery programs and the local recovery committee

$0.02 million for the local community recovery programs and the local recovery committee

C

Relief and Recovery Package - Cudlee Creek and Kangaroo Island: Local Recovery Coordination

Appointment of a Local Recovery Coordinator at each site $980,000 for Local Recovery Coordinators,

Community Recovery Officers and Community Development Officers for Kangaroo Island and Cudlee Creek

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Cat Measure Description Assistance provided

C

Relief and Recovery Package - Cudlee Creek and Kangaroo Island: Local recovery coordination

Coordination of the local community recovery programs and the local recovery committee

$220,000 for community resilience and local recovery activities.

C

Councils - Further Recovery Payments An extension of the first tranche of payments announced by the Prime

Minister in January 2020, to ensure local governments can provide support quickly to rebuild vital infrastructure and strengthen community resilience.

$1.575 million to seven councils

C

Kangaroo Island Bushfire Freight Assistance

Assistance package to assist with ferry costs for fodder. $180,000 to cover transport costs of fodder

deliveries and distribution.

C

Emergency Response in Primary Industries Grant

An assistance measure under agreements between the Commonwealth and relevant State Governments under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements, to assist primary producers directly affected by the 2019-2020 bushfire disaster events (eligible events commencing August 2019), with costs associated with immediate recovery activities needed to rebuild their primary production enterprises.

The assistance provided is available for eligible primary producer businesses located within the Adelaide Hills, Coorong, Kangaroo Island, Kingston, Mount Barker, Murray Bridge, Mid Murray, Yorke Peninsula, and Southern Mallee District council areas which have suffered direct damage from a bushfire disaster in 2019/20.

Up to $75,000 per producer

C

Relief and Recovery Package - Yorketown : Recovery Soil Assessment

Recovery Soil Assessment team to provide technical support to primary producers to inform remediation and recovery from fire impacts. This includes remediation work where there are risks to road infrastructure.

$0.25 million for the Recovery Soil Assessment team (staff support provided to landholders)

C

Family and Business Scout (FaBS) Program - Yorketown

FaB Mentors connecting primary producers with recovery services on the southern Yorke Peninsula fire affected area.

$0.12 million for rural financial counsellors and family and business support mentors

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Cat Measure Description Assistance provided

C

Family and Business Scout (FaBS) Program - Kangaroo Island and Adelaide Hills

FaB Mentors connecting primary producers with recovery services on Kangaroo Island and Adelaide Hills.

$0.25 million

C

Relief and Recovery Package - Yorketown: Relief grants

Grants to assist immediate relief and recovery activities, such as

(a) personal hardship and distress grants (one-off emergency grants to assist with immediate, temporary relief)

(b) re-establishment grants (to help the uninsured to repair bushfire-damaged homes or replace essential household items)

(c) temporary accommodation grants (to pay for short term emergency accommodation for individuals and families unable to return to their homes).

$0.403 million to cover the costs of personal hardship and distress grants, re-establishment grants, and temporary accommodation grants.

C

Relief and Recovery Package - Yorketown: Local Recovery Coordination

Establishment of Local Recovery Centre and outreach programs. $0.358 million to establish a Local

Recovery Centre and outreach programs

C

Councils - Mt Barker Payment A targeted support package aimed at rebuilding key resilient infrastructure,

community assets, and restoring the environment within the Mount Barker District Council.

$1.4 million payment to Mt Barker Council

D

Paddock Tree Project - Cudlee Creek Woodland Bird Resilience

Paddock trees and guards, planted and provided to landholders through Trees for Life to rejuvenate vegetation for rare native woodland birds unique to the Adelaide Hills.

$1.2 million Cudlee Creek Woodland Bird Resilience

D

Bushfire Recovery Mental Health Project

The Bushfire Recovery Mental Health package will increase specialist mental health services for bushfire affected communities in the Adelaide Hills and Kangaroo Island regions.

$5.0m for the Bushfire Recovery Mental Health Package.

D

SA Disaster Small Business Transformation and Growth Program

Non-financial support encompassing training and development, personalised case management services and advice and

support, including a Business Hub established on Kangaroo Island, to businesses impacted by the bushfires.

Non-financial support.

Training and development, personalised case management services and advice and support.

D

Small Business Bushfire Recovery Grant

Available for clean-up and reinstatement of assets. Up to $50,000 per business

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Cat Measure Description Assistance provided

D

Small Business Support Grant

Small businesses, including primary producers, in bushfire affected areas who have lost revenue of 40 per cent or more as a result of the fires.

Up to $10,000 per business

D

SA Export Accelerator Bushfire Response grants (part of the SA Disaster Small Business Transformation and Growth Program)

A targeted round of the existing SA Export Accelerator program, as part of the SA Disaster Small Business Transformation and Growth Program, to concentrate on getting businesses who suffered economic impact from the fires up and running again, reconnecting with export markets, international commercial connections and achieving sustainable revenues and employment.

Three categories:

(a) Emerging Exporter Grants provide up to $5,000 to businesses that are new to export and are attending their first business connection, trade show or business mission.

(b) Export Accelerator Grants provide up to $30,000 to small and medium sized businesses to access global markets through marketing and export development opportunities.

(c) New Market Entry Grants provide up to $15,000 per new international market to small and medium-sized businesses.

(a) Emerging Exporter Grants provide up to $5,000 to businesses that are new to export and are attending their first business connection, trade show or business mission.

(b) Export Accelerator Grants provide up to $30,000 to small and medium sized businesses to access global markets through marketing and export development opportunities.

(c) New Market Entry Grants provide up to $15,000 per new international market to small and medium-sized businesses.

D

Councils - Immediate Recovery Payments

Payments intended to ensure local governments can provide support quickly to rebuild vital infrastructure and strengthen community resilience

$1.0 million each to Adelaide Hills and Kangaroo Island Councils

D

Concessional Loans for Small Businesses, Primary Producers and Not For Profit organisations

For the restoration and replacement of business assets that have been significantly damaged/destroyed, and/or to cover working capital expenses where a business has suffered a significant loss of income as a result of the bushfires

Businesses are required to re-establish or carry on business in the same location or same local government area

Concessional loans of up to $500,000 are available in the following two categories:

Bushfire Working Capital Loans of up to $50,000 (five year term).

Bushfire Recovery Loans of up to $500,000 (10 year term).

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Cat Measure Description Assistance provided

D

Disaster Waste Management To enable clean-up and management of waste and debris, including asbestos and

hazardous material resulting from the bushfires in the Adelaide Hills, Kangaroo Island, Yorketown and the South East.

Clean-up for all affected residences, businesses and community buildings including both insured and uninsured properties, at no cost to the property owner. $14 million 50:50 cost share arrangement with the Commonwealth

D

Kangaroo Island Biosecurity Dedicated enhanced biosecurity program to protect Kangaroo Island from increased

biosecurity threats resulting from the fire and transportation of goods and equipment onto Kangaroo Island

$3.8 million to employ additional staff to increase surveillance, education campaign.

D

Kangaroo Island Ferry assistance Transport assistance to Kangaroo Island for recovery goods to support primary

producers and the potato growers.

$3.7 million to subsidise ferry freight transport costs for producers transporting fodder to Kangaroo Island.

$0.2 million support donated potato bins to Kangaroo Island.

D

Volunteer support grants Available to volunteer firefighters who volunteered for more than 10 days and are

either self-employed, or employed by a small/medium business.

A volunteer may only claim actual lost net (post-tax) income up to $200 per day without evidence or $300 per day with evidence, to a maximum of $6000

D

Tourism support - #Bookthemout campaign

National marketing campaign designed to support tourism operators in bushfire impacted regions of South Australia.

Outcomes of direct bookings to operators, to help reboot the regional visitor economy post bushfires

$3 million

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Cat Measure Description Assistance provided

A

Emergency assistance grant Grants to assist people to obtain essential and appropriate shelter, clothing, food,

transport and/or personal items.

Monetary assistance (up to $1,000 per family)

A

Temporary living expenses grant Grants to assist low-income households with the cost of temporary accommodation and

other expenses when the principal place of residence is unfit to live in or inaccessible.

Monetary assistance (up to $9,400 per family)

A

Replacement of household items grant

Grants to assist with the replacement of essential household items damaged or destroyed there these costs cannot be met from the applicant’s own resources.

Monetary assistance (up to a maximum of between $6,150 and $9,400 per family)

A

Repair and restoration grant Grants to assist with the re-establishment of a principle place of residence to a basic,

minimum standard to allow it to be inhabited

Monetary assistance (up to $9,400)

A

Council assistance - clean-up Free waste management services (e.g. access to waste management facilities).

In-kind assistance

A

Other emergency assistance for individuals (local government)

Local governments may provide emergency assistance to individuals (e.g. evacuation facilities) where appropriate.

In-kind assistance

B

Concessional interest rate loans Assistance to meet medium to longer-term needs for primary producers or small

businesses that suffer significant asset damage or a significant loss of net income

Concessional interest rate loans (up to $100,000, except for small businesses and primary producers suffering significant asset damage in which case an appropriate maximum is announced at the time of activation)

B

Freight subsidies for primary producers

Assistance to meet short-term transport needs for primary producers that have suffered asset damage

Monetary assistance (up to 50 per cent of eligible costs)

B

Recovery grants to non-profit organisations

Assistance to non-profit organisations that have suffered asset damage to clean-up and sustain operations.

Monetary assistance

B

Counter-disaster operations (local government)

Assistance with the costs of counter-disaster operations. Financial assistance

B

Counter-disaster operations (Tasmanian Government)

Counter-disaster operations. In-kind assistance

(operations provided by state agencies)

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Cat Measure Description Assistance provided

B

Reconstruction of essential public assets, including emergency works and immediate reconstruction (local government)

Assistance with the costs of reconstructing essential public assets. Financial assistance

B

Reconstruction of essential public assets, including emergency works and immediate reconstruction (Tasmanian Government)

Reconstruction of essential public assets. In-kind assistance (reconstruction work done by state agencies)

C

Recovery grants for small businesses, non-profit organisations and primary producers

Assistance to meet short-to medium-term needs for primary producers, small businesses and non-profit organisations that have suffered asset damage.

Monetary assistance (normally up to $10,000, in exceptional circumstances up to $25,000)

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Cat Measure Description Assistance provided

C

Community Recovery Fund Community Recovery Funds assist communities severely affected by an eligible

natural disaster with medium to longer-term needs.

Community Recovery Funds provide funding for activities / projects aimed at community recovery, community development, community resilience and capacity building for the future.

Activities / projects funded by Community Recovery Funds may include, but are not limited to:

• Employment of community development officers

• Grants to community service organisations providing recovery services

• Assistance for restoration and repair of facilities owned by non-profit organisations

• Assistance for restoration and repair of community facilities (for example, playgrounds and associated facilities)

• Community information initiatives

• Funding commemorative events and / or memorials

• Tourism and small business initiatives

• Economic development initiatives

• Heritage and cultural sites initiatives

• Psychological services for community wide initiatives

• Projects for building community resilience

• Evaluation of community recovery funds

Financial assistance, in-kind assistance

C

Recovery grants for primary producers (2019-20 Bushfires)

Assistance to meet short- to medium-term needs for primary producers that have suffered asset damage

Financial assistance (up to $75,000 based on evidence provided)

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Cat Measure Description Assistance provided

A

Evacuation/ relief centres The Community Services Directorate is responsible for the management and

operation of relief/evacuation centres to assist people in need with temporary accommodation, food, clothing, goods, and financial assistance.

Temporary accommodation, food, clothing, financial assistance

A

Emergency financial support (4.2.2 a)) The ACT offers immediate assistance grants of up to $200 for individuals, and in-kind

assistance for temporary accommodation for two days temporary accommodation which can be reassessed and extended based on need. There is no maximum cap applied to families. The grants do not have a cap on the time period in terms of when people can access that funding but it does have to be during the period of impact which could be over a couple of weeks, and is not means tested.

Cash payment, in-kind assistance

A

A payment for the replacement of contents (4.2.2b))

Essential Household Contents Grant - Assistance to repair or replace essential household items must not exceed $7,000 for individuals and $2,000 for each additional household member.

Cash payment

B

Concessional loans for small business and primary producers

The ACT activated the nationally consistent Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements category B loans 12 February 2020 under the DRFA. These loans are being administered by the Queensland Rural Investment and Development Authority.

The ACT has approved three loans to businesses with a total cost of $638,000.

The loans will remain open until the end of 2020.

D

Grants for small businesses Following the 2019-20 bushfires, the ACT activated the following nationally consistent

small business grants:

$50,000 grant on 27 April 2020

$10,000 small business (fire impacted area) grant on 20 August 2020

$10,000 wine grape smoke taint grant on 20 August 2020

One business has applied and was approved for a $50,000 grant.

D

Grants for primary producers Following the 2019-20 bushfires, the ACT activated the nationally consistent $75,000

primary producer grant on 27 April 2020.

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Cat Measure Description Assistance provided

A

Immediate Relief Payment Immediate financial assistance to meet basic needs in the first few days after a disaster.

One off payment.

Emergency relief payments are at a fixed amount for each member of the household, capped at the equivalent payment for a family of two adults and two children.

Adult $507.00

Child $256.00

Maximum $1,276.00 per family

A

Emergency Accommodatio n Allowance

Provided to assist individuals or families to make their own arrangements for emergency/alternative accommodation.

One off payment.

Emergency relief payments are at a fixed amount for each member of the household, capped at the equivalent payment for a family of two adults and two children.

Adult $282.00

Child $144.00

Maximum $963.00 per family

In kind accommodation may be provided where security or health risks are identified. This is only done in exceptional circumstances where the person is unable to stay at an evacuation centre.

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Cat Measure Description Assistance provided

A

Replacement household and personal items

Provided to assist with the replacement of household and personal items where insurance will not cover the loss.

One off payment.

Approved list of items and equivalent rates.

Up to $7,343 per household

In some situations, in kind replacement of household goods will be provided via a contracted supplier to ensure a suitable community response is delivered. This allows for an efficient recovery objective while not increasing the amount of cash available in a community environment.

A

Essential household repairs

Provided to assist with essential structural repairs in an owner/occupied dwelling where insurance will not meet the costs of repairs.

One off payment.

Payment up to $14,036 per household

24.3 Table 48 lists funding commitments made under the $2 billion National Bushfire Recovery Fund. The table also identifies where a measure was provided through the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

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Measure Commitments ($m)

Bushfire Immediate Wildlife Rescue and Recovery Program

(Estimates in 2019-20 include $13 million transferred to the States from the Treasury portfolio.) 53.4

Rural Financial Counselling Service 15.0

Bushfire Recovery for Native Wildlife and Habitats 149.7

Forest Industries - salvaged log transport 15.0

Legal Assistance Services to Support Bushfire Relief and Recovery 8.7

Mental Health Support for School Communities 8.0

Small Business Recovery Centres 12.8

Bushfire Recovery Plan for the Tourism Sector 76.0

Supporting the Mental Health of Australians affected by Bushfires

(The Government has also announced $7.4 million for supporting youth through Headspace - this is an existing appropriation.) 53.4

Community wellbeing support 13.5

Additional Fire-fighting Aircraft 20.0

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Measure Commitments ($m)

Mental Illness Support for Emergency Services Workers 15.9

Telecommunications Emergency Resilience

(This measure also includes a further $10.0 million in 2020-21 from an existing appropriation.) 27.1

Bushfire Recovery Evaluations 1.3

Immediate Bushfire Assistance to Local Governments (provided through the DRFA) 62.0

Regional Bushfire Recovery and Development Program (provided through the DRFA) 448.5

Additional Emergency Relief and Financial Counselling for Bushfire Affected Communities 50.0

Small Business Financial Counselling for Bushfire Affected Communities 3.5

Back to School Support 34.0*

Emergency Bushfire Response in Primary Industries Grants Program (provided through the DRFA)

(This is the total amount of funding spent by the Commonwealth from the National Bushfire Recovery Fund. If State and Territory contributions are included, the total amount of funding spent via this program is $133.8 million.)

85.8*

Compensation for Volunteer Firefighters (provided through the DRFA) 60.0*

Enhanced Grant Assistance for Small Businesses and Concessional Loans (provided through the DRFA)

(This total includes $22.5 million for loans approved which are not direct and immediate payments from the NBRF.)

68.4*

$10,000 Grants for Small Businesses (provided through the DRFA)

(This is the total amount of funding spent by the Commonwealth from the National Bushfire Recovery Fund. If State and Territory contributions are included, the total amount of funding released via this program is $207.9 million.)

234.0*

Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements - Other C and D Funding (including Debris Clean Up) 445.9*

Assisting Families in Bushfire Affected Areas

(Measure involves revenue foregone through debt exemption. It is anticipated the true benefit of this program will be seen at the end of the financial year when reconciliations occur. The Government has also announced $5 million for the expansion of Community Child Care Fund Special Circumstances Funding - this is an existing appropriation.)

25.9*

(*) Estimates only or no estimates available as program is demand driven or reliant on claim

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1.4 Table 49 provides an overview of specific recovery measures New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, the Australian Capital Territory and Queensland provided in response to the 2019-2020 bushfires, including associated funding commitments and whether funding is demand driven.

Table 49: State and territory specific recovery assistance provided for the 2019-2020 bushfires17

Measure Funding Description

NSW Infrastructure repair and rebuild funding $1 billion To prioritise the repair and rebuilding of vital infrastructure, such as roads, rail-lines, bridges, schools, health facilities and communications facilities, which have been damaged or destroyed by bushfires.

NSW Crown Lands / Private land boundary fencing $209 million Fence rebuild/repair for private landholders who share a boundary with Crown land including national parks.

NSW Housing Stamp Duty Relief Demand driven but as at

1 August 2020 $2.7 million expended

The NSW Government will provide stamp duty relief for people who lost their homes during the bushfires and who choose to purchase a replacement home elsewhere rather than rebuild.

NSW Motor Vehicle Stamp Duty Relief Demand driven but as at

1 August 2020 $23,706 expended

Financial assistance for eligible motorists whose cars have been written off as a result of the bushfires.

NSW Council rate relief program Demand driven but as at

1 August 2020 $2.44 million expended

Council rates relief for persons who lost their home or small business. This waiver only applies where properties have been destroyed beyond repair.

NSW Assistance for liquor licensees Demand driven (figures

unavailable)

Assistance to licensees in bushfire affected areas in the form of:

• Extra assistance for liquor licence applications

• Exemptions from certain regulatory requirements

• Temporary relocation of liquor licences to other premises

• Replacement copies of destroyed licences

• Replacement of signage

• Gaming machine tax deferral

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Measure Funding Description

NSW Valuer General NSW - Impact study on land value NA Report available. Link under approved guidelines / relevant website.

NSW Bushfire Industry Recovery Package - forestry, agriculture and horticulture industries stimulus

$140 million This package will help forestry, horticulture and agriculture industries with recovery and resilience of key industries by backing projects that retain and create jobs, strengthen local supply chains and support a return to production.

NSW Emergency communications $217 million To accelerate the Critical Communications Enhancement Program to reach 96 per cent of populated areas.

NSW TAFE NSW - Fee free training through TAFE $1 million Offering fee-free short courses tailored to providing the skills needed to help rebuild devastated bushfire communities.

NSW State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) BushFire Response Amendment 2020

N/A Easing of conditions and fees relating to development approvals including requirements for caravan parks, council tendering requirement costs and approvals for demolition of impacted heritage structures.

NSW Free smoke-taint tests for grape growers Demand driven but as at 1 August 2020 $216,753 expended

Funding to cover a number of smoke taint tests per business.

Money will be paid through the NSW Wine Industry Association for paid invoices completed for smoke testing with either AWRI or Vintessential.

NSW Waiver for Commercial Fishing and Charter Boat businesses $1 million Under this waiver, fishing business owners will not have to pay the second instalment of management charges that would have otherwise been due

on 28 February 2020.

NSW Aerial food drops for endangered wildlife Demand driven and figures unavailable Aerial food drops delivered to wildlife in bushfire affected areas.

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Measure Funding Description

NSW Conservation Strategy completed Demand driven and figures unavailable Australia's Strategy for Nature 2019-2030 is the overarching framework for all national, state and territory and local strategies, legislation, policies and

actions that target nature. The strategy builds on previous and existing work, and is underpinned by science. However, it also takes an approach that is new and very different from that taken previously. It moves away from a purely protection-based approach and strives to incorporate adaptation, resilience and natural resource management in our cities, rural and natural environments, on land and at sea.

NSW Saving our Species program $100 million Aims to secure threatened plants and animals in the wild in NSW.

NSW Supplementary food, water and shelter Demand driven and figures unavailable Supplementary food, water and shelter are being provided to sustain native animals while their natural habitats recover.

NSW Seed banking and insurance populations rescue Demand driven and figures unavailable

Collection of seeds for banking and individual animals for care and emergency housing until it is safe to release them back to the wild or to provide an insurance population should they struggle to survive.

NSW Feral animal and weed control project $2.25 million Emergency feral animal and weed control is underway to protect native animals while their habitat recovers. This pest control will also help farmers impacted by the fires.

NSW Threatened Species Project $2.31 million Assessment of the impact of the fires on 'Saving our Species' sites and

interventions in order to identify and implement the practical actions needed to protect the plants and animals in these bushfire hit areas.

NSW Wildlife Carers Support $500,000 Funding available for wildlife rehabilitators to cover costs of rescue and

rehabilitation of injured native wildlife.

NSW Emergency Wildlife Funding $1 million Emergency funding set aside to support rescue and care of injured wildlife.

NSW Small Business Bushfire Recovery Roadshows $2.31 million Roadshows are being delivered to advise affected communities of available assistance and means of access.

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Measure Funding Description

NSW Replacement of Documents Demand driven but as at

1 August 2020 $1,276.50 expended

Free replacement of documents and/or amendments to licences for premises that have been affected by bushfires. Including Licences and permits from Liquor & Gaming NSW, vehicle registrations and licences and birth, marriage, change of name certificates.

NSW Fines and fees waiver Demand driven and

figures unavailable To: • place a hold on all fines and debt for people in an affected area

• extend debt payment deadlines

• lift driving sanctions

• place WDOs on hold if necessary.

NSW Payroll tax for volunteers Demand driven and

figures unavailable Wages paid or payable to an employee for bush fire-fighting activities or emergency operations are exempt from payroll tax.

NSW Regional Disaster Preparedness Program BAU/NA Resilience NSW BAU support

NSW Community Resilience Innovation Program (CRIP) Grants BAU/NA Grants program - Projects supported through the CRIP are designed to respond to the specific needs and characteristics of the local community.

Projects may involve the entire community or be tailored to the needs of particular groups, such as people identified as more vulnerable to disaster events.

NSW Field Recovery Teams - recovery guidance and support to councils - Resilience NSW BAU/NA Staff from Resilience NSW are dispatched to impacted location to work together with local council to develop and deliver recovery activities.

NSW Field Recovery Teams - recovery centres and assistance points - Resilience NSW BAU/NA Staff from Resilience NSW are dispatched to impacted location to coordinate recovery centres and assistance points.

NSW Field Recovery Teams -local community recovery networks - Resilience NSW BAU/NA Staff from Resilience NSW are dispatched to impacted location to assist with community recovery meetings and outreach activities.

NSW Field Recovery Teams -recovery support services - Resilience NSW BAU/NA Staff from Resilience NSW are dispatched to impacted location to provide recovery support services.

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Measure Funding Description

NSW Field Recovery Teams -recovery training - Resilience NSW BAU/NA Staff from Resilience NSW are dispatched to impacted location to provide training in recovery support.

NSW Bushfire Housing Assistance - Emergency temporary accommodation, private rental bonds and advance rent costs, sourcing accommodation from the private market.

Demand driven People can access assistance with no-interest private rental bond loan and advanced rent costs through the Bushfire Housing Assistance Service.

NSW BASIX Certificate Fee Waiver Demand driven but as at

1 August 2020 $400 expended

BASIX Certificate fees will be waived or refunded for development applications related to homes that have been damaged or destroyed during the 2019/20 bushfire season. Affected property owners can contact DPIE to arrange for a BASIX Certificate to be issued free of charge, or to obtain a refund if they have already paid for the BASIX Certificate.

NSW State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) Amendment (BushfFire Response) (No2) 2020

N/A Amendments to the SEPP to enable works to be carried out as exempt

development (without approval), including the installation and temporary use of a shipping container or portable office for the purposes of continuing an approved business or industrial use.

NSW Local Government (Manufactured Home Estates, Caravan Parks, Camping Grounds and Moveable Dwellings) Amendment (Bush Fire Response) Regulation 2020

N/A Various measures to facilitate the provision of temporary and emergency accommodation including: allowing displaced persons to stay in caravan parks or camping grounds for up to two years, temporary installation of moveable dwellings in caravan parks or camping grounds and on private land with no prior approval, and greater flexibility for primitive camping ground conditions following bushfires.

NSW State Environmental Planning Policy (Primary Production and Rural Development) Amendment (Rural Land Sharing Communities) 2020

N/A Amendments to support the rebuild of two affected rural landsharing

communities in Nambucca LGA which otherwise would not have been otherwise been permitted to do so.

VIC Bushfire Recovery Round of the Regional Events Fund $0.300 million Provides funding to run an event in an eligible bushfire affected area.

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Measure Funding Description

VIC Business Victoria Local Events Program $0.033 million The BVLE Program is a 2018-2020 partnership program with about 50 councils in 2018-2020 and it has some contingency budget to fund events around emerging issues (e.g. bushfire, COVID-19) without the need to receive new program funding.

VIC Fencing Demand driven but as at

1 August 2020 $4.7 million expended

Contribution towards the cost of a) fire-damaged fences between private land and National Parks, State Parks or State Forests & b) fences on private land damaged through fire control and suppression measures by fire agencies and their staff.

VIC Golden Tags $0.220 million Fishing promotion to encourage visitors back to bushfire affected areas.

VIC School support $13.450 million Includes the following programs:

• Extension of the Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund

• Boost mental health support for government and non-government schools

• Establish a Trauma Recovery Team

• Bushfire Kindergarten Subsidy

VIC Solar Homes hardship provisions Demand driven but as at

1 August 2020 $0.024 million expended

Hardship provisions for Solar Victoria applicants, existing customers and businesses experiencing disruption or financial hardship as a result of the fires.

VIC TAFE Community Service Funding $0.450 million The funding includes funding towards the existing equity-based scholarship program. This will provide students who are enrolling up until the end of March and experiencing hardship as a result of the bushfires with support for materials, tuition and transportation. Further funding will be available for the equity-based scholarship. Access to the scholarship funding can be granted on a case-by-case basis according to each student’s circumstances. Funding will also go towards student support services for the rest of the calendar year, in anticipation that some students will require counselling, wellbeing and learning support services to assist with their transition back to study.

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Measure Funding Description

VIC Tax Relief package $64.0 million Provide a tax relief package and give local councils extra support as part of

a major package to help fire-affected communities recover. Includes:

• Payroll Tax Relief

• Land Transfer Duty Relief for commercial/industrial property

• $10 million Council Assistance Fund

• $2.5 million Wine Industry Support Package

• Replacement Documents

VIC Various tax and levy relief measures Demand driven but as at 1 August 2020 $0.442 million expended

Various tax and levy relief measures - includes:

• Land Transfer Duty Relief for replacement home

• Motor Vehicle duty relief for replacement vehicle

VIC Wildlife and biodiversity package $17.500 million Funding to support recovery of flora and fauna in bushfire-affected communities.

VIC Business and Sport for Bushfire Recovery On hold New initiative that encourages organisations to pledge to host their events in regional Victoria.

VIC Tourism campaigns $3.000 million Funding towards domestic ($2 million) and International ($5 million)

advertising campaigns to attract tourists to regional Victoria.

VIC Council Capacity Grants $7.310 million Financial support for local councils to establish local teams to drive

recovery efforts including temporary 3-month increase in allowances for mayors and councillors in the Alpine, Towong and East Gippsland Shires

VIC Grants for wildlife shelters Demand driven but as at

1 August 2020 $0.042 million expended

Grants of up to $1,000 for wildlife shelters and foster carers to help cover the costs of food, transport, medicine and enclosures as animals are rescued from bushfire affected areas.

VIC Neighbourhood house grants $0.150 million 15 neighbourhood houses will receive an extra $10,000 each in recognition of the incredible efforts of staff and volunteers from Cann River to Corryong.

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Measure Funding Description

VIC Tourism grants $0.400 million Support for tourism operations to assist with their immediate recovery

efforts

VIC Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund Donation $2.000 million Government contribution to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund to match funds already donated by Victorians

VIC Bushfire Tourism and Business Fund $10.000 million • $2 million to rebuild the Buchan Caves campground, develop a new masterplan and progress the first stage of works - including a new camp kitchen and other upgrades

• $2.6 million for Wodonga Logistics Precinct Gas Gate to expand supply and create jobs

• $1.9 million in additional funding for the Ride High Country Private Sector Activation Initiative to expand bike tourism in north east Victoria

• $500,000 for Rural Skills Connect co-ordinators to provide employment and training support for bushfire-affected farmers, their families and their workers

• $500,000 to improve visitor facilities in the Alpine region through the Dinner Plain Activation Project

• $500,000 for the redevelopment of Colac Caravan Park to support the growth of the Man from Snowy River Bush Festival

• $300,000 towards a new sprinkler system at the abalone fisherman’s cooperative in Mallacoota

• $250,000 towards a new masterplan for Paynesville Foreshore and Boardwalk

VIC Mental Health Wellbeing Funding Package $23.400 million A package that includes the expansion of mental health services, advisory services, practical mental health support programs and funding for Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCOs) to establish emotional and social wellbeing programs.

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Measure Funding Description

VIC Biodiversity Bushfire Recovery Grants $0.900 million Funding has been provided by the Victorian Government in response to the impact of the 2019-20 bushfires for the Biodiversity Bushfire Recovery Grants. These grants will support bushfire recovery activities for communities affected by fire in the North East, East Gippsland and Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Areas.

SA Home battery scheme Demand driven and no

funding expended as at 1 August 2020

A free home battery will be offered to South Australian households rebuilding after the 2019-20 bushfires, under an arrangement offered by the South Australian Government and local battery manufacturer, sonnen Australia Pty Ltd.

SA Wildlife Recovery Fund Grants program $0.449 million Bushfire recovery grants of up to $50,000 to help re-establish native habitat and support threatened and vulnerable native animals in South Australia.

SA Cudlee Creek Fire Landscape Recovery Grants $1.200 million Grants to help property owners restore their landscape and the natural resources on their properties impacted by the Cudlee Creek bushfire.

SA Nature Based Tourism - upgrading Seal Bay and other sites $7.000 million Works to rebuild some of Kangaroo Island’s most iconic sites will be fast-tracked, including the boardwalk to Remarkable Rocks, the Kangaroo Island

Wilderness Trail and essential infrastructure in Flinders Chase National Park which were all destroyed by the bushfires.

SA Relief and Recovery Package - Yorketown: RN Mental Health Clinician $0.080 million A Registered Nurse Mental Health Clinician to support community members with mid to high mental health needs, and assessment for

referrals, delivery of health-related training to service providers and referrals for patients.

SA State Emergency Relief Fund $8.990 million Financial assistance as gifted payments, to those directly affected by the

bushfires

SA Recovery Grant for sport organisations directly affected by the bushfires  $0.190 million To provide grant funding to sport clubs with fire or smoke damage to assist with clean-up and rebuild / remedial work.  

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Measure Funding Description

SA Bushfire wine industry support $0.33 million Free smoke taint testing and vineyard assessment.

A research trial in the Adelaide Hills to help wine grape growers better predict smoke taint impacts that occur earlier in the harvest process; Vineyard Assessment, Mapping and Technical Advice Program to enable affected primary producers to access support that facilitates evidence based decision making and a return to normal operations in an expedited manner and support preparedness for future fire events.

SA Kangaroo Island feral pig eradication $2.67 million Control and eradication of feral pigs on Kangaroo Island.

SA Bushfire Housing Recovery (Kangaroo Island and Adelaide Hills) $1.877 million Minderoo Pty Ltd to provide immediate temporary housing for vulnerable households who lost their primary residence and wish to remain on their

property while rebuilding.

SA Bushfire Mental Health and Resilience Program $2.61 million Targeted community wellbeing and resilience program to those impacted by the fires. Exact type of activity to be determined following co-design

with affected communities. It is likely to include provision of training, education, resilience and capacity building activities and local community grants.

ACT A payment for the replacement of contents (4.2.2(b) N/A Essential Household Contents Grant - Assistance to repair or replace

essential household items must not exceed $7,000 for individuals and $2,000 for each additional household member.

ACT Government service waivers fees and charges It is anticipated that the initial cost through refunds will be in the order of $166,159 with the projected amount of annual revenue loss to be approximately $345,000 (indicative).

On 22 January 2020 the Chief Minister announced significant fee reductions for the outdoor dining sector within the ACT, to support businesses impacted by bushfires in the surrounding region. This provided the following benefits to industry:

a. an ongoing reduction by 50 per cent of the fee determination for outdoor dining permits;

b. a 50 per cent pro-rata refund for existing permit holders for fees paid beyond 1 February 2020; and

c. a 12-months free outdoor dining trial for businesses seeking a new outdoor dining permit to activate an area.

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Measure Funding Description

ACT Replacement birth and marriage certificates at no cost to the applicant. $4,349 The ACT Registrar-General is waiving the fee for replacement identity documents that have been lost or destroyed by bushfire.

QLD Individual Disaster Stricken Property (IDSP) As at 1 August 2020 $0 expended but one application received

Where a primary producer is not in an area activated for DRFA assistance but has suffered significant damage from a natural disaster they are able to apply for an Individual Disaster Stricken Property (IDSP) declaration.

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Appendix 25 Recovery Needs 25.1 The recovery needs of individuals and communities following a natural disaster can vary, including the support required in the immediate relief stage, such as water, food and clothing, and those required after the immediate crisis has passed, such as

financial assistance. Typically, recovery needs will arise across the four recovery domains - built, social, economic and natural environments.

25.2 The table below sets out some of the common recovery needs of individuals, businesses and communities following a natural disaster.

Table 50: Non-exhaustive list of common recovery needs

Common recovery needs

Identification

Individuals need personal identification (e.g. passport, driver licence) to access personal banking, register for aid and support services.

Some individuals may not have this identification because it was destroyed, lost or inaccessible due to the natural disaster.

Delivery of recovery services will need to verify the identity of individuals.

Financial assistance

Individuals and businesses affected by a natural disaster may need immediate financial assistance.

Business may have reduced revenue and cash flow due to temporary closure or reduced visitor/customer numbers.

Impacts on income may make it difficult to meet financial obligations such as mortgage repayments, rental payments and other bills.

Delays in accessing emergency relief funds, grants and loans may limit an individual’s ability to access housing and basic supplies. Charities face delays in disbursing aid as they undertake due diligence.

Safe shelter

Following a natural disaster individuals need safe shelter.

Damage and destruction to housing may leave affected individuals and families without safe shelter. Some people’s homes may be destroyed or damaged beyond repair, while other people may be prevented from returning home for safety reasons - their property may be unsafe, or it may be located in an area

that remains at risk.

A number of temporary housing solutions may be provided in the aftermath of a disaster. For example, during the 2019-2020 bushfires, the Minderoo Foundation provided temporary accommodation pods in order to provide temporary housing to bushfire affected communities.

Arrangements may be established to help support individuals who are unable to return to their homes. During the 2019-2020 bushfires, Find A Bed on-line website was set up with the aim of ‘matching people who had spare beds with people who had been displaced’. People registered as either having or needing accommodation and were matched based on location, accessibility, and other factors (findabed.com.au).

Basic and essential supplies

Individuals and families affected by a natural disaster may need food, clothing, toiletries, and other essential items. In the immediate aftermath of a disaster, people are likely to need items such as food and clothing. As time passes, different items may be needed, such as household goods.

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Common recovery needs

Medication

Many individuals need medication to treat various illnesses or chronic conditions.

A lack of access to prescription medicine disrupts continuity of care.

Essential services

Individuals and businesses need access to essential services, such as power and water.

Damage caused by natural disasters to utilities/communication links leaves people without power, water, internet and telecommunication services and other essential services. Water infrastructure (such as tanks, troughs, pumps and irrigation pipes) may be damaged, affecting livestock and crops. Low dam water levels and the presence of ash/soil/fire retardant may cause water quality issues.

Fodder and water

Emergency fodder and water for stock (including livestock and crops) is often an immediate requirement following a disaster.

Agistment (to feed or pasture livestock for a fee) can provide livestock feed and safety but movement of livestock poses added biosecurity risks.

Injured animals

Following a natural disaster sick, injured or diseased animals (including native wildlife and livestock) need to be treated.

Livestock may need appropriate shelter, feed, water and unaffected grounds (eg, exposure to post-bushfire soil can cause injuries to animals).

Disposal of dead animals

Many animals (including native wildlife and livestock) perish during and after natural disasters, which can pose specific health risks.

Appropriate carcass disposal methods are required, including information on approvals that may be required, and appropriate techniques.

Fences

A natural disaster may destroy or damage fences.

Replacing or repairing fencing is necessary to keep livestock secure and safe.

Machinery

A natural disaster may destroy or damage machinery.

Machinery may need to be replaced to allow businesses, such as farms, to perform basic tasks and repairs.

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Acronyms and abbreviations

Term Meaning

ABC Australian Broadcasting Corporation

ABCB Australian Building Codes Board

ACCC Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

ACNC Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission

ACT Australian Capital Territory

ADDC Australian Digital and Data Council

ADF Australian Defence Force

AEIP Australian Exposure Information Platform

AEMI Australian Emergency Management Institute

AFAC Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council

AFDRS Australian Fire Danger Rating System

AGCC Australian Government Crisis Committee

AGCMF Australian Government Crisis Management Framework

AGDRC Australian Government Disaster Recovery Committee

AGDRP Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment

AHPPC Australian Health Protection Principal Committee

AIA Arrangement for Interstate Assistance

AIDR Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience

AIIMS Australasian Inter-service Incident Management System

ANZEMC Australia-New Zealand Emergency Management Committee

apps mobile phone applications

AQI Air Quality Index

ARENA Australian Renewable Energy Agency

ASA Australian Space Agency

AUSMAT Australian Medical Assistance Teams

AWS Australian Warning System

BAL Bushfire Attack Levels

BMF Building Ministers’ Forum

BNHCRC Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre

BoM Bureau of Meteorology

CASA Civil Aviation Safety Authority

CCC Crisis Coordination Centre (Australian Government)

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Term Meaning

CCOSC Commissioner and Chief Officers Strategic Committee

CDF Chief of the Defence Force

CFA Country Fire Authority (Victoria)

CFS Country Fire Service

CMIP Coupled Model Intercomparison Project

CMO Chief Medical Officer of Australia

CMSI Climate Measurement Standards Initiative

COAG Council of Australian Governments

CORS Community Outcomes and Recovery Subcommittee

CRC Cooperative Research Centres

CSIRO Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

DACC Defence Assistance to the Civil Community

DELWP Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

DRA Disaster Recovery Allowance

DRFA Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements

EMA Emergency Management Australia

EMPS Emergency Management Professionalisation Scheme

EO Earth observation

EPA Environment Protection Authority

EPSDD Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate

ERF Emissions Reduction Fund

ESCC Earth Systems and Climate Change

FDRS Fire Danger Rating System

FFDI Forest Fire Danger Index

First Ministers Prime Minister, state premiers and territory chief ministers

FNMA Fires Near Me Australia

FRNSW Fire and Rescue New South Wales

GFDI Grass Fire Danger Index

GLaWAC Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation

GST Goods and Services Tax

IAG Insurance Australia Group

ICA Insurance Council of Australia

IGEM Inspector-General of Emergency Management

IMT Incident management teams

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Term Meaning

IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

JEMEN Jurisdictional Emergency Management Education Network

JTF Joint Task Force

LAT Large air tanker

LGBRSG Local Government Bushfire Recovery Support Group

LiDAR Light Detection and Ranging

MCPEM Ministerial Council for Police and Emergency Management

NAFC National Aerial Firefighting Centre

NatHealth Arrangements National Health Emergency Response Arrangements

NBRA National Bushfire Recovery Agency

NCAR National Center for Atmospheric Research

NCC National Crisis Committee

NCCTRC National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre

NCM National Coordination Mechanism

NDRISC National Disaster Risk Information Services Capability

NDRRA Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements

NDRRF National Disaster Risk Reduction Framework

NESP National Environmental Science Program

NEXIS National Exposure Information

NHS National Health Security

NHS Agreement National Health Security Agreement

NIAF National Impact Assessment Framework

NIAFED National Indicative Aggregated Fire Extent Dataset

NIAM National Impact Assessment Model

NIR National Incident Room

NRSC National Resource Sharing Centre

NSDR National Strategy for Disaster Resilience

NSW New South Wales

NT Northern Territory

PBS Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

PHN Primary Health Networks

PM&C Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

PPE Personal protective equipment

PSMB Public Safety Mobile Broadband

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Term Meaning

PSTP Public Safety Training Package

PTSD Post-traumatic stress disorder

QERMF Queensland Emergency Risk Management Framework

QFES Queensland Fire and Emergency Services

QLD Queensland

QPWS Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service

RBA Reserve Bank of Australia

RFS Rural Fire Service (New South Wales, Queensland or Australian Capital Territory)

RPAS Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems

SA South Australia

SADFO Senior Australian Defence Force Officer

SAVEM South Australian Veterinary Emergency Management

SEAT Single-engine air tankers

SES State emergency services

SIG Special Intelligence Gathering

SRRG Social Recovery Reference Group

TGA Therapeutic Goods Administration

TISN Trusted Information Sharing Network

UNDRR United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

VET Vocational education and training

VLAT Very large air tanker

WA Western Australia

WHA Wildlife Health Australia

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Endnotes

Appendix 3 Public Engagement

1 This figure was previously reported as 17, and included a forum included in the Consultation fora section of this Appendix.

Appendix 18 Overview of Bushfire Warning System

1 Symbols from https://www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/BushFire_Safety/Pages/tune-in-to-warnings.aspx 2 Symbols from https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/plan-and-prepare/alert-levels. These symbols differ slightly from the symbols used on Fires Near Me NSW but the colours and the corresponding warning are the same. Additionally there is a white diamond, which is for an incident where crews are on their way, or an incident has been automatically generated by people calling Triple Zero. Information on the Fires Near Me App can be found: https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/news-and-media/stay-up-to-date 3 The information of the warnings from https://esa.act.gov.au/cbr-be-emergency-ready/bushfire-ready/bushfire-warning-messages. The symbols from the community research commissioned by AFAC into the Australian Warning System (SAF.203.002.3535, p. 39). These symbols differ from the symbols used in the Fires Near Me NSW app (that the ACT relies upon), footnoted at 1. 4 Symbols from https://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/warnings-restrictions/about-warnings. Victoria uses an all-hazard warning system and so they also have specific symbols for fires (see http://www.emergency.vic.gov.au/respond/#!/warning/14527). Victoria also uses the colours of its warnings (yellow, orange and red) as well as a black line with a grey fill to represent an evacuation, on a map to represent an area as a warning area on the Vic Emergency App. 5 Symbols from the Alert SA application. The information of the warnings from https://www.cfs.sa.gov.au/site/warnings_and_incidents/stay_informed.jsp. The symbols from the Alert SA Mobile App, Map Legend. Downloadable at https://www.alert.sa.gov.au/ 6 Symbols and information taken from https://www.dfes.wa.gov.au/bushfire/prepare/documents/bushfire-warning-system-dfes-bushfire-fact-sheet.pdf. 7 The information of the warnings from https://securent.nt.gov.au/prepare-for-an-emergency/bushfires/types-of-alerts-and-warnings. The symbols have been taken from https://denr.nt.gov.au/bushfire-information-and-management/bushfire-alerts-and-warnings/alerts-warnings. These symbols differ from the symbols used on the NT alert map https://securent.nt.gov.au/alerts. 8 The symbols from http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/Show?pageId=newsDefinitions. The information of the warnings from http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/Show?pageId=colFireDanger.

Appendix 20 Responsibility for evacuation centres

1 SSA.632.001.0073. 2 ESA.510.001.0002. 3 NTT.509.001.0064. 4 CLQ.001.001.0695. 5 NSW.009.002.0041. 6 VIC.0011.0001.0039. 7 TAS.507.001.0179. 8 SWA.006.001.0003.

Appendix 21 Air quality monitoring and health advice

1 PIN.002.002.0001; PIN.002.002.0035; DHN.500.001.0237; PIN.002.002.0032; PIN.002.002.0031. 2 NND.800.200.00067; EPV.0001.0001.0001; PIN.002.002.0035. 3 RCN.900.118.0076; ESQ.002.001.0050; PIN.002.002.0035; DHQ.001.001.0005. 4 PIN.002.002.0035; WAH.001.001.0001; WEW.001.001.0004. 5 EPS.388.001.0001; PIN.002.002.0035; DHW.455.011.0001. 6 TAS.507.001.0403; PIN.002.002.0035. 7 AHD.500.001.0001; PIN.002.002.0035.

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8 NEP.500.001.0012; PIN.002.002.0035; NTH.500.001.0001. 9 PIN.002.002.0001; EPV.0001.0001.0001.

Appendix 22 Health and mental health

1 DHN.500.001.0237; DHN.500.001.0082. 2 DHHS.0002.0001.0001; DHHS.0001.0001.0709. 3 DHQ.001.001.0005; DHQ.001.001.0136. 4 WAH.001.001.0001; WAH.001.001.0002. 5 DHW.455.011.0001; DHW.455.001.1372; DHW.455.001.1775; SA Health, ‘Major Incident Community Recovery Arrangements’ (October 2018). 6 TAS.507.001.0403; TAS.507.001.0225; TAS.507.001.0314. 7 AHD.500.001.0001; AHD.500.001.0022; AHD.500.001.0049. 8 NTH.500.001.0001; NTH.500.001.0050; NTH.500.001.0142; NTE.501.001.2964. 9 DHN.500.001.0237. 10 DHHS.0002.0001.0001. 11 DHQ.001.001.0005. 12 WAH.001.001.0001. 13 DHW.455.011.0001. 14 TAS.507.001.0403. 15 AHD.500.001.0001. 16 NTH.500.001.0001. 17 HEA.9001.0002.0001; NND.800.200.00043. 18 NND.800.200.00061.01; HEA.9001.0002.0001. 19 DHN.500.001.0237. 20 NSW.009.002.0043; HAF.9003.0002.0001. 21 DHHS.0002.0001.0001. 22 DHQ.001.001.0005; CLQ.001.001.0071. 23 DHW.455.011.0001; SSA.632.001.0005. 24 AHD.500.001.0001.

Appendix 23 Recovery Arrangements

1 DHN.500.001.0002; CJN.002.001.0603; NSW.001.001.0001. 2 The NSW State Emergency Management Plan is available at: 3 EMV.0007.0001.0001; Victorian Government, Victorian State Emergency Management Plan’ (September 2020) . 4 The State Emergency Management Plan is available at: 5 CLQ.001.001.0071; QRA.001.001.2253; CLQ.001.001.0140; CLQ.001.001.0266. 6 The Queensland Disaster Management Plan is available at: 7 FES.007.001.0002; FES.005.001.0001; EMC.005.001.0009. 8 The State Emergency Management Framework is available at: 9 SSA.468.056.0001; FEC.219.001.0137. 10 The State Emergency Management Plan is available at: 11 TAS.500.001.0001; TAS.500.001.0452; TAS.500.001.0151. 12 The Tasmanian Emergency Management Arrangements is available at: 13 ACT.500.001.0001; Emergencies (Emergency Plan) 2014 (No 1) (ACT). 14 The ACT Emergency Plan is available at: 15 NTE.501.001.2964; NTT.500.001.0060. 16 The Territory Emergency Plan is available at: 17 NSW.001.001.0001; CJN.002.001.0603; DHN.500.001.0002. 18 The NSW Recovery Plan is available at: 19 EMV.0007.0001.0001; EMV.0015.0001.0001; Victorian Government, ‘Victorian State Emergency Management Plan’ (September 2020) .

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20 CLQ.001.001.0140; QRA.001.001.2253; CLQ.001.001.0071; CLQ.001.001.0266. 21 The Queensland Recovery Plan is available at: 22 FES.007.001.0002; FES.005.001.0017; FES.005.001.0001. 23 SSA.468.056.0001; FEC.219.001.0137. 24 TAS.500.001.0452; TAS.500.001.0151. 25 The State Recovery Plan is available at: 26 ACT.500.001.0001. 27 NTT.500.001.0060; NTE.501.001.2964. 28 NSW.001.001.0001; New South Wales Office of Emergency Management, ‘NSW Disaster Assistance Guidelines’ (9 February 2015) . 29 The NSW Disaster Assistance Guidelines is available at: 30 EMV.0015.0001.0001; ‘Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) - For Events Post 1 November 2018’ ; Victorian Government, Victorian State Emergency Management Plan’ (September 2020) . 31 The Natural Disaster Financial Assistance is available at: 32 CLQ.001.001.0071; QRA.001.001.2853. 33 The Queensland Disaster Relief and Recovery Guidelines is available at: 34 FES.007.001.0002; Western Australian Department of Fire and Emergency Services, ‘Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements Western Australia’ (1 November 2018) . 35 The Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements Western Australia is available at: 36 SSA.468.056.0001; SSA.468.001.0539; FEC.219.001.0137. 37 The Local Government Disaster Recovery Assistance Arrangements is available at: 38 TAS.500.001.0452; TAS.501.001.0005; TAS.500.001.0214; TAS.500.001.0204. 39 The TRRA-NDRLGP is available at: 40 ACT.500.001.0001. 41 NTT.500.001.0060; NTT.500.001.0219; Northern Territory Government of Australia, ‘Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements: Guidelines for Local Government Councils’ (August 2020) . 42 The Guidelines - Disaster Recovery Funding for Local Governments in the Northern Territory is available at: . 43 NSW.009.002.0034. 44 VIC.0011.0001.0001. 45 CLQ.001.001.0650. 46 SWA.006.001.0001. 47 SSA.632.001.0075. 48 TAS.507.001.0403. 49 ESA.510.001.0033. 50 NTT.507.001.0025. 51 NSW.009.002.0027. 52 VIC.0011.0001.0001. 53 CLQ.001.001.0650. 54 SWA.006.001.0001. 55 SSA.632.001.0012. 56 TAS.507.001.0403. 57 ESA.510.001.0033. 58 NTT.509.001.0033. 59 Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission, ‘Fundraising in New South Wales’ . 60 Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission, ‘Fundraising in Victoria’ < https://www.acnc.gov.au/fundraising-victoria>.

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61Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission, ‘Fundraising in Queensland’ . 62Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission, ‘Fundraising in Western Australia’ . 63Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission, ‘Fundraising in South Australia’ . 64Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission, ‘Fundraising in Tasmania’ . 65Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission, ‘Fundraising in the Australian Capital Territory’ . 66Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission, ‘Fundraising in the Northern Territory’ ; Northern Territory Government of Australia, ‘Gambling Codes of Practice’ .

Appendix 24 Recovery Supports

1 PMC.9005.0001.0001; SER.500.001.0002. 2 PMC.9002.0001.0001. 3 ARC.501.002.0001; TSA.501.001.0001; VDP.500.002.0001; WIR.501.001.0001; FON.500.001.0001; GIV.500.001.0001; RSP.500.001.0002; NND.001.01380.01. 4 NSW.009.002.0043; VIC.0011.0001.0042; CLQ.001.001.0699; SSA.632.001.0005; ESA.510.001.0033. 5 HAF.9007.0002.0001. 6 BUC.500.002.0026. 7 Insurance Council of Australia, ‘$3.85 billion already paid in natural disaster claims as insurers overcome pandemic upheaval’ (Media Release, 27 August 2020) . 8 NSW.009.002.0043. 9 VIC.0011.0001.0042. 10 CLQ.001.001.0699. 11 SWA.006.001.0004. 12 SSA.632.001.0005. 13 TAS.507.001.0181. 14 ESA.510.001.0033. 15 NTT.507.001.0001. 16 PMC.9002.0001.0001. 17 NTT.507.001.0001; ESA.510.001.0033; TAS.507.001.0181; SSA.632.001.0005; SWA.006.001.0004; CLQ.001.001.0699; VIC.0011.0001.0042; NSW.009.002.0043.