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Hearing Block 1 – Canberra

Hearing Block 1 for the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements was held in Canberra from Monday, 25 May 2020.

This initial round of hearings was focused on:

  • The changing global climate and natural disaster risks.
  • The impact of the 2019-20 bushfires on communities, and the built and natural environments.
  • Responsibilities of the Commonwealth in relation to natural disaster arrangements.

To comply with current COVID-19 health measures, hearings are conducted as electronic hearings with proceedings live streamed on the webcast. You can also access previous hearings or read the transcripts below.

Learn more about our hearings on the Frequently Asked Questions page.

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