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 were 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.