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Hearing Block 3 themes

The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements will focus on national coordination when Hearing Block 3 commences on Monday, 3 August 2020.

Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements

Extension of reporting date

The terms of reference for the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements have been amended to extend the reporting date from 31 August 2020 to 28 October 2020.

Royal Commission to examine multi-jurisdiction response

The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements will continue its hearings next week from Wednesday, 15 July to Friday, 17 July 2020.

Hearings to examine land use planning and recovery

The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements will examine the extent to which natural hazard risk is incorporated into decisions about where people live, how land is used and the types of buildings that are constructed.

Hearings focus on disaster management

The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements will hear from former Australian state and territory fire, rescue, and emergency chiefs as well as representatives from the forestry industry when hearings resume on Monday, 6 July 2020.
Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements

Witness list for week commencing 30 June 2020

The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements will hear evidence from community witnesses who were directly affected by the 2019-20 bushfires when hearings resume tomorrow, 30 June 2020.

Hearings shift focus to the states and territories

The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements will focus on the responsibilities of states and territories when hearings resume on Tuesday

Witness list for 24 June 2020

The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements will continue to examine the role and responsibilities of local government on Wednesday, 24 June 2020.

Witness list for 23 June 2020

The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements will continue to examine the role of local government on Tuesday, 23 June 2020.

Witness list for 22 June 2020

Next week's hearings will examine local government - in particular, the responsibilities of local government, and actions taken by local governments in relation to preparation for, response to, and recovery from natural disasters.