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.
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.
From Monday, 22 June to Wednesday, 24 June 2020; the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements will hold hearings on the responsibilities of local governments in relation to natural disaster risk mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.
Since 2 March, the Commission has received 1,735 submissions covering a range of issues relating to the inquiry’s terms of reference. These submissions offer insights into the lived experience of people affected by natural disasters in Australia.