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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.

Hearings examine local government role

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.

Witness list for 18 June 2020

The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements will conclude its examination of hazard reduction when hearings resume on Thursday, 18 June 2020.

Witness list for Wednesday 17 June 2020

The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements will continue to examine hazard reduction on Wednesday, 17 June 2020.

Public Submissions Published

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.

Witness list for 16 June 2020

The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements will examine hazard reduction when public hearings resume tomorrow, 16 June, 2020.

Hearings resume on 16 June 2020

The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements will resume public hearings on Tuesday 16 June 2020. Dates for the hearings and associated themes are below. Hearings will commence from 10:00am daily (AEST).

Witness List for 4 June 2020

The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements will focus on the Commonwealth's role in recovery from natural disasters when hearings resume on Thursday, 4 June, 2020.