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About the Royal Commission - Plain English

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The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements was established to examine how Australia is prepared and coordinated to respond to bushfires and other natural disasters and how to mitigate the impacts.

The Commission wants to hear views on coordinating Australia’s response to natural disasters with particular reference to the bushfires of 2019-20. This includes adapting to Australia’s conditions and limiting the impact of natural disasters.

The Commission will draw information from a variety of sources, including public submissions and hearings. This will inform the Commission’s report and recommendations for preventing, mitigating, and responding to, future natural disasters.

Details about submissions and public hearings will be made available on the Commission’s website.

The Commission is scheduled to release its report by the end of August 2020.

Please note that staff are not equipped to assist with welfare or general enquiries about bushfire recovery efforts. If you were affected by recent fires and require assistance, Lifeline has a dedicated 24 hour bushfire recovery support line 13 HELP (13 43 57) and the National Bushfire Recovery Agency has information about a broad range of organisations and services who are available to support you.