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Background paper: Australian Inquiries and Reports Concerning Natural Disasters

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The Office of the Royal Commission

The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements has, to date, identified more than 240 formal analyses completed since 1927, resulting in thousands of findings and recommendations.

While many inquiries have examined particular disasters or emergency management within one state, this is the first Royal Commission to focus on natural disasters from a national perspective, and in particular, national natural disaster coordination and accountability arrangements.

The Royal Commission will have regard to and build on the work of both past and current inquiries, while seeking not to duplicate their efforts.