Hearings resume on 16 June 2020

The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements will resume public hearings on Tuesday 16 June 2020.

To ensure the Commission complies with current COVID-19 health measures, hearings will be conducted as electronic hearings (e-hearings) with proceedings live streamed via the Commission’s website.

Daily themes and the list of proposed witnesses will be published on the prior to the start of hearings. Daily transcripts and evidence will be published as soon as practicable after the relevant hearing day.

Dates for the hearings and associated themes are below.

16 – 18 June 2020

Time: 10:00 am (AEST)

Hazard reduction – focusing on division of responsibilities between Australian, state and territory governments; theory, administration and practice of fuel load management; and Indigenous land and fire practices.

22 – 24 June 2020

Time: 10:00 am (AEST)

Local government – focusing on the responsibilities of, and actions taken by, local governments in relation to preparation for, response to, and recovery from natural disasters, as well as co-ordination arrangements at local and regional level.

Week commencing 29 June 2020

Time: 10:00 am (AEST)

State and territory governments – focusing on the responsibilities of, and actions taken by, state and territory governments in relation to preparation for, response to, and recovery from natural disasters, as well as co-ordination and accountability arrangements.

Week commencing 6 July 2020

Time: 10:00 am (AEST)

State and territory governments (continued) – focusing on the responsibilities of, and actions taken by, state and territory governments in relation to preparation for, response to, and recovery from natural disasters, as well as co-ordination and accountability arrangements.

Week commencing 13 July 2020

Time: 10:00 am (AEST)

Australian Government – focusing on the actions of the Australian Government in relation to preparation for, response to, and recovery from natural disasters, as well as co-ordination and accountability arrangements.

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