Voluntary Submission to the Natural Disasters Royal Commission

Our contribution to ensuring the nation’s disaster preparedness, response and recovery systems are as strong as they can be.

The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements was established by the Commonwealth Government after the devastating 2019/20 Summer bushfires.

Red Cross welcomed the additional opportunity to give evidence at the Royal Commission and looks forward to the outcomes from this process, due to be handed down before the start of next bushfire season.

Red Cross views the Royal Commission as an important opportunity to ensure the nation’s disaster preparedness, response and recovery systems are as robust and strong as they can be; that they are able to respond to the increased frequency and severity of disasters that climate change will bring, and that they continue to change and adapt to meet the needs of the communities they exist to serve.

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