Out of the 80 recommendations put to the Royal Commission for national natural disaster arrangements, nine have been completed and five are on track, according to Agriculture Minister David Littleproud.
“We are working with the states in ensuring that the balance that are shared and they own themselves, are working in collaboration to achieve that,” Mr Littleproud said.
“Proudly, we have been able to make sure that those recommendations have been implemented around, particularly the national emergency declaration act that was put into this Parliament nearly 12 months ago.
Mr Littleproud also said the Morrison government has created the National Recovery and Resiliency agency, which will look after all natural disasters in the future.
“We have also stood up the Climate Services Australia that will bring together the data of over 10 federal agencies to make sure that not only do our emergency service personnel have real-time data in addressing these disasters, but also preparing for the recovery immediately.”
He explained to further help prepare for natural disasters following the bushfires, which wreaked havoc across Australia during the summer of 2019, a national warning system, a national fire danger rating system and the Emergency Management Australia department has been set up.
“We have achieved a lot, there is a lot more to do, but we’ve also learned a lot in ensuring that Australians will stay safer into the future.”