Media release - Review of ACT emergency services responses to the 2019-20 bushfire season -

Media Release

Publication of submissions and announcement of program of public discussions

Review of ACT emergency services responses to the 2019-20 bushfire season

The Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety has published submissions received to its review of the responses by ACT emergency services agencies to the unprecedented 2019-20 bushfire season in the Territory.

The Submissions are at –

The submissions deal with responses during the 2019-20 bushfire season from the start of that season.  These responses range from preparation, education and public communication, to actions by firefighters and all agencies at the height of the bushfires over summer 2019-20.

The Committee will now hold public discussions with submission authors emphasising community views on all factors relating to the ACT’s susceptibility to fire and how the impact of bushfire was and is to be mitigated.

The Committee will include the Emergency Services Agency in its later hearings in August 2020.

Hearing dates are –

The Committee notes it will focus on:

The discussions are streamed public hearings, subject to the constraints imposed by present circumstances.

The Committee will release its report prior to the end of this Assembly.

Further Information

For comment, please contact the Committee Chair, Mrs Giulia Jones MLA – and 02 6205 0234.

(Committee Secretary, Andrew Snedden at or 0410516850).

27 July 2020