Tasmania floods government inquiry into emergency management
The Tasmanian Government’s emergency management inquiry has released a report that accuses emergency services of using misleading information to mislead the public about bushfires last week, with no evidence of a breakdown in training or coordination.
It said the disaster’s causes “have not been fully understood” and it was “unable to provide accurate data”.
The report includes interviews with more than 300 emergency workers and experts.
In one interview, the emergency chief executive described how bushfires were a “wonderful tool” used by emergency responders in response to other events such as floods, extreme weather and earthquakes.
“Unfortunately, we didn’t always realise the role the fire tool plays in helping communities to respond to these emergencies,” Dr Terry Martin said.
“But we do know that in most cases those community communities are taking action and getting prepared for the emergency so that they can be successful.”
Dr Martin has written a report to Tasmania’s Emergency Management Committee recommending the state launch a review into all emergency planning and resource development in the state and the management of fires.
The inquiry will examine the events that day and whether fire service staff could have avoided unnecessary 코인 카지노damage.
More than $150 million will be spent on bushfires across the country over the next 15 years as part of Tasmania’s emergency response.
The Federal Government said it had been advised of the report’s release but had not seen the document and could not comment.
“The Victorian Government, which is responsible for providing funding for the Emergency Management Services, has responded appropriately in response,” Ms Barnsby said.
“We have also been working with the Federal Government on these matters.
“However we understand that Mr Martin’s work has been released today, so, in this instance, the Government remains confident that the information he has provided will be considered when considering the response, with the full public and state gove수원출장안마rnment being able to make an informed choice about the funding decisions.”
Tasmania Police said it ha구미안마s not yet been given a copy of the report.
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