Disaster Risk Reduction Framework Released

1st May 2019

The Minister for Emergency Management and North Queensland Recovery, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC, has released the final version of the National Disaster Risk Reduction Framework.

Members would recall that FMA Queensland Director Dwayne Honor participated in last year’s co- design workshop in Melbourne which started development of the framework.

The Framework sets a new vision for reducing disaster risk in Australia.  

It leverages initiatives already underway and calls for further coordinated action to reduce existing disaster risk, minimise new risk and ensure decision makers have the capabilities and information they need to do this. 

The document sets out four National Priorities Understanding disaster risk, Accountable actions, Enhanced investment and Governance, ownership and responsibility, each with their own strategies for action to 2023. 

The next stage in the process is development of a five-year implementation plan to be released in 2019. 

A positive outcome of the Framework is the announcement by the Minister of a commitment to deliver an annual statement of action on disaster risk reduction to the Australian parliament.

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