Brumby appoints bushfire monitor

By Staff Writer The Victorian Premier John Brumby has appointed a former police commissioner to ensure agencies and departments implement recommendations by the Victorian Bushfire Royal Commission’s interim report. Former Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police, Neil Comrie, will be responsible for auditing progress of agencies and departments’ implementation of Commission interim recommendations, and would also […]

Bushfire interim report queries refuge assertions

By Rob O’Brien   The position taken by local government on the provision of bushfire refuges was labelled ‘inconsistent’ with their emergency management obligations by the Royal Commission’s interim report into the Victorian Bushfires. In its interim report, which widely panned the responses and planning for the Victorian bushfires, the Bushfire Royal Commission made 13 […]


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