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Have your say on how Australia can better respond to disasters

The Australian Government is seeking public feedback on how it can best assist communities during future national crises and disasters. 

As part of the consultation process, the Government has released the “Alternative Commonwealth Capabilities for Crisis Response” Discussion Paper.

The release of the discussion paper is part of wider consultation that will gather information and ideas from a range of stakeholders, including state, territory and local governments, non-government organisations, not-for-profit groups, volunteer organisations, and corporate Australia.

This is a unique opportunity for people to have their say on how Australia can better respond to disasters in the future, and help shape necessary changes to how the Commonwealth supports state and territory led efforts in the years to come.

The insights gained through the consultation period will be used to develop a series of long-term options to enhance Commonwealth crisis response capabilities, not responsibilities. These options will be provided to the Government for consideration.

This part of the consultation period commences at 9am on Wednesday 9 August 2023, and concludes at 11:59pm on Wednesday 20 September 2023.

Visit the discussion paper to share your ideas and insights and help shape the Commonwealth’s future response to national crises.