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Saturday, July 31, 2010

2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission releases final report on "Black Saturday"

The 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission has just released its final report. The Commission conducted an extensive investigation into the causes of, the preparation for, the response to and the impact of the fires that burned throughout Victoria in late January and February 2009 and caused the death of 173 people.

The report is written and released openly and worldwide to ensure that lessons from the disaster are clearly defined and learnt:

The Final Report is the Summary document and the other four individual volumes
address the following topics:
Volume 1 - The Fires and the Fire Related Deaths,
Volume 2 - Fire Preparation, Response and Recovery,
Volume 3 - Establishment and Operation of the Commission,
Volume 4 - The Statements of Lay Witnesses.

1 comment:

Kate Lawrence said...

Tom Worthington has painstakingly gone through the 2009 Bushfires Royal Commission Final Report and made a very handy online index for all the parts of the report. To access go to Tom’s blog Net Traveller -