Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission (2009-2010)

Led the Commonwealth of Australia's team working closely with the Attorney General’s Department to represent the interests of the Commonwealth across the whole of government

The bushfires of Black Saturday, 7 February 2009, caused the death of 173 people. The 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission was an important part of ensuring that those lessons are clearly defined and learnt. 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. 

Commonwealth agencies involved in the Inquiry included AGD, EMA, PMC, the Bureau of Meteorology, Defence, DIGO, AFP, ABCC, CSIRO, Geoscience Australia, Department of Communications and Finance.