2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission

Submissions of Counsel Assisting & parties


The Commission examined a range of topics in its investigation into the February 2009 fires. Once each major topic was explored in the Commission’s hearings, Counsel Assisting provided their written submissions on that topic. Parties then prepared their responses to these submissions for the consideration of the Commissioners. After this process, oral submissions were made in some instances.
 
The table below provides links to the written submissions. It also provides the dates on which oral submissions were heard. You can access the oral submissions via the transcripts of the relevant day’s evidence on our Hearings Transcripts page.

 Date Topic
28.05.10
No oral submissions
Proposed recommendations regarding electric line clearance and hazarous trees
27.05.10 Leadership, emergency management, coordination, command and control
26.05.10 -27.05.10 Organisational structure
26.05.10 Replacing the 'Stay or Go' policy
21.05.10 Systemic issues relating to communications
21.05.10 Systemic issues relating to resource management and tracking
13.05.10
No oral submissions
Systemic issues relating to mapping
13.05.10 Systemic issues relating to firefighter safety and welfare
13.05.10 Systemic issues relating to information sharing
13.05.10 Systemic issues relating to aerial firefighting
16.04.10 Insurance and the fire services levy
15.04.10 - 16.04.10 Roadside clearing
14.04.10 Fuel management
01.04.10 Land use planning
29.03.10
No oral submissions
Systemic issues relating to roadblocks
29.03.10 Systemic issues relating to resourcing of IMTs and training
26.03.10 Systemic issues relating to electricity
03.02.10 Submissions and responses on the Delburn, Bunyip, Narre Warren and Upper Ferntree Gully fires
02.02.10 Submissions and responses on the Murrindindi, Redesdale, Bendigo and Churchill fires
01.02.10 Submissions and responses on the Kilmore East, Beechworth, Coleraine, Pomborneit and Horsham fires
11.12.09 Building in bushfire-prone areas - interim recommendations and responses
03.12.09
No oral submissions
Arson
30.10.09
No oral submissions
Building in bushfire-prone areas
06.10.09
No oral submissions
Party responses to the Interim Report
02.07.09 - 06.07.09 Interim recommendations and party responses

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