A hazard is a source of potential harm. A hazard event is another term for emergency.

Some assurance activities examine system-wide risks that span across multiple hazard types, including reviews into the emergency management functions of sector organisations.

Examples of such assurance activities include the Review of 10 years of reform in Victoria’s emergency management sector and the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements.

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Publish year Assurance activity Summary Organisation
2023 Implementation monitoring of 'Review of 10 years of reform in Victoria's emergency management sector' and 'Inquiry into the 2019-20 Victorian Fire Season – Phase 1’ - Progress Report - 2022 (External link) IGEM's second progress report on the Victorian Government’s implementation of recommendations and actions in response to the Victorian Fire Season Inquiry Phase 1 report and and its 10 Year Review of sector reform. Of the 139 actions committed by the government to address recommendations from the 10 Year Review and Phase 1 report, a further 34 actions have been assessed as complete or closed, leaving 47 actions in progress. Inspector-General for Emergency Management
2023 Australia’s midterm review of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 Report (External link) Australia's midterm review of the Sendai Framework to ‘assess progress on integrating disaster risk reduction into policies, programmes and investments at all levels, identify good practice, gaps and challenges and accelerate the path to achieving the goal of the Sendai Framework and its seven global targets by 2030.’ Australian Government
2023 Report on Government Services 2023 (D: Emergency Management) (External link) A report that includes detailed information on the equity, effectiveness and efficiency of service provision and the achievement of outcomes for fire services, state and territory emergency, ambulance and police services. Australian Government
2023 Insurance Catastrophe Resilience Report 2021–22 (External link) A report that examines insurer data and insights for the previous 12 months of extreme weather events and advocates for changes to lessen the impact of future events. Events examined include the Mansfield earthquake and Victoria's extreme weather and flooding. Independent
2023 Improving crisis communications to culturally and linguistically diverse communities (External link) A NSW inquiry report that looks at improving crisis communications to CALD communities, it examines ways to improve channels of communications, and the use of multicultural and CALD community groups and networks to distribute in-language information. The report makes reference to actions taken by the Victorian Government during the COVID-19 pandemic. Independent
2023 Victorian Emergency Management Strategic Action Plan Update #4 2019–22 - Progress Update 2021 (External link) The SAP is a rolling plan that outlines statewide strategic priorities, with corresponding actions, to support Victoria in achieving its vision of safer and more resilient communities. In its sixth report, IGEM summarises key activities and provides an assessment of implementation progress of nine of the eleven SAP Update #4 actions between 1 January to 31 December 2021, and key developments in early 2022. Inspector-General for Emergency Management
2023 National Defence: Defence Strategic Review (External link) A strategic review that makes observations and recommendations regarding climate change and the sustainability of supporting domestic disaster relief. In response, the Australian Government will work in partnership with states and territories to further develop national resilience response mechanisms. Independent
2023 Victoria’s Critical Infrastructure All Sectors Resilience Report 2022 (External link) A report that identifies key emergency risks, interdependencies and resilience improvement initiatives being addressed collaboratively by industry and government across Victoria’s eight critical infrastructure sectors. The report includes activities completed and emergencies experienced between 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022. Climate change, natural disasters and cyber security are some of the top risks highlighted across sectors for the following 12-month period. Emergency Management Victoria
2022 Australia State of the Environment 2021 (External link) An assessment of the changing condition of our natural environment across 12 themes: air quality, Antarctica, biodiversity, climate, coasts, extreme events, heritage, Indigenous, inland water, land, marine and urban. A committee of independent scientists and environmental experts authored the thematic chapters and contributed to the Overview report and were supported an Australian Government taskforce. Independent
2022 Implementation monitoring of 'Review of 10 years of reform in Victoria's emergency management sector' and 'Inquiry into the 2019-20 Victorian Fire Season – Phase 1’ - Progress Report - 2021 (External link) IGEM's first progress report on government reform in response to the Fire Season Inquiry and 10 Year Review. In terms of implementation progress against the 139 response actions to both of these reports, 48 actions are now complete, 75 actions are in progress, 10 actions are closed with no further activity planned, and six actions are yet to commence. Inspector-General for Emergency Management