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
2022 Victoria’s Critical Infrastructure All Sectors Resilience Report 2021 (External link) A report into the ongoing impact of COVID-19 to Victoria's critical infrastructure sectors and the significant efforts of industry to minimise disruption and continue delivering services. It also captures a number of other significant events that occurred during the reporting period and reflects on the effectiveness of Victoria’s critical infrastructure resilience arrangements in an increasingly complex risk environment. Emergency Management Victoria
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
2022 Community Report - June 2021 Extreme Weather Event (External link) A report that outlines key lessons identified from the extreme weather event of 2021, including what went well and areas for improvement. It aims to ensure that lessons of significance to both agencies and communities are considered, implemented and shared across the emergency management sector and with impacted communities. Emergency Management Victoria
2022 Our Future World - Global megatrends impacting the way we live over coming decades (External link) A once-in-a-decade report identifying seven global megatrends - trajectories of change that typically unfold over years or decades and have the potential for substantial and transformative impact. This report presents an update on CSIRO’s global megatrends out to 2042 with the view to guide long-term investment, strategic and policy directions across government, industry, the not-for-profit sector and the broader Australian community. Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
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 Valuing strengths, building resilience: Improving emergency management outcomes for multicultural communities in Victoria (External link) A report drawn from the insights and experiences of the Multicultural Emergency Management Partnership, it collected experiences around culturally responsive practices related to bushfires and other emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic. It highlights the critical importance of strong connections and engagement between multicultural communities, government and the emergency management sector.
Victorian Council of Social Service
2022 The Cost of Extreme Weather 2022 (External link) A research report that estimates direct costs from extreme weather events are to grow by 5.13 per cent each year and reach $35.24 billion by 2050, directly costing Australian households an average of $2,509.16 every year. The report concludes that if we are to mitigate the rising costs of extreme weather, the federal government should focus more on resilience and future-proofing Independent
2022 Major incidents report 2021-22 (External link) An annual record of significant national emergency management incidents, it outlines 36 events across 2021-22, including the impacts of the second consecutive La Nina event on Australia, and shares lessons learned from each of the significant events. Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience
2021 Emergency Resilience in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities (External link) This report provides community groups, emergency management agencies and migration support organisations with knowledge and tools to ensure that CALD communities’ resilience can flourish in a world characterised by increased mobility, multiculturalism, and more frequent disasters Australian Red Cross
2021 Victorian Infrastructure Plan 2021 (External link) A plan that outlines the Victorian Government’s investment directions across eight sectors specifying significant projects, reform directions and funding over the next five years and beyond. It also contains responses to Infrastructure Victoria’s 94 recommendations in Victoria’s infrastructure strategy 2021–2051 including areas of transport, energy, environment, water and emergency management. Department of Treasury and Finance