The Inspector-General for Emergency Management conducts system-wide reviews based on an Annual Forward Plan of Reviews, and a Forward Projection of Reviews, in consultation with the emergency management sector.
In addition IGEM conducts reviews at the request of the Minister for Emergency Services under the provisions the Emergency Management Act.
In January 2020, the minister requested IGEM conduct an independent Inquiry into the 2019–20 Victorian Fire Season.
Due to the significant scope, timeframes and resource commitments associated with Inquiry, IGEM will not publish a forward plan, nor conduct any additional planned reviews in 2020.
However the potential list of review topics previously identified are retained and described in this publication. These topics will be further considered for review from 2021.