The Queensland Disaster Management Act 2003 (the Act) forms the legislative basis for disaster management activities within all levels of Government and the Queensland Disaster Management System. One of the key responsibilities outlined in the Act is for the establishment of a State Disaster Management Group. A key function of this Group is to develop a strategic policy framework for disaster management for the State.
The Framework identifies principles that guide the development and implementation of policy and initiatives to achieve the State government’s priorities, in particular the achievement of safer and more sustainable communities. It is a tool for the effective integration of disaster management planning and programming across agencies and sectors. It also provides a strategic benchmark against which reporting and evaluation of outcomes can be undertaken.
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