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Australia: State emergency and rescue management act 1989

This act creates provisions for dealing with the management of state emergencies and rescues. Specific disaster risk reduction provisions include: article 5(a) which defines prevention in relation to an emergency, and includes the identification of hazards and the assessment of threats; article 11 creates the State Disaster Council to advise the Minister of the Crown on all matters of emergency preparation; article 20A creates the State Emergency Recovery Controller and Deputy; and article 20B provides the responsibilities and functions of the State Emergency Recovery Controller.

This act repealed the State Emergency Services and Civil Defence Act 1972.

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  • Themes:Disaster Risk Management, Governance, Recovery
  • Countries/Regions:Australia

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/28038


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