Series VPRS 16295
Interim Report and Final Report
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Date Range: Series 2009 - 2010
  Series in Custody 2009 - 2010
  Contents 2009 - 2010
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical/Digital
 
Agency which created this SeriesAgency which created this Series
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
2009 - cont 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission VA 4864
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2009 - cont Department of the Premier and Cabinet VA 1039
Description of this SeriesDescription of this Series
  • How to use the Records
    Consult the list of records for the unit containing the relevant volume.

    The consignment breakdown is as follows:

    P1 - physical version of the Interim Report
    P2 - consignment number not used
    P3 - digital versions of Interim Report and Final Report
    P4 - physical versions of Interim Report 2 and Final Report

  • Function / Content
    This series consists of published copies of the reports of the 2009 Victorian Bushfire Royal Commission [VA 4864] as issued and tabled in Parliament.

    The 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission was established on 16 February to investigate the causes and responses to the bushfires which swept through parts of Victoria in late January and February 2009.

    The Commission is chaired by the Hon. Bernard Teague AO and supported by Commissioners Ron McLeod AM and Susan Pascoe AM.

    The Commission produced two interim reports and a final report. The first Interim Report was released on 17 August 2009, six weeks after the end of the first hearing block. Interim Report 2 - Priorities for Building in Bushfire Prone Areas was released on 24 November 2009. The report made seven recommendations, which deal with the need for a national standard for bushfire bunkers and urgent changes to building standards for building in bushfire areas.

    The final report was delivered to the Governor of Victoria on the morning of 31 July 2010. The Governor presented the report to the Premier who tabled it in the Victorian Parliament.

    The final report consists of four volumes, plus a summary:

    Summary
    Volume I - The Fires and the Fire-Related Deaths
    Volume II - The Preparation, Response and Recovery
    Volume III - Establishment and Operation of the Commission
    Volume IV - The Statements of Lay Witnesses

    The Final Report was made available in three versions on the Commission's website:

    - Interactive version
    This version displays the report in HTML format and provides hyperlinks to evidence referred to in the report.

    - Print-friendly version
    This version presents the report in Adobe PDF format.

    - High resolution version
    This version displays the report in Adobe PDF format exactly as printed.

    The Commission's reports are intended to remain available at www.royalcommission.vic.gov.au for at least a year from 31 July 2010; after that, it will be available through the website of the Department of Premier and Cabinet. In the longer term the material will be preserved through the Pandora website archive managed by the Australian National Library.

  • Recordkeeping System
    No formal recordkeeping system used. The reports are arranged in volumes.
    See the Function/Content section for further information.

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