2.115 The committee recommends that the Commonwealth
government, through the Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO, continues to support
data collection and research to improve forecasting of extreme weather events,
especially early warning capabilities.
2.117 The committee recommends that the Bureau of
Meteorology and CSIRO continue to improve projections and forecasts of extreme
weather events at a more local level.
2.119 The committee notes the linkage between
climate change and extreme weather events and recommends that the Bureau of
Meteorology and CSIRO conduct further research to increase understanding in the
interaction between large-scale natural variations, climate change and extreme
impacts of climate change on rainfall patterns and tropical cyclones; and
Australia cooperatively engage, where appropriate, with international research
initiatives in these areas.
3.60 The committee recommends that disincentives to
insurance, such as taxes and levies applied by the states and territories,
should be removed as part of a national reform process.
3.109 The committee recommends relevant authorities
work with community service organisations in both planning responses to and
responding to extreme weather events, in particular those organisations that
provide vital services to vulnerable groups.
4.104 The committee recommends that credible and
reliable flood mapping activities and the development of other information that
would best inform landowners or prospective landowners of potential risks from
extreme weather events are prioritised and used to inform land use planning
4.106 The committee recommends that building codes
incorporate mitigation measures that take into account foreseeable risks from
extreme weather events.
4.171 The committee recommends that Commonwealth,
state and territory governments ensure that all facilities caring for
vulnerable groups, in particular hospitals, schools, childcare and aged care
facilities, have emergency management plans, relevant to their geographic
settings, in place and regularly revised.
committee recommends that Australian governments specifically address issues of
compatibility and capacity to facilitate the most effective interoperability of
emergency service organisations and their key personnel, especially for fire
committee recommends that the Commonwealth government works with state and
territory governments to continue to implement the recommendations of the
Productivity Commission report, where possible, to improve coordination in
relation to climate change adaptation.
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