Emergency Response Fund Amendment (Disaster Ready Fund) Bill 2022 [Provisions]

On 7 September 2022 the Senate referred Emergency Response Fund Amendment (Disaster Ready Fund) Bill 2022 [Provisions] for inquiry and report by Wednesday, 16 November  2022.

The closing date for submissions is 7 October 2022. 

The final report was tabled on 16 November 2022, concluding the inquiry.

The Bill would:

  1. change the name of the Emergency Response Fund to the Disaster Ready Fund;
  2. allow up to $200 million per annum to be debited from the Disaster Ready Fund for natural disaster resilience and risk reduction;
  3. allow the responsible Minsters to adjust the maximum disbursement amount via a disallowable legislative instrument; and
  4. facilitate the transfer of responsibility for fund expenditure to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and streamline administrative arrangements in relation to transfers from the fund.

Committee Secretariat contact:

Senate Finance and Public Administration Committees
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3846