About this inquiry

Emergency Response Fund Bill 2019 and Emergency Response Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2019

Track Inquiry

Inquiry Status

Accepting Submissions

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The committee invites individuals and organisations to send in their opinions and proposals in writing (submissions)


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Emergency Response Fund Bill 2019

The Emergency Response Fund Bill 2019 (the Bill) gives effect to the Government’s decision to establish the Emergency Response Fund (the Fund) to fund emergency response and recovery following natural disasters in Australia that have a significant or catastrophic impact.

The Emergency Response Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2019 (the Bill) makes a number of consequential amendments to other pieces of legislation required to enable the effective operation of the Emergency Response Fund at commencement. It accompanies the Emergency Response Fund Bill 2019 (the substantive Bill) that has prompted the need for the Bill.

The closing date for submissions is 25 September 2019.

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