Uses for Another Bushfire Enquiry

A 2010 Senate Inquiry into the bushfires noted: ‘Since 1939, there have been at least 18 major bushfire inquiries in Australia, including state and federal parliamentary committee inquiries, Council of Australian Governments reports, coronial inquiries and Royal Commissions.’ And in the wake of the 2019–20 fires, there were calls for a new Royal Commission. Smith questions whether there had been any effective follow-up on the previous reports.