Via the AFR:
A national royal commission into Australia’s unprecedented summer bushfire crisis will consider natural disaster preparedness and coordination between state and federal governments.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed the establishment of the landmark probe on Thursday, to be led by former Defence Force boss Air Chief Marshall Mark Binskin.
After consultation with state and territory leaders, the commission has been charged with considering how to improve natural disaster management coordination across all levels of government and Australia’s preparedness, resilience, and response to natural disasters.
Item one for consideration: should sitting PMs frack off to Hawaii mid-crisis.