Emergency Management Act 2006 (Tas) Targeted Review

Have Your Say on the Emergency Management Act 2006 (Tas) Targeted Review

The Tasmanian Government is committed to providing opportunities for community involvement in the development of Government policy and we are seeking your input in relation to a targeted review of Tasmania's Emergency Management Act 2006.
The purpose of this targeted review is to identify opportunities to update key aspects of the legislation to incorporate lessons learnt during the response to the unprecedented COVID-19 Emergency. The Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management is responsible for conducting this targeted review
The Emergency Management Act 2006 establishes a framework for Tasmania's emergency management arrangements at state, regional and municipal levels, and sets out the functions and powers of Executive Government, state, and local government authorities to enforce those arrangements.
The Tasmanian Government's response to the COVID-19 Emergency has been governed by the broad powers and arrangements contained within the Emergency Management Act 2006 and the Public Health Act 1997.
The Public Health Act 1997 gives the Director of Public Health powers to declare a public health emergency and take any action or give any directions to manage that public health emergency. The Public Health Act 1997 is not subject to this targeted review.
The Terms of Reference for the targeted review can be located at Terms of Reference Emergency Management Act 2006 Targeted Review or by contacting 61732850 to request a hard copy via mail.
Note that a full review of the Emergency Management Act 2006 will be undertaken when the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency is stood down.
Comments and submissions are invited from members of the public.


All written submissions on the targeted review must be received by 5.00pm on 02 April 2022.
Submissions can be forward to:
Email: strategy.support@dpfem.tas.gov.au
Mail: Strategy & Support, Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management, GPO Box 308, Hobart TAS 7001
Other than indicated below, submissions will be treated as public information and will be published on our website at https://www.dpfem.tas.gov.au
Submissions will be published within a reasonable time of receipt, including the time required to redact any personal/sensitive information, to make documents ready for publication, or to allow appropriate consideration of the matters raised.
No personal information other than an individual's name or the organisation making a submission will be published.
For further information, please contact: strategy.support@dpfem.tas.gov.au


The Government recognises that not all individuals or groups are equally placed to access and understand information. We are therefore committed to ensuring Government information is accessible and easily understood by people with diverse communication needs.
Where possible, please consider typing your submission in plain English and providing it in a format such as Microsoft Word or equivalent.
The Government cannot however take responsibility for the accessibility of documents provided by third parties.


Your name (or the name of the organisation) will be published unless you request otherwise.
In the absence of a clear indication that a submission is intended to be treated as confidential (or parts of the submission), the Department will treat the submission as public.
If you would like your submission treated as confidential, whether in whole or in part, please indicate this in writing at the time of making your submission clearly identifying the parts of your submission you want to remain confidential and the reasons why. In this case, your submission will not be published to the extent of that request.
Copyright in submissions remains with the author(s), not with the Tasmanian Government.
The Department will not publish, in whole or in part, submissions containing defamatory or offensive material. If your submission includes information that could enable the identification of other individuals then either all or parts of the submission will not be published.

The Right to Information Act 2009 and confidentiality

Information provided to the Government may be provided to an applicant under the provisions of the Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI). If you have indicated that you wish all or part of your submission to be treated as confidential, your statement detailing the reasons may be taken into account in determining whether or not to release the information in the event of an RTI application for assessed disclosure. You may also be contacted to provide any further comment.

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