The final Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements Report (Bushfire Royal Commission) included many recommendations, two of which directly involved communications issues:
Recommendation 6.3 (page 170):
State and territory governments should update and implement the National Framework to Improve Government Radio Communications Interoperability, or otherwise agree a new strategy, to achieve interoperable communications across jurisdictions.
Recommendation 6.4 (page 172):
Australian, state and territory governments should expedite the delivery of a Public Safety Mobile Broadband capability
ARCIA has responded to these two communication-related recommendations in a letter to the Ministers: Read the letter here >>