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8 results for bushfires.
  1. 1. Bushfires Royal Commission hands down final report – where to next?   How have Governments and Industry responded to the Bushfires Royal Commission's final report and what are the likely next steps towards implementation of the report's recommendations?  Article, 26 Nov 2020
  2. 2. NSW Bushfire Inquiry: Identifying opportunities to improve bushfire resilience and firefighting capability   The 76 recommendations of the NSW Bushfire Inquiry into the catastrophic 2019-20 bushfires will be adopted, including proposed changes to prioritise the renewal and upgrading of the State's firefighting capabilities and also to enhance interstate resource sharing.  Article, 3 Sep 2020
  3. 3. Procuring when an emergency strikes – altered procurement obligations and opportunities at the NSW and Federal levels  Public sector agencies and their procurement teams should consider each procurement on a case-by-case basis, and understand the emergency and urgent response provisions within the NSW and Commonwealth procurement frameworks, and their exemptions.  Article, 19 Mar 2020
  4. 4. Natural disasters and business continuity 


    However sophisticated and complex our societies may be, the bushfires, floods and now the COVID-19 outbreak show how vulnerable we, and our enterprises, can be. We'll be focusing on how you can cope now, and build resilience, for future challenges from the natural world. 17 Mar 2020
  5. 5. Bushfires, floods and coronavirus COVID-19: Does your contract's force majeure clause provide any relief?  Global supply chains and other commercial arrangements are under strain from natural disasters such as bushfires, floods and coronavirus COVID-19, so you should be checking if your or others' force majeure clauses will be triggered – and if the ones you're currently negotiating are fit for purpose.  Article, 5 Mar 2020
  6. 6. Clearing the air on contractual obligations: lessons learned from bushfire smoke and WHS-related delays  You should review your existing contracts to ensure liabilities in the event of WHS-related delays, including delays due to bushfire smoke, are clear and understood, and consider your approach to providing for such events in future contracts, in a way that allows you and other parties to meet your obligations under WHS law.  Article, 5 Mar 2020
  7. 7. Fires and floods: NSW local government procurement powers in times of crisis  The increase in the tendering exemption threshold for contracts for bushfire recovery and operations gives NSW local governments additional powers to assist with the recovery and remediation works of the recent bushfires.  Article, 5 Mar 2020
  8. 8. Extreme weather events, smoke haze and poor air quality: business must take steps to ensure worker health and safety  Businesses should create a plan to monitor the level of WHS risks caused by bushfires or extreme weather events, and respond to them swiftly.  Article, 6 Feb 2020