The Bushfire and Natural Hazard CRC’s Inquiries and Reviews database contains a catalogue of 315 inquiries and reviews relating to emergency management and natural hazards across all jurisdictions in Australia between 1886 and 2020.

The data can be sorted via disaster and inquiry type, date and jurisdiction using a simple table display. For more in-depth analysis, CSV files can be downloaded allowing you to run local queries and reports.

The database also contains the full recommendations from 186 inquiries and reviews between 2003 and 2020. A facetted exploration interface enables a filter-search of 4,194 recommendations, allowing effective search and comparison through keywords and themes.    

This database can be used for a variety of purposes including:

  • to compare equivalent recommendations between inquiries, themes and jurisdictions
  • to track inquiries across jurisdiction, year and types
  • to download and work with all inquiries and listed recommendations for the particular needs of your organisation.

Example analysis

Below are some examples of some of the data available – inquiries by type, inquiries by hazard type and recommendations by topic. Note that much more extensive analysis is possible, according to your objectives.

Number of inquiries by inquiry type

Number of inquiries by hazard type

Number of recommendations by coded topic

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