The Department of Community Safety (through EMQ) be assigned in the Act with the responsibility to develop, maintain, monitor and continuously improve the State's Disaster Management arrangements and systems. ƒ The Executive Director, EMQ, be a member of SDMG with the Director-General, Department of Community Safety. ƒ The position of Executive Officer, SDMG, be assigned appropriate support roles to SDMG. ƒ An officer other than the Executive Director, EMQ, or the State Controller of a disaster event, perform the role of Executive Officer to the SDMG. ƒ A dedicated Assistant Commissioner of Police be assigned the role of control, coordination and overall responsibility for Queensland's response to disaster events other than those subject to National Plans and Agreements.

Recommendation 16