National Emergency Management Ministers’ Meeting
On 13 November 2020, the National Cabinet agreed to the establishment of the National Emergency Management Ministers’ Meeting (NEMMM). The NEMMM is responsible for driving and coordinating implementation of the
Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements (the Royal Commission) recommendations.
It ensures that the Royal Commission’s recommendations are comprehensively addressed in a whole-of-government manner.
The NEMMM comprises of ministers from the Australian, state and territory governments and the President of the Australian Local Government Association.
The NEMMM reports to the National Federation Reform Council on progress towards implementation of the Royal Commission’s recommendations.
The NEMMM is supported by the
Australia-New Zealand Emergency Management Committee (ANZEMC), the peak government senior executive committee responsible for emergency management.
Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements – Implementation of Recommendations
The Australian Government has developed a document to track the progress of implementing the Royal Commission’s recommendations. Updates to the document will be published monthly, ensuring the community is aware of the crucial work being achieved across all levels of government and industry to improve national emergency management capabilities.
The Victorian, South Australian, Tasmanian and Australian Capital Territory Governments are the only state and territory governments to have so far formally replied to the Royal Commission’s final report. While other state and territory governments have confirmed their commitment to progressing Royal Commission recommendations, they are still considering their formal responses to the final report.
The NEMMM was preceded by the Ministerial Council for Police and Emergency Management (MCPEM), which was disbanded because of the Review of COAG Councils and Ministerial Forums in 2020. Information and past communiqués from MCPEM can be found on the