Rob CameronAfter two and half years as the Director-General of Emergency Management Australia, and several years dedicated to the national effort to manage disasters, this is the final time that I will be writing for the Australian Journal of Emergency Management.

The 2019–20 bushfires were unprecedented both in scope and in the number of jurisdictions simultaneously affected over a sustained period. These cumulative bushfire events severely tested the collective national response in terms of resource demands and large-scale resource mobilisation across multiple jurisdictions.

Rob Cameron OAM
Former Director-General, Emergency Management Australia