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Mine discharge will be monitored more in marine environments

Attorney-General Nicola Roxon
Attorney-General Nicola Roxon Claudia Baxter

THE Federal Government will work with Queensland to improve mine discharge monitoring in marine environments around the state, Attorney-General Nicola Roxon said on Wednesday.

Ms Roxon said the inclusion of the Commonwealth in monitoring mine discharges was a response to one of three recommendations from the Final Report of the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry.

The Federal Government's response to the inquiry's final report was tabled in parliament yesterday, revealing the Commonwealth would take on all three relevant recommendations "in full or in part".

"Australia must learn from each disaster and build its resilience to future events, and the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry provides some important lessons," Ms Roxon said.

"The Australian Government has undertaken a detailed analysis of the Commission's final report and its 177 recommendations and has accepted the three recommendations directed to it, either in full or in part," Ms Roxon said.

The other two recommendations directed to the Commonwealth related to working with Queensland to improve access to flood data and locating telecommunications facilities to minimise exposure to flooding.

As part of the Federal Government's response to the flood, a National Strategy for Disaster Resilience was drawn up.

That strategy includes an online portal for the public to access the latest flood mapping data; the introduction of a standard definition of "flood" for insurance purposes and a national working group to improve the quality of flood mapping around the country.

Topics:  federal government marine environment mine discharge nicola roxon queensland floods queensland floods commission of inquiry



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