Senate debates

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Questions without Notice: Additional Answers

Climate Change

3:01 pm

Photo of Bridget McKenzieBridget McKenzie (Victoria, National Party, Minister for Agriculture) Share this | | Hansard source

I want to tidy up one of my answers in response to a question from Senator Di Natale. The Secretaries Group on Climate Risk was looking at issues primarily related to Public Service administration, in particular whether agencies were appropriately considering climate risk in performing their functions and whether APS staff had the capability to assess and manage climate risk. The group stopped meeting in March 2018, as typically secretaries groups on specific issues are established for a limited time, with their work then progressing into business-as-usual arrangements. In addition, the Australian Government Disaster and Climate Resilience Reference Group is continuing the work of the secretaries group.