1.1 Authorising Environment
The Disaster Management Act 2003 (the Act) and the Disaster Management Regulation 2014 (the Regulation) forms the legislative basis for disaster management within all levels of government and Queensland's disaster management arrangements. As per section 63 of the Act, the Commissioner, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) has the authority and accountability for the preparation and management of disaster management guidelines. The authorising environment for disaster management documents is detailed in Figure 1.1 below.
Figure 1.1 Disaster management
documents authorising environment.