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Office of Security and Emergency Management

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Office of Security and Emergency Management

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The Office of Security and Emergency Management (OSEM) works in partnership with emergency services and other agencies  within the broader context of DPAC’s strategic priorities to:

  • manage the collaborative development of whole-of-government policy and advice regarding counter-terrorism, security and emergency management;
  • lead and support whole-of-government initiatives to improve Tasmania’s capability and capacity to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies;
  • contribute to national policy development through active participation in relevant intergovernmental forums;
  • liaise with stakeholders in the community, industry, local government and other jurisdictions in relation to emergency management policy and arrangements;
  • support emergency services during and after emergencies;
  • coordinate whole-of-government arrangements for recovery from emergencies, including supporting fulfilment of the State Recovery Advisor’s legislated responsibilities; and
  • manage whole-of-government processes to support the Tasmanian Relief and Recovery Arrangements (TRRA), the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) and ensure an appropriate Australian Government contribution to disaster-related costs.

Office of Security and Emergency Management