The Drought and Flood Agency
The National Drought and North Queensland Flood Response and Recovery Agency was announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison on 5 December 2019 in response to severe drought conditions impacting farmers and rural communities across Australia.
At the same time, Mr Morrison appointed the Hon Shane L Stone, AC QC, as the Coordinator-General for Drought and North Queensland Flood Response and Recovery. Mr Stone also Chairs an Advisory Board.
The new Agency assumes the responsibilities of the previous North Queensland Livestock Industry Recovery Agency (NQLIRA), established in March 2019 to lead the Australian Government’s response to the flood event earlier in the year which severely affected much of North Queensland.
Mr Stone and his Agency continue working with these flood-affected communities and take on an expanded role to include drought.
The guiding principle for the National Drought and Flood Agency is ‘Locally led, locally understood and locally implemented.’
*Senate Order on Entity Contracts
The National Drought and North Queensland Flood Response and Recovery Agency is an entity for the purposes of the Senate Order. The National Drought and Flood Agency's relevant procurement contracts are available through the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Senate Order Report on AusTender. Other relevant contracts are available in the Senate Order Listing on the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s website.