The National Drought and North Queensland Flood Response and Recovery Agency was announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison on 5 December 2019 to lead a national response to the drought affecting large parts of the country and to continue supporting North Queensland communities affected by wide-spread flooding in early 2019.
The Agency is led by the Hon Shane L Stone AC QC, Coordinator-General and Chairman of the Advisory Board. It was previously known as the North Queensland Livestock Industry Recovery Agency (NQLIRA).
On 24 March 2021, Mr Stone was asked to support the ongoing recovery and resilience of communities affected by the flood emergencies across Eastern Australia.
Below is a list of key dates highlighting the work of the Agency and significant events.