Foreword by Disaster Relief Australia CEO Geoff Evans

When DRA deployed for Operation Partridge, it was barely two weeks after the end of our first bushfire operation of the
season had ceased, and defined an evolution in our capability – to run back-to-back operations.

It also defined a new level of acknowledgement of our role in a disaster as Councils and ESOs welcomed us into an
impacted area, even as neighbouring areas were still experiencing that disaster.

As with every operation, there are still lessons being learned – about ourselves, about what we do and about who we do
it for. As with every operation before, there are improvements to be made. We have been through and unflinching in
our review, and will continue to work hard to embed the lessons and make those improvements.

Read the full report: OPS PAR Partridge