Originally Posted by Matt79
Well, you're calling for her to be made to resign - she resigned of her own accord about a year ago, so it might be worth doing a little more reading up before getting fired up about it.
You say this is not about politics, but I respectfully do not believe you would be interested in this if the Victorian government was of the Liberal persuasion.
There are always procedural mistakes made during major catastrophes like this. That's why they hold coronial inquests, internal post-mortems etc etc. The objective/outcome is not normally that someone is culpable, but rather that there are lessons to be learnt for preparations against any future similar disaster.
With respect to your point about the Chief Commissioner being the Central Commissioner for Emergency Management, the Chief Commissioner is the titual head of a number of responsibilities that involve life or death manners. You can't personally make sure everything is running properly - you'd get nothing done and be counterproductive. What you do is make sure that your Asst Chief Commissioners and Superintendents are focused and on the job and have everything they need to do the job, and then let them do it. There's no indication that she was meaningfully derelict in any aspect of that role.
There is mate, and she admitted it
CHRISTINE Nixon and other senior police failed in their responsibility to oversee warnings on Black Saturday, the former chief commissioner told the Bushfires Royal Commission yesterday.
‘’There should have been a follow-up and I should have done it,’’ she said, acknowledging that police did not check that fire-agency warnings were adequate…
Under questioning by Rachel Doyle, SC, for the commission, Ms Nixon said she left emergency headquarters at 6pm and had not asked senior police if they had checked warnings, a responsibility emergency protocols gave to Victoria Police.
But look, if you think that going home at 6pm when your State faces the biggest national disaster in our history, is good practice, then we'll agree to disagree.
And, you are wrong - I don't care if she was a Labor appointment.