FUEL reduction burns have covered less than 1 per cent of the state's bushfire-prone land in the past two years, the Tasmanian Bushfires Inquiry report reveals.
The inquiry, headed by former South Australian police commissioner Malcolm Hyde, recommends the Tasmania Fire Service provide better information about burning on private land and reviews its fire permit system.
It is estimated just 0.63 per cent of the state's bushfire- prone area was burnt in 2012-13 and 0.27 per cent the year before.
"Conflicting interests have been a cause for a lack of progress in preventing and mitigating bushfire risk by this treatment method," the report states.
Given "a history of inaction on bushfire risk management" the inquiry was concerned about effective implementation of strategies on fuel reduction.
It recommends the Strategic Fuel Management Plan being developed now include "measurable targets".
However, Premier Lara Giddings again refused to adopt the 5 per cent target adopted in Victoria in line with the Royal Commission's findings into Black Saturday.
"The inquiry recognised that this is a complex issue," Ms Giddings said.
Part of the initial $1.5 million commitment to act on the 103 recommendations will be used to develop ways to better inform private landowners how to manage their fuel load.
The report also suggests the government should consider requiring private landholders to take out insurance against the cost of fires started on their property that get out of control and imposing tougher penalties for people that breach the regulations.
Between 1998 and 2013 there were 8393 fires where the cause was undetermined.
The opposition said the government had ignored advice from fire experts provided in March 2011 to increase fuel reduction burns.
"The Labor-Green government actually went one step further and reduced fuel reduction burns," Liberal emergency services spokeswoman Elise Archer said.