The State Opposition has seized on a scathing report highlighting serious flaws in the response to the January bushfires, calling for Police Minister David O'Byrne to resign.
Liberal Leader Will Hodgman grilled Mr O'Byrne this morning in question time about the reports findings, including communication failings, delayed warnings and inadequate fuel reduction burns.
In response, Mr O'Byrne revealed Mr Hodgman had requested a briefing at the height of the unfolding disaster on January 4 but did not attend.
"We took (Acting Police Commissioner) Scott Tilyard and (Chief fire officer) Mike Brown off the front line to brief you and you didn't turn up," Mr O'Byrne told Parliament. "I turned up to meetings, that's what I did."
Liberals Rene Hidding and Elise Archer attended the briefing instead.
The government has accepted all 103 recommendations from the inquiry.
Premier Lara Giddings said she took ultimate responsibility as Premier.
"Yes, there were plans in place. Yes, there have been weaknesses exposed in those plans, yes, we are working right now to rectify them."
Premier Lara Giddings warned against politicising the tragedy which would cause more trauma to victims.