Labor’s CFA Split To Be Scrutinised

Friday 23rd June 2017 The Andrews Labor Government’s plan to split the CFA will be further scrutinised by a parliamentary committee following outrage at Daniel Andrews’ failure to properly consult with CFA volunteers. In State Parliament this week the Upper House passed a motion proposed by Liberal and Nationals MPs to refer the Bill to…

Walsh Slams Labor’s CFA Bill

Monday 29th May 2017 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has slammed the Andrews Labor Government decision to integrate the Presumptive Rights Compensation with its plans to split the CFA. The “Firefighters’ Presumptive Rights Compensation and Fire Services Legislation Amendment (Reform) Bill 2017 was introduced to parliament last week and…

Essendon airport must stay open

Wednesday 22 February 2017   While a tragic accident occurred at Essendon airport yesterday it should not result in a knee-jerk reaction to close a vital transport hub for regional and rural Victorians. This airport is a critically important base for a number of public services that protect and help country Victorians in times of…

Volunteer Emergency Services Grants Available

Thursday 13th October 2016 A new grants stream to provide new equipment updated facilities and further education and training is now open to Victoria’s emergency services personnel. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability Grants Program was open to brigades units clubs and volunteers from…

CFA Volunteers Impacted by Destructive and Divisive EBA

Tuesday 6 September 2016 CFA volunteers impacted by “˜destructive and divisive’ EBA Evidence provided to a parliamentary fire season inquiry has contradicted the Andrews Labor Government’s claims country volunteers would not be impacted by the proposed CFA EBA. Former CFA CEO Lucinda Nolan appeared before a parliamentary inquiry into fire season preparedness today. Ms Nolan…

CFA Dispute Far From Fixed

3 August 2016 CFA Dispute Far From Fixed Daniel Andrews claims he has “fixed” the CFA dispute but in reality all he has done is create uncertainty and tension within Victoria’s fire services in the lead-up to fire season. Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria (VFBV) the representative for volunteers in the CFA dispute expressed concerns at…