Country Fire Authority under threat in Murray Plains

Friday 3 June 2016 The Andrews Government green-lighting a takeover of the CFA by the United Firefighters Union is a complete betrayal of the brave volunteers that protect the Murray Plains electorate. A UFU takeover of the CFA would prevent volunteers from fighting fires without professional firefighters in attendance and lead to tens of thousands…

Labor Must Stand Up For CFA Volunteers

Friday 22 April 2016 It has been revealed that Premier Daniel Andrews is considering a deal that would give the city-based United Firefighters Union unprecedented power to control the CFA. Nationals Leader and Member for Murray Peter Walsh said the UFU was demanding the ability to veto CFA management decisions a move strongly opposed by…

Tanker Upgrade for Kerang CFA

18 April 2016 The Kerang CFA Brigade will benefit from the supply of a new Heavy Tanker being delivered as a result of design and planning works undertaken by the Liberal/Nationals in government. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the Kerang tanker was one of 40 currently being built…

Tanker Upgrade for Swan Hill

18 April 2016 The Swan Hill CFA Brigade will benefit from the supply of a new Heavy Tanker being delivered as a result of design and planning works undertaken by the Liberal/Nationals in government. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the Swan Hill tanker was one of 40 currently…

Walsh Supports CFA Following Review

21 March 2016 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh today gave his total support to the Country Fire Authority following the announcement that it would not be merged with the Metropolitan Fire Brigade. Mr Walsh said he was pleased the government had decided not to merge the CFA and MFB…

Fire Services Review Submissions Being Kept Secret

22 September 2015 The Melbourne Labor Government should immediately release all non-confidential submissions made to the Fire Services Review to the public. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains said despite the government promising to make the submissions available online they are now being kept a secret until the review is complete. “If…

CFA Volunteers Deserve to Have their Voices Heard

14 August 2015 The short timeframe for submissions to the Fire Services Review has fueled concerns the Melbourne-based union will gain control of country fire fighting operations. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said there were even fears that the Andrews Labor Government would use the review to merge the…