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MFB Under Fire in Fair Work Commision

After four days in the Fair Work Commission – at a conservative cost of $20,000 a day of taxpayers’ money – the MFB has been forced to back down on a number of its attempts to denigrate Melbourne firefighters.

Posted in News

Double fault, Minister Wells

Not only has the Minister for Police and Emergency Services been caught relaxing at the tennis while the Grampians burned, 

Posted in News

Merry Christmas to (almost) all

Premier Napthine’s Christmas message expressed gratitude to all the hard working emergency services staff on call over the holidays. Well, almost all.

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budget-cuts

I write to you to voice my strong opposition to the $66 million cut to Victoria’s firefighting budget. I believe these cuts will jeopardise community safety. Reducing firefighter numbers can only limit their ability to respond in a timely manner. In addition,

Posted in MP Letter

fire-levy

I am writing to you as my representative in Parliament over my concern at the decline in Victoria’s fire services – at the same as the government is raising increasing money through the Fire Services Levy. The 2009 Bushfires Royal

Posted in MP Letter

Auditor-General’s Response To UFU Open Letter

Last week the UFU wrote to the Victorian Auditor-General’s Office clearly setting out its concerns about the basis and method of the audit into the Management of Unplanned Leave in Emergency Services.

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Sweeping changes to Victoria’s emergency services

The Baillieu Government will soon be releasing a white paper detailing major changes to Victoria’s emergency services.

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Firemen put out over cuts

More than 50 firefighters joined a protest outside South Barwon MP Andrew Katos’ Belmont office yesterday to voice their concerns.

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Winding Back The Clock : Firefighters Deliver Report to Frankston MP

About a dozen mainly local firefighters merged on the Frankston office of MP Geoff Shaw today to present a report “Winding back the clock” with a letter asking Geoff Shaw to advocate for the restoration of the fire service budgets.

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Warrnambool Blaze Cripples Emergency Response, Commerce and Homes

An early morning blaze at the Telstra exchange at Warrnambool has crippled communications in southwest Victoria – and will limit emergency responses to fires, accidents and medical emergencies in the region.

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