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Fire levy pays for lawyers’ bills

The MFB has confirmed it used nearly $5 million of Fire Services Levy money to pay lawyers and consultants in the past year.

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Shortage of firefighters hits coast

CFA can’t find staff to keep Ocean Grove fire station open. Bellarine Peninsula residents deserve better from their Fire Services Levy.

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Napthine sacks Elvis to cut back on fire protection this summer

MEDIA RELEASE: September 23 2013 The Napthine Government’s decision to cut back on aerial firefighting this summer is consistent with its erosion of Victoria’s firefighting capacity over the past three years.

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Response at risk

Local firefighters claim budget shortfalls are leading to a delayed response time to emergencies.

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Financial pressure of cost cutting reduces safety

Local firefighters are digging deep to alert the community to critical shortages in fire protection. They are paying the full cost of a campaign of radio advertisements across Victoria to highlight community concerns about the new Fire Services Levy.

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Firefighters alarmed

Firefighters have accused the State Government of taking millions of dollars from the Fire Services Levy (FSL) instead of spending the money on fire protection. Four Wangaratta firefighters were among more than 1000 from across Victoria to march through Melbourne on Monday

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Spend the levy on us

THEY can’t even get their printer fixed. Wodonga firefighters say they will miss out on more cash to fund station and equipment upgrades because of the Victorian government’s fire services levy. Leading Wodonga firefighter Matthew Johnson said the station was

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