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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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Emergency services Staff numbers hit

Napthine Government budget cuts hit 000 call takers – you’ll wait longer for help if emergency call takers are busy.

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Ambos join firey protest over cuts

Firefighters and paramedics enjoyed strong public support in Carrum as they highlighted Napthine Government cuts to emergency services.

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Mildura aerial pumper sent to Melbourne indefinitely

After three years, Mildura’s brand new aerial pumper is yet to see action in the region.

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Fiskville future alert College closure rumour as investigation drags on

Speculation is mounting that the notorious Fiskville training college could be shut as WorkSafe blows its deadline investigating alleged safety breaches. 

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Brigade workers fight web use limit

Melbourne’s firefighters have gone to the national workplace commission to permanently win back the right to check Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other websites for more than an hour a day.

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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

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Fireys put heat on funds cut

Firefighters took their fight to Geelong’s streets yesterday, protesting against State Government funding cuts and how the new fire services levy is being spent. The firefighters are concerned that while the fire services levy has more than doubled in the

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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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Fire levy funds ‘being misspent’

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.

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