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Category Archives: CFA

Another Blow to CFA by Daniel Andrews

The Andrews Labor Government have forced through their destructive CFA bill.

Liberal Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood has said the bill designed to break up the CFA is the most recent in a long line of decisions made by the Andrews Labor Government to support union mates over volunteers.

‘This bill is designed to do everything it can to sideline CFA members and isolate them from decision making in their own organisation,’ Mr Blackwood said.

‘CFA volunteers have been very clear about their opposition to this bill and Daniel Andrews has bided his time, waited out the Federal Election and now rammed through this legislation against the will of the community.

‘Volunteers have not been given the respect they deserve from this Government and in a final insult the CFA bill was tied to a bill granting presumptive rights to career firefighters. Volunteers will need to prove they have fought enough fires and that number has yet to be defined.

‘This is another disgraceful decision by a Labor Government that has no respect for volunteers,’ Mr Blackwood said.

The bill was voted against by the Victorian Liberal National Coalition and supported in the Legislative Council by Labor, Green, Animal Justice Party, Fiona Patten and Catherine Cummings.

Select Committee Reveals Fire Services Legislation Sham

Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood has today said findings today by the Fire Services Bill Select Committee was vindication for those who felt Daniel Andrews was putting politics before genuine reform with proposed fire services Legislation. ‘The findings today of the Fire Services Bill Select Committee is damning of the Andrews Labor Government and itsContinue Reading

No Consultation on CFA Split by Andrews Creating Uncertainty for Volunteers

Daniel Andrews failure to consult CFA volunteers on the split of professional and volunteer members is a slap in the face to the thousands of volunteers who have protected our State for decades Mr Blackwood has told State Parliament this week. ‘The announcement last week by the Andrews Government to effectively break up the CFA,Continue Reading

Labor Plan to Break Up CFA Revealed

Concerns have been raised that a decision to split the professional and volunteer fire fighting services in Victoria may discourage current and future volunteers of the service Mr Blackwood has said today. Mr Blackwood said for months speculation had been rampant that this move would be made to appease the UFU and there were veryContinue Reading

Members Statement – CFA

Statement to the Parliament of Victoria – 3 May 2016   BLACKWOOD (Narracan) — The Premier must not overrule his Minister for Emergency Services and agree to the Country Fire Authority (CFA) enterprise bargaining agreement in its current form. To do so would completely undermine the tremendous work of the 60 000 CFA volunteers across Victoria. In manyContinue Reading

2015-16 VESEP Grant Recipients Announced

Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood has congratulated five local CFA groups that will receive funding from the 2015/16 Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program (VESEP).   Mr Blackwood said the program assisted emergency service agencies with the purchase of life-saving equipment, trucks, boats and funds minor upgrades.   “Local emergency service volunteers make a significant contributionContinue Reading


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News Archives

2019
Jun
24
Another Blow to CFA by Daniel Andrews
“ The Andrews Labor Government have forced through their destructive CFA bill. Liberal Member for Narracan Gary ...”
2017
Aug
18
Select Committee Reveals Fire Services Legislation Sham
“ Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood has today said findings today by the Fire Services Bill ...”
May
25
No Consultation on CFA Split by Andrews Creating Uncertainty for Volunteers
“ Daniel Andrews failure to consult CFA volunteers on the split of professional and volunteer members ...”
19
Labor Plan to Break Up CFA Revealed
“ Concerns have been raised that a decision to split the professional and volunteer fire fighting ...”
2016
May
04
Members Statement - CFA
“ Statement to the Parliament of Victoria - 3 May 2016   BLACKWOOD (Narracan) — The Premier must not overrule his ...”
2015
Aug
17
2015-16 VESEP Grant Recipients Announced
“ Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood has congratulated five local CFA groups that will receive funding ...”


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