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 many cases the CFA is a volunteer group that underpins the fabric of many small towns by providing the opportunity for locals to get together, train together and protect their community in times of need. If the Premier hands control to his mates at the United Firefighters Union, it will be a complete betrayal of country Victoria.