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Next Step In Fire Services Reform

The Andrews Labor Government will closely consider recommendations made by the inquiry into the Firefighters’ Presumptive Rights Compensation and Fire Services Legislation Amendment (Reform) Bill 2017. The Inquiry has today released its final report and the Labor Government will respond to its recommendations before returning the..

Government Announces Review Into Coolaroo Fire

The Andrews Labor Government will conduct a review of last month’s fire at the SKM Recycling Plant in Coolaroo. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino announced the review today, which will be conducted by the Inspector-General for Emergency Management (IGEM, Tony Pearce). The Coolaroo fire..

New Fire Stations For Truganina And Wyndham Vale

The Andrews Labor Government will secure permanent homes for CFA branches in two of Melbourne’s fastest growing outer suburbs. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino today announced $7.5 million in funding to acquire land and build permanent, modern fire stations for the Truganina and Wyndham..

$91,000 For Country Fire Authority Brigades In Western Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government has announced $91,000 in grants for new equipment and upgrades at Country Fire Authority (CFA) brigades in Willaura, Wickliffe, Pomonal and the Westmere Group. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino today visited the Willaura Fire Station to congratulate volunteers on their..

CFA Graduates Ready To Protect Victorians

The next batch of CFA recruits are ready to help keep Victorians safe. Emergency Services Minister James Merlino today congratulated thirty new career firefighters at a graduation ceremony at the Victorian Emergency Management Training Centre in Craigieburn. The awards ceremony is the culmination of an..

FUNDING BOOST FOR MONTROSE AND MT EVELYN CFA VOLUNTEERS

Montrose CFA volunteers will receive a funding boost of more than $13,000 for a new Health and Wellbeing Fitness Area, and Maroondah Group (including Mt Evelyn CFA) will receive $13,220 for two new petrol generators thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services..

Funding Boost For Emergency Volunteers

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting funding for local emergency service volunteers across Victoria. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino visited the Port Fairy Surf Life Saving Club – one of hundreds of volunteer organisations to receive funding through the latest round of the Labor..

Victoria’s Brave Triple Zero Stars Celebrated

Fifty-one brave young Victorians have been honoured today for their heroic and life-saving actions in the face of an emergency at the 13th annual Junior Triple Zero Hero Awards. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino attended the Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority (ESTA) awards to congratulate..

Battin Censured: Time For Shadow Minister To Go

The Victorian Parliament has today censured the embattled Shadow Minister for Emergency Services Brad Battin for his disgraceful comments denigrating the service of Black Saturday firefighters. Mr Battin has refused to make a personal explanation for the dishonest and offensive remarks he made to the..

Delivering Firefighters Cancer Compensation

The Andrews Labor Government is legislating to provide presumptive rights to cancer compensation for both career and volunteer firefighters along with delivering other changes to build modern fire services for a growing Victoria. Premier Daniel Andrews and Deputy Premier James Merlino were joined by firefighters..

Matthew Guy Continues Liberal Lies On Firefighters

Liberal Leader Matthew Guy has once again been caught out telling lies as he continues his dishonest campaign of using our hardworking firefighters as political footballs. Standing with embattled Shadow Minister for Emergency Services Brad Battin, just days after he’d made disgraceful slurs against Black..

No More Excuses – Matthew Guy Must Sack Brad Battin

Liberal Leader Matthew Guy has run out of time and excuses and must sack his Shadow Minister for Emergency Services as he continues to slur Black Saturday firefighters. In Parliament last week, Brad Battin incorrectly and disgracefully claimed that career firefighters took five and a half hours..

Weak Guy Fails Leadership Test On Firefighters’ Slur

Liberal Leader Matthew Guy has failed the test of leadership by not sacking his Shadow Minister for Emergency Services Brad Battin, after he made a disgraceful slur against Black Saturday firefighters. And in an incredible admission, Matthew Guy has told 3AW that he didn’t even..

Position Untenable: Shadow Emergency Services Minister Must Go

Shadow Minister for Emergency Services Brad Battin must resign or be sacked following his disgraceful comments about Black Saturday firefighters. Speaking in the Legislative Assembly last week Mr Battin said: “When we go back to February 2009, the minister should be able to tell us..

New CFA Training Site Secured

The future of a new CFA training centre is guaranteed, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino, Emergency Management Commissioner Craig Lapsley, Acting CFA Chief Officer Alen Slijepcevic and Member for Buninyong Geoff Howard today visited Ballan to announce that..

Funding Boost For Jan Juc Surf Life Saving Volunteers

Jan Juc’s Surf Life Saving Club is getting a brand new clubhouse, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino today announced that the surf club will benefit from a $2 million rebuild, enabling volunteers to continue protecting thousands of visitors..

The best tools for our state’s heroes

The Andrews Labor Government is helping to keep Victoria safe, with extra support for the men and women who serve our state during an emergency. The Victorian Budget 2017/18 will invest $112.6 million to upgrade facilities and invest in new equipment and training for emergency..

Backing Our SES Volunteers In Emerald

Some of the busiest State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers in the state, Emerald SES, will soon have a brand new unit, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino today visited Emerald SES to announce $1.8 million to build the new..