Victoria’s firefighting aircraft fleet will be bigger and better this coming fire season, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino today announced $13.42 million to deliver Victoria’s largest ever firefighting fleet this summer. This will include two Large Air Tankers..
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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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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 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..