Category: Minister for Emergency Services

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 Parliament on 10 May 2017, when he said: “When we […]

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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 who fought on Black Saturday as the Labor Government introduces […]

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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 Saturday firefighters, Matthew Guy claimed volunteer firefighter numbers in NSW […]

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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 to respond to the Black Saturday bushfires, which claimed 173 […]

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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 bother to find out what his Shadow Minister said before […]

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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 how many career firefighters were on the firefighting ground on […]

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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 the Government has purchased land for a new Victorian Emergency […]

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Funding Boost For Emergency Services Volunteers

Emergency services volunteers across the state are receiving a funding boost, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino today announced the 2017-18 Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program (VESEP) is open. The following groups are being urged to apply for a share of more than $13 million in funding: Australian Volunteer […]

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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 each year. The clubhouse is over 50 years old and […]

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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 services across the state. The Victorian State Emergency Service (SES) […]

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