Three years ago today thousands of CFA volunteers marched on the Victorian Parliament to demand Daniel Andrews and Labor listen and show them the respect they deserve.
Despite this, Daniel Andrews continues to arrogantly push through legislation to tear the CFA apart.
The arrogance of Daniel Andrews truly knows no bounds.
He’s misusing his power to destroy the CFA, a proud service that has for decades protected Victorians in their time of need. Since Daniel Andrews was elected in 2014 we have seen more than 3,500 volunteers leave the CFA. We need these thousands of volunteers to protect our homes, families and communities every day.
We need the surge capacity they provide for tragic events like Black Saturday, Ash Wednesday and the recent Bunyip State Forest fires.
Labor has arrogantly failed to consult volunteers on this flawed legislation that will reduce the number of CFA volunteers in Victoria, and impact community safety.
The Liberal Nationals will always stand up for our CFA volunteers.
We will fight on their behalf for the respect they deserve.
Brad Battin MP
Shadow Minister for Emergency Services