Media Release

10 November 2016

Battin: Andrews needs to get serious about fire season

Thursday 10 November 2016

Andrews needs to get serious about fire season

Daniel Andrews must take action to guarantee that all 48 aircraft responsible for protecting communities will be available this fire season.

Today it was confirmed the company responsible for supplying the Victorian Government aircraft, Erickson Inc., has been placed in liquidation.

This comes after Daniel Andrews already removed one air-crane from Western Victoria, a region facing a high-risk fire season.

Victoria’s preparedness for the bushfire season has already been put under threat by Daniel Andrews’ ongoing war on CFA volunteers and the loss of vital equipment like “Elvis” is the last thing our fire prone communities need.

Daniel Andrews needs to start taking fire season seriously and stop playing politics with fire.