Media Release

25 August 2016

Battin: CFA CEO confirms ban on Liberal and National MPs

Thursday 25 August 2016

CFA CEO confirms ban on Liberal and National MPs

Daniel Andrews’ hand-picked new head of the CFA, Francis Diver, has confirmed on 3AW that Liberal and Nationals MPs have been un-invited from attending their local brigades.

An email leaked from angry CFA volunteers, has tried to ban Liberal and National MPs from speaking at their local CFA brigades.

In the same radio interview, Francis Diver also failed to support Daniel Andrews’ claim that the EBA would cost taxpayers $160 million.

Daniel Andrews has completely politicised the CFA and left a trail of destruction in his wake including sacking two senior female colleagues as well as the Board. He has treated the 60,000 volunteers with contempt and put the safety of millions of Victorians at risk.

Instead of Francis Diver faithfully running Daniel Andrews’ lines, perhaps she could focus on supporting the 60,000 volunteers.