Media Release

30 August 2018

Battin: Daniel Andrews leaves firefighters with no protection

Thursday 30 August 2018

Daniel Andrews leaves firefighters with no protection

Daniel Andrews’ decision to attach presumptive legislation to tearing apart the CFA leaves all firefighters at risk when faced with a fire like today’s in Footscray.

While communities are being evacuated, firefighters are running towards the fire; going to protect us.

All firefighters deserve protection if they are to attend toxic fires, both now and into the future.

It is vital that Daniel Andrews and Labor supports the Liberal Nationals’ push to ensure presumptive legislation gets through the Victorian Parliament as a stand-alone bill, not attached to the legislation that is designed to tear apart the CFA.

I challenge Daniel Andrews to put all politics aside and allow the Liberal Nationals’ legislation to proceed as an urgent item.

We must protect those who protect us.