Liberals launch plan to “Rebuild the CFA”

The Victorian Liberals today launched the online consultation process with local brigade members and volunteers to Rebuild the CFA. This consultation process is part of the Victorian Liberals’ Plan to Rebuild the CFA, with direct input provided by local CFA brigade members and volunteers as to how the CFA can be improved for frontline volunteers. The Liberals’ […]

Labor sells out CFA volunteers

Daniel Andrews has once again bowed to demands from the United Firefighters Union (UFU), giving the union the power to decide who will be seconded from Fire Rescue Victoria (FRV) to the CFA and the uniforms they will wear. FRV staff seconded to the CFA will now wear the FRV uniform and not the CFA uniform. CFA […]

Liberal Nationals call for urgent exemption for search volunteers

Reports today that community volunteers seeking to join the search for a missing  boy in the Yarra Ranges are being turned away due to COVID-19 restrictions must be immediately addressed by Daniel Andrews.  14-year-old Launching Place boy William Wall has been missing in Victoria’s Yarra Ranges for more than 24 hours, having failed to return […]

Daniel Andrews’ new fire service admits it cannot protect regional Victoria

In a shocking revelation, a Fire Rescue Victoria (FRV) report has exposed that Labor’s new fire service has “no capacity” to respond to bushfires in regional Victoria. The Liberal Nationals have warned for years that Daniel Andrews’ war on the CFA would expose the community to a greater risk of loss of life and property. The report states: […]

Liberal Nationals act to support CFA volunteers

This week in Parliament, the Victorian Liberal Nationals moved to oppose provisions in the Police and Emergency Legislation Amendment Bill 2020 that would significantly impact on CFA volunteers in Gippsland. Under the proposed changes, the Andrews Labor Government is seeking to expand the boundaries of permanent Fire Rescue Victoria (FRV) staff based in Moe without any consultation […]

Victorians are dying while Labor’s bureaucrats are fighting

Revelations from the hotel quarantine inquiry have shone a light on the internal brawling for power inside the Andrews Labor Government. It has been revealed that Victoria’s Chief Health Officer, Brett Sutton was rolled by DHHS Deputy Secretary, Melissa Skilbeck who refused to appoint him as the State Controller for the COVID-19 pandemic. The question […]

Labor must ensure CFA volunteers can undertake vital training

The Andrews Labor Government must immediately lift restrictions on thousands of CFA volunteers undertaking vital training. Due to Labor’s COVID-19 restrictions, many CFA brigades across the state have been unable to conduct vital equipment and skills training for volunteers for several months. This lack of training will potentially endanger the lives of volunteers and will […]

Planned burns must be allowed

The Liberal Nationals are calling on Premier Daniel Andrews to immediately lift his ban on vital fuel reduction burns.  CFA management have had to stop planned burns because of the current COVID-19 restrictions. In January this year devastating bushfires gravely impacted regional Victoria.  Andrews’ ban on vital fuel reduction burns in the lead up to […]

Daniel Andrews’ campaign against CFA volunteers intensifies

The CFA has suffered yet another resignation, that of Daniel Andrews’ handpicked CFA board Chair, Greg Smith, as Labor’s war with CFA volunteers rages on. It’s reported that Mr Smith has resigned after he refused to sign Labor’s destructive CFA/FRV secondment agreement, that would disempower CFA volunteers. The fact that even Daniel Andrews’ handpicked man […]

We will end Daniel Andrews’ war on fireys and restore the CFA

Few organisations are as cherished by Victorians as the CFA. It’s iconic, it’s much loved and there’s a fair chance you’ll know at least one hero who volunteers to save lives and property. Ask any firey why they do it and they’ll usually reply – ‘to help my community.’  Last summer our state experienced some […]

Liberal Nationals to rebuild and restore Victoria’s iconic CFA

A Michael O’Brien-led Liberal Nationals government will rebuild and restore the Country Fire Authority (CFA) which has been gutted by the Andrews Labor Government. The CFA has a long and proud history protecting Victorian lives and property, but has been gutted by a union-led takeover, with hundreds of CFA staff being stripped out and volunteers […]

Daniel Andrews’ campaign to destroy the CFA intensifies

As revealed this morning, Daniel Andrews campaign to strip CFA volunteers of their capacity and ability to protect the community in favour of his mates in the UFU continues unabated. Daniel Andrews’ Cabinet, when not brawling with each over branch stacking, is leaking like a sieve. Leaked documents show that Labor is considering plans from […]

Daniel Andrews’ war on the CFA takes another scalp

The CFA has lost another Chief Officer, just days out from the union-led takeover by Fire Rescue Victoria. Victorians have seen a minister and CEOs forced out, CFA Board members bullied and sacked, and now the resignation of another Chief under Labor. At the eleventh hour of the most significant organisational change in CFA’s history, […]

Sneaky land grab just another broken promise to CFA volunteers

The Andrews Labor Government has been caught out trying to expand Fire Rescue Victoria boundaries before an independent panel has been formed. FRV boundaries were enshrined in law in 2019, with a requirement that future changes would be determined by an independent Fire District Review Panel in consultation with the CFA and local communities. Under […]

Staff and support being stripped out of the CFA

With just days before Labor’s Fire Rescue Victoria commences, CFA volunteers are still in the dark on who they will turn to for support after 1 July. 66 commanders and instructors are being stripped out of the CFA, representing decades of lost knowledge and experience. A further 171 CFA support staff are being stripped out […]