As locals in the east Gippsland region brace for horrific fire conditions, the local federal Member is calling on his Government to do more to support fire fighters.
Veterans Affairs Minister Darren Chester has welcomed news that some volunteer fire fighters will be offered financial support for loss of income.
But he’s told AM a long-term strategy is needed and not just a one-off payment.
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Scott Morrison, Prime Minister
Darren Chester, Veterans Affairs Minister and Federal Member for Gippsland
Justin Choveaux, General Manager of the Rural Fire Brigades Association Queensland
Adam Barnett, Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria CEO
Corey Wingard, South Australian Emergency Services Minister
Stephanie Borys on AM