The Australian: Daniel Andrews throws spanner into bushfire royal commission

‘Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews’s spokesman said: “We continue to consider Victoria’s involvement in the federal bushfire royal commission’. The Victorian government is withholding support for Scott Morrison’s black summer bushfire royal commission, threatening [...]

Glen Innes Examiner: Premature promises left bushfire victims distressed, charity leader tells inquiry

Premature government announcements of financial support drove "anxiety" and even mental illness, a charity leader told a bushfire inquiry this week. St Vincent de Paul's regional president Kerry Muir said some non-government "agencies" even refused [...]

QoN: Peter Rundle to the Emergency Services Minister Hon Fran Logan MLA re 4.4 Broadacre Appliance tender

The following Question On Notice was asked by the Member for Roe, Mr Peter Rundle MLA and answered in Parliament today by the Emergency Services Minister Hon Fran Logan MLA. 4.4 BROADACRE FIRE TRUCK — [...]

WA Gov’t: State’s top emergency services cadets and their mentors honoured

Cadets and instructors awarded for outstanding contribution to emergency services 2,200 students and 220 instructors involved in State-wide school-based program training volunteer leaders of the future Young volunteers from Tom Price Senior High School, who [...]

Can your business help? Show you care and list a discount for our amazing volunteers

As the peak body for the incredible 20,000+ registered members of Western Australia's Volunteer Bush Fire Service, we have been working hard to develop new ways for local communities to support and recognise our amazing [...]

Apply now: Bushfire Volunteers Communication and Media Manager

Position title:     Communications and Media Manager Initial salary:      $70,000 PA (+ mobile device and car/allowance) Term:                   4-month contract with possibility of extension Location:             Belmont, Western Australia         Important background and context Bushfire Volunteers (a [...]

ABC: BlazeAid needs more volunteers to help bushfire recovery, sees solution in paying backpackers

Garry Wilson and Rob Golgini are leading the call for more volunteers. (ABC Rural: Cara Jeffery) Grey nomads cannot do all the heavy lifting when it comes to rebuilding fences in bushfire-affected country; [...]

Australian Aviation: ATSB reveals first details of C-130 crash that killed US firefighters in NSW

A preliminary ATSB report into the deaths of three American firefighters who died tackling a bushfire in southern NSW has revealed their Lockheed C-130’s left wing clipped a tree before crashing into the ground and [...]

Augusta Margaret River Times: Bushfire leaders jump on brigade-DFES discussion

The Shire’s bushfire hierarchy has moved to reverse a request by two fellow brigades seeking direct administration by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services. An item introduced late to last Wednesday’s Bushfire Advisory Committee [...]

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