Bushfire Volunteers responds to Gov’t compensation for Volunteers announcement

The peak body for Western Australia's 20,000+ registered volunteers of the Bush Fire Service has welcomed Prime Minister Scott Morrison's commitment to compensate NSW Rural Fire Service volunteers who have been called out for more [...]

The Age: ‘Bullying culture’ blamed as volunteer firefighter numbers drop across Australia

The nation's volunteer firefighting force has been reduced by about 18,000 members over the past decade, with volunteer chiefs blaming an ageing cohort and toxic workplace cultures. The biggest decreases occurred in Victoria and Western [...]

Fed Govt: New Payments to Support NSW Volunteer Firefighters

Volunteer firefighters will receive financial support from the Morrison Government for loss of income, where they have been called out for extended periods of service. Rural Fire Service Volunteers in NSW who are self-employed or [...]

Prime Minister: 20 days paid volunteering leave for Commonwealth staff

Government employees fighting this season’s devastating bushfires will have their paid volunteer leave allowance boosted. The Prime Minister and Minister for the Public Service said he had directed all Commonwealth public service leaders to permanently [...]

Bushfire Volunteers President: ‘Hang your heads in shame’

Bushfire Volunteers President Dave Gossage was interviewed on ABC Perth radio this morning regarding the tragic events in NSW and Prime Minister Scott Morrison's family vacation. Listen to him explain the risks Australia's 250,000+ fire [...]

Coles says thank you to rural and bush firefighters with $3 million donation

Coles will thank volunteer firefighters for keeping our rural communities safe by donating more than $3 million in gift cards to over 6000 rural fire brigades across Australia. Coles gift cards will be provided to [...]

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