Labor promises a bush fire summit

The Labor Party made a further announcement this week on the subject of bush fire management with the main point being the promise of a Bushfire Mitigation Summit. The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades would support such an initiative in the general sense of bringing various community interests behind an improved approach to bush…

Premier Barnett writes to reform group, no more ambiguity on independent Rural Fire Service

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades has been one of many experienced and knowledgeable voices calling for reform of the current bush fire management structure. We have said that emergency services were being guided along the wrong path toward a centralised model that has been cultivated steadily by the central government agency for more than a decade. This view,…