QwN: Bushfire Mitigation Summit

The following question without notice and supplementary question were asked by the Hon Terry Redman and answered by the Hon Fran Logan, Minister for Emergency Services in the Legislative Assembly yesterday: Mr D.T. REDMAN to the Minister for Emergency Services: I refer to the minister’s exclusive invite-only bushfire summit last Friday where he said there…

Fire truck pulled from City fleet

  The City of Albany has been forced to remove one of its heavy-duty trucks from its fleet indefinitely after the findings of the coronial inquest into the death of firefighter Wendy Bearfoot revealed the truck “disturbingly” had still not been fully upgraded or replaced five years on. Coroner Sarah Linton found a combination of…

Prescribed burning result a good start, but a lot of catch up required

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) has today congratulated the government for both achieving the best prescribed burning results in 29 years and perhaps more importantly, giving the issue Ministerial attention. AVBFB President Dave Gossage said today’s media statement released by Environment Minister Stephen Dawson was very positive, but it also highlights just…