Fire cancer compensation report due

THE committee considering volunteer controversial firefighter cancer legislation will hand its report to the Queensland Parliament today The Finance and Administration Committee has been considering amendments to the Workers’ Compensation Act to provide disease compensation to paid and unpaid firefighters. Queensland’s 35,000 rural brigade members want the State Government to change a clause that says…

Letter to FES Commissioner re comments in Parliament

The following self-explanatory letter was sent to FES Commissioner Wayne Gregson yesterday morning.   Wayne Gregson Commissioner Department of Fire and Emergency Services By email Dear Commissioner COMMENTS MADE DURING LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ESTIMATES HEARING I write with some reluctance to express the Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades’ (AVBFB) disappointment in comments you made during…