Ratepayers should be angry. Millions of dollars of the fire levy are being diverted away from firefighting. This money is collected to provide community fire protection!
The budget strain on the Tasmania Fire Service is already impacting on public safety; fewer fire trucks, vital resources in storage, not enough firefighters.
Tell your MP it’s not good enough. Insurance may rebuild your houses, but only firefighters save lives and homes.
Visit the Tasmania Fire Crisis web-site http://www.tasmaniafirecrisis.com/ and send a letter to your MP http://www.tasmaniafirecrisis.com/get-involved/write-to-your-mps/ [Read more…]
Click here to view a copy of The Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment (Firefighters) Bill 2013 introduced into the Tasmanian Parliament by the Minister for Police and Emergency Management The Hon David O’Byrne.