CFA Volunteer fears ringing true

Fears that experienced CFA volunteers will be discriminated against by the Andrews Government on the fire ground are materialising. The reality comes following the removal of an experienced Victorian CFA firefighter from their role as Strike Team Leader in NSW despite being more highly qualified. The Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Melina Bath said…

Statement on the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System

We’ve long known Victoria’s mental health system is broken, but today’s interim report is a sobering analysis of how bad the problem has become. The interim report calls for transformation changes to start immediately, noting “Victoria’s mental health system is not just compromised – it is afflicted by systemic failings” (p14). It’s vital the Andrews…