Notice of AVBFB AGM

Notice is hereby given of the 2018 Annual General Meeting of the Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB). The AGM will not be held on a Saturday as is typically the case this year because the weekday AFAC Conference has replaced the usual weekend WAFES volunteer conference. Despite it being scheduled for Thursday, it…

Mr Alan Daw AFSM retires

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) State President Dave Gossage and Committee representative Rob Lynn joined work colleagues of Mr Alan Daw this week who independently paid for a small celebration to farewell him into retirement. Alan retired from his role just three weeks short of 33 years of service during which he…

QoN: Terry Redman to Minister for Environment re Enhanced Prescribed Burning Program

The following Question on Notice was asked by the Member for Warren-Blackwood Terry Redman MLA and answered in Parliament today by the Member for Baldivis Reece Whitby representing the Minister for Environment Hon Stephen Dawson MLC Mr D.T. Redman to the minister representing the Minister for Environment; Disability Services: I refer to the Royalties for Regions…

Victorian Emergency Management Commissioner “resigns” – more to come

The Victorian Emergency Management Commissioner, Craig Lapsley resigned from his position on Tuesday making the statement below. While Mr Lapsley clearly accepts responsibility for his “abrasive and confronting” manner, it is very clear that his comments are guarded and perhaps more indicative of someone who has reluctantly agreed to walk the plank for the sake…