QoN: Portfolio expenses

The following Question on Notice was asked in Parliament by the Member for Dawesville, Zac Kirkup and answered by the Hon Fran Logan, Minster for Emergency Services on 20 June, 2017 Mr Z.R.F. Kirkup to the Minister for Emergency Services; Corrective Services: In respect of the Minister’s portfolio responsibilities since 17 March 2017 for departments,…

Agenda released ahead of Friday’s Bushfire Mitigation Summit

Prescribed burning, bushfire management, and updates on the Ferguson report will be some of the subjects covered Participant-led conversation across full day to guide future strategies Summit honours Labor commitment to bring key stakeholders together The agenda for this Friday’s Bushfire Mitigation Summit has been sent to all attendees. The summit will include representatives from…

Agile, smart, inclusive. Review to transform WA local government

Election commitment honoured with commencement of Local Government Act review Review to reduce red tape, modernise local governments and deliver for communities Election participation, online reporting and gift disclosures first to be targeted A major review of Western Australia’s outdated Local Government Act is under way, with community participation in elections, online reporting and gift…

Submissions urgently requested for Bushfire Mitigation Summit

Submissions urgently requested for Bushfire Mitigation Summit From the OEM website: The State Government is committed to hearing stakeholders’ views on a range of bushfire management issues to guide future strategies to mitigate bushfires in Western Australia. With three special inquiries and numerous events impacting on the people, property and environment in Western Australia we…

Volunteer bush fire brigade boss Dave Gossage says something has to change to firefighting arrangements. Photo: ABC News: Andrew O'Connor

Volunteer firefighter boss sceptical of summit, saying they are ‘flying blind’ with no agenda

The head of the Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades says he is sceptical a bushfire mitigation forum being held in Mandurah next week will achieve anything significant. The Labor Government had committed to holding the summit to determine the best way to fight catastrophic bushfires. Emergency Services Minister Fran Logan said the summit was…

Bushfire summit marginalises volunteers

VOLUNTEER bushfire fighters who hope to have their say at a Bushfire Mitigation Summit are going to be disappointed. The volunteer bush fire brigades in the Shire of Gingin include Gingin West, Gingin South, Ledge Point, Beermullah, Red Gully, Ocean Farm, Seabird, Nilgen and Guilderton. Yanchep News Online understands a poll conducted by the shire earlier…

Bushfire Management

The following question was asked by the Hon Ken Baston in the Legislative Council yesterday and answered by the Hon Stephen Dawson on behalf of the Minister for Emergency Services Hon Fran Logan Hon KEN BASTON to the minister representing the Minister for Emergency Services: Will the minister be announcing any changes to bushfire management…

Mobile Phone Towers – Esperance

The following question without notice was asked in the Legislative Council earlier today by the Hon Colin De Grussa and answered by the Minister for Regional Development Hon Alannah MacTiernan Hon COLIN DE GRUSSA to the Minister for Regional Development: I refer to the 2015 devastating Esperance bushfires, which amongst other things highlighted the need…

Stephen Treeby out the front of the Mandogalup Bush Fire Brigade headquarters. Photo: Weekend Courier

Mandogalup Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade stalwart recognised for 46 years service in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

A DRIVING force of the Mandogalup Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade was recognised for his 46 years’ service in today’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Wandi resident Stephen Treeby was awarded the Australian Fire Service Medal for serving his community, and leading, coaching and mentoring his firefighters with distinction throughout his long career. He has been involved…

Funding grants for women’s leadership development

The AVBFB is deeply proud to represent thousands of incredible women who actively volunteer in the many front line and support roles that make our diverse service so invaluable to Western Australia. We strongly encourage all of those – and the men who support them – to apply for one of the Women & Leadership…