QwN: Presumptive laws for volunteers

The following question without notice was asked by the Member for Girrawheen Margaret Quirk and answered by Emergency Services Minister Hon Joe Francis in Parliament yesterday: Ms M. QUIRK to the Minister for Emergency Services: I refer to the minister’s predecessor’s commitment that presumptive cancer firefighter laws would apply to both career and volunteer firefighters. (1) Is…

QwN: Volunteer Fuel Card

The following question without notice was asked by the Member for Wagin Terry Waldron and answered by Regional Development Minister Terry Redman in Parliament yesterday: Mr T. WALDRON to the Minister for Regional Development: Can the minister please provide some details about the emergency service volunteer fuel card scheme, which was announced in Boddington in the Wagin…

QwN: Emergency Services Acts

The following question without notice was asked by the Hon Martin Pritchard and answered by the Attorney General in Parliament on Tuesday, confirming that a Bill to consolidate the current Emergency Services legislation remains some way off: Hon MARTIN PRITCHARD to the Attorney General representing the Minister for Emergency Services: I refer to the proposed…

QwN: West Perth Fire Station

The following question without notice was asked by the Member for Perth Eleni Evangel and answered by Emergency Services Minister Hon Joe Francis in Parliament yesterday: Ms E. EVANGEL to the Minister for Emergency Services: This morning I joined the minister in inspecting the site for the construction of the new West Perth fire station that…

QoN: Prescribed burn project

The following question on notice was asked by the Member for Cannington, Bill Johnston and answered in Parliament on Tuesday 16 June by the Environment Minister, Hon Albert Jacob. Mr W.J. Johnston to the Minister for Environment: I refer to the “prescribed burn” program of the State Government and ask: (a) what was the actual…

Margaret Quirk on ESL/Budget

The following was part of a speech given to Parliament by the Shadow Minister for Emergency Services Margaret Quirk on 20 May: After years of denial and blustering from the government, it is readily apparent that a large proportion of the moneys collected from the Western Australian ratepayers in the emergency services levy is not…

QoN: Emergency Services — SEMC

The following Question on Notice was asked by Shadow Minister Margaret Quirk and answered by Emergency Services Minister Hon Joe Francis in Parliament today: Ms M. Quirk to the Minister for Emergency Services: I refer to the State Emergency Management Committee’s Emergency Preparedness Report tabled in November 2014 and its finding on page 40 that…