Hon Stephen Dawson MLC: Response to statement regarding Emergency Services Announcements for the hearing impaired

For members’ interest, the following statement was made by Disability Services Minister Hon Stephen Dawson MLC in response to this statement made a day earlier by the Hon Simon O’Brien MLC HON STEPHEN DAWSON: I rise briefly to respond to an important issue that was raised last night in this chamber by Hon Simon O’Brien,…

QoN: Enhanced Prescribed Burning Program

The following Question on Notice was asked by the Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman and answered today in the lower house by Reece Whitby, the Parliamentary Secretary representing the Environment Minister, Hon Stephen Dawson MLC. ENVIRONMENT — ENHANCED PRESCRIBED BURNING PROGRAM Mr T. Redman to the parliamentary secretary representing the Minister for Environment; Disability Services;…

QwN: Hon Steve Thomas to Hon Stephen Dawson re Bushfire Centre of Excellence

The following Question without Notice was asked by the Hon Dr Steve Thomas and answered today in Parliament by the Environment Minister Hon Stephen Dawson representing the Emergency Services Minister. Hon Dr STEVE THOMAS to the minister representing the Minister for Emergency Services: I refer to the minister’s now 10-month old announcement from April 2018…

Hundreds of firefighters, 150+ appliances – and Perth didn’t even hear about it

The video below features an informal chat between Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) President Dave Gossage and Tony Fisher, the Shire of Kojonup’s Chief Fire Control Officer about a large fire that occurred over two days in extreme heat in WA’s south-west recently. Many topics are discussed in the short discussion, but for…

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WA Gov’t: Western Australia’s aerial fleet capacity significantly enhanced

New Dauphin helicopter to provide an almost year-round service State’s Special Operations Response capabilities continue to be improved New mapping technology expected to be online in the new year Western Australia’s aerial firefighting fleet can fly further and for a much longer period than ever before, thanks to a new aircraft set to be equipped…

QWN: Colin de Grussa to Emergency Services Minister re Members of Parliament visiting volunteers

The following Question Without Notice was asked by the Hon Colin de Grussa and answered today by the Hon Stephen Dawson as the Minister representing the Hon Fran Logan Emergency Services Minister. Hon COLIN de GRUSSA to the minister representing the Minister for Emergency Services: I refer to the minister’s response to question without notice…

WA Gov’t: Spring prescribed burning underway

Prescribed burning is essential for reducing the build-up of flammable vegetation and ground fuels Parks and Wildlife Service staff will utilise suitable weather conditions to safely undertake prescribed burns Prescribed burning is now underway in areas surrounding Perth and across the south-west of the State to protect communities from devastating summer bushfires. The Parks and…