Parliamentary Committee asks Brigades what they want; and you had better hurry up!

Monday, 27 Jul 2015

On Friday 24th July the Parliamentary Finance and Administration Committee wrote to the 1st Officer of every registered Rural Fire Brigade in Queensland. (See copy of letter below, or click here for PDF) asking for brigade and volunteer submissions regarding the 2 different proposed cancer laws for firefighters that are presently before the Parliamentary Committee.

The Committee has contacted the RFBAQ asking for the association to support this call and to try and reach as many brigades and volunteers as possible.

The closing date for submissions is 10:00am on Monday 10 August 2015.

The RFBAQ encourages all brigade volunteers to contact their 1st Officer and make submissions on the proposed cancer laws before the 6th August deadline.

The RFBAQ is aware that this very limited window does not allow most brigades to table this matter at the monthly brigade meeting and has had noted by the Parliamentary Committee that any lack of overwhelming response by brigades does not mean that they endorse the Governments proposed discriminatory cancer laws, rather, that with less than a fortnights notice, brigades will be unable to meet, discuss and prepare a submission.

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