The Herald Sun has published a powerful assessment of the CFA crisis by Jack Rush QC, the highly regarded counsel to Victoria’s Bushfires Royal Commission.
Premier Andrews wanted the CFA to break the law. The CFA Board, its CEO and its Minister all lost their jobs for standing up for the law, for the CFA’s 60,000 volunteers and for “one of the great volunteer organisations in the history of Victoria”, the capacity and effectiveness of which is now at risk.
With the Turnbull government committed to changing federal law to stop unions seizing control over volunteer organisations like the CFA, Victorians will have the opportunity on 2 July to vote to save the CFA and to send Premier Andrews a very strong message that law-breaking, bullying and intimidation will not be tolerated.
For the Herald Sun’s report, see Deal risks our CFA’s future: Jack Rush QC.