Bill Shorten silent on UFU control over CFA

Bill Shorten has weighed into the issue of council amalgamations in NSW, but he won’t say a word to condemn the UFU taking control over the CFA in Victoria.

In contrast, Malcolm Turnbull has made clear he will legislate if re-elected to amend the Fair Work Act to prohibit EBAs from giving a union power to undermine the CFA or other volunteer based emergency services.

It leaves a pretty clear choice.

For more on Federal Labor’s position and Malcolm Turnbull’s pledge, see Brendan O’Connor confirms federal Labor’s support for Daniel Andrews’ union takeover of the CFA.

For the Herald Sun’s report, see Shorten in bad state with CFA.