Emergency Services Combatting the Fire Season – Ministerial Response

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Original constituency question from Juliana Addison MP to Parliament –

My constituency question is for the Minister for Police and Emergency Services.

Before I ask it, I wish to thank her for the great leadership she has demonstrated and also thank our emergency services for their work across the current fire season.

Will the minister or a representative of the minister come to the electorate of Wendouree to join with me to thank firefighters from the Ballarat region for the contribution they have made to fighting fires across this fire season?


Response from the Hon Lisa Neville MP, Minister for Police and Emergency Services (1st June 2020)  – 

I thank the member for their question. I also commend and thank emergency services for their work in the current fire season and the great efforts that have been made in the Ballarat region to protect life and property. Given the breadth and severity of the fire season this year, and the emerging coronavirus threat, at this time I am unable to immediately pass on my thanks in person to specific emergency services brigades and units. However, I hope to find opportunities to do so where feasible, and trust the member to pass on my thanks and those of the community to our emergency services personnel, and all those who have also supported our communities through this fire season.