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ESTIMATES ROUND UP Emergency Services

The complete transcript of this hearing is available here.   David asked questions about: • The relationship between the commissioner and the relevant unions • The average age of the fire engine fleet • The number of fire stations taken offline because of budget cuts Questions were asked about the Commissioner of Fire and Rescue’s […]

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Natural Disasters [Motion]

This speech was delivered on 20 February 2012 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the full debate online here. Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE [3.51 p.m.]: On behalf of The Greens I support the Government’s motion and congratulate the Government on introducing it. More importantly, I congratulate the emergency service workers across the State, whether they are […]

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Fire and Rescue NSW [Question Time]

  This speech was delivered on the 13th Novemeber 2012 in the NSW Upper House. You can see this speech in its original context online here.   FIRE AND RESCUE NSW   Mr David Shoebridge:My question without notice is directed to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services. Given that the New South Wales Government contributes only […]

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O’Farrell to shift emergency costs from insurers to public

Proposed changes by the O’Farrell government to the way Emergency Services are funded will see inequitable cost-shifting from insurance companies to home owners, says Greens NSW MP David Shoebridge. At a press conference this morning, FBEU Secretary Jim Casey presented David with a duffel bag full of submissions to the Emergency Services Minister, as well […]

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Government defends closure of Perisher fire station

In response to a question in NSW Parliament regarding the closure of Perisher Valley fire station from Greens NSW MP David Shoebridge, Police and Emergency Services Minister Michael Gallacher defended the fire station’s closure. Greens NSW MP and Emergency Services spokesperson David Shoebridge said: “While this decision will be good for the budget bottom line, […]

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