Emergency Services Summit in Canberra

  • 6 February 2020

Workers have been dealing with the bushfire crisis all summer whether directly fighting the fires or working to support fire affected communities with evacuation, loss and recovery.  We flew to Canberra for the Emergency Services Summit to air our views and put our ideas forward to tell the Morrison Government to stop the politics and get on with supporting people affected by the bushfires and rebuilding the country.  Our firefighting worker delegation was exhausted but each were excited to contribute their ideas.  Instead, workers were met with an empty seat from the Morrison Government as his ministers refused to show up and listen to these workers.  The government listened to big business. Now they need to hear the voices of workers who have been saving lives and dealing with the bushfire crisis. Workers’ voices must be listened to – and together, we’ll make sure they hear us.