Independent Member for Indi, Cathy McGowan AO, said CFA volunteers could count on her support if legislation presented to Federal Parliament helped resolve the ongoing EBA issue.
“As a CFA member for more than 15 years, I understand how CFA volunteers play a fundamental role in keeping our communities safe,” Ms McGowan said.
Ms McGowan has been receiving regular briefings and been in constant contact with brigades across District 23 and 24.
“It’s disappointing the situation has got to this point and must be resolved urgently,” Ms McGowan said.
Ms McGowan said legislation presented to Federal Parliament post-election would have her backing if the Bill helped address concerns of CFA volunteers.
“In principle I am supportive of the Prime Minister’s proposal to change the Fair Work Act to protect the role of the CFA and other volunteers in our community,” Ms McGowan said.