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Campbell Newman: Stop putting lives in danger by cutting vital jobs in the rural fire service
  • Petitioned Jeff Seeney

This petition was delivered to:

Deputy Premier
Jeff Seeney
Queensland Premier
Campbell Newman
Police and Community Safety Minister
Jack Dempsey

Campbell Newman: Stop putting lives in danger by cutting vital jobs in the rural fire service

    1. Petition by

      Queenslanders Uniting

Queensland is facing its most dangerous fire season in years -- but the Newman government has just announced that it’s cutting jobs in the rural fire service.

The government is targeting a handful of paid staff who look after the state’s 35,000 rural fire volunteers. The cuts will damage their ability to fight fires, protect the community – and they will put lives in danger.

These few staff help coordinate firefighting, evacuations, and community education programs. They’re literally life-savers. But now, the could be the newest victims of Newman’s cost-cutting.

Queensland has just had its longest dry spell in a decade. We already spend less per head on fire services per head than any of the other states, and experts are warning that this fire season could be the worst we’ve seen in years.

Newman that he can’t get away with this. Please sign the petition, and ask everyone you know to spread the word. This is one step too far, and we won’t stand by while the government cuts jobs that save lives.

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    • Bev Woods BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      lives should not be put at risk for the sake of a few dollars

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    • Anna Keenan MONTREAL, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Are you crazy?!

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    • Katie Bowles AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      As a civillian you dont know when a fire will break out. Not to mention Rural fire service do More than just fight fires. You jus have to look at Australias history to know how dangerous fires can be with the victorian fires in 2009. And Charleville's bushfire from the early 1900's that has destroyed a lot of the town and the town's records http://espace.library.uq.edu.au/eserv/UQ:215332/s18378366_1947_3_6_439.pdf Without the help of the rural fire brigade queensland can loose a lot of homes, buisnesses, lives, livestock. I know your trying to save money to fix the state Newman but at what real cost? Start using your pathectic excuse for a brain

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    • paul hornsby AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      wat wud queensland do without the rural fire service. the urban service is not capable of getting into some of the areas the rural trucks can so dont be BLOODY STUPID mr newman

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    • inge Kraus TANAWHA, AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      I live in a rural area lots of bushland and timber. We need the rural fire service and don't forget this people are volunteers give their time

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