Greg McConville Media Conference

I acknowledge the Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples as the traditional owners and custodians of the Canberra area and pay respect to the elders, past and present, of all Australia's Indigenous peoples. When talking about fire, acknowledgement of country and people takes on a special resonance. The effective utilisation of fire by Indigenous peoples to shape this country is well … [Read more...]

National approach needed for firefighting as climate crisis hits


The Union representing the nation’s 11,000 professional firefighters has issued an unprecedented call for nationally consistent firefighting as the climate crisis extends and intensifies the fire season. The United Firefighters Union of Australia passed a unanimous resolution at its national council in Canberra demanding a national approach that would allow firefighting to … [Read more...]

UFU response to AEC Post Election Report

We refer to the Post Election Report (available here) and its comments about the interpretation and application of UFUA rules 23(8) and (11) under the heading ‘Other Matters’ on page 3. We advise that the National Committee of Management Election Meeting is now usually held after 5pm on the day of the closure of the ballot. Nevertheless, we have asked counsel to advise … [Read more...]