The Legislative Council has voted in support of the Liberal Nationals motion to refer the Firefighters’ Presumptive Rights Compensation and Fire Services Legislation Amendment (Reform) Bill 2017 to a committee for consultation and improvements.
Member for South West Coast Roma Britnell said it was a move that would allow the legislation and its impacts to be considered in greater detail.
“We now have an opportunity to do what Daniel Andrews didn’t – consult widely and scrutinise closely this divisive piece of legislation,” Mrs Britnell said.
“It’s a flawed piece of legislation which was rushed into the parliament simply as way for the Premier to meet the demands of his union masters.
“This process will give everyone a say on how the modernisation of fire services can be better achieved.”