Members Statement: Firefighting sky crane

The insult to country people is a trend seen in all decision-making of this government. To take a firefighting sky crane from Ballarat, leaving the west of the state exposed — one of the most fire-prone parts of the Victoria — and place two cranes in Melbourne is simply defying logic. It is not what the volunteers consider reasonable, but clearly what the people who do the hard work for nothing and who have a wealth of experience think is not even worth finding out — no consultation; no respect; typical.