Alistair Dawson APM Appointed Head Of Emergency Management

Alistair Dawson APM Appointed Head Of Emergency Management

10 February 2020

Queensland Minister for Fire and Emergency Services Craig Crawford Emergency Management Chief Appointed Victor P Taffa Queensland Police Service (QPS) Assistant Commissioner Alistair Dawson APM has been appointed Queensland’s new Inspector-General Emergency Management (IGEM). Minister for Fire and Emergency Services Craig Crawford said after acting in the role for 6 months, it was clear Mr […]

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New Fire Rescue Victoria Badge Being Considered

New Fire Rescue Victoria Badge Being Considered

10 February 2020

Victoria Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville Voting Begins On New Fire Rescue Victoria Badge Victor P Taffa Victoria’s career firefighters are being given the chance to choose the badge for Fire Rescue Victoria, to help shape the identity of our new fire agency, while celebrating the proud heritage of firefighting in Victoria. […]

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Bushfire Affected Communities Provided With Council Rates Relief

Bushfire Affected Communities Provided With Council Rates Relief

05 February 2020

New South Wales Deputy Premier John Barilaro New South Wales Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock Council Rates Relief For Bushfire Affected Communities Victor P Taffa New South Wales Government has today announced 6 months of council rates relief to ease the burden for anyone who has lost their home or small business in the […]

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Bushfires Affected Queensland Communities Gain With Recovery Package

Bushfires Affected Queensland Communities Gain With Recovery Package

25 January 2020

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk $14 Million For Queensland Communities Impacted By Bushfires Victor P Taffa Federal and Queensland Governments today announced a $14 Million recovery package to support the mental health and resilience of communities impacted by the Southern and Eastern Queensland Bushfires last year. Federal Minister for Natural Disaster and Emergency Management David Littleproud […]

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Construction On New Bushfires Northern Territory Headquarters Commences

Construction On New Bushfires Northern Territory Headquarters Commences

24 January 2020

Northern Territory Acting Chief Minister Nicole Manison Northern Territory Minister for Infrastructure Planning and Logistics Eva Lawler New Bushfires Northern Territory Headquarters Construction Underway Victor P Taffa Construction on the new Bushfires Northern Territory Headquarters in Acacia Hills is progressing well, supporting more than 85 Northern Territory jobs. New headquarters will support 35 ongoing Bushfires […]

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Bush Fire Affected Businesses Supported By Buy Regional Campaign

Bush Fire Affected Businesses Supported By Buy Regional Campaign

22 January 2020

New South Wales Deputy Premier John Barilaro New South Wales Minister for Small Business Damien Tudehope Buy Regional Campaign Expanded To Help Bush Fire Affected Businesses Victor P Taffa Shoppers wanting to directly support businesses in towns impacted by bushfire or drought can connect with sellers via the New South Wales Government’s Buy Regional webpage, […]

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Bush Fire Affected Communities Gain Access To Customer Care Specialists

Bush Fire Affected Communities Gain Access To Customer Care Specialists

22 January 2020

New South Wales Deputy Premier John Barilaro New One-Stop Shop Customer Care Specialists For Bush Fire Affected Communities Victor P Taffa Bush fire affected families and businesses can now access all available assistance being offered by local councils, the State Government and Federal Government, through the New South Wales Government’s new Bush fire Customer Care […]

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Tax Relief For People Affected By Bushfires

Tax Relief For People Affected By Bushfires

21 January 2020

South Australia Treasurer Rob Lucas Further Bushfire Relief Measures To Assist Affected Communities Victor P Taffa State Government has today announced tax relief measures and the waiving of fees and charges for people affected by bushfires in South Australia. Tax relief measures include: Ex-gratia tax relief for the stamp duty payable on the purchase of […]

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2003 Canberra Bushfires Are Not Forgotten

2003 Canberra Bushfires Are Not Forgotten

19 January 2020

Australian Capital Territory Chief Minister Andrew Barr Remembering The 2003 Canberra Bushfires Victor P Taffa Today our thoughts are with the victims of the 2003 Canberra bushfires, Chief Minister Andrew Barr said. Every member of the Australian Capital Territory community who lived here 17 years ago was affected in some way by the bushfire crisis. […]

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Clean Up In Bega Valley And Eurobodalla Fire Zones Gets Underway

Clean Up In Bega Valley And Eurobodalla Fire Zones Gets Underway

17 January 2020

New South Wales Member for Bega Andrew Constance New South Wales Govt Funds Clean Up In Bega Valley And Eurobodalla Fire Zones Victor P Taffa Member for Bega Andrew Constance has today announced that bushfire affected residents in the Bega Valley and Eurobodalla shires will not have to worry about the cost of cleaning up […]

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Bushfire Response Assisted By Western Australian Data

Bushfire Response Assisted By Western Australian Data

17 January 2020

Western Australia Acting Minister for Lands Stephen Dawson Western Australian Data Assisting Bushfire Response Victor P Taffa Landgate data has been made available to Commonwealth agencies and not-for-profit organisations to assist with the national bushfire response Maps provide vital information on landscape and terrain Landgate’s data has been made available to various organisations to support […]

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Disaster Assistance Available To Central Highlands And Southern Midlands

Disaster Assistance Available To Central Highlands And Southern Midlands

12 January 2020

Tasmania Premier Will Hodgman Support For Bushfire Affected Councils In Tasmania Victor P Taffa Disaster assistance has been made available to Central Highlands and Southern Midlands councils to help pay for the costs of fighting the Pelham Bushfire, the clean-up and road repairs. Assistance is being provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding […]

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Volunteer Firefighters’ Financial Support Program To Be Extended

Volunteer Firefighters’ Financial Support Program To Be Extended

12 January 2020

Australian Capital Territory Chief Minister Andrew Barr Australian Capital Territory Minister for Police and Emergency Services Mick Gentleman Federal Government Agrees To Extend Support For Volunteer Rural Firefighters Victor P Taffa Chief Minister Andrew Barr and Minister for Police and Emergency Services Mick Gentleman have written to Prime Minister Scott Morrison regarding Volunteer Firefighters’ Financial […]

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Recovery And Restoration Grants Available For Fingal Valley Community

Recovery And Restoration Grants Available For Fingal Valley Community

11 January 2020

Tasmania Premier Will Hodgman Recovery And Restoration Support For Fingal Valley Communities Victor P Taffa Recovery and Restoration Grants of up to $9,400 have been made available to support people in the Break O’Day Council area whose homes have been damaged or destroyed by the Fingal bushfires, Premier Will Hodgman said. Federal Minister for Natural […]

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Mental Health Clinicians Deployed For People Suffering From Bushfire Crisis

Mental Health Clinicians Deployed For People Suffering From Bushfire Crisis

10 January 2020

New South Wales Minister for Mental Health Bronnie Taylor Mental Health Support During Bushfire Crisis Victor P Taffa New South Wales Government is deploying teams of mental health clinicians to support people suffering from the bushfire crisis to help rebuild their lives. Minister for Mental Health Bronnie Taylor said specialist Bushfire Recovery Clinicians will work […]

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Bushfire Affected Areas Supported By Service New South Wales Buses

Bushfire Affected Areas Supported By Service New South Wales Buses

10 January 2020

New South Wales Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello Service New South Wales Buses Helping Bushfire Affected Areas Victor P Taffa Two Service NSW Mobile Service Centres, including a new community focused bus, have today hit the road, providing much needed help to bushfire affected communities. Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello said the custom-fitted […]

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Bushfire Recovery Victoria To Be Established

Bushfire Recovery Victoria To Be Established

09 January 2020

Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews New Dedicated Agency To Guide Bushfire Recovery Victor P Taffa A new permanent dedicated agency will work directly with local communities impacted by our state’s devastating bushfires, as we begin the long process of rebuilding and recovery. New Bushfire Recovery Victoria (BRV) will be wholly focused on the needs of Victorian […]

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City Of Perth Skyworks 2020 To Raise Funds For Bushfire Survivors

City Of Perth Skyworks 2020 To Raise Funds For Bushfire Survivors

09 January 2020

Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan Western Australians Encouraged To Dig Deep At Skyworks 2020 Victor P Taffa City of Perth Skyworks 2020 to raise funds for people impacted by bushfires Skyworks 2020 attendees can donate at the event with cash or EFTPOS Western Australians encouraged to donate to authorised bushfire appeals in the lead up […]

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Recovery Funding For Wildlife After Bushfires

Recovery Funding For Wildlife After Bushfires

09 January 2020

South Australia Minister for Environment and Water David Speirs Extra Support For Wildlife Recovery After Bushfires Victor P Taffa State Government will be providing $50,000 funding and extra medical equipment to wildlife recovery centres across the state to help with the treatment of injured animals after recent bushfires in South Australia. $50,000 will be made […]

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Supporting Bushfire Affected Farmers In East Gippsland And North-East Victoria

Supporting Bushfire Affected Farmers In East Gippsland And North-East Victoria

08 January 2020

Victoria Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes Supporting Bushfire-Affected Farmers Victor P Taffa Andrews Government is providing assistance to farmers affected by bushfires in East Gippsland and north-east Victoria to make sure they have the support they need during and after the disaster. “These fires have been devastating for communities across Victoria and have caused extreme […]

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