Emergency Services Workers tribute

Ms BATH: I rise today to really pay homage to our CFA and emergency services workers, who have been doing an amazing job in New South Wales. Many of our Gippsland representatives have supplied tankers, volunteers and equipment to the New South Wales fire front to really support that pushback following those terrible events up there. I also acknowledge that only this week we have seen lighting strikes on high fuel loads with dry conditions. We have seen more fires up near Bruthen and W Tree etcetera, and we are going to see more of them. We wholeheartedly wish for our firefighters and the Victoria State Emergency Service to really support this, as they will, but also to come home safely and protect life and property as we go into a very serious fire season ahead.