Ms BATH (Eastern Victoria) (12:41): My question is to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services. The Morwell CFA brigade volunteers have for months been voicing their concerns regarding the move to a new, soon-to-be-built Fire Rescue Victoria station. They have articulated very clearly their strong opposition to the CFA, to you, Minister, and to other local state MPs, stating, and I quote:
We believe that constraining the Morwell Fire Brigade to a new station, will not improve service delivery among volunteers, it would hinder it.
Other CFA volunteers and brigades such as Lara and Eltham are either in negotiations or have confirmed separation of volunteers and staff, while Morwell volunteers are being forced against their wishes. The Morwell CFA volunteers are not moving, so they say, and I back them on that. They have had no communications from you, Minister, or any upper house Labor MPs, instead learning about the forced move from a Labor government media release. Minister, why are you failing to respond to the Morwell CFA volunteers and forcing them to move? I thank the members of the Morwell CFA for being here today.