EXTRACT FROM PARLIAMENTARY DEBATES HANSARD
Tuesday, 16 August 2016
CONSTITUENCY QUESTIONS (8098)
The constituency question I ask is directed to the Premier and it relates to his constant bungling of the Country Fire Authority (CFA) enterprise bargaining agreement and the devastating effect it is having on the 60 000 CFA volunteers in this state, including those at the Scoresby and Rowville CFA stations in my electorate of Rowville. Premier, on 10 June you stated, ‘That’s why we’ve taken this leadership position today’; then on 15 June you said, ‘This dispute had to come to an end, and I ended it’. Premier, given that the CFA dispute continues to be an embarrassing mess nine weeks after these public statements, can you confirm that this fiasco is your definition of leadership?