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Presumptive legislation is logical

Posted by: Paul Entwistle | 7 March, 2012 - 10:25 AM
Presumptive legislation for Fire Fighters.

Canadian fire fighting experts have thrown their expertise behind WA's Fire Fighter Union as they push to have presumptive legislation introduced. Paul Murray spoke to Edmonton Fire Chief, Ken Block, and Canadian Fire Fighters Union President, Alex Forrest.

Blog comments Your Say

  • Mr Barnett
    The science has already been done on the risk of cancers for our Fire Fighter and Presumptive legislation has already been scrutinised by your colleagues in Canberra, so why are you stalling?
    If you had allowed the Fire Chief from Alberta only thirty minutes of your time you would have realise that this legislation has had little impact on workers compensation premiums in his fire service in Canada. By delaying this legislation, shows the true regard you and your party have towards the Fire Fighters that put the community first before their own health.

    John Chatfield Friday 9 March, 2012 - 4:17 PM
  • Mr Barnett why are you delaying on this issue? Your statement that "We are not going to get on a bandwagon of opposition legislation" sounds like another stalling tactic when there are numerous studies out there showing the link between these cancers and fire fighting. Surely we don't need another study into this. Please look at the overwhelming evidence out there and put this through now. Every delay could cause another firefighter to become a victim of cancer รข?? the last thing they need is to be fighting to prove that it is work related. Please follow the lead of your Federal colleagues, this issue is above politics.

    Derek McCulloch Friday 9 March, 2012 - 2:37 PM
  • MR Barnett: I can not believe you think it is necesary to dalay the decision for presumptive legeslation! It is not just the firefighters affected by numerous cancers undoubtly being caused by exposure to carcinogins related to evryday occupational hazards, but the families they leave behind.

    Samantha Hunt Friday 9 March, 2012 - 11:46 AM
  • Come on Premier, why are you delaying this legislation when all of the evidence is already out there. We dont delay when we get called on to do our bit for the community.

    Clint Hart Friday 9 March, 2012 - 10:38 AM
  • Mr. Barnett, why would you not support the firefighters with the Presumptive legislation. My husband has been a firefighter for 28 years and has been exposed to events that most people would never see or deal with including yourself and colleagues in a lifetime.
    The very least you can do is get behind the men and women who protect your family and that of your colleagues... at least your wife doesnt have the worry of you not coming home from work. Wasting money on a study that has already been proven correct overseas could well be used supporting the families of firefighters already affected. DO SOMETHING !

    claire Friday 9 March, 2012 - 10:09 AM
  • Mr Barnett and all Liberal members,
    This legislation to support firefighters that serve the community has been unilaterally supported in the federal parliament, and is supported by other parties in this state, because the evidence is clear from numerous studies already conducted. Another study would waste money to achieve the same answer.
    I have been a firefighter for 24 years, have lost colleges and others are fighting cancer right now.
    We need this legislation now to assist those who fight to protect citizens and are now fighting to save their own lives.

    Adam Steenson Thursday 8 March, 2012 - 11:35 PM

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