More reports in the media at the weekend of bullying of our brave firefighters by members of the thuggish United Firefighters Union (UFU) raises the question: when will Daniel Andrews stop standing by UFU leader, Peter Marshall?

Shadow Emergency Services Minister Brad Battin said it was just another week of media reports detailing harassment and threatening behaviour by the United Firefighters Union.

So toxic has the UFU become that Daniel Andrews can’t even bring himself to say the name of its leader, Peter Marshall, let alone admonish him.

Daniel Andrews has gone to war with the CFA because of Peter Marshall and we have the ask the question: why?

What does Peter Marshall have over him?

The women and men of our fire services risk their lives every day to protect us yet Daniel Andrews is failing to protect them.

At the next election Victorians will have a clear choice, Premier Daniel Andrews who in his failure to condemn the bullying condones it, or Premier Matthew Guy who will stand up and protect our protectors.


Shadow Minister for Women Emma Kealy was disgusted at Mr Andrews lack of action over the bullying and photographing of women entering a hearing about sexual harassment in the fire services.

It’s incredibly difficult for women to speak up about sexual assault or harassment in the workplace when they fear they’ll get the blame.

Further allegations show the fire services have continually failed to stand up for women who have been victims of sexual assault, harassment or bullying.

Last week, the Premier and his Ministers chose to laugh, sneer and make jokes when asked about harassment and bullying of women in the fire services.

The Premier should be standing up for women, but Daniel Andrews is now blaming the victims rather than taking action

The standard you walk past is the standard you accept. Daniel Andrews waxes lyrical about standing up for women, but when it comes to following through he is failing to meet the standard all Victorians expect.



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