Shadow Minister for Emergency Services, Brad Battin
As Daniel Andrews meets with his Cabinet today to decide on the fate of our 60,000 strong volunteer CFA, James Merlino must publicly stand up for the residents and CFA volunteers in his seat of Monbulk.
James Merlino has been dodging the issue and refusing to say who he supports. If James Merlino supports the unions over the CFA volunteers and residents in Monbulk, then he should just say so.
The CFA saves lives and protects homes and property but James Merlino has gone missing in action when the CFA needs his support.
James Merlino has often taken advantage of media opportunities with his local CFA volunteers but it now appears that he was doing that for his own political gain.
If James Merlino really does support his local community and the heroic volunteers of the CFA, he will publicly declare his support today before Cabinet rubber stamps Daniel Andrews’ grubby union deal.
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