Should CFS officers have ‘power to direct’? | POLL

Should CFS officers have ‘power to direct’? | POLL

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Under proposed legislative changes, CFS officers would be given the power to force farmers to stop harvesting on dangerous days.

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Under proposed legislative changes, CFS officers would be given the power to force farmers to stop harvesting on dangerous days.

Emergency Services Minister Corey Wingard introduced the Fire and Emergency Services (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2018 in Parliament last week, to incorporate recommendations from a 2013 review of the Act and “internal reviews undertaken by the emergency services sector” into the Act.

This includes “providing CFS officers with the power to direct the cessation of harvesting or any other actions that, due to weather conditions, may cause a fire if ignited to get out of control”.

Do you agree with the move?

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