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Rural fire brigades back LNP’s Bushfire Mitigation Plan

29th September 2020

The LNP has welcomed the endorsement of its bushfire mitigation plan by the experts in the field – the Rural Fire Brigade Association of Queensland (RFBAQ).

The RFBAQ’s ringing endorsement stated it was “supportive of the LNP 10 Point Plan and see it as a platform for brigades and landholders to better manage their bushfire risk”’*.

The LNP also received full marks from the RFBAQ on the association’s key five key strategies it had identified to improve the treatment and support for its 35,000 volunteers**.

LNP Shadow Minister for Fire and Emergency Services Lachlan Millar said the LNP was the only party that had a serious plan to get Queensland’s bushfire mitigation back under control.

“Queenslanders can have confidence in our plan for bushfire mitigation that is backed by the experts responsible for fighting fires,” Mr Millar said.

“This endorsement from the RFBAQ comes after the Federal Government’s Royal Commission in bushfires interim report supported key elements of the LNP’s comprehensive plan to get Queensland bushfire ready.”

“The LNP’s 10-point bushfire mitigation plan will restore local control to rural fire brigades as well as establish a dedicated Rural Fire Board.

“The LNP is the only party that has a plan that will put bushfire prevention at the forefront of its priorities to ensure Queenslanders are kept safe.

“In stark contrast, the Palaszczuk Labor Government is using smoke and mirrors to hide its cuts to Queensland’s rural fire brigades.

“A Deb Frecklington LNP Government will treat rural firies with the respect they deserve and provide them with the equipment they need.”

* RFBAQ LNP 10-point bushfire plan:

** RFBAQ 2020 State Election Commitment request from Registered Political Parties