Footnotes

Chapter 1

[1]        Votes and Proceedings No. 2, 31 August 2016, p. 48.

[2]        Journals of the Senate No. 3, 1 September 2016, p. 92.

[3]        Department of Employment, Submission 2, p. 3.

[4]        Department of Employment, Submission 2, pp. 4–5.

[5]        Department of Employment, Submission 2, p. 5.

[6]        Department of Employment, Submission 2, p. 3.

[7]        Country Fire Authority Act 1958 (Vic), sections 6F–6I, www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/vic/consol_act/cfaa1958292/, (accessed 22 September 2016).

[8]        Department of Employment, Submission 2, p. 3.

[9]        As noted above, the term 'career firefighter' refers to what the EBA terms 'professional firefighter'.

[10]      Fair Work Commission, Final Recommendation, United Firefighters' Union of Australia v Country Fire Authority, 1 June 2016, Melbourne, pp. 2–3, http://cfaonline.cfa.vic.gov.au/mycfa/Show?pageId=publicDisplayDoc&docId=026463 (accessed 22 September 2016).

[11]      Department of Employment, Submission 2, p. 3.

[12]      The Hon. James Merlino MP, Deputy Premier of Victoria and Emergency Services Minister, 'Statement on the CFA Board', Media Release, 10 June 2016, https://284532a540b00726ab7e-ff7c063c60e1f1cafc9413f00ac5293c.ssl.cf4.rackcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/160610-Statement-On-The-CFA-Board.pdf (accessed 22 September 2016).

[13]      Department of Employment, Submission 2, p. 3.

[14]      Department of Employment, Submission 2, p. 3.

[15]      Department of Employment, Submission 2, pp. 3–4.

[16]      Prime Minister, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, Second reading speech, House of Representatives Hansard, 31 August 2016, pp. 24–26, http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/genpdf/chamber/hansardr/f706773d-28cd-4fb7-b62a-9ed884a645d8/0045/hansard_frag.pdf;fileType=application%2Fpdf, (accessed 22 September 2016).

[17]      Fair Work Amendment (Respect for Emergency Services Volunteers) Bill 2016, Explanatory Memorandum, p. iv.

[18]      Explanatory Memorandum, p. i.

[19]      Explanatory Memorandum, p. i.

[20]      Department of Employment, Submission 2, p. 6.

[21]      Explanatory Memorandum, p. i.

[22]      Department of Employment, Submission 2, p. 6.

[23]      Victorian Government, Submission 1, pp. 3–4.

[24]      Department of Employment, Submission 2, p. 6.

[25]      Explanatory Memorandum, p. i.

[26]      Explanatory Memorandum, p. i.

[27]      Fair Work Amendment (Respect for Emergency Services Volunteers) Bill 2016, Statement of compatibility with human rights, p. v.

[28]      Statement of compatibility with human rights, p. iv.

[29]      Explanatory Memorandum, p. iii.

Chapter 2

[1]        Victorian Government, Submission 1, p. 8.

[2]        Victorian Government, Submission 1, p. 8.

[3]        Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria, 'About CFA volunteers', www.vfbv.com.au/index.php/about/ourvolunteers/aboutvolunteers, (accessed 22 September 2016).

[4]        Victorian Government, Submission 1, p. 8.

[5]        Victorian Government, Submission 1, p. 8.

[6]        Please note that the numbers of brigades shown in Figure 2.2 may not exactly match the figures provided in the Victorian Government submission. Figure 2.2 provides a valuable visual illustration of the breakdown of brigades in Victoria, but the numbers of brigades provided in the text of this chapter are drawn from the Victorian Government submission and should be taken as the most up-to-date data available.

[7]        Country Fire Authority Act 1958 (Vic), s. 7.

[8]        Country Fire Authority Act 1958 (Vic), ss. 7(4).

[9]        United Firefighters Union, Submission 54, p. 2.

[10]      Victorian Government, Submission 1, p. 8; United Firefighters Union, Submission 54, p. 2.

[11]      Country Fire Authority Act 1958 (Vic), ss. 7(4).

[12]      Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission, Final Report, July 2010, p. 4, www.royalcommission.vic.gov.au/finaldocuments/summary/PF/VBRC_Summary_PF.pdf, (accessed 22 September 2016).

[13]      Country Fire Authority Act 1958 (Vic), sections 6F–6I, www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/vic/consol_act/cfaa1958292/ (accessed 22 September 2016).

[14]      Colleen Bryant, Understanding bushfire: trends in deliberate vegetation fires in Australia, Australian Institute of Criminology, January 2008, p. 7, www.aic.gov.au/media_library/publications/tbp/tbp027/tbp027.pdf (accessed 22 September 2016).

Chapter 3

[1]        United Firefighters Union Victoria Branch, Submission 83, Attachment 6—Country Fire Authority / United Firefighters Union of Australia Operational Staff Enterprise Agreement 2016. This version of the EBA was released on 12 August 2016.

[2]        See Fair Work Commission, Final recommendation, United Firefighters' Union of Australia v Country Fire Authority, 1 June 2016, http://cfaonline.cfa.vic.gov.au/mycfa/Show?pageId=publicDisplayDoc&docId=026463 (accessed 22 September 2016).

[3]        Mr John Peberdy, Submission 4, pp. 3–5. See also ss. 6F–6I, Country Fire Authority Act 1958 (Vic).

[4]        Section 6F of the Country Fire Authority Act 1958 (Vic) states that 'The [Victorian] Parliament recognises that the Authority is first and foremost a volunteer-based organisation, in which volunteer officers and members are supported by employees in a fully integrated manner.'

[5]        Mr John Peberdy, Submission 4, p. 4.

[6]        Mr John Peberdy, Submission 4, p. 4.

[7]        Mr Greg McManus, Volunteer Firefighter, North Geelong district, Committee Hansard, 19 September 2016, p. 7.

[8]        Mr Jay Martin, Submission 66, p. 1.

[9]        Ms Leigh Sutton, Submission 170, p. 1.

[10]      Ms Sue Bull, Submission 297, p. 1.

[11]      Fair Work Commission, Resolving disputes, www.fwc.gov.au/disputes-at-work/how-the-commission-works/resolving-disputes (accessed 4 October 2016).

[12]      Victorian Government, Submission 1, pp. 3–4.

[13]      Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria, Submission 55, p. 12; Mr John Peberdy, Submission 4; Mr Michael Tudball, Submission 5; Ms Lucinda Nolan, private capacity, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016, pp. 25–26; see also Mr Joe Buffone, Standing Committee on Environment and Planning, Inquiry into Fire Season Preparedness, Parliament of Victoria, Transcript, 6 September 2016, p. 76.

[14]      Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria, Submission 55, p. 15.

[15]      Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria, Submission 55, pp. 12–13. Appendix 3 reproduces the table from the VFBV's submission which sets out 46 specific instances where EBA clauses constrain CFA decision making and erode the CFA's ability to meet its consultation obligations to volunteers consistent with the CFA Act and Volunteer Charter, Submission 55, p. 42.

[16]      Mr John Peberdy, Submission 4, p. 5.

[17]      Mr Joe Buffone, Standing Committee on Environment and Planning, Inquiry into Fire Season Preparedness, Parliament of Victoria, Transcript, 6 September 2016, p. 76.

[18]      Mr Joe Buffone, Standing Committee on Environment and Planning, Inquiry into Fire Season Preparedness, Parliament of Victoria, Transcript, 6 September 2016, p. 77.

[19]      Mr Joe Buffone, Standing Committee on Environment and Planning, Inquiry into Fire Season Preparedness, Parliament of Victoria, Transcript, 6 September 2016, p. 85.

[20]      Ms Lucinda Nolan, private capacity, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016, pp. 25–26.

[21]      Ms Lucinda Nolan, private capacity, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016, p. 34.

[22]      Mr Brad Battin MP, Submission 15, p. 4.

[23]      Mr Michael Tudball, Submission 5, p. 1.

[24]      Mr Michael Tudball, Submission 5, p. 1.

[25]      See Country Fire Authority Act 1958 (Vic), sections 6F–6I, www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/vic/consol_act/cfaa1958292/ (accessed 22 September 2016).

[26]      Volunteer Charter, 27 February 2011, Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria, Submission 55, p. 42.

[27]      Mr Michael Tudball, Submission 5, p. 3.

[28]      Mr Joe Buffone, Standing Committee on Environment and Planning, Inquiry into Fire Season Preparedness, Parliament of Victoria, Transcript, 6 September 2016, pp. 76–77.

[29]      Ms Lucinda Nolan, private capacity, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016, p. 24.

[30]      Victorian Farmers Federation, Submission 3, p. 2.

[31]      Council of Australian Volunteer Fire Associations Limited, Submission 18, p. 1.

[32]      Mr Steve Warrington, Chief Officer, Country Fire Authority, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016, p. 90. The dispute resolution mechanism is contained within clauses 21A, 26 and 58 of the proposed EBA.

[33]      Professor Andrew Stewart, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016, p. 42.

[34]      See for example Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria, Submission 55; Victorian Farmers Federation, Submission 3; Mr John Peberdy, Submission 4; Mr Michael Tudball, Submission 5; Mr Brad Battin MP, Submission 15.

[35]      Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria, Submission 55, p. 23.

[36]      Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria, Submission 55, p. 23.

[37]      Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria, Submission 55, p. 50.

[38]      Correspondence, Mr Peter Rau, former Chief Officer of the Victorian Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board, to the Victorian Emergency Services Minister, the Hon James Merlino MP, 30 June 2016, http://media.heraldsun.com.au/PDF/2016/Aug/1009_001.pdf, (accessed 4 October 2016).

[39]      Victorian Farmers Federation, Submission 3, p. 3.

[40]      United Firefighters Union Victoria Branch, Submission 83, Attachment 6, Country Fire Authority / United Firefighters Union of Australia Operational Staff Enterprise Agreement 2016, Clause 16.1.

[41]      Victorian Farmers Federation, Submission 3, p. 3.

[42]      Victorian Farmers Federation, Submission 3, p. 5.

[43]      Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria, Submission 55, p. 21, emphasis original.

[44]      United Firefighters Union Victoria Branch, Submission 83, p. 16.

[45]      Mr Peter Marshall, National Secretary United Firefighters Union, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016, p. 67.

[46]      Mr Alan Thistlethwaite, career firefighter, Greenvale, Committee Hansard, 19 September 2016, p. 24.

[47]      Clause 26.2.6 of the proposed EBA.

[48]      Mr Chris Rutherfurd, Submission 62, p. 1.

[49]      Mr David Blackburn, volunteer firefighter, Ararat district, Committee Hansard, 19 September 2016, p. 38.

[50]      Mr Bill Stockdale, private capacity, Committee Hansard, 19 September 2016, p. 3.

[51]      Mr Lachlan Gales, volunteer firefighter, Wangaratta District, Committee Hansard, 19 September 2016, p. 12.

[52]      Mr Lachlan Gales, volunteer firefighter, Wangaratta District, Committee Hansard, 19 September 2016, p. 12.

[53]      Mr Peter Marshall, National Secretary, United Firefighters Union, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016, p. 76.

[54]      Mr Peter Marshall, National Secretary, United Firefighters Union, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016, pp. 76–77.

[55]      Mr Andrew Ford, Chief Executive Officer, Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016, p. 8.

[56]      Mr Andrew Ford, Chief Executive Officer, Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016, p. 14.

[57]      Senator Chris Back, Committee Hansard, 19 September 2016, p. 30.

[58]      Mr Walter Aich, volunteer firefighter, Warragul District, Committee Hansard, 19 September 2016, p. 32.

[59]      Mr Walter Aich, volunteer firefighter, Warragul District, Committee Hansard, 19 September 2016, p. 32.

[60]      Mr Neil Beer, private capacity, Committee Hansard, 19 September 2016, pp. 8–9.

[61]      Mr Greg McManus, volunteer firefighter, North Geelong District, Committee Hansard, 19 September 2016, p. 7.

[62]      Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria, Submission 55, p. 26.

[63]      Victoria Emergency Service Association, Submission 19, pp. 1–2.

[64]      Mr Greg McManus, volunteer firefighter, North Geelong District, Committee Hansard, 19 September 2016, p. 7.

[65]      Mr Lachlan Gales, volunteer firefighter, Wangaratta District, Committee Hansard, 19 September 2016, p. 11.

[66]      Mr Andrew Ford, Chief Executive Officer, Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016, p. 8.

[67]      Mr Andrew Ford, Chief Executive Officer, Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016, p. 8.

[68]      Mr Andrew Ford, Chief Executive Officer, Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016, p. 8.

[69]      Fair Work Commission, Final recommendation, United Firefighters' Union of Australia v Country Fire Authority, 1 June 2016, Melbourne, pp. 2–3, http://cfaonline.cfa.vic.gov.au/mycfa/Show?pageId=publicDisplayDoc&docId=026463

[70]      The Joint Statement of Intent was released on 12 August 2016.

[71]      Joint Statement of Intent by the Country Fire Authority and the United Firefighters Union of Australia, http://news.cfa.vic.gov.au/attachments/article/7676/Joint%20Statement%20of%20Intent.pdf (accessed 22 September 2016).

[72]      Mr Peter Spicer, Senior Station Officer Craigieburn, Committee Hansard, 19 September 2016, p. 19.

[73]      Mr Peter Spicer, Senior Station Officer Craigieburn, Committee Hansard, 19 September 2016, pp. 19–20.

[74]      Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria, Submission 55, p. 25.

[75]      Mr Walter Aich, volunteer firefighter, Warragul District, Committee Hansard , 19 September 2016, p. 32.

[76]      Mr Greg McManus, volunteer firefighter, North Geelong District, Committee Hansard, 19 September 2016, p. 7.

[77]      Correspondence, Mr Peter Rau, former Chief Officer of the Victorian Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board, to the Victorian Emergency Services Minister, the Hon James Merlino MP, 30 June 2016, http://media.heraldsun.com.au/PDF/2016/Aug/1009_001.pdf, (accessed 4 October 2016).

[78]      Clause 44.20.2, 2016 CFA UFU Operational Staff Enterprise Agreement 2016 – FINAL, p. 67.

[79]      Clause 89.1, 2016 CFA UFU Operational Staff Enterprise Agreement 2016 – FINAL, p. 109.

[80]      For example see Mr John Peberdy, Submission 4, p. 5; Mr Michael Tudball, Submission 5, p. 2; Victorian Farmers Federation, Submission 3, p. 2.

[81]      Mr Michael Tudball, Submission 5, p. 5; Victorian Farmers Federation, Submission 3, p. 2; National Farmers Federation, Submission 7, pp. 10–11.

[82]      National Farmers Federation, Submission 7, pp. 10–11.

[83]      Victorian Farmers Federation, Submission 3, p. 2.

[84]      Victorian Farmers Federation, Submission 3, p. 2.

[85]      Mr Michael Tudball, Submission 5, pp. 4–5.

[86]      Mr Michael Tudball, Submission 5, p. 5.

[87]      Victorian Farmers Federation, Submission 3, p. 2.

[88]      National Farmers Federation, Submission 7, pp. 10–11; Victorian Farmers Federation, Submission 3, p. 2.

[89]      Ms Francis Diver, Chief Executive Officer, CFA, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016, pp. 95–96.

[90]      Mr Michael Tudball, Submission 5, p. 3.

[91]      Ms Lucinda Nolan, private capacity, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016, pp. 27 and 30.

[92]      Victorian Farmers Federation, Submission 3, p. 2.

[93]      Mr Michael Tudball, Submission 5, p. 4.

[94]      Professor Andrew Stewart, Submission 17, p. 2; Professor Andrew Stewart, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016, p. 37.

[95]      Mr John Peberdy, Submission 4, p. 5.

[96]      National Farmers Federation, Submission 7, p. 7.

[97]      National Farmers Federation, Submission 7, p. 7.

[98]      Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria, Submission 55, p. 17.

[99]      Mr Lachlan Gales, volunteer firefighter, Wangaratta district, Committee Hansard, 19 September 2016, p. 5.

[100]    Mrs Sharron Jones, volunteer firefighter, Wangaratta district, Committee Hansard, 19 September 2016, p. 15.

[101]    Miss Eliza Sawyer, volunteer firefighter, Lilydale district, Committee Hansard, 19 September 2016, p. 8.

[102]    Miss Eliza Sawyer, volunteer firefighter, Lilydale district, Committee Hansard, 19 September 2016, p. 8.

[103]    Fair Work Amendment (Respect for Emergency Services Volunteers) Bill 2016, Explanatory Memorandum, p. i.

[104]    Mr Andrew Ford, Chief Executive Officer, Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016, pp. 3-4.

[105]    Mr Bill Stockdale, Secretary of Tatura fire brigade, Committee Hansard, 19 September 2016,
 p. 2.

[106]    Mrs Mary-Anne Egan, volunteer firefighter, Wangaratta district, Committee Hansard, 19 September 2016, p. 38.

[107]    Victorian Government, Submission 1, p. 1.

[108]    Ryan Carlisle Thomas Lawyers, Submission 8, p. 14.

[109]    Police Federation of Australia, Submission 6, p. 1. The police force in the NT operates under an arbitral tribunal.

[110]    Police Federation of Australia, Submission 6, pp. 1–2.

[111]    Ambulance Employees Australia Victoria, Submission 13, p. 3.

[112]    Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation Victorian Branch, Submission 14, p. 3.

[113]    Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation, Submission 89, p. 3.

[114]    Australian Council of Trade Unions, Submission 9, p. 2.

[115]    Dr Alison Morehead, Group Manager, Workplace Relations Policy Group, Commonwealth Department of Employment, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016, p. 105.

[116]    Dr Alison Morehead, Group Manager, Workplace Relations Policy Group, Commonwealth Department of Employment, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016, p. 105.

[117]    Victoria Emergency Service Association, Submission 19, p. 1.

[118]    Victoria Emergency Service Association, Submission 19, p. 1.

[119]    Mr Andrew Ford, Chief Executive Officer, Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016, p. 2.

[120]    Mr Andrew Ford, Chief Executive Officer, Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016, p. 2.

[121]    Mr Robert Cooke, volunteer firefighter, Wendouree district, Committee Hansard, 19 September 2016, p. 36.

[122]    Dr Alison Morehead, Group Manager, Workplace Relations Policy Group, Department of Employment, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016, pp. 104-105.

[123]    Dr Alison Morehead, Group Manager, Workplace Relations Policy Group, Department of Employment, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016, pp. 104-105.

[124]    Ryan Carlisle Thomas Lawyers, Submission 8, p. 6.

[125]    Professor Andrew Stewart, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016, p. 39.

[126]    Professor Andrew Stewart, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016, p. 39.

[127]    Australian Council of Trade Unions, Submission 9, p. 3.

[128]    Australian Council of Trade Unions, Submission 9,p. 3.

[129]    Prime Minister, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, Second reading speech, House of Representatives Hansard, 31 August 2016, p. 80.

[130]    Ryan Carlisle Thomas Lawyers, Submission 8, p. 9.

[131]    Ryan Carlisle Thomas Lawyers, Submission 8, p. 10.

[132]    Professor Andrew Stewart, Submission 17, p. 2.

[133]    Professor Andrew Stewart, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016, p. 37.

[134]    Professor Andrew Stewart, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016, p. 38.

[135]    Mr Jeremy O'Sullivan, Chief Counsel, Workplace Relations Legal, Commonwealth Department of Employment, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016, p. 111.

[136]    Mr Jeremy O'Sullivan, Chief Counsel, Workplace Relations Legal, Commonwealth Department of Employment, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016, p. 110.

[137]    Clause 2, Schedule 1, Fair Work Amendment (Respect for Emergency Services Volunteers) Bill 2016.

Non-government Senators' Dissenting Report

[1]        'CFA dispute: Victorian volunteer firefighters win bid to halt workplace deal vote', ABC News, 17 August 2016, http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-17/volunteer-firefighters-win-bid-to-halt-cfa-workplace-deal-vote/7751714 (accessed 9 October 2016).

[2]        Prime Minister the Hon Malcolm Turnbull, 'Fair Work Amendment to protect Victorian volunteer firefighters', Media Release, 22 August 2016, https://www.liberal.org.au/latest-news/2016/08/22/fair-work-amendment-protect-victorian-volunteer-firefighters (accessed 10 October 2016).

[3]        Professor Andrew Stewart, answer to question on notice, pp. 1–2; see also Professor Andrew Stewart, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016, p. 42.

[4]        Professor Andrew Stewart, answer to question on notice, p. 2.

[5]        Professor Andrew Stewart, answer to question on notice, p. 3.

[6]        Professor Andrew Stewart, Submission 17, p. 3.

[7]        Professor Andrew Stewart, Submission 17, p. 4.

[8]        Professor Andrew Stewart, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016, p. 38.

[9]        Mr Steve Warrington, Chief Officer, Country Fire Authority, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016, p. 90.

[10]      Mr Steve Warrington, Chief Officer, Country Fire Authority, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016, p. 95.

[11]      Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee, Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment (Fair Protection for Firefighters) Bill 2011 Report, September 2011, p. 45.

[12]      Professor Andrew Stewart, response to question on notice, p. 3.

[13]      See Nick Toscano and Richard Willington, 'Firefighter stoush: Secret report for CFA reveals anti-union ambitions', The Age, 6 September 2016, http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/firefighter-stoush-secret-report-for-cfa-reveals-antiunion-ambitions-20160905-gr9dtc.html (accessed 7 October 2016).

[14]      Mr Alan Thistlethwaite, career firefighter, Greenvale, Committee Hansard, 19 September 2016, p. 27.

[15]      Mr Peter Marshall, National Secretary and Victorian Branch Secretary, United Firefighters Union, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016, pp. 64–65.

[16]      Mr Peter Marshall, National Secretary and Victorian Branch Secretary, United Firefighters Union, p. 2 (tabled 28 September 2016).

[17]      Mr Peter Marshall, National Secretary and Victorian Branch Secretary, United Firefighters Union, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016, p. 64.

[18]      Mr Peter Marshall, National Secretary and Victorian Branch Secretary, United Firefighters Union, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016, p. 70.

[19]      Mr Peter Marshall, National Secretary and Victorian Branch Secretary, United Firefighters Union, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016, p. 70.

[20]      Mr Peter Marshall, National Secretary and Victorian Branch Secretary, United Firefighters Union, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016, p. 80.

[21]      Mr Peter Marshall, National Secretary and Victorian Branch Secretary, United Firefighters Union, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016, pp. 74 and 75.

[22]      Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, Federal Minister for Employment, 'CFA volunteers deserve federal support', Herald Sun, 22 August 2016, p. 23.

[23]      Mr Peter Marshall, National Secretary and Victorian Branch Secretary, United Firefighters Union, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016, p. 74.

[24]      Mr Raj Faour, volunteer, Hallam, Committee Hansard, 19 September 2016, p. 21

[25]      Mr Raj Faour, volunteer, Hallam, Committee Hansard, 19 September 2016, p. 21

[26]      Mr Luke Symeoy, volunteer, Craigieburn, Committee Hansard, 19 September 2016, p. 22.

[27]      Mr Luke Symeoy, volunteer, Craigieburn, Committee Hansard, 19 September 2016, p. 26.

[28]      Ms Lucinda Nolan, Private capacity, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016, p. 22.

[29]      Exchange between Senator Cameron and Ms Lucinda Nolan, Private capacity, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016, p. 31.

[30]      Exchange between Senator Marshall and Ms Lucinda Nolan, Private capacity, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016, p. 22. Ms Nolan appeared before the Victorian committee on 6 September 2016.

[31]      Ms Lucinda Nolan, Private capacity, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016, p. 23.

[32]      Mr Peter Marshall, National Secretary and Victorian Branch Secretary, United Firefighters Union, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016, p. 78.

[33]      Exchange between Senator Cameron and Ms Lucinda Nolan, Private capacity, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016, p. 29.

[34]      See Nick Toscano and Richard Willington, 'Firefighter stoush: Secret report for CFA reveals anti-union ambitions', The Age, 6 September 2016, http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/firefighter-stoush-secret-report-for-cfa-reveals-antiunion-ambitions-20160905-gr9dtc.html (accessed 7 October 2016).

[35]      Exchange between Senator Marshall and Mr Peberdy and Mr Tudball, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016, p. 46.

[36]      Vincent O'Grady, Submission 319.

[37]      Mr Luke Symeoy, volunteer, Craigieburn, Committee Hansard, 19 September 2016, p. 23.

[38]      Mr Raj Faour, volunteer, Hallam, Committee Hansard, 19 September 2016, p. 21. Emphasis added.

[39]      Ms Lucinda Nolan, private capacity, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016, p. 21.

[40]      Fair Work Commission, Final Recommendation, United Firefighters' Union of Australia v Country Fire Authority, 1 June 2016, Melbourne, p. 2,

[41]      Ms Frances Diver, Chief Executive Officer CFA, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016,
pp 90-91.

[42]      Ms Frances Diver, Chief Executive Officer CFA, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016,
pp 90-91.

[43]      Mr Peter Marshall, National Secretary UFU, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016,
p. 76-77.

[44]      Mr Peter Marshall, National Secretary UFU, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016,
p. 76-77.

[45]      Mr Peter Spicer, Senior Station Officer, Craigieburn, Committee Hansard, 19 September 2016, p. 19.

[46]      Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria, Submission 55, p. 20.

[47]      Chief Officer Mr Steven Warrington, CFA combined response to questions on notice, Schedule C, p. 5, paragraphs  (b) and (c).

[48]      Mr Justin Rees, First Lieutenant and volunteer firefighter, Melton Brigade, Committee Hansard, 19 September 2016, p. 59.

[49]      Professor Andrew Stewart, private capacity, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016,
pp. 38–39.

[50]      Ms Frances Diver, Chief Executive Officer CFA, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016,
p. 98.

[51]      Mr Steve Warrington, Chief Officer, Country Fire Authority, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016, p. 90. The dispute resolution mechanism is contained within clauses 21A, 26 and 58 of the proposed EBA.

[52]      Professor Andrew Stewart, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016, p. 42.

[53]      CFA Board Resolution, p. 1, http://news.cfa.vic.gov.au/attachments/article/7676/CFA%20Board%20Resolution.pdf (accessed 4 October 2016).

[54]      Letter to Mr Steve Warrington, Chief Officer CFA from Mr Greg Smith, Chairman, CFA, Additional information No. 1, http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Education_and_Employment/EmergencyServicesBill/Additional_Documents

[55]      Professor Andrew Stewart, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016, p. 37.

[56]      Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation, Submission 89, p. 3; Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation Victorian Branch, Submission 14, p. 3

[57]      Police Federation of Australia, Submission 6, p. 1; Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation, Submission 89, p. 3; Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation Victorian Branch, Submission 14, p. 3.

[58]      Ryan Carlisle Thomas, Submission 8, p. 13.

[59]      Australian Council of Trade Unions, Submission 9; Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation Victorian Branch, Submission 14.

[60]      Ryan Carlisle Thomas Lawyers, Submission 8; Professor Andrew Stewart, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016, p. 39.

[61]      Ryan Carlisle Thomas Lawyers, Submission 8, p. 6; Professor Andrew Stewart, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016, p. 39; Australian Council of Trade Unions, Submission 9, p. 3.

[62]      Ryan Carlisle Thomas Lawyers, Submission 8, p. 6.

[63]      Ambulance Employees Australia Victoria, Submission 13, p. 3.

[64]      Professor Andrew Stewart, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016, p. 38.

[65]      Professor Andrew Stewart, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016, p. 38.

[66]      Mr Matt O'Connor, Deputy Secretary, Victorian Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016, p. 100.

[67]      Professor Andrew Stewart, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016, p. 38.

[68]      Professor Andrew Stewart, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016, p. 38.

[69]      Professor Andrew Stewart, Submission 17, p. 2.

[70]      Mr Jeremy O'Sullivan, Chief Counsel, Workplace Relations Legal, Department of Employment, Committee Hansard, 28 September 2016, p. 110.

Appendix 4 - Volunteer Charter[1]

[1]        Country Fire Authority, Volunteer Charter: http://www.ufba.org.nz/images/documents/Victoria_CFA_Volunteer_Charter.pdf