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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2013 Week 14 Hansard (28 November) . . Page.. 4529..


ACT Rural Fire Service—brigade numbers (Question No 185)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on 31 October 2013:

In relation to ACT Rural Fire Service Brigade numbers, as of 27 October 2013, what were the total numbers of paid up members in the (a) Gungahlin Brigade, (b) Guises Creek Brigade, (c) Hall Brigade, (d) Jerrabomberra Brigade, (e) Molonglo Brigade, (f) Rivers Brigade, (g) Southern Brigade and (h) Tidbinbilla Brigade.

Mr Corbell: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

The ACT Rural Fire Service is supported by 621 active Volunteer members as at 28 November 2013:

(a) Gungahlin Brigade has 84 active members

(b) Guises Creek Brigade has 61 active members

(c) Hall Brigade has 67 active members

(d) Jerrabomberra Brigade has 86 active members

(e) Molonglo Brigade has 85 active members

(f) Rivers Brigade has 137 active members

(g) Southern Brigade has 62 active members

(h) Tidbinbilla Brigade has 39 active members

All membership fees are managed by each Brigade generally by the agreement of the membership on an annual basis at their Annual General Meetings.

Emergency services-resignations (Question No 186)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on 31 October 2013:

(1) Can the Government confirm the resignations of the (a) Deputy Chief Officer, Rural Fire Service and (b) Deputy Chief Officer, State Emergency Service.

(2) When were the respective resignations tendered.

(3) Has a process been initiated to fill these positions; if so, when was this initiated and what was done; if not, why not.

(4) What sections of the Emergencies Act 2004 stipulate the Government's responsibilities to fill these roles.

Mr Corbell: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) The Government can confirm that:


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