Another Blue Card bungle from Labor

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LNP Shadow Minister for Fire and Emergency Services Lachlan Millar has hit out at another blue card bungle by a Labor Government more focused on sacking thousands of rural firefighters rather than fixing loopholes in the system.

Rural Fire Service volunteers faced having their memberships terminated if they didn’t apply for a Blue Card by March 31, but it’s been revealed Labor has delayed the introduction of their own promised ‘No Card, No Start’ policy until May 2021.

“Labor bungled the rollout of Blue Cards for rural firies and it is costing Queensland thousands of dedicated volunteers,” Mr Millar said.

“Now Labor have bungled the introduction of their own ‘no card, no start’ policy.

“Instead of sacking rural fire volunteers, Labor should have been focused on closing the loophole in their Blue Card system.

“The loophole means Queenslanders could be working with children pending a Blue Card application outcome that disqualified them.

“This whole fiasco shows Labor’s priorities are completely wrong.

“Labor should have got their own house in order before they started attacking rural fire brigades.

“The safety and protection of children is paramount, but Labor has gone about Blue Cards for firies completely wrong.

“It’s a double standard that Labor can extend their own deadline at will for the ‘no card, no start’ policy but rural firies are threatened with the sack if they don’t meet Labor’s demands.

“The LNP will never unfairly sack our valuable and hardworking rural firefighters who sacrifice so much to keep their communities safe.

“We need our rural fire volunteers now more than ever for the upcoming bushfire season.”

 
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