Carbon pricing – who do you trust – Alan Jones, Ray Hadley, Tony Abbott, or fireys!? #Ausunions #carbontax


Who do you trust – Alan Jones, Ray Hadley, Tony Abbott, or fireys!? 

NSW Firefighters lead the way on climate change position:

FBEU Climate Change Policy 2009

“That the FBEU recognises the threat of climate change to the planet, and the importance of immediate action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and that the current government policy in this area not only fails to address the problem adequately, but also shifts the cost for transitioning to cleaner technology onto working class people and further, that climate change is transforming firefighting operations and as such is an industrial issue. Accordingly, the Union:

a) commits to an ongoing process of education and discussion around the question of climate change through all of the Union’s fora;

b) endorses the “Climate Justice Coalition” – an umbrella group of Unions, NGO’s and faith based social change groups;

c) commits to supporting future campaigns around the issue.”

Debate opened, the question was put and, following the inclusion of the combined membership votes from the Country, Retained, Newcastle, Central Coast and Illawarra Sub-Branch meetings which had met and voted upon the question prior to the commencement of the Annual General Meeting pursuant to Rule 51, declared Carried 

Progressive leadership, dare to change

Darin Sullivan 


About Darin Sullivan (1978 Articles)
Former President of the Fire Brigade Employees’ Union (2009-2018) and a professional firefighter with more than 30 years experience. I live and work on the NSW South Coast, Australia. I am a strong advocate for firefighters and emergency service workers with an interest in mental health issues and caring for those around me. I am a former Director on the NSW Fire Brigades Death and Disability Super Fund and work with charities including ‘The Movember Foundation’. As a leader and activist I have long been active in the campaign for action on climate change. I am a Station Commander in the fire and rescue service in NSW and have 30 years experience fighting fires, both rural and urban. I am passionate about highlighting the impact climate change is having on fire preparedness and fire behaviour in Australia, and the risks associated with inaction on climate change. I am also a spokesperson for the Australian Climate Media Centre.
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