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The Rally today against the NSW Government’s callous plan to cut NSW workers compensation conditions drew about 2400 people despite teeming rain. Predictably heavy representation present from an array of NSW Unions with highly visible numbers especially from the Firemans Union and CFMEU – but a larger than ordinary number of independent people with safety and perhaps jobs concerns too. David Shoe bridge for NSW Greens committed to work with Fred Nile if necessary to defeat the proposed laws in the upper house in 2 weeks, and Labor speakers supported, though what they might have done if left in Government is quite another thing. Barry OFarrell either lost his invite or his nerve and was the unsurprising absentee in what’s sure to be a long anti government union campaign.

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About Darin Sullivan (1966 Articles)
President of the Fire Brigade Employees’ Union and a professional firefighter with more than 25 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 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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