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Senate motion in support of the Country Fire Service

Motion
Penny Wright 10 Feb 2015

I move that the Senate:

1.       thanks those who fought to protect homes, properties and wildlife during the devastating Sampson Flat bushfires in South Australia during January 2015; 

2.       recognises the outstanding contribution of South Australia's Country Fire Service personnel in keeping residents safe and bringing the fire under control in challenging conditions;

3.       commiserates with those who lost their homes, properties and pets as a result of the fire;

4.       celebrates the depth of the South Australian community's response to the Sampson Flat bushfires, as demonstrated by the outpouring of support for those affected by the fires; and

5.       calls on the Federal and South Australian State Governments to ensure the SA Country Fire Service has adequate funding for volunteer training, equipment and operations.  

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