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Senate vote of support for SA's CFS champions

The Australian Senate has today passed a motion thanking the Country Fire Service volunteers who fought to protect homes, properties and wildlife during the devastating Sampson Flat bushfires earlier this year.

The motion, moved by Australian Greens Senator for South Australia Penny Wright, also called on state and federal governments to ensure ongoing funding for CFS training, equipment and operations.

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Senate motion in support of the Country Fire Service

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;

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