Fair Work Amendment (Respect for Emergency Services Volunteers) Bill 2016 passed 10 October 2016
The bill was introduced to amend the FW Act to protect emergency services bodies and their volunteers. Read the amendments in the Member’s only section together with the Fair Work Amendment (Respect for Emergency Services Volunteers) Bill 2016 [Provisions]
Queen’s Birthday Award Recipient
Congratulations to Tony Sumner, Hallett Unit on receiving an ESM in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
2016 Keith Lane Award Nominations Now Open
Nominations are being sought for the 2016 Keith Lane Award and information on how to nominate are on the awards page.
Nominations close 1 October 2016.
Update on CFA Victoria Sitution and concerns of the Victorian SES Volunteers
Many volunteers have asked what is happening in Victoria and as a consequence your Association has established a section in the Member’s only section, which include many articles which have appeared in the press to date, together with updates from our Victorian counterparts who are also concerned about potential implications.
DEWNR again supports our volunteers with National Parks Passes for 2016/17
The format this year has been amended to better utilise the new DEWNR Online Booking system for booking parks, and hence the way has been changed for SES Volunteers.
Volunteers will be issued with a unique code number. This unique code number is then used to make an online booking of a campsite/facility etc.”
What does this mean to volunteers, all bookings are online and if the park isn’t online then the booking can be made through Natural Resources Centres or Visitors Centre during business hours and at Innes National Park, there is a touchscreen. However, within the next 12 months, all bookings will be online.
This also means that rather than having to specify a vehicle registration, each volunteer who requests access, will be issued with an unique code, and to obtain this code, all you have to do is send an email to the Association, from your volunteer email address and also providing a contact number, preferably mobile.
Reminder passes are for Association members and will only be issued as long as we are provided with your correct volunteer email.
Details are in the Members Only section.
SASESVA registered by the Australian Charities and Not-For- Profit Commission
The Association was registered by the ACNC on the 1 April 2016 and has also been endorsed by the ATO for charity tax concessions. Details can be viewed in the Members Only Section.