CODE 2, VOL 34, NO 61 : 02 december 2020

QUEENSLAND BUDGET DELIVERS FOR PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS

I am pleased to report that the 2020-2021 budget handed down by the Queensland Treasurer on 1 December 2020 provides guaranteed funds for the announcements made prior to the Queensland state election in October 2020.

There is funding for –
- The first year’s funding for recruitment of more than 400 additional professional full-time firefighters (with commitments and planned funding for the following years through to the 2023-2024 budget), and
- Full funding for the return of your 17.5% annual leave loading, and
- Much more around capital works, appliances and the return of PSBA functions to QFRS by 1 July 2021.

I thank the Palaszczuk government and the Treasurer for putting their money where their mouths are and I look forward to working with Minister Ryan on what will be an exciting four years for Queensland Fire and Rescue.

John Oliver - General Secretary

Authorised by John Oliver General Secretary 
United Firefighters' Union of Australia, Union of Employees QLD