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v35#27 INDEPENDENT QFES STRUCTURE REVIEW – UPDATE

In this edition - You will recall that Minister Ryan announced in December 2020 that he had called for an external and independent review of QFES to find out ‘what works, what doesn’t, and what can work better’.

v35#19 UPDATE: QUEENSLAND HEALTH / QFRS & COVID19

In this edition - You will no doubt be aware of the growing concern over the number and strain of COVID19 infections across Australia. In Queensland, whilst the numbers of confirmed cases in this latest outbreak are still low, the state government, through Queensland Health, are taking proactive steps to attempt to keep those numbers low.

v35#18 TAX TIME - UPDATE YOUR DETAILS

In this edition - This year, your union fee statement will be emailed to your personal email address. Please ensure that your email address is up to date along with any other changes such as change of address or any of your contact details including station, rank, and bank account details. Please forward your changes to [email protected], update on our website here or contact your union office directly on 1800 816 589.

v35#14 PRESUMPTIVE LEGISLATION FOR PTSI NOW LAW

In this edition - On 12 May 2021, I reported to members that the Queensland Parliament passed amendments to Queensland’s workers’ compensation laws to include presumptive legislation for PTSI for Firefighters and Fire Communications Officers.

v35#13 PRESUMPTIVE LEGISLATION FOR PTSI PASSED BY PARLIAMENT

In this edition - As you would know, after many years of campaigning, in September 2015, the Palaszczuk Government passed amendments to Queensland’s workers’ compensation laws that introduced presumptive legislation for Firefighters who are diagnosed with one of 12 cancers. UFUQ members have benefited greatly from these laws. But cancers are not the only work related injuries that significantly affect UFUQ members, and since 2015 your union has been campaigning for similar presumptive legislation for PTSI.

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