Bushfires 2012


Cowper slams “blatant politicking” over rural fire service

Cowper slams “blatant politicking” over rural fire service

Member for Murray-Wellington Murray Cowper has slammed the State Government’s apparent decision to base the Rural Fire Service in Collie, urging the Labor and Liberal Parties to stop playing “political football” with the future of fire safety in the Murray region.  

Cowper lays out election priorities

Cowper lays out election priorities

Incumbent Liberal Member for Murray-Wellington Murray Cowper has laid out his election policies ahead of the March state election, focusing on his aims to create an Independent Fire Service for regional Western Australia.  

DFES urges drone users to not become a firefighting menace

DFES urges drone users to not become a firefighting menace

The increasing popularity of drones in Western Australia has prompted the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) to issue a reminder to the community not to unwittingly halt firefighting efforts this bushfire season.  

Murray race heats up

Murray race heats up

Southwest forester and firefighter Callum Burwood has announced he is standing as the Greens candidate for Murray-Wellington in the 2017 state election.  

Record burn-offs in South West

More than 166,000 hectares of prescribed burning has been achieved by the Department of Parks and Wildlife from Gingin in the north to Denmark on the south coast since July 1 this year.  

Cowper gives wary welcome to State Government’s bushfire response

Cowper gives wary welcome to State Government’s bushfire response

Murray-Wellington MP Murray Cowper and the Association of Volunteer Bushfire Brigades have welcomed the State Government's adoption of the points raised in the Ferguson Inquiry into the Yarloop bushfires, but issue has been raised over whether or not the proposed Rural Fire Service will be fully independent.  



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