No work contract or agreement exists between QFES and volunteer firefighters

by Jim O’Toole, Townsville bureau

More than 17,000 volunteer rural fire fighters have refused to apply for a working with children blue card defying a request from Queensland Minister for Fire and Emergency Services Craig Crawford.

Labor Minister for Fire and Emergency Services Craig Crawford trying to hijack rural firefighters

The volunteers say they are not health workers, don’t work with children and are not interested in Labor ‘s nanny state foibles.

Furthermore it can be revealed that the majority of rural volunteers have no agreement or binding work contract with  Fire and Emergency Services.

A volunteer told Cairnsnews the Minister was served with a notice to provide a copy of any work agreement between the department and a volunteer but was unable to do so.

He said the QFES, holding an ABN 93 035 163 778 , as a corporation has no lawful authority over unpaid volunteers.

This is why the federal and state governments are enticing volunteers to claim payments after which the government could exercise some form of control.

Fortunately the majority of volunteers are a wake up to the dodgy Queensland Government. They joined as volunteers and have no expectation of remuneration.

Minister Crawford and Assistant Commissioner Terry Bolger now find themselves in a terrible bind with Bolger this week telling the ABC volunteers must apply for a blue card and in doing so sign an application to join the QFES.

The dangerous fire-fighting policies being forced upon volunteers by the QFES contradicts years of rural fire methodology.

One fireground policy the QFES has tried to enforce is for volunteers to contact an authorised QFES officer before back burning. Such a direction is totally impractical and dangerous by taking authority from a firefighter in the face of an out of control fire.

The 17,000 volunteers are much smarter than these QFES desk jockeys and thankfully the Victorian refugee Craig Crawford will lose his seat at the state election due by October.

The hijacking of the Rural Fire Service has no merit at law and volunteers are right to tell the QFES corporation to “bugger off”.

Although a regular party goer the pressure from recalcitrant volunteers obviously got to Mr Crawford when he signed himself in for alcohol rehabilitation in November in the middle of a dangerous fire season.

About Editor, cairnsnews

One of the few patriots left who understands the system and how it has been totally subverted under every citizen's nose. If we can help to turn it around we will, otherwise our children will have nothing. Our investigations show there is no 'government' of the people for the people of Australia. The removal of the Crown from Australian Parliaments, followed by the incorporation of Parliaments aided by the Australia Act 1987 has left us with corporate government with policies not laws, that apply only to members of political parties and the public service. There is no law, other than the Common Law. This fact will be borne out in the near future as numerous legal challenges in place now, come to a head soon.

Posted on February 2, 2020, in australian Labor Party, Rural Fire Service and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. well when firefighters can go without breakfast because albo hasn’t turned up in time to get his photo taken handing out sausages what can you expect ,labor has lost touch with the average person with it’s close attachment to the fire starters the greens.


  2. Ghandi . is a good exemplar . don’t cooperate with the Traitors . of the faux corporate

    govts. . the federal corp – state corps . traitors . operating under the law of the sea must

    be publicly exposed . relegated to a leaking boat . then IGNORED . OSTRACIZED ! .

    We natural human Be ings residing on Gods land . are under the sole authority of

    Beloved God . we simply need to take back our god given power .

    Rather lets operate under Beloveds law

    “do unto others . as one does to self … Love God . love all others . as one loves self”


  3. To call the establishment “dunny rats” is to do genuine dunny rats a disservice


  4. We all know by now that “Labor” is a Code for ” Communist Party” the same as US Democrats are Part of the CPUSA…….the same as UK …same as German Gov…..people are waking up to the Cancer of socialism.GOOD work Ed !!!!


  5. This is nothing more than a Union money making racket as is with all industries like transport where we had to have a card to unload our trucks on work sites even though a Federal Law was passed in the 1970’s allowing truck drivers onto sites as long as they didn’t move more than 1 metre out from the combing rail whilst untying loads so they didn’t have to be members of a Union


  6. They need to stand strong and tell them where to put their (UN) based Blue card


  7. In fact the so called Minister has no standing at all since he was never duly elected. He was elected by corporate Australian ‘citizens’ who do not exist at law. At the Melbourne 1898 convention the Framers explicitly denied a motion from John Quick LL.D that sought to vest authority to the Parliament to define an Australian citizen. Besides the Minister violates both our common law and the Constitution of the Australian Commonwealth which mandate a distinct and clear separation of powers. This means he is prohibited from representing both the Crown and the Queensland electors in the Parliament. The time has come to uphold our rule of law and constitutions. The gig is up!


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