Tag Archives: Firefighters


Victorian firefighter begs for workers comp access

In most Australian states, firefighters who are diagnosed of suffering with particular types of cancer are automatically “deemed” to have developed the condition by reason of their job. Unfortunately and tragically this legislation is not currently in place in Victoria, even though there is increased community support for such recognition.

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Victorian Firefighters have dismissed new cancer panel as waste of time

Victorian Firefighters have dismissed a government panel set up to help firefighters with cancer seek compensation as a waste of time, with volunteers claiming they are not getting treated the same as the professionals.

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No job for injured state firefighter – treated like dirt

A CONTRACT firefighter who was badly injured while on a fuel reduction burn in central Victoria in April – and who spent months recovering from his injuries – will not be re-employed by the Baillieu government this fire season….This man, like so many injured workers, has been treated like DIRT.

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