JONES SECURES MORE PORTALOOS AT MORE FIRES IN THE ACT

A provision that would see portaloos deployed at fire emergency incidents in and around the ACT is being finalised thanks to strong and persistent lobbying by Shadow Minister for Police and Emergency Services Giulia Jones.

Mrs Jones first lobbied the government in March this year to provide portaloos to Staging Areas at fire incidents after receiving reports that fire fighters had no access to toilet facilities even when on shift for up to seven hours.

“I was pleased to hear the Emergency Services Minister Mick Gentleman confirm in Estimates Hearings that more portaloos will now be deployed to more fires across the ACT,” Mrs Jones said.

“I welcome the Minister’s admission and I am glad the ESA is finally taking this fundamental responsibility seriously,” Mrs Jones concluded.