Smyth: What’s Happening With ESA?

The Canberra Liberals are demanding Simon Corbell explain the current state of the ACT Emergency Services Agency following a recent spate of issues, Shadow Minister for Emergency Services Brendan Smyth said today.

“It’s obvious ACT Labor isn’t delivering on essential emergency services, when brand new, multi-million dollar defibrillators are malfunctioning, senior staff are resigning and allegations of workplace bullying continue,” Mr Smyth said.

“Today I will move a motion in the Assembly calling on Simon Corbell to disclose the true state of the ESA.

“Following last July’s Auditor-General’s findings that saw the Government in breach of the Emergencies Act 2004, we’ve now seen more distressing issues coming from Simon Corbell’s agency.

“It’s a major concern these issues cover all sub-agencies within the ESA, including ACT Fire and Rescue, ACT Ambulance Service, ACT State Emergency Services and the ACT Rural Fire Service.

“Simon Corbell needs to be held to account on these issues which are under his management and the public need to be protected,” Mr Smyth concluded.