On 6 March 2024, the Legislative Council passed a resolution requiring the Parliamentary Committee on Occupational Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation to inquire into and report on matters relating to the Country Fire Service (CFS).

Specifically, these matters include:
• assessing support mechanisms available to volunteer firefighters;
• examining the processes, procedures, criteria and timeliness of investigations into volunteer conduct;
• evaluating the communication channels and procedures within the CFS, especially concerning volunteers’ ability to voice their concerns and the organisation’s responsiveness;
• and any other relevant matters related to the functioning, governance, and support structures of the CFS.

The Committee now invites all interested persons and organisations to provide a written submission by Friday 28 June 2024.

Written submissions should be addressed to:

Parliamentary Officer
Parliamentary Committee on Occupational Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation
GPO Box 572
Adelaide SA 5001

All submissions will be made publicly available unless otherwise determined by the Committee.

Further information can be found here or by contacting the Parliamentary Officer on (08) 8237 9387 or at OccHealthCommittee@parliament.sa.gov.au.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Parliament of South Australia acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional owners of this country throughout Australia, and their connection to land and community. We pay our respect to them and their cultures and to the Elders both past and present.