Bulletin No: 065 | 12 August 2020
To: ALL UFU MEMBERS
UFU SUPPORT FOR THE ANDREWS GOVERNMENT
FORM LETTER AND EMAILS BELOW
Our members know the challenge of making decisions in real time better than most – that the outcomes are rarely perfect and that the ramifications can be grave.
In dealing with an unprecedented crisis the current Victorian government has had to do just this, acting on the best available information and under enormous pressure. It is as important as ever that we support the Andrews Government as it is experiencing a sustained and ill-informed attack.
Key members of this government have worked with the UFU and its members on both the implementation of FRV and our hard fought for Presumptive Cancer legislation – changes that make us and all Victorians safer.
The UFU is not a fair-weather friend – We respectfully request as both members of the UFU and that of the community to show your support to the Andrews government.
Below is a pre-written letter of support, to which you are encouraged to add both your personal experiences and those of your family members.
The UFU has provided a list of the email addresses of members of the Andrews government. Please give serious consideration to sending your letter of support, in particular to the Premier and the Hon. Lisa Neville MP, Minister for Water and Police & Emergency Services.
UFU members have previously experienced an unjust campaign of vilification by sections of the media. We know from our experience that a letter of support goes a long way in times such as these.
A letter to the Premier, Ministers and your local member will mean a lot in this difficult time. Please give serious consideration to expressing your support.
Strength in Unity
READ OUT AT MUSTER AND PIN ON NOTICE BOARD
Authorised by Peter Marshall, Branch Secretary
Dear [POLITICIANS TITLE],
My name is [INSERT NAME] and I am a [INSERT RANK/ POSITION] at [INSERT WORK LOCATION].
I am writing to convey my support for your government during this trying time.
As a member of the UFU and Fire Rescue Victoria I know the characterization of this government in the media is untrue, and the attacks on social media unfair. You have been facing the challenge that myself and my colleagues must always face – making decisions in the moment and under enormous pressure.Rarely are these decisions perfect and just as with firefighting the consequences can be grave. These difficult decisions must be made and facing that challenge day in and day out, for some six months now, is no small achievement. The latest challenges with the current pandemic come on the back of an unprecedented fire season. The decisions made by the Andrews government have no doubt saved many lives.
Because of your government’s commitment to firefighter and community safety I am a proud member of Fire Rescue Victoria.
I know that your government cares about every Victorian. This has been demonstrated by your unwavering commitment to community safety and professional firefighters.
Because of your strong, devoted and compassionate government I now have Presumptive legislation protecting the health of myself and my colleagues in our time of greatest need – I know that your government cares about every first responder and front-line worker.
Please take comfort in the support this government will always experience from the membership of the United Firefighters Union and their families.
[INSERT WORK LOCATION]
EMAILS OF MEMBERS OF GOVERNMENT
Note: Please also send a copy to the UFU email@example.com.
|The Hon. Daniel Andrews||Mulgravefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ms Juliana Addison||Wendouree||Juliana.Addison@parliament.vic.gov.au|
|The Hon. Jacinta Allan||Bendigo Eastemail@example.com|
|Ms Lizzie Blandthorn||Pascoe Valefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mr Chris Brayne||Nepean||Chris.Brayne@parliament.vic.gov.au|
|the Hon Colin Brooks||Bundooraemail@example.com|
|Mr Josh Bull||Sunburyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mr Anthony Carbines||Ivanhoeemail@example.com|
|the Hon Ben Caroll||Niddriefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mr Darren Cheeseman||South Barwon||Darren.Cheeseman@parliament.vic.gov.au|
|Ms Sarah Connolly||Tarneit||Sarah.Connolly@parliament.vic.gov.au|
|Ms Chris Couzens||Geelongemail@example.com|
|Ms Jordan Crugnale||Bass||Jordan.Crugnale@parliament.vic.gov.au|
|The Hon Lily D’Ambrosio||Mill Parkfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mr Steve Dimopoulos||Oakleighemail@example.com|
|The Hon Luke Donnellan||Narre Warren Northfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mr Paul Edbrooke||Frankstonemail@example.com|
|Ms Maree Edwards||Bendigo Westfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|The Hon John Eren||Laraemail@example.com|
|The Hon Martin Foley||Albert Parkfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mr Will Fowles||Burwoodemail@example.com|
|Mr Matt Fregon||Mount Waverley||matt.Fregon@parliament.vic.gov.au|
|Ms Danielle Green||Yan Yeanfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ms Bronwyn Halfpenny||Thomastownemail@example.com|
|Ms Katie Hall||Footscrayfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mr Dustin Halse||Ringwood||Dustin.Halse@parliament.vic.gov.au|
|Mr Paul Hamer||Box Hill||Paul.Hamer@parliament.vic.gov.au|
|the Hon Jill Hennessy||Altona||Attorney-General@justice.vic.gov.au|
|the Hon Melissa Horne||Williamstown||Melissa.Horne@parliament.vic.gov.au|
|The Hon Natalie Hutchins||Sydenhamemail@example.com|
|The Hon Marlene Kairouz||Kororoitfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mr John Kennedy||Hawthorn||John.Kennedy@parliament.vic.gov.au|
|Ms Sonya Kilkenny||Carrumemail@example.com|
|Mr Gary Maas||Narre Warren South||Gary.Maas@parliament.vic.gov.au|
|Mr Steve McGhie||Melton||Stephen.McGhie@parliament.vic.gov.au|
|Mr Frank McGuire||Broadmeadowsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|The Hon James Merlino||Monbulkemail@example.com|
|The Hon Lisa Neville||Bellarinefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|the Hon Martin Pakula||Keysboroughemail@example.com|
|Mr Tim Pallas||Werribeefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mr Danny Pearson||Essendonemail@example.com|
|Ms Pauline Richards||Cranbourne||Pauline.Richards@parliament.vic.gov.au|
|Mr Tim Richardson||Mordialloc||tim.richardson@Parliament.vic.gov.au|
|The hon Robin Scott||Prestonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ms Michaela Settle||Buninyongemail@example.com|
|The Hon Ros Spence||Yurokefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mr Nick Staikos||Bentleighemail@example.com|
|Ms Natalie Suleyman||St Albansfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mr Meng Heang Tak||Clarinda||MengHeang.Tak@parliament.vic.gov.au|
|Mr Jackson Taylor||Bayswateremail@example.com|
|Ms Kate Theophanous||Northcote||Kat.Theophanous@parliament.vic.gov.au|
|Ms Mary-Anne Thomas||Macedon||mary–firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ms Vicki Ward||Elthamemail@example.com|
|The Hon Gabrielle Williams||Dandenongfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|The Hon Richard Wynne||Richmondemail@example.com|