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Risk Matters - Spring 2022

Mayors, Presidents & CEO Forum – WHS & Volunteer Bushfire Fighters

Over 80 local government representatives attended the forum held on Monday 28 November at the City of Gosnells.

Commissioners of WorkSafe and Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) explored the implications of work, health and safety legislation (WHS) in the management of volunteer bushfire fighters at the forum.

Frequent natural catastrophes and changes in WHS legislation has lead local governments to focus on emergency response.  Especially, the management of volunteer bushfire fighters has been an area of concern within the local government sector. 

The event provided local government leaders with an opportunity for constructive conversations on the contemporary issues that concern them in this area. 

Christmas trading hours

The LGIS office will be closed from Wednesday 21 December and will reopen Monday 9 January. As always we will have an emergency team available throughout the holiday period to assist our members if required. Please refer to our website for more details. From the Board and staff of LGIS we wish all of our members a safe and merry holiday season.

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