The ABC has news on some brawling surrounding the appointment of Tony Graham as the ACT Emergency Services Commissioner:
During the 2003 Canberra bushfires, Mr Graham was the operations officer and incident controller.
At an inquest into the disaster, Coroner Maria Doogan said “Mr Graham displayed a lack of judgement by failing to recognise the limitations of his skills and experience in dealing with major fire events.”
In a written statement, United Firefighters Union ACT branch secretary David Livingstone says union members do not trust Mr Graham’s leadership credentials.
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Simon Corbell and JACS have come to Mr Graham’s defence.