I have previously commented upon the apparent lack of interest and thus funding for emergency services in the ACT. Recently we saw the launch of the new Community Fire Units, and yet we still have SES units and RFA Brigades in substandard lodgings with little or no chance of moving, despite the bureaucratic rantings of one Mr Hargreaves who keeps telling us that the government takes the ESA seriously and is putting policy into place for things to happen.
Given this, it is interesting to see that the Canberra Times through the Opposition is now telling us that the ESA is one great funding blackhole, sucking all monies it is allocated into some financial no man’s land, never to be seen again.
On the other hand, Mr Hargeaves assures us that everything is normal.
Given the latters track record I’m leaning towards the truth being somewhat closer to what the CT and Opposition claim.