NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell – liar or just plain stupid?

It is what it is

Barry O’Farrell, the NSW Premier, tweeted again today that the firefighters union in NSW (FBEU) only started complaining about fire stations closures since the Liberal Government started budget cuts.

this follows previous public statements claiming that the FBEU agreed to fire station closures under the ALP. He continues to perpetuate this lie through social media.

At first I thought it was ignorance, but given he’s been corrected on this matter (see the January 15, 2013 FBEU newsletter SITREP 2/2013 ), it’s clear he’s just using firefighters as political pawns, and doesn’t care what lies he must tell to look good.

The truth is, a limited number of retained (part time) fire stations were arbitrated on by the IRC to be closued temporarily as part of the FBEU/FRNSW 2008 Award work value case.

The FBEU opposed the outcome, before and after, but lost in court. It was not a budget cut…

View original post 120 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s