Country Fire Service

Mr PEDERICK ( Hammond ) ( 15:08 ): Supplementary, sir: my question is to the Minister for Emergency Services. Does the government have any arrangements or procedures in place so that contractors with uncontracted firebombing aircraft can react to a situation so that we do not have another situation as happened in Wangary where a pilot was not allowed up because he was an uncontracted water bomber contractor?

The Hon. A. PICCOLO ( Light—Minister for Disabilities, Minister for Police, Minister for Correctional Services, Minister for Emergency Services, Minister for Road Safety) (15:09): I am not aware of that situation. Rather than give inaccurate advice, I will check it out for you.