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Statement – Resignation of Dan Stephens

Friday 12 July 2019

Statement – Resignation of Dan Stephens

On behalf of the Liberal Nationals, I want to thank Dan Stephens for his service over the past 12 months.

Mr Stephens was employed for his skills in change management, he wanted to improve the toxic culture in the fire services that has seen Chiefs, CEOs, Boards, and even a Minister forced out since Daniel Andrews become Premier.

He could never achieve the goal of improving the culture as the government owes too much to UFU Secretary Peter Marshall who it would appear had wanted Mr Stephens gone for months.

Mr Stephens was targeted by the United Firefighters Union even prior to his arrival to Victoria.

We now once again see Daniel Andrews deliver for Peter Marshall and his Union mates while showing no concern for the safety of Victorians.

Dan Stephens’ resignation is a huge loss to Victoria’s fire services and to any attempt to ensure all firefighters have a safe and bully-free work environment.

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