NEWSLETTER – NSW Public Sector Newsletter – Issue 133

24 June 2022


Welcome to the latest issue of our NSW Public Sector Newsletter.

A New South Wales parliamentary inquiry into NSW’s flooding response is underway in Sydney. The state secretary of the Fire Brigade Employees’ Union, Leighton Drury, gave evidence to the enquiry, stating that the response to major floods and storms should be led by Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) because it had more experience in incident management than the current lead agency, the State Emergency Service (SES). Mr Drury said there would still be an important role for SES volunteers to provide a surge in support personnel as required.

Mr Michael Berry SC has been appointed as a judge of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFC) (Division 1). Mr Berry’s appointment fills a new position created in the FCWA and funded by the Commonwealth to allow more cases to be reviewed and finalised each year ensuring Australian families can resolve disputes in a timely, effective and efficient manner.

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