Bushfire affected residents vent frustrations about cuts to RFS, National Parks staff – ABC Radio 13/11/19
As crews continue to fight out-of-control blazes in New South Wales, some residents have aired frustrations about cuts to both firefighting and national parks staff.
The New South Wales Premier has repeatedly shot down claims of cuts to the two organisations, but one former National Parks manager says staff are severely stretched and unable to properly manage bushfire risk.
Jarra Hicks, Elands resident
Gladys Berejiklian, NSW Premier
Kim de Govrik, former National Parks area manager and organiser, NSW Public Service Association