Weaponising the CFS: Lambert

March 12, 2019

The Conservative Party's South Australian Senate candidate Rikki Lambert says it beggars belief that the South Australian state Liberal government wants to weaponise Country Fire Service officers to direct a farmer to stop harvesting, backed up by a $5,000 fine.

Yet again common sense is tossed aside instead of, say, targeted SMS alerts to farmers on high fire-risk days.

The heavy hand of elitist government brands farmers as potential wrongdoers, equipping socialists to ramp up attacks when they govern.

This new power will divide communities, put farmers who are CFS members in conflict with their neighbours and hurt farmers’ livelihoods. 

I bet the government won’t pay a cracker if a farmer loses a crop.

This proposal does bureaucrats' bidding, lacking respect for farmers and accepted safe practices.

Little wonder that beyond the green seats where government is formed, country people search for common sense in other houses like the Senate, designed to hold governments of all persuasions in check.

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