Emergency Services Health for SES Volunteers
Emergency Services Health is a new, not-for-profit private health insurer that is designed exclusively to enhance the physical and mental health and wellbeing of Australia’s emergency services community. It’s backed by Police Health, extending the quality cover previously police officers and their families could access to our colleagues in the emergency services. As a member of the SASESVA volunteers are eligible to join the fund.
For over 80 years now, Police Health has been proud to stand behind the police community, supporting their health and wellbeing. We know what it takes to support people across emergency services. So it’s not surprising that workers and volunteers in emergency services have asked us for the same straightforward and comprehensive cover that police and their families enjoy.
Information in the Members’ only section.
Brian Hunter awarded Ministerial Emergency Services Medal
Brian Hunter was presented with his Ministerial ESM by the Hon Peter Malinauskas, Minister for Emergency Services on Wednesday 23 November 2016.
Brian is regarded at Metro South as one of the most reliable and inspiring individuals for the way he always gives anything a go. Brian outstandingly meets all criteria for recognition and using words from the nation criteria, he extends tolerance, justice and fairness to all his peers and the community he serves. Congratulations Brian!
Guideline of the Commissioner for Public Sector Employment: Volunteers
This policy came into effect on 3 November 2016 and applies to SES volunteers, as SASES is a public sector agency as defined in the Public Sector act 2009.
The intent of this Guideline is to assist in ensuring persons acting as volunteers in public sector agencies are managed and otherwise treated in a fair and equitable manner.
Fair Work Amendment (Respect for Emergency Services Volunteers) Bill 2016 passed 10 October 2016
The bill was introduced to amend the FW Act to protect emergency services bodies and their volunteers. Read the amendments in the Member’s only section together with the Fair Work Amendment (Respect for Emergency Services Volunteers) Bill 2016 [Provisions]
Update on CFA Victoria Sitution and concerns of the Victorian SES Volunteers
Many volunteers have asked what is happening in Victoria and as a consequence your Association has established a section in the Member’s only section, which include many articles which have appeared in the press to date, together with updates from our Victorian counterparts who are also concerned about potential implications.
DEWNR again supports our volunteers with National Parks Passes for 2016/17
The format this year has been amended to better utilise the new DEWNR Online Booking system for booking parks, and hence the way has been changed for SES Volunteers.
Volunteers will be issued with a unique code number. This unique code number is then used to make an online booking of a campsite/facility etc.”
What does this mean to volunteers, all bookings are online and if the park isn’t online then the booking can be made through Natural Resources Centres or Visitors Centre during business hours and at Innes National Park, there is a touchscreen. However, within the next 12 months, all bookings will be online.
This also means that rather than having to specify a vehicle registration, each volunteer who requests access, will be issued with an unique code, and to obtain this code, all you have to do is send an email to the Association, from your volunteer email address and also providing a contact number, preferably mobile.
Reminder passes are for Association members and will only be issued as long as we are provided with your correct volunteer email.
Details are in the Members Only section.
SASESVA registered by the Australian Charities and Not-For- Profit Commission
The Association was registered by the ACNC on the 1 April 2016 and has also been endorsed by the ATO for charity tax concessions. Details can be viewed in the Members Only Section.