The problem was, however, that volunteers were not invited to the photo shoot. Only permanent full paid union firefighters, the ones the Andrews Government wants to replace CFA volunteers with, were welcome.
South East Metro MP, Inga Peulich, said Ms Graley ought to be embarrassed.
“It is a real slap in the face for genuine volunteers to see an out of touch MP trying to pass off Labor’s preferred paid staff as volunteers,” Ms Peulich said.
“This disastrous Andrews Labor Government is more interested in unionising the fire-brigade to provide itself with more union fees, than it is in providing safety to the community.
“With Crime in Casey up a ridiculous 24.3% since Labor was elected, Labor should focus on fighting crime rather than fighting volunteers.
A screen shot of Ms Graley’s now deleted post and comments from angry CFA volunteers can be seen at: https://www.facebook.com/1458742014371082/photos/a.1711735392405075.1073741829.1458742014371082/1801451726766774/?type=3&theater