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Mark Latham calls for an end to gender quotas for firefighters

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Mark Latham says there’s no place for gender quotas in our emergency services.

The current Fire and Rescue NSW policy says when hiring, there must be an equal amount of female and male firefighters.

Mr Latham tells Ben Fordham firefighters have complained to him about the struggle to maintain this quota.

“The reality is the emergency services strength matters.

“There’s no room for quotas and doing anything other than ensuring the very best person applying for the job gets the job,” he says.

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