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O’Farrell to shift emergency costs from insurers to public | David Shoebridge MLC #FBEU #NoNewTax

O’Farrell to shift emergency costs from insurers to public | David Shoebridge MLC.

“Barry O’Farrell’s first instinct is to always deliver for big business and this proposal could see business getting a $250 million a year tax break paid for by long-suffering householders,” Mr Shoebridge said.

“Replacing the insurance levy with an inequitable and poorly-targeted property tax is not a step forward. It will significantly shift the cost burden from businesses on to home owners.

“Such a model is not applied to the NSW Police, and it should not be applied to Fire and Rescue, the State Emergency Service or the Rural Fire Service.

About Darin Sullivan (1969 Articles)
President of the Fire Brigade Employees’ Union and a professional firefighter with more than 25 years’ experience. I live and work on the NSW South Coast, Australia. I am a strong advocate for firefighters and emergency service workers with an interest in mental health issues and caring for those around me. I am a Director on the NSW Fire Brigades Death and Disability Super Fund and work with charities including ‘The Movember Foundation’. As a leader and activist I have long been active in the campaign for action on climate change. I am a Station Commander in the fire and rescue service in NSW and have 30 years experience fighting fires, both rural and urban. I am passionate about highlighting the impact climate change is having on fire preparedness and fire behaviour in Australia, and the risks associated with inaction on climate change. I am also a spokesperson for the Australian Climate Media Centre.
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