Insurers’ premiums face probe over fire levy #NoNewTax #FRNSW #FBEU

Insurers are already taking advantage of changes to Victoria’s fire services levy, with nearly 200 reports of insurance companies grossly increasing premiums following the scrapping of the levy.

From July 1 every property owner in Victoria will pay a minimum $100 to help fund the state’s fire services. Previously fire services were funded by a tax on home and property insurance. Now they will be paid on council rates.

via Insurers’ premiums face probe.


Anyone still think that the NSW model will see premiums drop?

The proposed changes to the fire service funding in NSW are BAD.


About Darin Sullivan (1968 Articles)
President of the Fire Brigade Employees’ Union and a professional firefighter with more than 25 years’ experience. Father of two daughters, he lives and works on the NSW South Coast, Australia. He is a strong advocate for firefighters and emergency service workers with an interest in mental health issues and caring for those around him. He is a Director on the NSW Fire Brigades Death and Disability Super Fund and works with charities including ‘The Movember Foundation’. As a leader and activist he has long been active in the campaign for action on climate change. Now a Station Commander in the fire and rescue service in NSW and has decades of experience fighting fires, both rural and urban. He is 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. Darin is also a spokesperson for the Australian Climate Media Centre.
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