Fire and Emergency Services Levy Bill 2017

Mr DAVID SHOEBRID GE ( 11:43 ): On behalf of The Greens, I indicate that we oppose the Government’s Fire and Emergency Services Levy Bill 2017. We oppose it because the Government’s legislation offers a billion-dollar gift to the insurance companies, which...
A big new unfair tax: Baird’s Christmas present for NSW

A big new unfair tax: Baird’s Christmas present for NSW

The Baird Government’s proposed new state-wide emergency services tax will slug homeowners an extra $200 million a year to unfairly subsidise NSW businesses. The government’s own 2012 discussion paper made it clear that these changes will cost homeowners an extra $200...
O’Farrell to shift emergency costs from insurers to public

O’Farrell to shift emergency costs from insurers to public

Proposed changes by the O’Farrell government to the way Emergency Services are funded will see inequitable cost-shifting from insurance companies to home owners, says Greens NSW MP David Shoebridge. At a press conference this morning, FBEU Secretary Jim Casey...