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Alex is committed to government transparency and accountability; protecting the natural and urban environments, open space and Sydney’s unique heritage; retaining inner city social and affordable housing; the humane treatment of animals; improving transport options; and fairness and equality for the LGBTI communities.

FESL Review

Monday 5 May 2017

I’ve written to the Treasurer to oppose big increases in the Fire and Emergency Services Levy after constituents calculated what they would have to pay under the new system. The government promised reduced costs by basing the levy on property ownership instead of insurance coverage but the new formula is producing phenomenal increases.  

The widespread outrage led the government to now defer the levy and review the formula. The existing insurance levy will stay for now. Information HERE.