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Cabonne Council to discuss fish, funding and the fire service | Central Western Daily



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Cabonne mayor Kevin Beatty has requested that the issue of funding for the Rural Fire Service be put on the agenda for the next Country Mayors Association meeting on March 5. While welcoming changes in workers compensation legislation for RFS workers, Cabonne Council’s general manager report – to be presented at Tuesday’s monthly council meeting – said “the financial impost should not be ‘cost shifted’ to the NSW Local Government sector”. The report stated that the increase year on year, “in the main” due to the workers compensation changes, was 42.7 percent, and that Cabonne could not cover increases of hundreds of thousands of dollars without receiving rebates or introducing higher rates. The meeting agenda also…

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