The NSW Government has announced the following changes to the emergency services levy
- They have made changes to workers’ compensation to provide better protection for volunteer and career firefighters affected by work-related cancers.
- The reforms reflect existing arrangements in other States and will ensure those who provide vital community services receive adequate medical care and support.
- This will result in an increase in the cost of providing emergency services across the State, which will be shared, as per the usual funding arrangements between insurance providers, the State Government and local councils.
- The local government share will be 11.7% of the cost of the emergency services levy.