It is pleasing to see that the Shires Association of NSW  have called for the removal of the fire service levy from insurance and want it moved to a contribution by the State Government and a broad based property tax as it is in Queensland, Western Australia and South Australia.

"It is interesting to see that local government get it but the State Government are yet to understand the ramifications" said Prof. Manning, spokesman for

With the removal of the tax in Victoria from 1 July 2013, it is hoped that both NSW and Tasmania get in step with the rest of Australia. See: