Council supports campaign against concession cuts
|17/07/2019||Posted by admin under 南京夜网||
BLOCK: Whyalla City Council has voted unanimously to support a Local Government Association campaign seeking to block cuts to concession council rates for pensioners.Whyalla City Council has voted unanimously to support a Local Government Association campaign seeking to block cuts to concession council rates for pensioners.
The LGA has welcomed news the state Liberal opposition, Greens, Family First and Independents have announced they will disallow any change to pensioner concessions on council rates in the Legislative Council.
LGA president David O’Loughlin said the LGA’s legal advice was that regulations would need to be changed for the state to cut the concessions.
“We thank Steven Marshall for responding to our campaign and finding one possible solution to the problem, which is to disallow any changes to regulations which would permit the government to scrap concessions for pensioners, part pensioners and self-funded retirees,” he said.
“While the government has yet to introduce any associated regulation into the parliament, if the state government determines to go down that path, we will fully support the initiative by the Liberals, Greens, Family First and Independents to disallow the regulations.
“The disallowance motion, when passed by Legislative Council, would put the ball right back into state government hands.”
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