Retirement Rates Rebate Bill Progresses

by Desk Editor on Thursday, November 10, 2016 — 9:42 AM

The Rates Rebate (Retirement Village Residents) Amendment Bill has passed its first reading unopposed and been referred to the Local Government and Environment Committee.

This bill addresses an anomaly in the Rates Rebate Act 1973, and ensure that retirement village residents are recognised as paying rates and are therefore entitled to apply for a rates rebate regardless of the billing practice of the local authority.

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