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THE Victorian Government has vowed to take steps next year to fix the massive country-city rates disparity.
In response to a question from Reason Party leader Fiona Patten in the Legislative Council on Tuesday, Minister for Local Government Shaun Leane confirmed Premier Daniel Andrews had told him to tackle rural council sustainability.
“Rural council sustainability is an area that I am very keen to do some work on in the new year,” Mr Leane said.
“The Premier has asked me to actually do work on that … I think there is some good work we can do.
“I am keen to fulfil the Premier’s request that we do some real work on this, not a review. It is an issue.”
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