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Fire Bug Crackdown: Non-Parole Period Almost Doubles

In a further crackdown on dangerous bushfire bugs, the standard non-parole period for convicted arsonists is set to increase from five years to nine years to help protect lives and property across the Northern Beaches.

Member for Manly James Griffin said the Government had introduced an amendment to implement the recommendation of the Sentencing Council to help ensure those who commit bushfire offences spend more time behind bars.

Pawsitive News for Manly Court Therapy Dog Program

Therapy dogs will continue to bring smiles to the faces of people feeling anxious at Manly Courthouse, with the NSW Government extending the popular Canine Court Companion program for a further 12 months.

Attorney General Mark Speakman and Member for Manly James Griffin today announced that the NSW Government would continue funding Guide Dogs NSW/ACT to keep the service operating at 10 courthouses in suburban and regional NSW.

NSW Government Steps In On Emergency Services Levy

The NSW Government will fund the increase in the emergency services levy for Northern Beaches Council to meet the cost of new workers’ compensation for firefighters, Member for Manly James Griffin said today.

Mr Griffin said Northern Beaches Council would receive $487,067 to assist them to pay the increase in the emergency services levy this financial year to help support firefighters with cancer.