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A $500 safety rebate is on offer for commercial estuary fishers operating in New South Wales.

“The rebate allows fishers to claim up to $500 towards the cost of purchasing and installing eligible safety equipment, including Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs), if they are operating as a sole trader or employ 50 or fewer employees and commercial estuarine fishing is their main business,” former NSW Minister for Finance and Services Andrew Constance said in a media statement.

To be eligible for the rebate, fishers must have a WorkCover NSW officer visit them to discuss workplace safety; hold a current commercial fishing licence with endorsements for estuary general fishery issued by the NSW Department of Primary Industries; have an Australian Business Number (ABN) that states the main business location as NSW; and, if relevant, have a NSW workers compensation insurance policy.

“Rebates do not cover GST, freight or insurance, second-hand items or repairs and service,” WorkCover added in a media statement.

For more detail, visit the rebate information.

Published on 23 April 2014 in NSCA Safe-T-Bulletin.

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