"I don't write about my job with Fire & Rescue NSW much, because ... we're paid to do a job ... anyway, I'm going to break the silence"
Over the past two decades, indulgent spending has undone the careers of too many politicians to detail.
Deputy Premier John Barilaro has vowed to end forced council mergers, but Dubbo Regional Council will remain.
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