Pitt rules out bud­get hike pain

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

THE Palaszczuk Gov­ern­ment’s first bud­get books will map out a plan to re­duce $ 12 bil­lion of debt with­out hikes in taxes and charges.

To show the Gov­ern­ment’s “unashamed fo­cus” on the state, Trea­surer Curtis Pitt says the bud­get cov­ers will also re­turn to the tra­di­tional ma­roon colour.

“This bud­get is go­ing to be one that out­lines to Queens­lan­ders what the Palaszczuk Gov­ern­ment is, what it stands for and what mat­ters to us as a gov­ern­ment,” he said. “What you’ll see next week is our com­mit­ment to not in­tro­duc­ing any new taxes, fees and charges in Queens­land.”

This comes as the cost of car reg­is­tra­tion rose when an LNP rego freeze ceased on July 1, mak­ing Queens­land the most ex­pen­sive state for car reg­is­tra­tion.

La­bor promised to cut debt by $ 12 bil­lion over a decade dur­ing the elec­tion cam­paign.

Op­po­si­tion MP and for­mer trea­surer Tim Ni­cholls flagged con­cern over an “in­fra­struc­ture freeze” and ac­cused La­bor of not hav­ing a plan.

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