Pitt rules out budget hike pain
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.