La­bor’s rego hike not fair on mo­torists

Townsville Bulletin - - OPINION -

ON July 1, the Palaszczuk La­bor Gov­ern­ment in­creased the cost of reg­is­tra­tion for 4, 6 and 8- cylin­der ve­hi­cles by two and a half times the rate of in­fla­tion. Such a sig­nif­i­cant in­crease in a sin­gle year is un­fair.

Un­der the for­mer LNP Gov­ern­ment, ve­hi­cle reg­is­tra­tion had been frozen for three years be­cause we were aware of the cost- of- liv­ing pres­sure La­bor’s con­stant rego hikes were plac­ing on Queens­lan­ders.

The LNP moved a dis­al­lowance mo­tion in the Queens­land Par­lia­ment to try and stop the 3.5 per cent in­crease. De­spite be­ing given a chance to stand up for their elec­torates, all La­bor and both In­de­pen­dent MPs voted for it.

It looks like La­bor is go­ing back to its bad old habits of treat­ing Queens­land taxpayers like cash cows.

AN­DREW CRIPPS, Mem­ber for Hinch­in­brook.

MP An­drew Cripps.

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