Call to lower stamp duty

Western Suburbs Weekly - - State Election ‘17 - By JON BASSETT

CITY Beach res­i­dent Judith Ross (62) was clear about what she wanted af­ter the State Election on Satur­day.

“Stamp duty re­duced when buy­ing houses, be­cause as a cou­ple try­ing to down­size it’s quite pro­hib­i­tive,” Mrs Ross said.

She also had a con­cern for lo­cal young­sters.

“In the western sub­urbs, I’d like to see the City Beach High School pro­posal fi­nalised so the site is used for its full po­ten­tial,” she said.

Her hus­band Bill (72) said re­cent price hikes on es­sen­tial ser­vices, such as 25 per cent ex­tra for his ve­hi­cle li­cence re­newal, were “un­rea­son­able”.

Greater dis­counts and as­sis­tance was needed for those older than him “do­ing it tough”.

“I’d gen­uinely like to see, like many oth­ers, con­tin­ued fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance to hos­pi­tals, the po­lice and the el­derly,” he said.

Bill and Judith Ross.

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