Car rego dis­count prom­ise

Seymour Telegraph - - THE TELEGRAPH -

Red P-Platers will re­ceive a $295 dis­count on their car reg­is­tra­tion un­der an elected Na­tion­als Gov­ern­ment.

The dis­count for red P-Platers is the non-TAC com­po­nent of car reg­is­tra­tion, mean­ing Red P-Platers will ef­fec­tively only have to pay for the TAC com­po­nent in­clud­ing com­pul­sory third party in­surance.

Mem­ber for Euroa Steph Ryan said the ini­tia­tive was part of The Na­tion­als’ plan to tackle cost-of-liv­ing pres­sures for fam­i­lies.

‘‘About 50 000 Vic­to­ri­ans get their red P-Plates each year. This com­mit­ment will make a real dif­fer­ence to young peo­ple strug­gling with the ex­tra costs of buy­ing and own­ing a car and other costs of life af­ter school,’’ she said.

‘‘Sey­mour res­i­dents have been slugged with sky­rock­et­ing elec­tric­ity and gas price hikes as well as 12 new or in­creased taxes in the last four years un­der Daniel An­drews.

‘‘For many young Vic­to­ri­ans, own­ing a car is es­sen­tial when start­ing in the work­force, tak­ing up a trade or fur­ther stud­ies.’’

Ms Ryan said The Na­tion­als would ease the cost of liv­ing through bet­ter eco­nomic man­age­ment and a se­ries of pro­grams to put more money in the pock­ets of Vic­to­ri­ans.

‘‘We have al­ready an­nounced free school books for all sec­ondary stu­dents at pub­lic schools which will save fam­i­lies around $2800 a stu­dent through­out sec­ondary school,’’ Ms Ryan said.

‘‘We are also com­mit­ted to de­liv­er­ing cheaper gas and elec­tric­ity bills for over 900 000 low in­come earn­ers by us­ing peo­ple power to de­liver cheaper gas and elec­tric­ity costs that could mean an­nual sav­ings of be­tween $250 and $530.’’

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