The recent release of official inflation figures has again confirmed Queensland families are being slugged by the Palaszczuk Labor Government every time they go to pay for car registration. Shadow Transport Minister Andrew Powell said “For the second year running this Labor government has increased family car rego costs by 3.5% – more than twice the inflation rate.” “Where’s Annastacia Palaszczuk’s commitment to the battlers now? Queensland families are struggling to cope with spiraling household costs but she doesn’t care. “Don’t forget under the Bligh Labor Government we saw car rego costs soar by 30 per cent in their last four years and at the same time public transport fares increased by more than 50 per cent.
“Fast forward a few years and it’s just the same bad old Labor.”
Mr Powell said under the Palaszczuk Government, car registration costs for a four-cylinder vehicle had increased by $20 per year, and for a six-cylinder car by almost $32.
“The LNP froze car registration costs for the three years we were in government and we’ve committed that any future rises are kept in line with CPI – not double the inflation rate like we’ve seen under Labor,” he said.
“Under Annastacia Palaszczuk, state taxes have increased by $59 per Queenslander.
“This desperate Labor Government will look for any opportunity to raise revenue, with car rego now costing more than $300 per year for a four-cylinder car.
“Only an LNP Government has the experience and competence to power up the economy, generate jobs and manage the state’s debt.”