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Powell Media Release – Labor votes to hike car rego (4 June 2015)

Glass House drivers will pay up to $600 a year for car registration (before CTP and other charges are added on) after the Palaszczuk-Gordon Labor Government voted to keep the unfair increase during a vote in Parliament last night.

The LNP moved a disallowance motion to stop the 3.5 per cent increase to car registration and tonight Labor has voted it down choosing to unfairly slug motorists.

Member for Glass House, Andrew Powell said Labor MP’s such as Rick Williams, Mark Ryan and Chris Whiting have let their constituents down.

“I know how tough it is for families in my electorate of Glass House trying to pay the bills due to the rising cost of living,” Mr Powell said.

“While every single LNP Member voted to stop this unfair increase to car registration, every single Labor Member voted for it.

“Every single Labor MP should be ashamed of themselves.”

Mr Emerson said the Palaszczuk-Gordon Government’s lack of a plan has seen a direct hit to the pockets of motorists.

“Labor is struggling to manage the budget and is using motorists as cash cows as they continue to make it up as they go,” he said.

“At a time when unemployment was up, jobs were scarce and families were struggling to pay their bills, Queenslanders deserved better.

“When the LNP came into Government we worked hard to keep costs as low as possible by freezing family car registration for three years.

“I don’t think Queenslanders voted for massive hikes in registration fees.”

CAR REGO COSTS TABLE:

Car type What it was (2014-15) If it had gone up by CPI (currently 1.4% in Brisbane) What it will be in 2015-16 under ALP
4-cylinder $280.05 $283.95 $289.95
6-cylinder $443.45 $449.65 $458.95
8-cylinder $620.95 $629.65 $642.70

NOTE – These costs exclude CTP and Traffic Improvement Levy, which also add to car registration bill

[ENDS] 4 June 2015

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