Parliamentary News – August 2010

As is to be expected in the week before a federal election, Parliament was a little fiery this past week.  No more so when we sought to disallow yet another increase to vehicle registration and drivers licence fees.  Whilst only a CPI increase, on the back of the 17-22% increase (depending on your vehicle type) last year, it’s another slap in the face for Queensland motorists and Queensland families struggling with cost of living increases in fuel, water and electricity.  In recognition of this, if elected, an LNP government has committed to freezing registration costs for cars, boats and light trucks for the duration of its first term.  And an LNP government will also, on restoring the state’s AAA credit rating, restore the fuel subsidy.   I believe such policy announcements offer Queenslanders a real choice when it comes time for the state election.