After jacking-up vehicle registration fees by over 30 per cent since 2008, Anna Bligh now wanted Queenslanders to believe she’d freeze rego for the next three years.
LNP Shadow Transport Minister Scott Emerson said Anna Bligh was ‘non-genuine’.
“Everyone who owns a car, ute or motorcycle is being bribed this afternoon by the Premier and her tired, 20-year government – a government more interested in clinging to power than honesty and genuine, fully-costed policies,” Mr Emerson said.
“Anna Bligh has simply pinched a fully-costed LNP policy, added a bit, and claimed it as her own. Anna Bligh and Labor can not be believed.
“In the run-up to the last election, neither Bligh nor Andrew Fraser said they wouldn’t scrap the fuel subsidy and wouldn’t sell assets.
“Anyone who owns a car, ute or a motorcycle has been feeling the pain of Labor’s 9 cents fuel tax and higher rego for the past three years.
“Now Anna Bligh says trust me, vote for me because I’ll freeze rego despite voting against a motion to freeze rego in parliament – on August 3 last year*.
“If Anna Bligh and Labor were fair dinkum about keeping vehicle running costs lower, she and Andrew Fraser would not have given Queenslanders their fuel tax, nor the highest vehicle rego costs in the nation.
“Anna Bligh and Labor are now attempting to paint themselves as heroes after ripping-off Queensland motorists for the past three years.
“Anna Bligh and Labor voted down the LNP’s disallowance motion of the last rego rise in parliament last year.
“It’s time for a change. It’s time to get Queensland back on track.”
*LNP’s freeze on rego disallowance motion – August 3, 2011- voted down by Labor Members.