Freezing family car registration for a first term is a key part of the LNP’s plan to ease the cost of living for Queenslanders by up to $330 a year, Shadow Transport Minister Scott Emerson said today.
Mr Emerson said the tired, 20 year old Labor Government had treated motorists as cash cows, with Queensland becoming the most expensive state in which to own and run a car.
“Labor’s hip pocket hits on motorists have included the introduction of a fuel tax and a massive 30 per cent hike in car registration fees since 2008,” he said.
“After 20 years of Labor jacking up the cost of living, the LNP believes Queenslanders deserve some relief.
“That’s why the LNP has unveiled plans to lower the cost of living for Queenslanders by up to $330 a year by reforming electricity and water pricing, and freezing family car rego for our first term if elected.
“In addition, the LNP will scrap Labor’s $7000 stamp duty slug on the family home.”
Mr Emerson said claims motorcyclists and truck and ute drivers would pay more in order to fund the freeze on family car rego were completely untrue.
“This is just more of Labor’s political tricks,” he said.
“All of the LNP’s election promises will be offset by savings, with all costings and savings to be independently verified by respected former Auditor-General Len Scanlan and released during the course of the campaign.
“Every time Queenslanders fill up their cars, turn on the tap, flick on the lights, buy a new home or pay their car registration they are paying more thanks to 20 years of Labor waste and mismanagement.
“Only the LNP will lower the cost of living for Queensland families by cutting waste.
“It’s time for a change. It’s time to get Queensland back on track.”