31 October 2016

Car Rego Rip Off

State Member for Noosa Glen Elmes said the recent release of official inflation figures had again confirmed Noosa families are being slugged, with the cost of car registration being more than double the inflation rate.

“For the second year running this Labor government has increased family car rego costs by 3.5% - more than twice the inflation rate.

“Over and over again I come across the misconception that Noosa is a rich enclave where families are somehow immune to spiraling and crippling household costs. We all know that this could not be further from the truth.

“In fact the great majority of residents in my electorate are either on a pension; earn an average wage; or are employed casually with a take home pay dependent upon seasonal tourism.

“Car registration for a four-cylinder vehicle now costs more than $300 per year. Courtesy of the increase in state taxes under this Government.

“The LNP froze car registration costs for the three years when 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. 

“Only an LNP Government has the experience and competence to power up the economy, generate jobs and manage the state’s debt.” Mr Elmes said.