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Labor votes to continue car rego rip-off

18th September 2019

The LNP’s push to save Queensland drivers from another inflation-busting car rego increase has been voted down by the Palaszczuk Labor Government.

LNP Shadow Transport Minister Steve Minnikin said Labor was hitting drivers with a 2.25% hike in car rego – despite the State Government’s own Budget papers stating CPI was just 1.75%.

“Queenslanders already pay the biggest rego bills in Australia and now Labor is scalping them with another unjustifiable rego hike,” Mr Minnikin said.

“Labor said it would peg rego increases to inflation, but once again they have broken their promise.

“It is scandalous that Labor is gouging drivers while doing nothing to deal with our congestion crisis.”

An LNP disallowance motion to strike down the latest increase in rego was voted down by Labor 48 to 41 in State Parliament tonight.

Annastacia Palaszczuk increased rego by an eye-watering 3.5% for four years in a row before mounting anger from motorists forced Labor to announce an inflation-linked index for rego.

By contrast, the last LNP Government froze rego for three years in a row.

“Queensland families are struggling to pay their bills, but Annastacia Palaszczuk couldn’t care less,” Mr Minnikin said.

“Labor has slugged Queenslanders with 10 new or increased taxes since the election.

“Queenslanders just can’t afford Labor.”