Families in the City of Greater Dandenong are already paying for Daniel Andrews and Labor’s mismanagement of the economy that has now got worse with 12 new taxes.
Ms Peulich said that when Daniel Andrews tripled taxes on Latrobe Valley power stations, he put Hazelwood out of business, sending the cost of electricity and gas soaring.
This has resulted in soaring electricity bills for Greater Dandenong households with average increases of $300 according to St Vincent De Paul Society.
Labor has allowed this and other utility prices to increase by an average of 13% each year, and has done nothing but offer $50 in hush money to visit a price comparison site.
On 1 July, running a car in Victoria became more expensive with standard car registration fees set to increase from $800.80 to $816.50 while EastLink and CityLink tolls also rose with the maximum toll for one way trips taken on EastLink set to increase to $6.25 and on CityLink to $8.10.
Daniel Andrews’ new $1 tax for all taxi and Uber trips will particularly affect passengers living in the regions and the elderly who use taxis to get to and from medical appointments.
Fines and penalties increased with the value of a penalty unit to rise from $158.57 to $161.19 which will result in fines for exceeding the speed limit by less than ten kilometres exceed $200 for the first time.
Before the last election, Daniel Andrews promised “no new taxes” but after the election he was responsible for imposing 12 new or increased taxes.
You couldn’t trust Daniel Andrews’ on no new taxes then and you can’t trust his word on no new taxes now. The Andrews Labor Government is to blame for:
1. Tripled brown coal royalties
2. Introduced Uber and taxi fare
3. Increased stamp duty on new cars
4. New stamp duty on off-the-plan purchasers
5. New so-called ‘vacant home’ tax
6. New annual property valuations to increase land tax
7. New stamp duty on property transfers between spouses
8. New point of consumption gambling tax
9. Increased fire services property levy
10. New land tax surcharge (subsequently tripled) for absentee owners
11. New stamp duty surcharge (subsequently increased) for foreign purchasers
12. New city access tax for West Gate Tunnel
(Note that this list does not include changes to Growth Areas Infrastructure Contribution levies, the $140 million increase in property transfer fees or a host of other fee gouges under Labor.)
Comments attributable to Inga Peulich MLC:
“Families in the City of Greater Dandenong who are already struggling to manage their household finances are about to wear more financial pain under the Andrews Labor Government.”
“Before the last election, Daniel Andrews promised “no new taxes” but after the election he was responsible for imposing 12 new or increased taxes on Greater Dandenong residents.”
“Only the Liberal-National Coalition is committed to curbing the ever-increasing cost of living through responsible fiscal management and sound economic policies.”
Contact: Inga Peulich MLC (03) 9772 1366