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Labor votes to drive up car rego

The Labor government has voted to increase the cost of car registration by two-and-a-half times the inflation rate, which currently is 1.4%. Shadow Transport Minister Scott Emerson said the LNP had moved a disallowance motion to stop the 3.5 per cent increase to car registration and the Palaszczuk Government voted it down. Every Member of Parliament had an opportunity to ensure Queensland drivers did not pay too much for car registration and it is disappointing that every Labor MP chose to slug motorists.

Queenslanders are already struggling to keep up with every day household bills and now the Palaszczuk Government’s lack of a plan has seen a direct hit to the pockets of motorists.

Mr Emerson said Labor is continuing its legacy of making motorists pay more for car registration.

“The former Labor Government increased registration by 30 per cent in their last four years in office.

“Now only 100 days back in power the Palaszczuk Government is hiking up costs by more than double the inflation rate while the LNP froze family car registration for three years.

“I don’t think Queenslanders voted for a Government that intends to use them as cash cows to make up for its failure to manage the State Budget.”

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