GOVERNMENT FAILS PROMISE TO CUT PRICE OF GREENSLIPS

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GOVERNMENT FAILS PROMISE TO CUT PRICE OF GREENSLIPS

4 April 2001

Despite promises by Premier Carr to cut Greenslip prices, motorists are being forced to pay almost $200 extra for their third party insurance, National Party Member for Lismore Thomas George said today.

Mr George said an analysis of Greenslip prices had revealed that a decision by the Carr Government to rezone boundaries for Greenslips, was forcing motorists to pay more than ever for their premiums.

"Many people in the Lismore electorate have seen the cost of their Greenslips almost double," he said.

Mr George also slammed the Carr Government's decision to abolish the pensioner discount for Greenslips, which had previously applied to all pensioners, but which had now been restricted only to those aged over 55.

"This means that people such as sole parents or veterans, have been hit with a massive rise in the cost of their Greenslips," Mr George said.

"This is despite the fact that in April 1999, Premier Carr assigned his so-called `Mr Fixit', John Della Bosca, to slash Greenslip prices by at least $100.

"Like so many other promises made by the Premier - he has failed in delivering cheaper Greenslip prices to the people of New South Wales."

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577