LIBS & NATS TO OPPOSE LABOR’S MOTOR TAX PLANS

LIBS & NATS TO OPPOSE LABOR’S MOTOR TAX PLANS
www.axethecartax.com.au

The Liberals & Nationals oppose Labor’s new tax on motorists and have launched an online petition to Axe The Car Tax, calling on the Keneally Labor Government to scrap its proposed increases to motor vehicle registrations, The Nationals Member for Lismore Thomas George said today.

State Labor’s car tax aims to raise $500 million from motorists across the State, to pay for transport projects in Sydney that will most likely never be delivered under Labor. The website can be found at www.axethecartax.com.au from Thursday morning onwards.

“This $500 million tax on motorists is unfair. Drivers are already slugged for registration costs, licence fees and insurance - so the last thing they need is a new tax from State Labor,” Mr George said.

“The $500 million tax is supposed to go towards transport projects in Sydney, but State Labor’s record on this over 16 years is one of failure.

“Drivers will be forced to pay the tax regardless of whether or not State Labor actually ever deliver the transport infrastructure as promised.

“Regional motorists will be paying a tax for Sydney transport, despite the fact they will never benefit from their expenditure.

“The tax is based on the size of your car, with only vehicles below 975 kilograms, or hybrid cars, to escape the tax. Hard working families will be slugged the full increase for normal cars like the family Falcon or Commodore.

“Motorists right across the State should support the Liberals & Nationals plan to axe the tax.

“NSW needs a change of Government but in the meantime, people should have their say and sign the online petition at www.axethecartax.com.au,” Mr George said.

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