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15
Nov
2018

Daniel Andrews again refuses to rule out more new taxes

Daniel Andrews has today again refused to rule out more new taxes if he is re-elected.

At a doorstop in Maroona earlier this month, the Premier was asked again to rule out more new Labor taxes. He failed. 

This is the third time in as many months that Daniel Andrews or his Treasurer Tim Pallas have failed to rule out more new taxes.

Daniel Andrews’ tax plans are headlined by a tax on the family home of $435 per year, every year for 30 years – with no exemptions and no deferrals.

On the eve of the last election, in an interview with Channel 7, Daniel Andrews promised Victorians he wouldn’t introduce or increase any taxes. In the last four years, he’s broken that tax promise 12 times.

Daniel Andrews has lost control of cost of living pressures.

The last thing Victorians can afford is four more years of more Labor taxes that put more pressure on household budgets.

Key facts to consider:

  • Labor lied at the last election and said they would not introduce new taxes. They then introduced nine new taxes.
  • They have not been up front about how they will pay for their unfunded infrastructure promises.
  • At a time when the cost of living is out of control thanks to higher power bills and Daniel Andrews’ nine new taxes, the last thing Victorian families need are even more new taxes to pay for unfunded promises.

How it will affect your family:

Labor has a plan for new taxes after the election:

  • Your car rego will go up
  • You will be forced to pay a new property tax
  • You will be forced to pay to park at your local train station (particularly if Labor have promised to increase car parking spaces at local stations)
  • Public transport fares will rise
  • There will be higher payroll taxes on Victorian jobs

****DANIEL ANDREWS’ PLAN TO INTRODUCE NEW HIP POCKET TAXES****

Daniel Andrews will introduce a raft of hip pocket taxes to pay for his unfunded infrastructure promises if he is successful at the election.

Launching his $50 billion plus “Suburban Rail Loop” on August 28 Mr Andrews said “…value capture opportunities” will be required to fund the project.

“Value capture” is just code for tax increases under Labor.

Several government reports spell out precisely what these taxes would be:

  • Payroll tax increases;
  • Vehicle registration increases;
  • Taxes on peoples’ homes.
  • Parking levies; and
  • Public transport tolls.

Daniel Andrews’ hand-picked advisers, Infrastructure Victoria, reveal that value capture taxes on residential properties would rise by $435 per year, every year for 30 years with no exemptions or deferrals.

His Treasurer, Tim Pallas, confirmed the introduction of new taxes when he said on September 19 that Labor “needed the flexibility” to adjust the tax regime.

In 2014 Daniel Andrews promised that there would be no new or increased taxes.

He lied and introduced nine new taxes and increased three others costing Victorian households $450 while driving up electricity bills by $450 and gas prices by $500.

Now, to pay for his unfunded promises he will introduce even more hip pocket taxes that will be paid for straight out of the pockets of everyday Victorians.

Victorians are already reeling under the cost of Daniel Andrews broken promises on tax and his increases in electricity and gas prices.

You cannot trust Daniel Andrews when it comes to tax.

There is a clear choice at this election: under the Liberals there will be tax cuts.

Under Labor there will be tax increases that directly impact on the cost of living for every Victorian.

Daniel Andrews’ tax plan is spelled out in full at www.laborstaxplan.com.au

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