Labor’s waste tax to hit Hervey Bay homebuyers

by Ted Sorensen
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Annastacia Palaszczuk’s greedy tax grab from Queenslanders is continuing with the introduction of a new waste tax.

During a meeting with Hervey Bay builder Russell Clark, LNP Shadow Minister for Small Business Fiona Simpson and local MP Ted Sorensen said home buyers would be slugged an extra $3,000 to build a new home because of two Labor tax hikes.

“Builders will be slugged more to get rid of the waste in their skip bins and this cost will be passed on to new home owners,” Ms Simpson said. “On top of that, Labor is also introducing a new land tax that will add to the cost of new homes.

“For Annastacia Palaszczuk to say these new taxes will have no direct impact on Queenslanders is a complete lie.  “Labor can’t say how much their waste levy is going to be or who’s going to pay it.
“They are making it up as they go along and it’s Queenslanders who will pay the price.”

LNP Member for Hervey Bay Ted Sorensen said it made no sense for Labor to slug all Queenslanders in the next Budget because of a cross-border waste problem in Ipswich.

“This isn’t a waste solution for Queensland, it’s just another tax grab by Labor,” Ted said.  “The building industry is vital to our region. We need to be supporting construction and the jobs it
creates, not hitting the industry with another tax.”

Ms Simpson said new taxes were not needed to prevent interstate dumping in Ipswich.

“If Annastacia Palaszczuk wants to stop NSW waste coming across the border then she should police the current laws, not impose a statewide tax,” Ms Simpson said.  “People who want to build a new house in Hervey Bay should not be slugged with another tax.”

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