LNP Leader Deb Frecklington said Annastacia Palaszczuk’s waste tax will slug families and smash small businesses across Queensland.
“Labor can try to downplay the impact of this tax all they like, but let me be clear – Labor’s waste tax will hit every Queenslander,” Ms Frecklington said.
“On top of Labor’s ludicrous waste tax, this week Queenslanders have been hit with three new taxes and a 3.5% increase in car rego.
“Families and small businesses are doing their best to manage their budgets but Labor’s tax grab will hurt people right across the State.
“On top of the new taxes, let’s not forget record water prices, record power prices and record car registration fees under Labor.
“Labor’s only plan for Queensland is taxes, debt and unemployment.”
LNP Member for Caloundra Mark McArdle said it made no sense for Labor to slug all Queenslanders 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,” Mr McArdle said.
“The building industry is vital to the Sunshine Coast. We need to be supporting construction and the jobs it creates, not hitting the industry with another tax.
“It doesn’t matter what the problem is – Labor’s solution is always tax, tax and more tax.”
Ms Frecklington said revelations less than 10% of the revenue raised by the waste tax would go to the government’s resource recovery program added insult to injury.
“The same program that Labor touted as a way to kick-start the waste recycling industry is set to receive a paltry portion of this taxes’ massive $1.3 billion grab from Queenslander’s hip pockets,” Ms Frecklington said.
“The more details that emerge on Labor’s waste tax, the more obvious it is that it is a blatant, lazy tax grab.
“The reality is that this tax will shovel hundreds of millions of dollars into the Labor Government’s coffers, but provide less than 10% of the revenue raised to the resource recovery program.”