Labor’s renter’s tax modelling must be released

The Opposition is calling on the State Government to be open and transparent with Queenslanders and release the tax modelling of its renter’s tax.

The Treasurer must release the modelling he relied upon to hit Queenslanders with another tax.

The cost of living is rising and the housing crisis is worsening. We need to know the real impact this tax is having on Queenslanders.

Shadow Treasurer David Janetzki said the Palaszczuk Government is driving up rent and driving away investment in the middle of a cost-of-living crisis.

“Ten months ago the State Government announced a land tax which has now been exposed as hitting renters in the hip pocket,” Mr Janetzki said.

“Since then, we haven’t heard any detail or justification from the Treasurer.

“That is why the Opposition is calling on the Palaszczuk Government to release the modelling that the renter’s tax was based on.

“This tax makes no sense and shows a government so desperate to raise revenue that they’re chasing any idea without thinking about how it might affect Queenslanders.

“Cameron Dick has already been caught breaking promises to Queenslanders and now he won’t be upfront about the impact of his renter’s tax.
“Next week, Queensland Parliament will sit and the Treasurer must tell Queenslanders the truth and release the modelling.

“We can’t be driving out investment from Queensland at a time when we need it more than ever.

“We can’t be driving up rents at a time when Queenslanders are struggling to put food on the table.”

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