Palaszczuk must act now on land tax relief

The Palaszczuk Labor Government’s ongoing inaction on land tax relief is threatening the survival of thousands of Queensland family investors and businesses during the coronavirus pandemic.   

After receiving no response from Jackie Trad to a letter sent last week, LNP Deputy Leader and Shadow Treasurer Tim Mander is now publicly calling upon the Queensland Government to immediately deliver a support package for property owners.

“Landlords can’t be left shouldering the pandemic fallout alone,” Mr Mander said.

“Now more than ever, Queensland businesses and investors are looking to the State Government for certainty and leadership.

“Even before the coronavirus hit, Jackie Trad had gouged property owners with no six new and increased taxes in the last two budgets.

‘Without immediate property tax relief even more avoidable job-losses will occur in Queensland thanks to Annastacia Palaszczuk.

“Other states have already announced measures to reduce the burden of land tax.

“Queensland can’t afford to yet again be the last jurisdiction to provide relief.

“I am calling on Annastacia Palaszczuk to protect Queensland jobs and businesses before it’s too late.”

*Below is letter to the Deputy Premier and Treasurer sent 2 April 2020

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