The Palaszczuk Labor Government’s State Budget will damage Queensland, including the electorate of Moggill.
With record debt, no plans for local infrastructure solutions to ease traffic congestion and local households to be hurt with new taxes, State Member for Moggill, Dr Christian Rowan MP said today that Labor’s budget is one of taxes, debt and unemployment.
“Five new taxes, $83 billion dollars of debt by 2021-22 and the worst unemployment rate in Australia, is Labor’s plan for Queensland.
“Five new taxes will see $2.2 billion ripped from the pockets of Queenslanders and shoved in the Government’s coffers.
“On top of the five new taxes, Queenslanders are about to be slugged with four new fees and charges.
“The taxes are an admission from Labor that it has no plan for Queensland, just a plan for taxes, debt and high unemployment.
“Labor has run this state for almost a generation but they still can’t keep Queensland afloat without imposing new taxes.
Dr Rowan said Labor’s debt trajectory would burden Queensland for the next generation.
“We have nothing to show for massive royalty hauls from the state’s resources sector because they are being tipped into the black hole of Labor’s debt”, he said.
“The record debt means funds that could be going to our schools, hospitals or frontline services will instead be sucked into feeding Labor’s binge on debt.
“It’s not bad luck that has caused Queensland’s predicted $83 billion of debt. It is bad government and Labor only has itself to blame,” he said.
“None of our local schools have had any funding allocated, and that’s out of $14.1 billion directed at education in Queensland.
“The Labor Government says that education is the key to ensuring every Queenslander can achieve their full potential, and yet time and time again Moggill doesn’t get what is needed.”