MP says rego hike is Labor excuse for lack of a plan

TOMORROW, drivers from Bundaberg and the Burnett will pay more for car registration than ever before as Labor's "unfair increase" comes into effect, says Member for Burnett Stephen Bennett. 

Mr Bennett said while the LNP froze car registration for three years, Labor was slugging drivers with an increase two and a half times the inflation rate.

"This increase is unfair and puts unnecessary cost of living pressure on the families in our region," Mr Bennett said.

"In Parliament, the LNP moved a disallowance motion to stop the 3.5 per cent increase however every single Labor MP voted for it to stay.

"Bundaberg MP Leanne Donaldson has let her constituents down and should be ashamed.

"Queenslanders voted for a government that put its interest first, not the interests of its party."

Mr Bennett said Labor was using Queensland taxpayers as cash cows to compensate for its lack of an economic plan.

"With the budget only two weeks away, Queenslanders will be wondering if they will have to reach into their own pockets, like they have had to with car registration, to help the struggling Treasurer balance the books," he said.

"Queenslanders didn't vote for massive price hikes and that is exactly what they have got from Labor."

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