Stuckey Applauds LNP Push to Lower Cost of Living

8 Jun 2012 10:58 AMJann Stuckey

8th June 2012

Member for Currumbin, Jann Stuckey MP, has applauded the LNP’s measures to immediately commence initiatives to lower the cost of living for Currumbin residents through the passage of the Treasury (Cost of Living) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012.

Speaking in State Parliament this week in support of the Cost of Living Bill Ms Stuckey said, “It is testament to the determination of the Newman Government to recognise the urgency and importance of this particular piece of legislation for all people of Queensland.”

“Cost of living is undoubtedly the biggest issue hitting all households across our state and was highlighted as the number one issue of concern to residents in Currumbin in the 2010 whole-of-electorate survey.

“The amendments will allow for the reinstatement of the transfer duty home concession, saving Queenslanders up to $7,000 on the purchase of a family home.

“Furthermore, the amendments will freeze the standard electricity tariff, introduce an Office of Best Practice Regulation to eliminate unnecessary red tape, and abolish sustainability declaration forms.

“Our election commitment to increase the payroll tax exemption threshold from $1 million to $1.6 million over six years begins now, with the first increment of $100,000 to be implemented by the passage of this bill.

“Lowering cost of living for households and businesses will align with our target to reduce unemployment in Queensland to 4% within 6 years.

“These amendments show the good people of Queensland that we haven’t just listened to their concerns; we have acted and we are delivering.

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Link to the debate, begins bottom page 91
http://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/documents/hansard/2012/2012_06_05_DAILY.pdf