The State Liberals have called for no new taxes to be introduced in Labor’s last State Budget before the March 2018 State Election.
“South Australian households and businesses are struggling under the Weatherill Labor
Government’s punishing state taxes – the last thing they need is the introduction of any new taxes,” said Shadow Treasurer Rob Lucas.
“Labor is addicted to tax, whether it be through hikes to the ESL, the failed introduction of
their car park tax, proposals for increases in the GST, and for a land tax on the family home.
“With the highest unemployment in the nation, skyrocketing electricity costs, and increased
water bills, South Australians simply can’t afford to be taxed any further through new taxes
introduced by Labor.
“We challenge Treasurer Koutsantonis to come out today and rule out new taxes in the
upcoming State Budget.
“Governments on the eastern seaboard have introduced new taxes on foreign investment
and on vacant land blocks. Treasurer Koutsantonis should specifically rule out such taxes.
“Ultimately, a new tax on foreign investment will only kill off jobs and hurt the attractiveness of South Australia as a place to invest in.
“The Liberal Party is committed to no new taxes, and in stark contrast to the Weatherill Labor Government, a Marshall Liberal Government will provide tax relief by cutting ESL bills and returning $360 million over four years to South Australian households and businesses.”