Labor refuses to rule out tax increases in state budget

Despite the economic devastation that Daniel Andrews and his incompetent government have already inflicted upon Victoria’s economy, he now wants to slug Victorians with higher taxes.

In Question Time in Parliament today Labor’s Treasurer, Tim Pallas, when asked directly to rule out introducing new or increased taxes or charges in the upcoming budget, refused to do so.

Labor’s incompetence has already cost nearly 800 Victorians their lives, closed thousands of businesses and locked up millions of Victorians.

Now, Labor wants to slug Victorians with higher taxes as well.

Victorians can’t afford to pay higher taxes but that’s exactly what Labor wants to do in its upcoming budget – tax, tax, tax.

Victoria is already the highest taxed state in the country, and under Daniel Andrew and Tim Pallas, taxes will just continue to skyrocket.

Comments attributable to Shadow Treasurer, Louise Staley:

“Despite the devastation Labor has already caused to Victoria’s economy, Daniel Andrews wants to take more out of family budgets to pay for his mistakes.

“With so many families and businesses struggling to make ends meet its disgraceful Daniel Andrews is even considering increasing taxes.

“Every year and every budget from this Labor government has included new and increased taxes. Victorians were struggling under the taxation weight before the pandemic and now must be given real tax relief in the upcoming state budget.”

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