The Liberal Nationals will today attempt to introduce a transparency clause into rates notices across the state that would see Councils have to itemise the costs of its rubbish collection and services.
It comes on the back of Labor’s announcement last week that will see its bin tax double, adding even more pressure to Victorian households.
In the clause that will be introduced into parliament today, Councils will have to disclose:
The Andrews Labor Government announced last week that it would double the cost of the bin tax and force all households to have four bins, adding a substantial cost burden to councils and ultimately household budgets.
Comments attributable to Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council, David Davis:
“This is the cost of Labor, Andrews has buggered the budget and Victorians will be the ones paying for this.
“Victorians deserve transparency when it comes to Labor’s billion dollar bin tax grab.”
Comments attributable to Shadow Minister for Local Government, Tim Smith:
“Andrews is more interested in emptying your wallet than your bin.
“Victoria is already the highest taxed state in the country and now Labor will further slug Victorians with its billion dollar bin tax.”
Comments attributable to Member for Narracan, Gary Blackwood:
“Residents want transparency and that is exactly what this amendment will bring.
“Regional Victorian’s already face some of the highest rates in the State thanks to the Andrews Labor Government and with this legislation set to deliver a further burden it is critical this detail is included to see just what they are paying for.”
Gary Blackwood MP
State Member for Narracan
3/24 Mason Street
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