Questions in Parliament

Kristie Johnston, Question to Parliament – 2 March 2021

By March 2, 2022No Comments

Thank you Mr Speaker

My question is to the Premier.

Yesterday you announced in your Premier’s Address changes to land tax thresholds. You said “when combined with the changes we made last year, it will provide about $220 million of tax relief for property owners over the next four years – to put downward pressure on rents.

However, Mr Speaker we know that last year’s cuts did not result in more affordable rent – quite the opposite in fact with rents still significantly increasing and more and more Tasmanians experiencing housing stress.

Premier, what measures is your government going to introduce to specifically ensure that these land tax cuts get passed on to tenants or is this all about making the rich richer and actually does nothing to help the thousands of Tasmanian families struggling to afford to put a roof over their heads?

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