LNP to save seniors around $720 a year in cost of living relief

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A Tim Nicholls-led LNP Government will introduce a suite of reforms to ease cost of living pressures on Queensland seniors.

LNP Leader Tim Nicholls said the cost of renewing a driver’s licence would be halved for Queenslanders with a Seniors Card.

“Currently, holders of a Queensland Seniors Card are not eligible for any concessions on driver’s licence fees,” Mr Nicholls said.

“Our discount will see driver’s licence fees range from $36 to $82 as opposed to the existing fees under Annastacia Palaszczuk which could cost up to $165.

“Combined with our commitment to freeze family car registration fees in the next term of government, Queensland seniors will be much better off under the LNP.

“The cost of living keeps rising and Labor has no plan to offer Queenslanders any relief.”

LNP Shadow Seniors Minister Ros Bates said the LNP would also make off-peak bus and rail travel free for senior go card holders.

“This will mean that many of the 20 million public transport trips seniors make each year will be free,” Ms Bates said.

“Under our plan, seniors could save around $720 in public transport costs a year which will go a long way to easing cost of living pressures that have skyrocketed under Annastacia Palaszczuk.

“The free off-peak travel will be valid on Queensland Rail, Translink, buses and G:link services.”

Ms Bates said the LNP understood increases in the cost of living made it hard for Queenslanders to make ends meet – especially those on fixed incomes such as seniors and aged pensioners.

“Annastacia Palaszczuk has no plan to tackle the cost of living issues facing Queenslanders, instead she continues to use everyone as cash cows,” Ms Bates said.

“In recent years the cost of public transport has risen dramatically.

“When Annastacia Palaszczuk was Transport Minister in the Bligh Labor Government, bus and train fares went up 15 per cent year after year to a total of 45 per cent.

“The LNP has a proven track record of looking after our senior citizens and reducing cost of living pressures for them.

“The LNP team has been listening and understands something must be done and we will act on reducing the cost of living pressure for Queenslanders.

“We certainly will not use Queenslanders as cash cows like Annastacia Palaszczuk has done for the past three years.”

 
Tim Nicholls : Leader of the Liberal National Party (LNP) of Queensland :
PO Box 940, Spring Hill Qld 4004, Queensland Wide
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Tim Nicholls : Leader of the Liberal National Party (LNP) of Queensland
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