LNP moves to scrap Palaszczuk's damaging Straddie Tax

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The LNP has moved to block the Palaszczuk Labor Government's new 'Straddie Tax' that will hit Queensland families with a threefold fee hike to drive on the island's beaches.

Following representation from MP for Oodgeroo Mark Robinson, LNP Shadow Environment and Tourism Minister David Crisafulli moved a disallowance motion in Parliament today to reverse Labor's decision to jack up vehicle beach permits from $47 to $158.

"Labor's tax is toxic for tourism growth and jobs on the island," Mr Crisafulli said.

"There was no public consultation with local business owners, residents on the island, the four-wheel-drive community or the local council.

"Labor's tax will drive up costs for the island's residents and drive away the visitors local businesses rely on for their livelihood."

Mr Robinson said the Straddie Tax was a major blow for the people of North Stradbroke Island at a critical time.

"The State Government talks about a transition from sand mining but continue to put every hurdle in front of my community to allow this to occur," Mr Robinson said.

"Slugging the island with taxes does not grow tourism numbers and it does not create jobs.

"I met with island residents last week and they are beside themselves about Labor's callous and cruel tax.

"Annastacia Palaszczuk needs to stop gouging Queensland families and scrap her new tax.

"Queenslanders cannot afford Labor. When Labor runs out of money, it comes after yours."

 
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