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LABOR TAX ON CARS WILL HURT REGIONAL FAMILIES, FARMERS, TRADIES AND SMALL BUSINESS

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LABOR TAX ON CARS WILL HURT REGIONAL FAMILIES, FARMERS, TRADIES AND SMALL BUSINESS

Nationals Candidate for Lismore Austin Curtin today slammed plans by NSW Labor to introduce a new tax levied on cars and trucks costing over $100,000, saying it will unfairly punish people living and working in Lismore and Kyogle.

Labor’s latest new tax will hit the hip pocket of farmers, businesses, tradies and families for whom an expensive vehicle is a necessity rather than a luxury.

“The very people in our community who rely on their vehicles and boats as an integral part of their daily lives will end up paying more under Labor,” Mr Curtin said.

“Labor has tried to start a class war by suggesting this is a tax aimed at stock brokers driving European sports cars around the Eastern suburbs of Sydney, when the reality is this will hurt families, farmers, tradies and businesses in Lismore and every part of regional NSW.”

Impact of Labor’s tax;

Each year hundreds of vehicles and boats are sold across regional NSW which will attract the tax including:

    • A Toyota Landcruiser GXL dual cab from Lismore Toyota, will go up by $600 under Labor’s policy.
    • A Platinum 2800 fishing boat built by Sailfish Catamarans in Alstonville, Ballina will go up by $13,450.
    • A ‘Grevillia’ motorhome from Ballina Campervans, Motorhomes and Caravans will go up by over $1,000.

    “This tax will hurt farmers and tradies, who might own a Landcruiser, not because they’re rich, but because they need the right gear to run their business and their farms and still cart their kids to and from school and to sport.”