Clive and Campbell find some common ground taking on ATO

CLIVE Palmer and Campbell Newman have found something they agreed on.

The Fairfax MP and the Queensland premier have both voiced their disappointment on a proposal by the Australian Taxation Office to slug families extra tax living in permanent caravans.

The ATO ruling would see the rent paid to caravan parks or accommodation providers by a permanent tenant increase by up to 10 per cent.

Mr Palmer said he would be against any plans to impose an extra cost burden on communities which were already feeling the squeeze of increasing cost of living pressures.

"People in these communities, made up of many over 50s who are looking to make every cent count, can ill-afford to be slugged an extra 10% in taxes on their rent,'' Mr Palmer said.

"This is a blatant money grab."

Meanwhile, Mr Newman said he would fight for the 30,000 Queenslanders who live in permanent caravans and demountable homes across the state's accommodation parks who will soon be hit with, in some cases a 10% increase to their rents.

"I'll be making it clear to the Federal Government that adding GST to the rent paid by families on their permanent caravans in parks is just not on," Mr Newman said.



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