LNP shadow minister for housing Fiona Simpson in Rockhampton with local LNP candidates Bruce Young and Gavin Finch.
LNP shadow minister for housing Fiona Simpson in Rockhampton with local LNP candidates Bruce Young and Gavin Finch. Daniel Burdon

High talk on cutting costs

ROCKHAMPTON homeowners could save up to $330 a year on power bills, according to the LNP's shadow minister for housing.

Maroochydore MP Fiona Simpson met local LNP candidates Bruce Young and Gavin Finch to pitch the party's ideas in Rockhampton yesterday.

Chief among their promises was a cut to power and water bills to ease cost-of-living pressures.

But Ms Simpson said if the party won government, there would be a "freeze" on family car registration fees.

She said, "We also promise to reinstate tax concessions on families' principal place of residence, which could save families as much as $7000."

As the election campaign rolls on, the policy focus has predictably shifted to the hip pockets of Queenslanders.

Minister for Community Services Karen Struthers said voters should be judging Labor on its achievements.

"We know the best way to ease cost-of- living pressures on families is to provide stable, well-paying jobs," she said.

"From July to December 2011, over 7270 Rockhampton households benefited from the pensioner rates subsidy - saving $200 a year."



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