Bill Byrne.
Bill Byrne.

Rocky MP says State Govt to increase insurances tax

FLOOD victims in Rockhampton will be forced to pay even higher insurance premiums, with the State Government to increase insurance taxes in next week's budget, Rockhampton MP Bill Byrne claims.

Read about the State Government changes here.

Member for Rockhampton, Bill Byrne said the tax slug will hurt all families, but particularly those in flood and cyclone-prone areas.

"It is just another example of what we get from a government built on spin and ideology."

"Here in Rockhampton, we've been smashed by flooding over the last few years, and people are really hurting," Mr Byrne said.

"People approach me on a daily basis shocked by their insurance premium increases. This is a big issue in my community."

"The last thing they need is for Campbell Newman to hit them with higher insurance taxes, additional to the already increasing insurance premiums."

Read more in tomorrow's paper.



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