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Liberal Nationals call for land tax relief to support tenants and property owners

28 April 2020

The Liberal Nationals call on the Victorian Government to deliver land tax credits for property owners who provide rent relief to tenants affected by COVID-19 restrictions. Landlords who do the right thing and lower the rent for commercial tenants who have had to shut their doors or residential tenants who...

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JobKeeper payments need to be exempt from payroll tax

05 April 2020

The Federal Government’s $1,500-a-fortnight JobKeeper payments need to be exempt from Victoria’s payroll tax. The Federal Government’s historic JobKeeper payment is designed to keep businesses connected to their workforce and to keep workers afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, under existing Victorian law, these payments will attract payroll tax. In...

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Small business package leaves questions unanswered

21 March 2020

Small businesses have been crying out for a comprehensive relief package to stop them closing their doors and cutting Victorian jobs as a result of the unprecedented pressure of COVID-19. All other states and the Federal Government have already announced small business relief packages, but the Andrews Labor Government’s delays...

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The Federal Liberal Nationals Government gives, and the State Labor Government takes away

17 March 2020

Despite the devastating impact COVID-19 is having on the Victorian economy, Labor Treasurer Tim Pallas refused in Question Time today to rule out increasing taxes and charges in the upcoming State Budget. The Federal Liberal Nationals Government has announced an $18 billion stimulus package with a further package to come....

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Labor hands down disastrous mid-year financial report

13 March 2020

Labor has officially buggered the budget. Today the Andrews Labor Government handed down its disastrous Mid-Year Financial Report with a staggering $1.1 billion deficit. And it’s only going to get worse considering this result was until December 2019, before the devastating bushfires or the coronavirus. It’s the third negative quarter...

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Treasurer refuses to rule out a deficit for Labor’s botched budget

11 March 2020

Labor Treasurer Tim Pallas has today refused to rule out plunging the state’s budget into a deficit.  Speaking at a CEDA conference today, Treasurer Tim Pallas spoke about the impacts coronavirus would have on Victoria’s budget. However, he neglected to mention: The impact of Labor’s $25 billion in waste and...

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Labor’s latest new tax to add more to strain to housing market

06 March 2020

Labor has today announced its 28th new or expanded tax since Daniel Andrews was elected as Premier, this time the tax will be passed on to home and unit buyers. The new construction tax put on companies needing to use a road to construct or renovate properties will be passed...

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New South Wales economy surges while Victoria slumps

05 March 2020

The latest National Accounts figures show Victoria’s economy shrinking by 0.1 per cent in the December quarter while the same figures demonstrates the New South Wales economy grew by 0.5 per cent. These new figures come on the back of the most recent unemployment data showing Victoria’s unemployment rate at...

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Everything the Andrews Labor Government sets up gets stuffed up

04 March 2020

Daniel Andrews loves nothing better than a fee gouge on Victorians. Victorians should brace for more taxes and more tolls because Andrews has already blown the budget on the North East Link. This was a project Labor initially costed at $5 billion when it's now up to around $16 billion....

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Tim “The Taxer” Pallas needs to come clean to Victorians

03 March 2020

In Question Time today, Treasurer Tim Pallas refused to rule out increasing any tax in this year’s upcoming State Budget. During the week of the 2018 election when launching Labor’s financial plan for the next four years, Tim Pallas promised: “It contains no new taxes, whatsoever. No tax increases, no...

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