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What Snelling’s not telling

Jun 04, 2012

 Hon Iain Evans MP

Shadow Treasurer

What Snelling’s not telling

Treasurer Snelling has tried to slip 328 pages of increased fees and charges under the radar by publishing them in the Government Gazette on the same day as the State Budget.

Fee increases contained in these 328 pages include:

  • Plumbers, gas fitters and electricians’ licence fees
  • Motor vehicle registration fees
  • Driver’s licences
  • L-plate and P-plate driving tests
  • Real estate fees
  • Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare inspection fees

“Look what Treasurer Snelling has tried to slip under the radar,” Shadow Treasurer Iain Evans said.

“Releasing these changes on the day of the State Budget in the hope that no-one would notice is another example of the trickery of this Labor Government.

“These increases are just another blow to South Australians after a disastrous State Budget, where the Weatherill Government lost the Triple A credit rating and delivered the biggest deficit and the biggest debt in South Australia’s history.

“South Australia is already the highest taxed state in Australia. These increased fees will just add more pressure onto South Australian families already dealing with cost of living pressures.”

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