Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Rural and Regional Transport, Simon Ramsay
Daniel Andrews’ $9.7 billion windfall from the lease of the Port of Melbourne means he now has no justification to go-ahead with his huge new tax on all taxi and Uber fares.
The additional funds for the Port of Melbourne lease will boost Victoria’s infrastructure budget and free-up funds for taxi license compensation.
Labor’s giant new tax is going to jack-up every taxi and Uber fare in Victoria and put more pressure on the cost of living.
The Andrews Government’s taxi tax is especially unfair on rural and regional Victorians who in many cases have no alternative transport options.
If Daniel Andrews and Jacinta Allan push ahead and slap every Uber and taxi fare with a $2 tax at the same time as reaping $9.7 billion from the Port of Melbourne lease then it is nothing more than a shameless cash grab.
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