3 June 2015
Home owners businesses and farmers will face large increases in their property based Fire Services Levy (FSL) as a direct result of the Labor State Budget.
Member for Murray Plains and Leader of The Nationals Peter Walsh said the Andrews Melbourne Labor Government outlined a huge 7.2 per cent increase in FSL receipts in its recent State Budget.
This means property owners will face large increases in their FSL as a direct result of this decision to deliver an additional $42.1 million into the funds of the State Government.
Prior to the 2014 State Election Daniel Andrews and Melbourne Labor promised there would be no increases in taxes and charges so this big increase in the FSL being imposed on Victorian families and businesses is another Labor broken promise Mr Walsh said.
The Melbourne Labor Government says the extra funds are needed to ensure that there is enough money to deliver the operating budget required by the Country Fire Authority and the Melbourne Fire Brigade.
“Given that the last Coalition CFA budget was $58 million more than Labor in 2010 it is clear that Daniel Andrews has hit every Victorian property with another tax hike through the fire services levy just to pay for the outrageous demands of his union mates “ Mr Walsh said