Cricket Fans To Be Slugged With Hidden Fun Public Transport Ticket Tax

Cricket Fans To Be Slugged With Hidden Fun Public Transport Ticket Tax

South Australia Shadow Minister for Transport Corey Wingard

Is Cricket The Next To Be Hit By The “Fun Tax”?

Victor P Taffa

Shadow Minister for Transport Corey Wingard has called on the Weatherill Labor Government to come clean with South Australians and let them know if future cricket events will also be hit with the public transport “fun tax”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“We know football fans are going to be slugged, but is cricket next and which other events will this new tax apply to? Will it be the Clipsal 500, the Adelaide Cup, Womadelaide? Where will it end?” Mr. Wingard asked.

“The Weatherill Labor Government made no mention of this tax before the recent State Election.”

“In fact, at the last election Labor promised free public transport to major events at Adelaide Oval.” Mr. Wingard said.

“What they did not tell us was that South Australians would end up having to pay for this ‘free transport’ through a tax on tickets.”

“For months I’ve been asking Transport Minister Mullighan which other events will be hit by this “fun tax”, but he has refused to answer this very simple question.” Mr. Wingard said.

“South Australians deserve better and deserve to know the Weatherill Labor Government’s intentions.”

“Through the ESL (Emergency Services Levy) hikes this Weatherill Labor Government has hit South Australians with what is essentially a new land tax and now the public transport levy is just another cost to households.”

“It just goes to show that this State Government has lost control of its spending and is clawing money back from South Australians anyway it can.” Mr. Wingard said.