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Tasmania Shadow Treasurer Peter Gutwein

Will The Premier Rule Out A Tax Hike?

Victor P Taffa

Now that the Greens’ Treasury spokesperson, Tim Morris, has confirmed the Greens, and therefore one quarter of Cabinet, support tax increases, Lara Giddings must tell Tasmanians whether or not Labor also supports tax increases, Shadow Treasurer Peter Gutwein said.

“It’s not good enough for the Premier to ignore the question and pretend it will go away. It won’t, because people are already struggling to make ends meet and any increases in taxes could send them to the wall.”

“If the Premier was truly aware of the cost of living battle that many Tasmanians are fighting every day she would rule out tax increases immediately.” Mr. Gutwein said.


“The Liberals believe that taxes shouldn’t be raised. Instead, the Green-Labor Government needs to cut waste. The Liberals have identified nearly $200 Million of savings that could be made right now if either Labor or the Greens had the courage to put Tasmania’s interests ahead of their own self-interest.” Mr. Gutwein said.


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