Terri Butler MP, Labor for Griffith

Government must rule out stealth GP, pathology and imaging taxes

Treasurer Joe Hockey has failed to rule out introducing, by stealth, the government’s highly unpopular and controversial new taxes on GP visits, pathology tests and imaging. 

Fran Kelly: Are you planning to do that, to introduce it without legislation?

Hockey: I am not speculating on what the outcome is.

                                                                       ABC Radio National 13 November 2014

Member for Griffith Terri Butler said this latest development showed the Abbott government’s arrogance, and the contempt it had for parliamentary process.

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Abbott’s $2.2 billion cost of living ambush on households

From today, Australians will pay more for petrol, after the Abbott Government’s petrol tax ambush.

And there are more increases to come, on 1 February and 1 August next year.

The indexation of the petrol tax to CPI by the Abbott Government means Australians will pay around $19 billion more for petrol over the next decade.

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Draft Kurilpa Master Plan Submission

This submission is about the controversial draft Kurilpa Master Plan. It calls for greater consultation. It also endorses the concerns of residents and my fellow representatives Jackie Trad MP and Cr Helen Abrahams.

You can download my submission (as a pdf) here

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