LNP StatementLabor’s latest con still means 15pc fare hikes
Tuesday, 20 March 2012 16:17
A vote for Labor on March 24 remained a vote to increase public transport fares by 15 per cent in 2013 and 2014, the State Opposition said today.
LNP Shadow Minister for Transport Scott Emerson said Labor’s election-eve policy of a no-cost rides after two paid journeys in a day was rubbish.
“It will be of little or no benefit to southeast Queensland commuters,” Mr Emerson said.
“Most commuters I know make two journeys a day and Labor’s offer of a third at no-cost is a con – and can’t be believed four days out from the election.
“If the tired, 20 Labor government was at all fair dinkum about lowering costs for commuters they would adopt the LNP’s sensible plan to limit fare increases to half that of Labor.
“They’d also adopt our policy of free trips after nine journeys,” Mr Emerson said.
“Under the lazy, long-term Labor government southeast Queensland commuters now pay some of the highest fares in the world and if Labor is re-elected on Saturday there’ll be no fare relief at all.
“In fact commuters will pay another 15 per cent in 2013 and another 15 per cent in 2014.
“A CanDo LNP government will lower the cost of living and deliver better infrastructure and planning.
“It’s time for a change. It’s time to get Queensland back on track.”