Media Release

31 July 2017

Davis: Andrews Labor Government continue to make life tougher for Victorian home owners

Monday 31 June 2017

Andrews Labor Government continue to make life tougher for Victorian home owners

Reports today that the Hindmarsh, Towong and West Wimmera councils will be increasing rates well over inflation is more evidence of Daniel Andrews’ sham rate capping policy.

Before the election Daniel Andrews promised to cap council rates. But like most promises Daniel Andrews makes, it was all smoke and mirrors with most councils initially hiking their rates well over inflation and up to 10% before the new rules came into operation.

Now that the rules are supposed to be in operation, four councils have been given permission to hike their rates over inflation which means home owners will be forced to find more savings from their household budgets.

Victorians are really struggling with cost of living pressures fuelled by Daniel Andrews’ eleven new taxes in just three years and can’t afford these broken promises on higher council rates.

When it comes to stopping more pressure on cost of living, Daniel Andrews is all backswing but no follow through.