Queensland Government should follow VIC’s lead: RACQ

RACQ has called on the Queensland Government to follow Western Australia and Victoria’s lead and freeze increases to vehicle registration, an initiative the Club called for last week.

The Age reported as part of an economic relief package for Victorians, all fees, including car registration and driver licence would be frozen.

RACQ Head of Public Policy Rebecca Michael said last week the Club called on the Palaszczuk Government to commit to delivering relief to Queenslanders facing increased financial pressures resulting from COVID-19. 

“We know transport costs account for a large part of the family budget, and now is not the time to be adding to this financial burden,” Dr Michael said.

“RACQ again calls on the State Government to commit to a three-year freeze on increases to vehicle registration for private-use vehicles to help Queenslanders on the long road to economic recovery.

“We’d also like any planned increases to public transport fares frozen as well. As restrictions are lifted and people start to return to work, it’s more important than ever, we have an affordable and efficient public transport system to encourage commuters out of their cars and prevent worsened congestion.”