Canberra Liberals will freeze rates from day one in government

Only a Canberra Liberals Government will freeze rates and reduce cost of living pressures to help Canberra families get ahead, Leader of the Canberra Liberals Alistair Coe said.

Since Andrew Barr became Treasurer, rates, taxes, fees and charges have risen exponentially, creating a cost of living crisis in Canberra.

Ten years of Andrew Barr’s aggressive tax reform will more than triple rates revenue from $209 million in 2011-12 to $697 million in 2021-22.

“The only way to fix Canberra’s cost of living crisis and help families get ahead is to change government,” Mr Coe said.

“Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, Labor’s record increases to rates and taxes were hurting thousands of struggling families and households right across the ACT.

“Only the Canberra Liberals will freeze rates from day one in government to reduce pressures on families and help more Canberrans get ahead,” Mr Coe said.