LNP moves to honour promises

ELECTION promises - every policitican has made them, not every policitian has kept them.

But Premier Campbell Newman and his newly elected Cabinet moved one step closer to keeping at least a few of theirs at this week's meeting with the focus on the Lower the Cost of Living for Families Package.

Mr Newman said they resolved to move forward with regulation to freeze private motor vehicle registration for three years from July 1.

"Cabinet also formally approved the reinstatement of the principal place of residence stamp duty concession from 1 July 2012, which will save Queenslanders up to $7000 when they purchase an average family home," Mr Newman said.

Changes to public transport fares will have little impact on Southern Downs residents but an accelerated review of bulk water prices, with options for a new price path to be brought to Cabinet by the end of May could see savings.

They also moved to make carbon tax charges clearer.

"As a first action, the LNP government will legislate to ensure carbon tax costs can be displayed on Queenslanders' electricity bills by July 1," he said.


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