Media Release

10 August 2017

Hodgett: Daniel Andrews passes taxi tax to fund public servants

Thursday 10 August 2017

Daniel Andrews passes taxi tax to fund public servants

After today, Victorians will now be taxed on every taxi and ridesharing trip they take.

This new tax will impact vulnerable Victorians, who rely on taxis and ridesharing services, the hardest.

Elderly Victorians and those with special needs after today will need to pay Daniel Andrews’ tax on every taxi and ridesharing trip they take.

Daniel Andrews has also ensured that funds raised from this new tax will be paying for new public servants rather than a fair compensation package for taxi licence holders.

Daniel Andrews has introduced eleven new taxes all while Victorians are facing crippling electricity prices and a crime rate that is out of control.

The Liberal Nationals support the legalising of ridesharing but this bill was flawed as it unfairly impacts vulnerable Victorians, those in regional areas and taxi licence holders.