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The Speaker broke the tie by voting No
LNP, 42—Barton, Bates, Bennett, Bleijie, Boothman, Costigan, Cramp, Crandon, Cripps, Davis, Dickson, Elmes, Emerson, Frecklington, Hart, Krause, Langbroek, Last, Leahy, Mander, McArdle, McEachan, McVeigh, Millar, Minnikin, Molhoek, Nicholls, Perrett, Powell, Rickuss, Robinson, Rowan, Seeney, Simpson, Smith, Sorensen, Springborg, Stevens, Stuckey, Walker, Watts, Weir.
KAP, 2—Katter, Knuth.
ALP, 43—Bailey, Boyd, Brown, Butcher, Byrne, Crawford, D’Ath, de Brenni, Dick, Donaldson, Enoch, Farmer, Fentiman, Furner, Gilbert, Grace, Harper, Hinchliffe, Howard, Jones, Kelly, King, Lauga, Linard, Lynham, Madden, Miles, Miller, O’Rourke, Palaszczuk, Pearce, Pease, Pegg, Pitt, Power, Pyne, Russo, Ryan, Saunders, Stewart, Trad, Whiting, Williams.
INDEPENDENT, 1—Gordon. in voting against this motion, I understand the member for Indooroopilly moved a similar disallowance motion in 2011 and at that time I voted against an increase in fees. This time, some four years later and after a three-year freeze, I believe the circumstances are different. I understand the former government’s budget documents show its own 2014-15 budget included a 3.5 per cent increase in the registration fee in its forward estimates for 2015-16. I understand this government’s proposed Local Government and Other Legislation Amendment Bill increase of 3.5 per cent is identical to that planned by the former government. I also understand the budget forecast that the loss of revenue from this indexation would result in a $580 million black hole between now and 2018-19, and some $51 million this financial year alone. I also understand that, with this government’s indexation rate of 3.5 per cent, the total cost of registering a vehicle in Queensland will remain competitive with, or lower than, many other states in Australia. I cast my vote with the noes.