Legislative Council: Tuesday, May 03, 2022


Cost of Living

The Hon. N.J. CENTOFANTI (Leader of the Opposition) (16:28): My question is to the Leader of the Government representing the Treasurer on the topic of cost of living. Does the Leader of the Government stand by his government's commitment on 17 March 2022 that, 'There will be no new taxes, there will be no tax increases'?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Attorney-General, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector) (16:28): I am sure the Treasurer will do exactly as he says, and I will pass on the question in relation to specifically cost of living—

Members interjecting:


The Hon. K.J. MAHER: —that the Leader of the Opposition directed to the Treasurer.

An honourable member interjecting:

The PRESIDENT: Order, the honourable deputy leader! The honourable Leader of the Opposition, third question.

The Hon. J.M.A. Lensink: Running away on day one.