Legislative Council: Tuesday, June 14, 2022


Cost of Living

In reply to the Hon. N.J. CENTOFANTI (Leader of the Opposition) (3 May 2022).

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Attorney-General, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector): The Treasurer has advised:

No new taxes are included in the 2022-23 budget.

The indexation rate for government fees and charges has been limited to 2 per cent in 2022-23 and the emergency services bill for a median valued metropolitan residential property will increase by around 2 per cent in 2022-23.

This is well under current annual CPI growth rate of 4.7 per cent in Adelaide, according to the most recent figures published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.