Legislative Council: Tuesday, March 21, 2023


State Major Bank Levy

In reply to the Hon. R.A. SIMMS ().7 February 2023).

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

In line with our election commitment the Malinauskas Labor government will not be imposing any new taxes.

The Malinauskas government has delivered a broad package of cost-of-living measures to provide financial support for South Australians to assist with the rising cost of essential goods and services. This included a doubling the Cost of Living Concession in 2022-23, as well as a $100 subsidy to government school parents, caregivers and independent students for the materials and services charge for the 2022 and 2023 school years.

In addition, from 2022-23 eligible seniors will receive free public transport on the Adelaide metropolitan transport system 24 hours a day, seven days a week.