Unions Lying About Fire Levy

Hills MPs have slammed a recent flyer which many Hills residents have received concerning a discussion paper over the fire insurance levy.

 Member for Baulkham Hills David Elliott said it was a blatant attempt at scaremongering by unions.

 “It is an absolute lie that households will be hit with a new tax,” Mr Elliott said.

 “The O’Farrell Government made an election commitment to find more efficient ways of doing business in New South Wales, and that is what we are looking to achieve.”

 Member for Castle Hill Dominic Perrottet said he was disappointed that the union movement has tried to distort a discussion about the future of New South Wales.

 “This discussion paper is just that, a discussion paper, and no decision has been made about a final model,” Mr Perrottet said.

 “The O’Farrell Government is behaving like an adult, considering all options available before coming to an informed decision, while the union movement yet again behaves like children who have lost their toys.”

 Member for Hawkesbury Ray Williams said the union flyer was the height of hypocrisy.

 “We have a Prime Minister, supported by the most militant unions in the country, who has introduced a great big new tax on everything,” Mr Williams said.

 “It is more than a bit rich to claim a concern over the rising cost of living when their leader in Canberra is responsible for increases of up to forty percent in electricity bills.”

 The proposed changes to the fire and insurance levy formed part of the Henry tax review, submitted to the Federal Government in 2008.