Rate rise is the last straw

FOR THOSE who believe the latest rate rise (for me personally it was not 2.5 per cent but seven per cent) is the straw that broke the camel’s back and I would like to simplify this reasoning.

The first straw is the Federal Government which taxes your income, adds GST to almost all goods and excise to every litre of fuel you purchase.

The next straw is State Governments that tax you with stamp duty, utility costs and constant increases, such as vehicle licence fees for your car, truck or trailer.

Now this rate increase.

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Gary Nelmes