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Statement from the Shadow Minister for Housing

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Funding the construction and maintenance of public and social housing is a core responsibility of the Victorian Government.

The suggestion from the Committee for Melbourne reported in The Age this morning that a levy should be imposed on Victorian homes and businesses is totally inappropriate.

However you describe it, a tax is a tax. Victorians are already paying more than enough taxes to appropriately fund public and social housing.

The fact that 49,644 households are stranded on public housing waiting lists is a direct consequence of the Andrews Labor Government’s failure to maintain our current housing stock, and to invest in new building.

The Victorian Liberal Nationals will not support another new tax on Victorian families and businesses.