I have received almost a thousand responses from local residents opposing Labor’s hikes to the Emergency Services Levy. When South Australians are already doing it tough, it is sad to see we have a government who have little hesitation in taking even more money from the pockets of homeowners, families, community groups, schools, and volunteer organisations. What’s worse is that not a single cent more will be spent on emergency services, despite some people’s ESL bills going up more than 1000%!
The SA Liberals are strongly against this breach of trust, and have sponsored a petition against the hikes, which can be found here: http://www.eslhikeshurt.com/ and have also introduced a Bill into Parliament which will make it easier to repeal the increase. I do not support a policy which places an extra burden on South Australians just to support Labor’s reckless spending.