Queensland car insurance cut 'just a backhander'

Mozo

Wednesday 09 June 2010

The Queensland government has announced a $24 cut to the state’s compulsory third-party car insurance fee.

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However, motoring group RACQ claimeid the cut is simply a "backhander" for motorists already paying high car registration fees, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.

"It comes as a result of very high increases in other state government charges and fees over the past 12 months," RACQ executive officer Lynda Schekoske said.

"Tolls are going up, traffic improvement fees are going up, drivers’ licence fees are going up."

The fee cut may affect the decision of motorists looking to compare car insurance in search of the best deals, though Ms Schekoske said drivers would draw their own conclusions about the new measure.

It came as premier Anna Bligh looked to quell growing community anger over the rising cost of living in Queensland, with the government also announcing a $26 boost to the electricity rebate for pensioners and seniors.

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