Stop the Rent Tax
One Nation Opposes Proposed "Pay the Rent" Tax on Property Owners
One Nation strongly condemns a proposal supported by Greens indigenous affairs spokesperson Lidia Thorpe for non-indigenous Australians to pay a race based rent tax.
The rent tax scheme would seem millions of Australians thrown further into poverty as their rents balloon or families pay more on top of their ever-increasing mortgages.
The model would see Australian property owners pay a weekly "rent" tax to Indigenous groups based on their ancestral claim to the land.
Any “Pay the Rent” scheme, which is being promoted and backed by celebrities, would see homeowners voluntarily paying a percentage of their income to a body led by Aboriginal elders with no government oversight or intervention.
A rent tax proposal is not only unnecessary, it’s also deeply flawed and unjust.
To the Honourable President and Members of the Senate in Parliament assembled
The petition of the undersigned shows:
We strongly oppose "Pay the Rent" tax on property owners as suggested by Greens indigenous affairs spokesperson Senator Lidia Thorpe. This scheme would see millions of Australians thrown further into poverty as their rents balloon or families pay more on top of their ever-increasing mortgages. The proposal is unnecessary, deeply flawed, and unjust, as it is a form of discrimination that penalises property owners simply because of their race. It is a financial burden on hardworking Australians who have already paid taxes to support their communities. We believe this proposal is a distraction from the real issues facing Indigenous communities, such as poverty, unemployment, and crime. We call for a renewed commitment to addressing the real issues facing Indigenous communities through effective and unifying government policies. We strongly urge the Australian Senate to reject this divisive and discriminatory proposal.
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