Will Hodgman

Premier of Tasmania

14 November 2017

Rene Hidding, Minister for Infrastructure

No school bus fare increase for 2018

The Hodgman Government is very concerned about the cost of living for Tasmanian families.

We know that even a small increase such as this has an impact on the family budget.

That’s why I’ve told the department there will be no student bus fare increase in 2018- instead, fares will now increase by 10 cents every second year, starting in 2019, in line with our commitment to limit increases to the CPI.

Ten cents is the smallest amount that can be practically applied as an increase, and by applying every second year we will meet our commitment to keep fare increases at or below CPI.

The Government will do everything it can to reduce the cost of living for families across the board.  This is one example, but we have also lowered the cost of electricity, frozen MAIB premiums, and outlined our Plan to take control of TasWater, which will save households up to $550 on their water and sewerage bills.

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