In the 2014 State Budget, Labor removed the general remission payments for the ESL tax. This resulted in massive increases to ESL bills. Some people had increases of more than 1,000%.

Less than a year later, Labor announced it would AGAIN increase the ESL tax for households and businesses by a further 9%. 

And in the latest blow, the Weatherill Government has confirmed a THIRD increase of 1.5% for 2016/17. 

There is no justification for the Weatherill Labor Government dipping further into the pockets of South Australians by increasing the ESL tax three years in a row.

This tax hits families, sporting clubs, community organisations, churches, independent schools and homeowners.

Enough is enough.

A State Liberal Government will return the ESL general remission that Mr Weatherill and Mr Koutsantonis removed in 2014 to provide South Australians with much needed tax relief.