HALF PRICE CAR REGO FOR APPRENTICES UNDER LABOR

An Andrews Labor Government will halve the cost of car registration for apprentice tradies so they can afford more tools and training.

The Liberals have made life much harder for apprentices, scrapping a $5500 tool allowance and closing TAFE campuses right across Victoria.

Meanwhile, car registration costs are at record levels. The standard registration fee for a light vehicle in metropolitan Melbourne is $757.70 a year.

Under Labor’s $26.5 million plan, Victorian trades apprentices will be eligible for a 50 per cent discount on their car registration rate. For those paying standard registration for metropolitan Melbourne this will mean a discount of $378.85 per year.

To be eligible for the registration discount, apprentices will need to demonstrate that they are among the 15,200 apprentices in Victoria who require a car for their job.