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A Royal Commission to be setup by the Queensland Government into the Land Valuations by the Valuer-General the Department of Natural Resources Mines and Energy

Eligibility - Queensland citizens

Principal Petitioner:

Zoltan Ivan
368 Montague Road
WEST END QLD 4101

Total Signatures - 130

Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament

Posting Date: 30/01/2019

Closing Date: 29/07/2019

Tabled Date: 20/08/2019

Responded By: Hon Dr Anthony Lynham MP on 19/09/2019

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland citizens draws to the attention of the House that the Valuer-General does not value all the land for the 'Annual Valuations' but places a dollar value on it ('$ land value') and the Valuer-General cannot be held responsible for the '$ land value' placed on the land, the onus is placed on the land/property owner to obtain an independent 'land valuation' to prove the Valuer-General's '$ land value' to be wrong and is a financially costly exercise.

If the '$ land value' placed on the land is not challenged by the land/property owner it is deemed to be the 'valuation' and accepted to be correct.

When the incorrect high '$ land value' is used to calculate 'land tax' (if applicable) and 'local council rates', therefore will financially disadvantage the land/property owners, the public and tenants as well (residential or commercial).

The Valuer-General when defending its '$ land value' will resort to questionable means 'smoke and mirrors' to justify the '$ land value' to be correct having no regard to the financial cost to the public.

The Valuer-General it appears is accountable to nobody and consequentially suffers no ill consequence.

The banking Royal Commission discovered dishonest unethical behaviour by the banks and superannuation funds financially disadvantaging the public and noted failures by the Regulators as well.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to do all in its power to cause a Royal Commission into the Land Valuation by the Valuer-General. As such a Royal Commission is in the public interest.