Today's poll: Should the first home buyers' grant go?

THE Queensland Government's first-home buyers' scheme could be in jeopardy if respondents to the Strong Choices survey get their way.

Thousands of our Queenslanders continue to read and fill in the online survey, launched a month ago, in a bid to test the mood of residents for asset sales and to see what taxpayers want to do about a ballooning budget deficit.

Respondents continue to want more money spent on regional health services, and infrastructure upgrades remain a clear priority for many.

And to pay for that, scrapping the first-home buyers' grant, as well as freezing all public servants' wages for three years, are two of the methods respondents have identified to make savings.

The $15,000 Great Start Grant is a State Government initiative to help first-home buyers to get their new first home sooner.

Recipients can put the money towards buying or building a new house, unit or townhouse, as long as it is valued at less than $750,000.

What do you think? Should the grant be scrapped? Have your say in comments and vote in our poll.

Shoud the first home buyers' grant be scrapped?

This poll ended on 07 June 2014.

Current Results

Yes. If people can't afford to buy a house themselves, they should wait


No. Houses are so expensive, people need help


Yes. People expect too much from the government


No. The housing market is an important part of the economy


This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

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