Stamp duty for regional first home buyers

Mr  PURCELL (Western Victoria) — My constituency question is to the Treasurer. I commence by congratulating the Treasurer on his recently announced Homes for Victorians initiative and its extensive support for first home buyers, in particular first home buyers in rural Victoria. In western Victoria and in many small towns throughout Victoria people are facing hardship in regard to property pricing. Given the difficulty accessing employment and transport and other services it seems unfair that they also are slapped with the same stamp duty on properties as are their counterparts in metropolitan areas. So my question is: will the Treasurer remove stamp duty for regional areas to increase affordability and to help them attract young people, jobs and growth?