Millions in Qld rebates unclaimed

Stuart Layt

Around $40 million remains available to Queenslanders who failed to claim rebates they are entitled to on a range of bills, including power and water.

Acting Premier Jackie Trad said in particular people with health care cards and asylum seekers were extended rebates last year but many hadn't taken them up.

It comes as Ms Trad announced on Sunday that the government would spend a total of $5.5 billion on rebates in the June 12 state budget, an increase of $200 million on the previous year.