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Garnaut backs $80b cuts, petrol excise boost to states
2 years ago

Garnaut backs $80b cuts, petrol excise boost to states

Ben Potter, 12 April 2016

Former top Labor adviser Ross Garnaut will urge the Turnbull government to not abandon $80 billion in cuts to state education and health funding and …
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An Old Case For New Fuel Tax Reform
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An Old Case For New Fuel Tax Reform

Ian McAuley, 15 March 2016

ANALYSIS: Australia’s fuel tax system was designed when cars were a luxury. It desperately needs revising, writes Ian McAuley.

When Tony Abbott is under attack …
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Cigarettes could rise to $40 a packet under Turnbull government tax slug plan

Simon Benson, 15 March 2016

THE price of a packet of cigarettes could soon soar to $40 if the Turnbull government copies a Labor plan to help pay for income …
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Fuel excise and rego should be scrapped | report
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Fuel excise and rego should be scrapped | report

Annabel Hepworth, 17 February 2016

A radical plan to impose direct charges on motorists could help add almost $35 billion a year to the national economy by 2040, modelling commissioned …
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CUT FUEL CHARGE, BOOST REST AREA FUNDING, ATA TELLS FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
2 years ago

CUT FUEL CHARGE, BOOST REST AREA FUNDING, ATA TELLS FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

Brad Gardner, 12 February 2016

Pre-Budget submission says charges need to be lowered and rest area investment increased next financial year.

The fuel tax imposed on trucking operators should be …
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Scott Morrison urged to hold road user pricing inquiry as cars become more efficient

Jacob Greber, 10 February 2016

Treasurer Scott Morrison is being urged by the nation’s top motoring and infrastructure groups to hold an urgent inquiry into road-user pricing as an alternative …
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Diesel fuel credit: subsidy or rebate?
3 years ago

Diesel fuel credit: subsidy or rebate?

Matthew Cawood, 04 December 2015

IN the renewed debate over the diesel fuel credit, there is one point of clarity – if you support its existence, it’s a rebate; …
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Uber, Airbnb to be hauled before Senate inquiry into corporate tax avoidance
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Uber, Airbnb to be hauled before Senate inquiry into corporate tax avoidance

Nassim Khadem, 16 November 2015

Uber and Airbnb will be dragged before the Senate inquiry into corporate tax avoidance this week to face questions about tax structures that allow them …
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BCA says cut business taxes first

Phillip Coorey & Ben Potter, 05 November 2015

The corporate sector has urged Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to make cutting business taxes a priority, arguing it would do more than anything else …
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Congestion tax debate looms on horizon for Sydney

Matt O’Sullivan, 26 October 2015

The Baird government has left the way open to consider a congestion tax on motorists wanting to drive into Sydney’s CBD once major transport projects …
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