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Fuel Tax

Electric vehicle owners ‘should pay a road tax’, drivers’ survey finds
5 days ago

Electric vehicle owners ‘should pay a road tax’, drivers’ survey finds

Motorists think it’s unfair for electric vehicle owners to use roads without paying fuel excise for their upkeep, leading to calls for a user-pays road tax.

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Scott Morrison peddles false hope on petrol when technology could change everything
2 weeks ago

Scott Morrison peddles false hope on petrol when technology could change everything

When the Howard government was implementing the GST, it promised the tax would not cause a net increase in the price of petrol.

To achieve this, it developed a formula …
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Petrol prices are rising fast, but a knee-jerk reaction would be a terrible policy
2 weeks ago

Petrol prices are rising fast, but a knee-jerk reaction would be a terrible policy

The latest inflation figures released on Wednesday by the bureau of statistics revealed that petrol prices have risen faster in the past year than they have for a decade and …
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NatRoad calls for Fuel Tax freeze
2 weeks ago

NatRoad calls for Fuel Tax freeze

NatRoad say the Morrison Government should freeze the fuel excise as it is unfair on transport operators.

The calls come from the CEO of NatRoad, Warren Clark, and echo those …
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Fuel tax to fall as more switch to EVs: Storer
4 weeks ago

Fuel tax to fall as more switch to EVs: Storer

Fuel excise has fallen from 1.5% of GDP since the early 2000s to a little over 1% and is likely to fall further as Australians switch to electric vehicles.

That’s …
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Thousands to boycott petrol stations in national fuel strike
2 months ago

Thousands to boycott petrol stations in national fuel strike

THOUSANDS of Australians have answered a Queensland grandmother’s call to arms in protesting rising fuel prices.

More than 40,000 people have committed to a national fuel strike organised by Sabrina Lamont, …
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EVs up by 160% – road user tax sought
3 months ago

EVs up by 160% – road user tax sought

Electric vehicle numbers in Australia have risen nearly 160% in the past five years, prompting fears fuel taxes to pay for roads will fall in the next decade.

The motor …
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INDUSTRY PROMISED FUEL TAX DROP

26 April 2016

ATA says federal government move will save owner-drivers $200 in 2016-17

The Coalition has taken a pre-election shot at the Opposition with a road user charge reduction …
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CUT FUEL CHARGE, BOOST REST AREA FUNDING, ATA TELLS FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
3 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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Consumption taxes, not company taxes, are eroding, says AiG

Laura Tingle, 10 November 2015

It is not corporate tax collections that have been eroding in Australia, but consumption taxes like the goods and services tax, a major industry body …
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