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Liberals dumped electric car excise probe due to political fears
2 weeks ago

Liberals dumped electric car excise probe due to political fears

The Coalition government dumped plans to examine a road-user charge because of fears of a political backlash, it has emerged.

As the government mounts a full-blown attack on Labor’s plan …
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Electric cars: separating the facts from the propaganda
2 weeks ago

Electric cars: separating the facts from the propaganda

Why are we talking about EVs now?

A more pertinent question might be: why weren’t we talking about them earlier? The treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, tried to start a discussion in …
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Hidden cost of Labor’s electric car push revealed
3 weeks ago

Hidden cost of Labor’s electric car push revealed

Labor’s plan to dramatically increase the number of electric cars in Australia could blow a $1 billion-a year hole in road funding within a decade — and five times that …
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Revelations a road pricing inquiry will be shelved until after the election shows Morrison government has no plan or ambition…
2 months ago

Revelations a road pricing inquiry will be shelved until after the election shows Morrison government has no plan or ambition…

The revelations that the Morrison government will again delay an inquiry into road pricing shows they are willing to jeopardise sound transport policy and planning in favour of clinging to …
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Road-user charge urged for electric cars: AAA
3 months ago

Road-user charge urged for electric cars: AAA

The nation’s peak motoring body says both major parties must confront the replacement of fuel excise with a road-user charge and start the transition by applying it to the growing fleet of …
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Cheaper fuel could start party on the road to power
5 months ago

Cheaper fuel could start party on the road to power

QUEENSLANDERS are demanding the Federal Government freeze its fuel excise increases – and whichever party moves to do it could secure the keys to the Lodge.

The issue has overtaken …
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Electric vehicle owners ‘should pay a road tax’, drivers’ survey finds
5 months 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.

According to …
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Coles in $40 million claim against tax office over disappearing fuel
6 months ago

Coles in $40 million claim against tax office over disappearing fuel

Coles is suing the tax office in an attempt to claw back $40 million it paid in fuel excise, in what could prove a timely top-up for the supermarket’s coffers …
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Petrol prices are rising fast, but a knee-jerk reaction would be a terrible policy
6 months 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
6 months 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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