Create a fairer way to fund investment in road infrastructure which doesn't:
- Further slow the transition to sustainable transport
- Disincentivise low income earners from traveling by costing more the further you drive
- Road Freight doesn't pay fuel excise at all currently, yet does 14 times the damage of passenger vehicles to our road infrastructure
Why is this important?
The transition away from fossil fuel based transport is well underway, and by creating unfair laws now, when there are few electric car drivers, you set the standard going forward without the benefit of open discussion with a majority of Australians. It's extremely hard to remove a tax once it is in place.