Jul 3, 2008

One Rule For Central Government - Another Rule For Councils

It seems that the Road Transport legislation is about to go through today, including with a regional fuel tax. But there will be limits on the speed and extent to which local councils can charge this tax. This tax is needed, so we support it. But we would prefer Central Government to bulk fund key infrastructure through borrowings/ PPPs etc. The fule tax will be a less efficient option.


The other good news is that Geoff Dangerfield will now have an agency to head.