Pricing the market, Fuel tax and Road user Charges – is Australia ready for reform?

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My chapter in Road Pricing and Provision cited in Queensland Transport and Logistics Council (2019) Pricing the market, Fuel tax and Road user Charges – is Australia ready for reform? 19 December.

Period19 Dec 2019

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  • TitleQueensland Transport and Logistics Council
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletQueensland Transport and Logistics Council
    Media typeWeb
    CountryAustralia
    Date19/12/19
    DescriptionMichael de Percy explains in Road Pricing and Provision chapter 2 – Where are we and how did we get here?

    At the heart of the public policy problem is the entrenched perception of roads as a free public good for which users do not need to pay (despite roads not being wholly a ‘public good’ in definitional terms; one person’s enjoyment of the good can impact on another’s enjoyment through congestion). Users see roads and their usage of them more or less as an inalienable ‘right’, and itemised payments for the use of roads through tolls and charges as an annoying infringement of these same rights.
    PersonsMichael De Percy