[Budget Forum 2022] Vehicle Taxing Dilemma Between Environment and Inequality

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Abstract

Cutting the fuel excise for a six month was one of the main announcements in the 2022-23 Budget. It shows that the policy can be apparent to the public eyes and thought to have direct impact on the cost of living of the average Australian voters. The fuel tax, or fuel excise, is an important policy for Australia. It can generate revenue for the government, control congestion problems by reducing private transport, and arguably it can fund the maintenance of road infrastructure. It is also important to encourage the reduction of vehicle emissions – one of the main sources of greenhouse gases.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1-8
Number of pages8
Volume2022
No.April
Specialist publicationAustaxpolicy
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2022

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