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Trucking an easy target

At the time of writing the State and Federal transport ministers have recommended a 5 per cent increase over two years, in the form of higher fuel tax to the feds and higher rego charges to the states.

Still, that’s better than the 11 per cent figure which was being bandied about before their recent Transport and Infrastructure Council meeting, right?

Well yes, assuming the owners of trucks and cars and motorbikes and train commuters are the only beneficiaries of federal and state spending on roads and rail lines.

But they’re not. What about all

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