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Goldmine of revenue

It is general knowledge that the road transport industry contributes more than its obligations to the treasury to meet road user charges. But in an underhanded manner, bureaucracy has gone to politicians demanding a massive increase in monies through the fuel excise levy. Have they no conscience?

Blind Freddy knows full well that, firstly, road transport is a service industry; the costs of the service provided has to be borne by the productive industry that it serves.

Secondly, thanks to an unconscionable management attitude by some members of the industry, ruthless competition has left none to insufficient profit margins.

Thirdly, one of the most severe droughts on record is blanketing Australia. Primary industry is already on its knees, trying to survive high

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