Toll roads plan is un­be­liev­able cheek

Pilbara News - - Opinion - Len Paggi, Carnar­von

The cheek of any Aus­tralian Gov­ern­ments to in­tro­duce toll roads and the un­be­liev­able agree­ment by a sub­stan­tial num­ber of mo­torists, as re­cently pub­lished, leaves me won­der­ing if the Aus­tralian pub­lic has any idea of what is go­ing on in this coun­try.

Is the av­er­age Aus­tralian aware that the Govern­ment is col­lect­ing 39.5¢ per litre in fuel tax, which was in­tro­duced for the main­te­nance and upgrade of roads, but only 25 per cent of it is go­ing into what it was meant to do and 75 per cent goes into gen­eral rev­enue ?

If all the 39.5¢ col­lected was spent on roads, as ini­tially in­tended, we would have the best roads in the world all over the coun­try.

Why then ask us, the mo­torists, to fur­ther con­trib­ute by pay­ing for the use of toll roads?

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