The majority of working Australians drive to and from work.
Australians are crying out for political leadership. One way our leaders can redeem themselves is by getting to work on a complete shake-up of how we pay for and use transport infrastructure.
The Australian system allows for fuel excise exemptions for off-road usage by the mining industry and by primary producers.
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Critics of Australia's fuel tax credits system have pointed to its impact on the budget bottom line, but calculating that cost is far from straightforward.
A White House proposal to tax crude oil would address the U.S.‘s perennially underfunded highway maintenance program.
Obama's proposal to add $10 tax to crude oil raises the thorny question of whether the U.S. can continue to fund its highway infrastructure with a fuel tax that hasn't changed since 1993.