Land Transport Management (Regional Fuel Tax) Amendment Bill – First Reading – Video 6

Land Transport Management (Regional Fuel Tax) Amendment Bill – First Reading – Video 6


supporters bill and commended to the house I called mate King Thank You Minister here we go a land transport management regional fuel tax amendment bill we oppose it we oppose it I think that we’re going to be talking a lot about text these this term aren’t we well we’ve got a Labour government we’re going to be debating text a lot I can see it I can feel it in my bones so they’re going to apply a petrol and diesel text not LPG click the distribution level 10 cents maximum 10 cents a litre and have it over 10 years labour let’s text this but what are they going to use it for they’re going to build a tram line from the Auckland CBD to the Prime Minister’s electorate as they promised in the by-election over 2 billion dollars with the last thing Aucklanders need is a new fuel tax making it more expensive to get to work school and around the neighbourhood fuel tax it’s not as necessary that this government’s just letting Auckland Council off the hook for its runaway costs current funding shortfalls should be the responsibility of council maybe with some central government help Auckland Council’s spending has increased by 800 million over the last four years the increase and the wages bill alone over that time is more than this fuel tax can raise in the first year this government solution is to let Auckland Council tax its way out of this problem labour has promoted this policy as an Auckland fuel tax but this bill opens up the ability for other regions around the country to introduce fuel taxes by 2021 this legislation will encourage the same tax and spend behavior at the local level as we’re seeing from this government unlike other new Texas laborers proposing there is no standard slip committee process not even a working group given the timeline that filt Zweifel is working to that’s really surprising given the government’s love of working groups Parliament is being asked to rush this bill through the house that’s becoming a common theme with this government the ministry yes the middle the Ministry of Transport you can’t get it right you cannot get it right the Minister of Transport impact report says a cost-benefit analysis has not been done and that fuel companies have not had time to accurately quantify the costs of collection of this regional fuel tax the consultation process has been a sham under a national government we were able to live within our means while still investing in major projects such as the water board of U tunnel three lanes each way not to rail electrification and the western ring route regional taxes impose significant compliance costs to businesses and road users and would result in much higher fuel prices for motorists and some reasons some regions sorry I want to quote chief executive of the road transport forum King Shirley says and I quote the imposition of a regional fuel tax is a retrograde step that will that will hinder rather than help the government’s infrastructure plans they are a complete nonsense they are inefficient full of loopholes and exclusions and therefore the impact on motorists is often inequitable and the revenue Geller gathered underwhelming so lower income fairness and equity fairness and equity let’s talk about that lower-income households will contribute a higher proportion of their income to the text compared with higher income households the AAA estimates the Oakland fuel tax will add an extra annual one hundred and thirty five dollars costs for the average motorist Darrell Darrell Evans from the Munger e budgeting and family support chief executive said the city’s poorest families will be amongst those hard asset as the new tax increases petrol prices okay in New Zealand a regional fuel tax framework was put in place in the major urban areas in the early 1990s and was repealed after pie speeding occurred between the regions for some of the for some of these reasons I’ve outlined and I’ve not outlined them all I’ll leave it for other speakers we oppose this legislation just before I call the nicks me but I just want to encourage members in the house we have been a parliament this tomb for six months and I would encourage all members not to read speeches I’ll call the Honourable Julie and ginger Turner Quay madam Speaker tena koutou it fre I think that the speech

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