Many people like to whinge about the price of fuel, but Steve Fielding’s idea of cutting fuel taxes is a very bad idea — it would inevitably lead to more usage, and cutting prices is the last way you want to try and fight oil shortages.
This opinion piece for ABC Online goes into more detail.
Petrol tax cuts the road to ruin
By Daniel Bowen
Who can forget the Great Petrol Rip-Off of the late 1990s?
Outraged motoring groups pointed out that fully half of the pump price of petrol was made up of government taxes. It was a scandal and an abomination. Governments were punishing the motorist by making their petrol expensive – at a whopping 90 cents a litre.