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Agenda to increase excise and carbon taxes

Hon Maurice Williamson MP
National Party Transport Spokesman

24 August 2005

Agenda to increase excise and carbon taxes

National Party Transport spokesman Maurice Williamson says all motorists will be concerned by Green Party plans to increase the excise tax on diesel, and push up the carbon charge.

“Under any Greens/Labour government the cost of freight will increase. That’ll have a downstream impact on food prices and everything else.

“Most concerning is the announcement this morning that the Greens will increase the carbon charge.

“That’s going to spill over into fuel prices, power prices and even the weekly grocery bill.

“Add the new taxes together with the Greens’ plans to freeze recently announced road funding increases and the forecast for congested New Zealand cities looks pretty grim,” says Mr Williamson.


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