Government should cancel Auckland fuel tax
Government should cancel Auckland fuel tax - hold Phil Goff to his word
25 OCTOBER 2018
The Prime Minister’s welcome acknowledgment that regional fuel taxes are too painful to spread outside of Auckland, should be taken to the next logical step says the Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance, which is calling on the Government to quash the Auckland Regional Fuel Tax.
“With higher petrol prices meaning more GST for government coffers, the regional tax should be abolished to give Auckland families a break from the punishment at the pump” says Jo Holmes the Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance spokesperson.
“What’s good for the goose should be good for the gander. The fact is if Phil Goff delivered anywhere near the 4 to 6 percent annual efficiencies he promised in his campaign for Mayor, Auckland Council would have more than enough for all the infrastructure investment used to justify the fuel tax. Instead the Government has given the Council a get-out-of-jail-free card to reach deeper into our pockets.”
“The Prime Minister should cancel the tax and force Phil Goff to meet his election promise instead.”