Road tax has been a bad policy since the 1920s

Crikey readers on Peter Dutton and electric cars.

On electric cars

Joe Boswell writes: Re. "No togetherness in Frydenberg’s electric car dreams" (Tuesday)

I enjoyed Bernard Keane's summary of the way roads are now paid for in Australia, and some of the common myths and misinformation circulating. It's much the same in the UK, where the Road Fund, created by Lloyd George in 1909, was killed off in 1926 by Winston Churchill for several excellent reasons. Yet the Road Tax lives on in the popular imagination, and, exactly as Churchill predicted, motorists frequently assert their moral ownership of the roads and their superiority over all other users. The whole story is well told here.

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4 thoughts on “Road tax has been a bad policy since the 1920s

  1. Rais

    I think a rational response to the creature Dutton other than fear and loathing is being cranked up in his electorate by private citizens and by the likes of Getup! People of good will need to get out there and vote him out when the election comes. Many you g people entitled to vote have not registered and in safe seats this hardly matters but Dutton’s seat is now quite marginal and young people might think about whether they want three more years of him or not.

  2. Bill Hilliger

    Many are asking is Peter Dutton a yet to be charged criminal?

  3. Lizzie

    I am pleased that the refugee advocacy movement is tracking Dutton. This man is an absolute disgrace and for him to have risen to such a high position says a lot for this despicable LNP government and it’s ineffectual leader Turnbull

  4. Di Keller

    It should be asked again and a again , how on earth did this man get to the position he is in ????

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