Federal Budget - Government must rule out an increase in fuel tax
The peak national motoring body, the Australian Automobile Association (AAA), has called on the Federal Government to rule out media reports that the Budget could see an increase in fuel tax.
"Any increase in fuel excise in this Budget would be unjustified," AAA Chief Executive Andrew McKellar said.
"The government must be honest with motorists and confirm that there will be no increase in fuel tax," he said.
"Any increase would break the government's commitment to motorists, with no suggestion before the election that fuel tax would be increased," Mr McKellar said.
"Motorists already pay too much tax and are not getting fair value for money with only a fraction of fuel excise being returned to spending on transport infrastructure by the Federal Government," he said.