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Media Release: Expanding federal fuel excise would hit Victorian tourism industry operators

26 /03/ 2015 Comments are Closed

 

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The Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) has urged the Federal Government to rule out expanding the fuel excise as it will unfairly impose increased costs on tourism operators.

“The fuel excise introduced to contribute to the cost of building public roads does not, and should not, apply to diesel used off-road or in off-grid power generation,” said VTIC Chief Executive Dianne Smith.

“The Federal Government must rule out expanding the excise. We must encourage the use of off-road transportation such as ferries, as they are the optimal way for visitors to experience many Victorian attractions and are lower emitters than other modes of transportation.

“The Federal Government must work with industry to lower business costs for these operators, not slug them with an extra tax when many are already facing difficult trading conditions.”

VTIC was pleased to contribute to the Fuel Tax Credits Coalition’s Powering Regional Australia: The Case for Fuel Tax Credits publication, which features a case study of one of VTIC’s members, leading tourism service provider Searoad Ferries.

Media contact: Tristan Dwyer

E: media@vecci.org.au
Ph: 03 8662 5310
M: 0423 883 945

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