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Parliamentary News – September 2010

It’s been another busy week in Parliament.  Legislation was passed that will now mean all motorists will receive an annual $24 reduction in their Compulsory Third Party (CTP) fee.  Whilst I supported the legislation, I am concerned that it’s a very tokenistic response to the spiralling costs of running a vehicle.  As I have mentioned previously, the fuel subsidy has been removed, vehicle registrations have sky-rocketed, drivers licences cost excessively more and tolls have gone through the roof – so you won’t need to look far to spend the $24 saving.  But every bit does help, which is why it got my support.  The same legislation has also ensured that future toll increases can not be more than the Consumer Price Index or CPI – more belated good news for motorists.

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