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View Poll Results: petrol subsidy due to speed camera revenue.
this is a good idea and should be done. 30 75.00%
this is stupid and would cost too much. 9 22.50%
i dont care coz i dont drive. 1 2.50%
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Old 05-16-2004, 19:10   #1 (permalink)
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hows this for a thought?

just thinking before about the rising petrol costs and had an idea.
im thinking that realistically since theres speed cameras EVERYWHERE in victoria and raising a shit load of revenue, why cant the government subsidise the petrol back down to say 80-90 cents a litre. considering that almost half the price of petrol is government tax (or whatever but it goes to the government) i dont think it would hurt to give some back to the motorists after taking so much away from them.
the money 'lost' would, in government terms, be minimal and with more people being able to afford to fill there tanks and go for a drive there would be more chance of the speed cameras making up for the 'lost' revenue.
whats your thoughts on this?
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Old 05-16-2004, 19:38   #2 (permalink)
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Petrol subsidising would be a great way to spend the revenue from cameras. I am a firm believer that any revenue generated from traffic offences should be put back into improving the roads, not the general budget for the goverment.
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Old 05-16-2004, 20:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: hows this for a thought?

I second that. So much revenue, where is it all going?
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Old 05-16-2004, 20:17   #4 (permalink)
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Re: hows this for a thought?

Can someone correct me if I'm wrong but aren't petrol taxes a Federal tax and speed camera revenue a State revenue?
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I agree 100%. I Wouldnt mind paying for speeding fines (Even more so if they didnt take away any points ) if It led to some of the crappy roads in QLD being restored.

Well.... that and a 8 lane autobahn... but you know.
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Old 05-16-2004, 22:09   #6 (permalink)
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Re: hows this for a thought?

I voted no for 1 simple reason. As soon as this is incorporated the speed cameras would be here for ever. Basically what you would be doing is validating the governments stance of using speed cameras to generate revenue.
Guys (and gals), the speed cameras are a joke, they are proven to be inaccruate and are basically a government cash cow. Finally, after years of them stripping our pockets bare we are finally seeing some major steps forward in the total removal of these stealth tax collectors. Why on earth would we want to go and justify there existance by using the tax raised to subsidise what is already a grossly overtaxed substance. You are simply swapping one tax for another and giving the government what it wants..... a reason to keep these damn road side cash registers.

I vote NO!
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Old 05-16-2004, 22:15   #7 (permalink)
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Re: hows this for a thought?

I initially thought it was a good idea...but now am not so sure after reading your post Shane.

Something needs to be done though, it is ridiculous the price at the moment, particularly in Australia because we love our petrol sucking V8s :s3
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Re: hows this for a thought?

You make good point's there Shane, put's a different slant on it.
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Re: hows this for a thought?

its going to jonny howard and all of his RICH friends...
dont he get 400 grand a year AFTER HE RETIRES?
thats just bullshit
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Re: hows this for a thought?

You're an optimist aren't you Davway?? :s5:]
Have to say I agree with Casper to some extent, however it would be nice to see cheaper petrol or some actual money being spent on roads outside the metropolitan area....
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