Original article by Phillip Coorey
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 4 : 21-Apr-20
The resources sector is lobbying the federal government not to touch the diesel excise rebate as it looks at ways to repay the cost of the COVID-19 pandemic. The rebate is worth around $2 billion to the resources sector; it is also received by other industries, including fishing and agriculture. Minerals Council of Australia CEO Tania Constable contends that imposing higher taxes to pay for the cost of COVID-19 will harm jobs and curtail growth, while she notes that both the Henry tax review and Treasury are of the view that the fuel tax credit is sound economic policy.
MINERAL COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE TREASURY