Charging us by the kilometre is a bad idea

ELECTRONIC vehicle charges are the latest idea from Canberra's malfunction junction.

I was suspicious when it was announced years ago that they were going to roll out the NBN network with all its bells and whistles.

I didn't think it was for business purposes entirely as there is always an agenda running which we aren't initially told about.

So, now the plan it to eliminate annual registrations and phase in electronic registration based on the miles a vehicle travels and motorist will be charged accordingly.

This might be a feasible alternative to an annual fee if Australia was a small country. However, we suffer from the tyranny of distance and commuters travel long distances and a GPS electronic system would not be good for us.

JAY NAUSS, Glen Alpin


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