National and Labour trade barbs over fuel tax

National and Labour trade barbs over fuel tax
National’s transport spokesman, Simeon Brown. (Image: NZME)
Oliver Lewis
The National party is adamant it can deliver its 13 major transport projects without raising fuel excise and is hitting out at the government for contemplating hikes.On Thursday, transport minister David Parker and prime minister Chris Hipkins released the draft government policy statement (GPS) on land transport at an event in Drury, South Auckland. The GPS, a key document outlining government priorities for spending through the national land transport fund (NLTF), proposed $20.8 billion in spending during the 2024-27 period, up 34% on th...

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