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Fuel-based charging policy

Currently, heavy vehicle charges consist of registration charges and the component of the fuel excise that is not rebated through fuel tax credits.

Under the current scheme, fuel excise revenue is directed into Commonwealth income and state governments retain the proceeds of registration charges.

Under the fuel-based charging mechanism, heavy vehicle road user charges are modified to comprise a greater fuel cost component, with the registration charge component being reduced to a base charge that closer matches car registration cost.

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