Upper House Now Final Barrier Against SA Gov’s Misguided EV Tax

The Australia Institute has welcomed SA Labor’s strong opposition to the SA Government’s Electric Vehicle Tax during debate in the Lower House today and has called on the Parliament’s Upper House to reject the flawed policy.

“The State Government’s deeply flawed EV Tax will pull the handbrake on the uptake of EVs and effective climate action in South Australia,” said Noah Schultz-Byard, SA Director at The Australia Institute.

“We are lagging behind the rest of the world when it comes to EV uptake and the miniscule incentives that have been offered with this tax will not change that sorry fact.

“The Parliament should be looking at all options for how it can best incentivise and increase the uptake of EVs on South Australian roads, not take us in the wrong direction as this tax will do.

“The best thing the Legislative Council can do, when it comes time to consider this legislation, is reject it outright.”

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