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MOTORISTS are set to pay a $4 billion increase in fuel tax over the next four years despite the Senate’s objections to the controversial budget measure as the Abbott government uses administrative powers to impose the change.
Finance Minister Mathias Cormann declared the government would adjust the indexation in the belief the change would be legislated in due course, ensuring the revenue could be raised while the Senate argues over the bill.
The change will take effect from 10 November when the fuel tax will rise from 38.143 cents per litre to 38.6 cents per litre.
The national average price for unleaded petrol was about 1.52 a litre last week according to the Australian Institute of Petroleum. …