Tolls are unfair, unjust and infringe our free right to travel on roads which we have already paid for.
Tolls specifically disadvantage low and middle income earners and unfairly burden those people who have to use the toll ways, when others don’t have these extra fees. We’ve paid our share of registration and fuel taxes, so it is unfair that we are being singled out for EXTRA payments, simply because we live in Logan or other Southside suburbs of Brisbane.
Many people mistakenly think that we need tolls to raise the funds to build and maintain our roads and bridges. However, the fact is, we are already paying MORE than enough to build all the roads and bridges we need.
Do you realise that for every litre of fuel you buy, you currently pay 38 cents in excise duty, PLUS another 10% in GST – to the government. So for a litre of petrol selling at $1.60, you’re paying 54 cents in tax – that’s more than a third of the cost! This is on top of the money we already pay for registration, licencing, and other fees!
According to the NRMA, of all this money raised – supposedly “for roads and infrastructure” – barely 25% is actually spent on roads – the rest goes into general revenue! So when they say there’s not enough money for roads – they are just LYING.
Now some people suggest that a ‘User-Pay’ System is Fairer – If You Use the Road, then You should Pay the Toll.
However that is ridiculous – if everyone only paid for the roads they drove on, we wouldn’t have a PUBLIC road network at all! The sensible idea – one that we have had since federation – is for everyone to pay, then we ALL get the benefit of being able to drive on our roads anywhere.
This is what being a COMMUNITY is about – people working together to share the costs so everyone benefits. It’s what we do with our Ambulance and Fire & Rescue services, and what we do with our public hospitals.
Just imagine if only those who called the Ambulance or Fire Brigade were the ones to pay for that service! It wouldn’t be much of a ‘service’ would it?
If Tolls are so necessary, Why was the Sunshine Coast Motorway Toll Scrapped?
The reason it was scrapped was pure and simple – PUBLIC PRESSURE. When we developed the political will and put enough pressure on government, they scrapped it.
WE CAN DO THE SAME WITH ALL TOLL ROADS IN QLD.
All we need is the political will, and to exert pressure on these self-serving politicians who keep mouthing the same tired old arguments about how necessary it is to pay tolls.
Stop believing the lies – we pay enough for our roads already.
It’s time to END THE TOLLS.
OUR POLICY IS TO KEEP QLD ROADS FREE, AND IN PUBLIC HANDS!
Authorised by J.D. Hodges, 77 Flaxton Mill Road, Flaxton. 4560 for the Motorists Party.
We all want people to be safe, but the ridiculous restrictions on our normal lives and liberties are doing MORE harm to MORE people than the virus ever will! Surely a better solution is to protect the elderly and vulnerable …. and let the rest of us get back to work and our normal lives!
Here’s a quote from Jeanette Young, Qld’s chief medical officer about covid19: “Most cases would not be severe…. 80 per cent of them will get a very mild disease — they’ll possibly hardly even know they’ve got anything” [Source: ABC News]
We want to ‘stay positive’, but there comes a time when it’s necessary to call out tyranny and injustice for what it is. Let’s not ‘look on the bright side’ – when un-elected bureaucrats are taking away our hard-won freedoms. We cannot sit by and accept the oppressive, police state powers that have unreasonably been thrust upon us – when there is another solution.
Please – don’t just ‘think positive’ … think critically, and question what you’re being spoon-fed by ‘authorities’ and the corrupt mainstream media.
We were told back in January that 50,000 – 100,000 Australians would die, yet after six months there have been just 361 deaths. These unreasonable restrictions are not really about ‘saving lives’ – 8,500 children die every day from hunger: deaths that that could easily be saved with a fraction of the money currently being spent on this fake ‘pandemic’ if governments really cared about ‘saving lives’. No, this is about restricting our basic rights and freedoms and conditioning us to obey without question. Obey the government. Obey the doctor. Obey the bureaucrats. Obey the ‘authorities’ ….. Or else.
Will you accept even more government control, government restrictions on our freedoms, government regulations and government demands ….. or will you speak out; will you resist?
Join the Resistance.
We can care for the elderly and vulnerable without these crazy restrictions. Protect them, and let the rest of us have our lives back!
Jeffrey Hodges B.Sc. M.Sc.(Hons) B.Ed.
Founder & Secretary